Originally Posted by CYBER-SNIPA
So are you saying that means Ivy-E uses solder the same as all Sandy's? Or do they have a higher quality TIM paste which reduces the overheating probs Ivy B has? And negates the need to delidd and upgrade the paste? Is this just a rumor you've heard or have you read this somewhere? As I'm very interested to find out the actual true answer, if you'll provide your source???
My future planned upgrades are on hold until I can find out the truth!!! LOL
This was the "news": http://www.overclock.net/t/1421102/chinadiy-ivy-e-i7-4930k-review-everything-as-expected
However, I don't speak Chinese (or Mandarin? no idea what the difference is) so I just went with what the TheLawnoob concluded. It could be an engineering sample for all I know. And looking at the numbers again, it's not very impressive at all so could be too early to make conclusions.
This close to release, I would definitely wait for it to come out and see what more legitimate reviewers come up with. I'm sure someone out there will try to delid it to see if it's TIM or solder once they come out.
Patience is a virtue, so just wait a tiny bit longer. If you can't, you'll hardly "miss" out on performance I reckon. If you're not in a rush I'd take my time and have an eye out for a second-hand 3930k that clocks well . Do make sure the seller is trustworthy and the overclock is confirmed stable. Also if possible, try to find out the cooling he/she used, I rather buy a 3930k clocked at 4.8 all it's life under water than one clocked at 4.5 with an air cooler that barely kept up. (Google HALT (Highly Accelarated Life Test), basically, more heat and vibrations = shorter life