Last edited by mercs213; 2013-09-06 at 05:34 AM.
We use Coollaboratory Liquid Pro on the die and under side of the IHS (very thin layer) for best possible temp results.
Between the IHS and cooler use can use your fav. TIM. You could use CLP but liquid metal is a pain to clean up.
Also yes, they should be using fluxless solder like with sandy bridge and all the extreme chips. But after sandy, haswell and ivy use TIM. Don't know why they changed but it is why temps are much higher on ivy and haswell than they should be.
Last edited by mercs213; 2013-09-06 at 05:31 AM.
CPU - i7 4770K @ 4.4 GHz
RAM - 16GB
500 gb SSD
CPU - GTX Titan x 2
Watercooling - H100i
You upgraded my CPU, pretty happy with it after having some problems with my old E8400.
CPU: Intel Core i5-4570
CPU-Cooler: Alpenföhn Brocken (CPU @40°C)
RAM: 8GB G.SKILL DDR3-1333
GPU: ASUS DirectCU HD 6870 1GB
MB: ASRock B85M-HDS
SSD: 250GB Samsung 840 Basic
HDD: 1TB WD Black Edition
PSU: CoolerMaster Silent Pro M500 (500W, 85% effiency)
Case: Xigmatek Asgard Pro
Intel i7 3770K @4.6ghz 1.25vcore(Delidded with CLP on die, MX4 on IHS/Sync) ~ EVGA ACX SC GTX 780 ~ Corsair H110 AIO Cooler(w/ 2x 140mm BGear Blasters) ~ Corsair AX1200 w/ 100.4amps on one +12v rail ~ 16gb (2x8gb) Kingston Beast HyperX DDR3 2400mhz CL11 w/ Kingston active RAM cooler ~ Samsung Pro 840 256gb SSD w/ Win 7 Pro 64 Bit + 64gb C300 + 3tb ancillary ~ Asrock Extreme6 Z77 8+4 Phase Motherboard ~ CoolerMaster HAF932 ~ Samsung 32" 1080p 120hz LED Desktop Monitor
Thinking of dropping in a second 780. My temps never reach 60c on this rig with even higher voltage than I'm running for daily use. That cooler + delidding + bgears blaster + optimized TIM/case makes it unbelievable for temps.
I'm adding it on EVGA mod rigs, current name is Megalodon.
- - - Updated - - -
PS: I turn hyperthreading off for WoW but I keep the same overclock. I have different profiles for video editing, WoW, and general gaming. As you probably guessed, the rig is quite snappy, but a little loud with all the active cooling @ high rpm. I work in a room with a window unit AC so I couldn't possibly hear a jet engine, much less a computer, which is why I don't care. I used the vice and wood block method of delidding.
Last edited by Zenfoldor; 2013-09-06 at 01:57 PM. Reason: added @4.6ghz overclock
CPU: Intel Core i7-2700k
CPU-Cooler: Noctua NH-D 14
RAM: 16GB 1600Mhz
GPU: 2x Nvidia GeForce GTX590
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200w
Case: Cooler Master HAF X
Here is mine one and half year old setup.
Case: CM Stryker.
Mobo: ASUS P68Z68 V/Pro-GEN3
CPU: Intel Core i7 3770k.
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i.
GPU: EVGA GTX 780 SC ACX x2 SLI.
Ram: Corsair Vengeance 32GB 1866MHz.
Power Supply: Corsair AX1200i.
SSD 1: Kingston 60 GB (For Win7).
SSD 2: Crucial M500 960GB.
Mechanical Harddrive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB.
Keyboard: Ducky SHINE2 MX Red (Green LED).
Mouse: Steelseries Sensei FNATIC Edition.
Mousemat: Razer Goliathus Extended XL - Control.
Headset: Logitech G930.
Screen 1: HP 2211x.
Screen 2: BenQ XL2411T.
well i finally released i've never posted a picture of my new cards/case yet.
however contrary to common drunkenvalley picture tradition i decided i'd make the worst possible pc shot
and for anyone wondering what these beasts can do my 24/7 overclock yields this http://www.3dmark.com/fs/765579