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:
- 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.
- They do it properly--no half-arsed job: carefully delidded, Coolaboratory Liquid Ultra applied, and the stock IHS is reattached with adhesive.
- 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.
, 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,