UPDATE - 10/15/13
well i'm bringing this thread back from the dead, hopefully to finish this build this time around lol. it's been about 9-10 months since an update of any kind. over the year my time was completely taken over by my other hobby: volkswagens. show season was long but fun. so its time to finish this thing now!
over the year i was silently contemplating delidding my 3770k. well, i did it back in july, but i wasn't successful in creating the correct amount of mounting pressure for the cpu to seat correctly across all the pins. so i ended up having to run the cpu with the IHS back on, which really bummed me out. I wasn't ready to spit out money for a new cpu block and mounting kit so i put it off for months. well last night i got antsy and finally accomplished my plan. i have a interesting way of getting the right amount of pressure spread for having such an archaic cpu water block with it's isolated mounting pressure vs the newer gen blocks having an overall average pressure that's more required to run the delidded cpus on bare die. or so that's what i've got from reading countless threads about it.
did the hammer-vice method. worked like a charm. knocked it a bit until i saw the cpu move slightly, grabbed it gently and literally slid it right off the vice mounted IHS
and here is the setup i have that's currently working LOL
the thermal paste im using is terrible stuff. it's the artic silver ceramique 2 crap and with the bare die it ends up hitting 105 C but it'll idle at 30 C so im not doing anything strenuous on it yet until i fix the temps.
I also removed the rear 240mm radiator, seeing as i had 720mm of radiator space devoted to just the cpu i already knew i had WAY too much than i needed. figured the 480mm radiator would be enough for the cpu and whatever gpu i end up getting. made the footprint a bit smaller.
being quite happy with the success in knowing the cpu is able to boot up on bare die with an archaic cpu waterblock, i decided to finally spend some more money on this build.
- EK Supremacy Clean Acetal waterblock
- EK Supremacy Precise Mount for Naked Ivy kit
- EK 115X TRUE Backplate
- 2 syringes of Phobya Liquid Metal Thermal Paste
- 2 Enzotech Rotary 90 degree barb fittings (like i have on the pump)
- 3 feet of the clear Primoflex Advanced LRT tubing
with those items, i should have the bare die mounting and temps finally taken care of for good, with those 90 degree rotary fittings on the cpu block to get rid of the tubing bends to make room for a video card.
i'm pretty excited to get this thing finally moving again.