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    Re: QOTW: Which CPU cooler are you using?

    all of them are Corsair H series...

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    Re: QOTW: Which CPU cooler are you using?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravens Nest View Post
    I'd love to delid my 6600K, the DELID-DIE-MATE 2 looks good just sweating with the idea of breaking the i5 though lol.

    Also is it worth reliding as ive seen people just clamp it back without resealing the lid?
    It was that exact device that I used, very simple and easy process.
    In regards to putting the lid back on - just use superglue. The glue breaks very easily if you need to remove the lid again, and it forms a very very thin gasket, helping to reduce the gap between the IHS and the core itself.

    The only thing you really need to be aware of is top-mounted capacitors. The 7700K was completely bare on top, making the process much easier. I was lucky enough to be invited down to overclockers.co.uk where they took me through the entire process. The guy there responsible for delidding the CPUs that go into the 8Pack machines told me he's done roughly 3 or 4 thousand Skylake, Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake CPUs and lost roughly 10 or 15. So the risks are low.

    My temps dropped around 30°C from delidding my 7700K.

    I'll soon be writing a guide, along with photographs and results - I'll drop you a PM when it's done.

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    Re: QOTW: Which CPU cooler are you using?

    EKWB Spremacy MX in a custom loop.... works great!!

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    Re: QOTW: Which CPU cooler are you using?

    NZXT X62 for me.

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    6year old Corsair H60 soon to upgrade to a EK Fluid Gaming A240R water cooling kit

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    Re: QOTW: Which CPU cooler are you using?

    CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO. First and only tower cooler I've ever owned. Good and quiet cooling for my Xeon E3-1245 v2. Couldn't be happier.

    One of the reasons I opted for this cooler, apart from its cooling properties was its low weight. I'm not fond of the idea of having a 1+ kg block of copper hanging at a 90 degree angle from my motherboard.

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    Re: QOTW: Which CPU cooler are you using?

    Corsair H100iGTX. Excellent performance and can customise fan and pump speeds to tailor noise levels as required. Only needs lowest speed setting when web browsing and non-gaming. Keeps an overclocked i7-4790K @4.4Ghz below high 30s degrees when gaming with overclocked NVidia 1060GTX 6G.

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    Kama Angle rev 2 cooler for me.... the best design I've ever owned. 90degree L shaped coolers, fittable any 90' direction. So in my case, blowing a Noctua through it aimed up and rearward as that's where the exhauset grills are.


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    Noctua NH-U12S

    Stupidly quiet, handles Intel's consumer chips without breaking a sweat.
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    Corsair Hydro H70 on my i7-2600K.

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    A Maelstrom sigle fan liquide cooler

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    Re: QOTW: Which CPU cooler are you using?

    I wanted to go for maximum silence, so I'm cooling my Intel Core i7 6700K with the Be Quiet! Silent Loop 360. Pretty much overkill, but man is it quiet!
    Also, the temps are fantastic, so I'm really happy with my choice.
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    An old Scythe Mine rev.2, from my 775 days (Q6600), now on an i5 3570K @ 4.1Ghz, keeps it very cool and rarely goes above 60c when gaming
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    Re: QOTW: Which CPU cooler are you using?

    For my 5930K ....had a Corsair H100 GTX (rma'd then sold it) , put my backup Coolermaster Evo on for the last yr or so , and now going to install this week a newly released Alphacool Eisbaer LT 360 .

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    Re: QOTW: Which CPU cooler are you using?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    It was that exact device that I used, very simple and easy process.
    In regards to putting the lid back on - just use superglue. The glue breaks very easily if you need to remove the lid again, and it forms a very very thin gasket, helping to reduce the gap between the IHS and the core itself.

    The only thing you really need to be aware of is top-mounted capacitors. The 7700K was completely bare on top, making the process much easier. I was lucky enough to be invited down to overclockers.co.uk where they took me through the entire process. The guy there responsible for delidding the CPUs that go into the 8Pack machines told me he's done roughly 3 or 4 thousand Skylake, Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake CPUs and lost roughly 10 or 15. So the risks are low.

    My temps dropped around 30°C from delidding my 7700K.

    I'll soon be writing a guide, along with photographs and results - I'll drop you a PM when it's done.

    A photograph of my 7700K opened up

    Thank you Hoonigan, that sounds great.

    You got the lid really clean, do you also rub down the tim with sandpaper too as i have read this gets you a better bond? 30°C drop in temperature is amazing!

    Also how much superglue, on the corners or all the way around?
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    Re: QOTW: Which CPU cooler are you using?

    Over the course of several years, I built up a decent water cooling loop for my gaming rig. But somebody decided they liked it more and my complete setup was stolen shortly after Christmas, I am now trying to get by with just an old i5 NUC - don't advise trying to do any modern games on one.
    This is going to take a fair while to replace due to my situation - financially challenged disabled pensioner.
    Funny thing is that although I have been using this for years as an HTPC (they missed it when they stole the TV as it was hidden in the TV cabinet), it has suddenly sparked my interest in looking for ways to add extra cooling. I must say that from my research, that many people have found very inventive ways of cooling these things, even coming up with custom water cooling for them.

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