DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS! Unless you have the money for a new chip. Going bare die is fraught with danger and the risk of cracking the die is very high.The gains in temp is not worth the risk IMO especially using an H100i.
There's a problem with Windows 8 and Corsair link. I managed to get it all working with a simple reg hack.Go into the registry and look for HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USB\VID_1B1C&PID_0C04. For each port/path string you see under this (numbers and ampersands smushed together), open the "Device Parameters" and change the FOUR DWORD settings to 0 (AllowIdleIrpInD3, DeviceSelectiveSuspended, EnhancedPowerManagementEnabled, SelectiveSuspendEnabled). Reboot