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I was curious if I need to do any modifications besides taking off the CPU lock thingy?
I'm trying to do a direct die on a delidded 3770K
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I can’t say for sure, but I have not seen any off the shelf coolers that can be used for direct die without modification. Why do you want direct die to begin with? You will get a few c better temps but you will have get the mounting pressure just right. Too little and it will not boot, too much and you could damage the chip.

There are a few people here doing it, but I just wanted to let you know that most delidders still use the IHS.
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I haven't done it yet but I was curious about the idea after looking at this
http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2285595
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Yes, we have talked about that thread you linked in the Delidded club here for a while. Several people have tried direct die, and unless it is something you really want to do it is not really worth it.

Delidding is worth it, but going direct die is tricky, you usually have to buy a cooler that will work, and sometimes you need special mounting hardware. For all the trouble and expense you only get a 3 to 6c drop usually. I have never heard of anyone using a NH-D14, so I am guessing there is no easy way to make that happen.
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