I'm going to get my vice tomorrow from Harbor Freight. I found a decent one for $23 that I can return when I'm finished, since I own two of them already but the jaws are too beat up and I don't want teeth marks all over my IHS.
My CLU should also be here tomorrow ...if not then I'll have to wait until Thursday or Friday to delid.
I'm going to be using Permatex liquid electrical tape to cover up the capacitors
to the side of the die for added protection from contact with the CLU. I'm not concerned about "insulating" them because they have no way of being cooled right now anyway - they just sit under the IHS and bake when the cores heat up as it is. It has an operating temp of 204C so I'm not worried about the tape peeling or degrading over time. It will also peel off easily if I ever want to remove it.
I'll post pics and video of the process and results when I'm through Edited by HairyGamer - 7/23/13 at 7:22pm