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$30 Silicon Lottery Intel CPU delidding

ikjadoon 139 57 July 1, 2016 at 01:49 PM in CPUs (8)
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Last Edited by ikjadoon July 1, 2016 at 02:27 PM
Hello! If you are not an overclocker, you can safely ignore this thread.


If you are an overclocker, well, lucky you! If you own an Ivy Bridge, Haswell, Broadwell, or Skylake CPU (non E series; so only the 4-core variants), the professionals over at Silicon Lottery are having a huge sale.


$29.99 to delid any recent Intel CPU + $4.95 shipping! [siliconlottery.com]


Silicon Lottery is a very reputable organization started in 2015 that offers binned CPUs. They delid all their binned CPUs, but if people want to get their own CPUs delidded, this is the service!


Why Silicon Lottery's sale is amazing:
  1. It's completely safe. If you were ever worried about delidding yourself, these guys are professionals. See their dedicated [overclock.net]support forums [overclock.net] over at overclock.net.
  2. They do it properly--no half-arsed job: carefully delidded, Coolaboratory Liquid Ultra applied, and the stock IHS is reattached with adhesive.
  3. To delid it yourself, you'd be paying $15 for a vice + $10 for CLU + $5 for adhesive = $30. At least. Add whatever anxiety and stress you would typically get breaking open a $200+ part.
This $30 you spend will decrease your CPU load temperatures far more than adding new fans, fixing your cable management, using "premium" TIM, or pretty much anything else.


However, please don't buy this if your CPU cooler is pretty crappy (like the stock cooler): you won't notice a difference because your CPU cooler is the bottleneck, not the shoddy IHS TIM that Intel uses, look around
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i put ma blood, tear, sweat earned money where i can see it. invest in a reliable cooler to get a stable build.
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i put ma blood, tear, sweat earned money where i can see it. invest in a reliable cooler to get a stable build.
I don't think you understand what CPU delidding actually does. But, honestly, it's a niche market: you're right! Most people don't need this and should not buy this. But, if you are looking for bang/$ on CPU temperatures, this is the only reasonable upgrade!
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Just found out what delidding was a week ago.
$On a $300 chip, $30 seems like a good price, but shipping should be free.
A little expensive though $50+ shipping for their regular price.
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Just found out what delidding was a week ago.
$On a $300 chip, $30 seems like a good price, but shipping should be free.
A little expensive though $50+ shipping for their regular price.
True, but for the performance you get (if you really want to overclock or want cooler temps or a quieter system), it's the best money you can spend.

I was debating on it for $50, but at $30 it's a no-brainer.
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Quote from ikjadoon View Post :
True, but for the performance you get (if you really want to overclock or want cooler temps or a quieter system), it's the best money you can spend.

I was debating on it for $50, but at $30 it's a no-brainer.
Give it up, the thread is at -6 already (I did not thumbs down for the record).

Thanks for the informative read though.
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Give it up, the thread is at -6 already (I did not thumbs down for the record).

Thanks for the informative read though.
I'm not commenting for the sake of keeping this deal "alive" at SD, haha. Not exactly the right community and you're right: it died within seconds.

I just want to give information for those who understand what this service is.
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So, I send my CPU to some random UPS store in Katy TX based on the first time thread of a SD user?
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So, I send my CPU to some random UPS store in Katy TX based on the first time thread of a SD user?
I'd hope not.

You should read their support forums.

http://www.overclock.net/f/18068/silicon-lottery

As I linked in the OP...if that's not enough to convince you, though, then maybe this deal is a little too risky for you.
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Pretty good deal for the service. Sucks that Intel continues to do this.
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I'm not commenting for the sake of keeping this deal "alive" at SD, haha. Not exactly the right community and you're right: it died within seconds.

I just want to give information for those who understand what this service is.
Thanks for posting this, I've had experience with this process on PS3s, but never wanted to risk it on my own 3930k. Getting ready to place an order now. I don't think people realize how big of a difference this can make. Tons of people spend $30 to $100 or more on aftermarket cooling. In a lot of situations, if you have a decent cooler already, this process will do more for you than the $100 cooler. Go for both and you'll be really happy.

With my 3930k and dozens of other processors, your actually downgrading or sidegrading in a lot of cases when your upgrading to skylake. Anything you can do to further make use of your older technology, and avoid side upgrades, is worth it. Than in a few more generations you can upgrade for a bigger change. Also, delidding can help the longevity of your processor with the better cooling. Unless you get the overclocking bug and start ramping up voltages and spending weeks tweaking your system.

Anyway, TU, thanks for posting. I may not have run into this for quite a while if not.

Edit: I posted without really thinking, but the 3930k is one of a few processors that can't be put through this process. I remember reading this year's ago but completely forgot.
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Thanks for posting this, I've had experience with this process on PS3s, but never wanted to risk it on my own 3930k. Getting ready to place an order now. I don't think people realize how big of a difference this can make. Tons of people spend $30 to $100 or more on aftermarket cooling. In a lot of situations, if you have a decent cooler already, this process will do more for you than the $100 cooler. Go for both and you'll be really happy.

With my 3930k and dozens of other processors, your actually downgrading or sidegrading in a lot of cases when your upgrading to skylake. Anything you can do to further make use of your older technology, and avoid side upgrades, is worth it. Than in a few more generations you can upgrade for a bigger change. Also, delidding can help the longevity of your processor with the better cooling. Unless you get the overclocking bug and start ramping up voltages and spending weeks tweaking your system.

Anyway, TU, thanks for posting. I may not have run into this for quite a while if not.
Eghad, wait! i7-3930K?

That uses solder--delidding sadly is very difficult and actually won't help that much. Silicon Lottery doesn't delid -E series CPUs for that reason:

http://www.overclock.net/t/160192...stion/0_30

But, I agree with your points overall. I was shocked how much better delidded processors perform. It's not even close.
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Quote from ikjadoon View Post :
I'd hope not.

You should read their support forums.

http://www.overclock.net/f/18068/silicon-lottery

As I linked in the OP...if that's not enough to convince you, though, then maybe this deal is a little too risky for you.
I looked over them. You get a natural. I learned about the topic, thank you, but I don't know enough about rating this deal.

I don't see a FAQ on their site about any service promises. (as it related to them not killing your CPU)
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I looked over them. You get a natural. I learned about the topic, thank you, but I don't know enough about rating this deal.

I don't see a FAQ on their site about any service promises. (as it related to them not killing your CPU)
I understand. And since this is my first posting, I accidentally made "Computer" instead of "Computer -> CPU" the primary category. I fixed it now, but, haha, hindsight...it may have hit the wrong vibe, when people who purchase computers are likely different from people who purchase CPUs.

Oh, wow, you're right. They actually mention it here:

http://www.overclock.net/t/157030...tions/0_30

But the entire site is pretty barren. I knew them from OCN, but it should be on the website. Even the warranty only specifically talks about "processors"--reasonably, without reading the above thread, you would be unsure if that includes only processors they sell or processors you send.

I appreciate the understanding and I see where you're coming from, too.
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Slickdeals is simply not the place it used to be. The down votes on this deal are amazing. Why?? Are people just down voting because they enjoy threadcrapping? What makes this a bad deal for someone who wants a professional to delid their chip?

I was slammed last week when I posted a deal for the i5 6600K @ $200 after I bought one from jet and thought it was a good price. That's probably the last deal I'll ever post on slickdeals.

To all the threadcrappers out there, including the miserable guy who down votes every ASRock deal, this over clock is dedicated to you: http://valid.x86.fr/z2s7f9

So yeah, I think I'll be sending off my 6600K to siliconlottery. Thanks OP.
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