Originally Posted by MxPhenom 216
Are you people serious? Do you not understand why they use TIM on Ivy and Haswell? They made that decision, and partially because its a bit cheaper. After Ivy Bridge it wasn't a mistake, they had nothing to learn from it. They did it on purpose. They didn't need to use solder on Ivy and Haswell because of TDP is as low as it is. Chips that are 95TDP or higher will use solder.
Of course, so many here don't understand a single thing with "cheaping out". Anyone remember Northwood? It started with no TIM because it didn't have skyhigh TDP and then it started to get really hot @ the later revs of NetBurst and they started soldering the die and IHS together
Otherwise, a damaged 4960x
imagine how many hearts were broken by looking something that is damaged that they probably won't ever get their hands on ...