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post #31 of 90
They dont sell CPU, they sell MB. They dont mind people getting this MB as a upgrade for they 4770K CPUs just for this feature.
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post #32 of 90
Nice idea, my electrical tape is doing the same job on my z87 board fine though, but it's a niche.
post #33 of 90
I'm sure they're compatible with other vendor boards, so I wonder if these see hype, if other vendors won't copy them and release similar products. Either ways, its great to see these little add ons included. thumb.gif
post #34 of 90
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Originally Posted by iamhollywood5 View Post

Nice one MSI! I hope they sell that bracket individually, its about time someone made this! Glad MSI still supports the modding community

I actually e-mailed MSI today about that and got this response: "Hello,

Unfortunately no. The guard will only be for our upcoming Overclocking series motherboard and non interchangeable.
Thank you,
Eric Ko
Sales Associate
U.S. Retail & Strategic Accounts
North America Region"

So that shoots down my plans for changing it out on my Z87 Xpower LOL
post #35 of 90
Is there anything else on the market similar to this? I know EK makes the different standoff set for delidded processors, but this actually secures your CPU in its socket.
post #36 of 90
we totally need an artisan to do the socket guards
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post #37 of 90
Got a second e-mail from him as well after I expressed disappointment that they wouldn't have the delid guard for sale for the Z87 series boards:

"This upcoming OC series is really set and engineered exclusively for overclockers to set records. I think everyone will enjoy what we're delivering and can't wait for official announcements to hear everyone's thoughts. All I can say is that the entire series has a different approach to it and we hope you're extremely happy once you've seen all its features."

I just can't believe he's responding this late at night LOL. It's been 7 hours since my original correspondence.
post #38 of 90
Well, my credit card is ready lol

Good thing i have 0 interest until December of this year smile.gif

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post #39 of 90
In my opinion, Intel should dump their IHS and sell such retail processors, just like CPUs were back then a couple of years ago. They could produce/sell cheaper and there wouldn't be that much of a heat problem anymore.

That's just my opinion... smile.gif
post #40 of 90
To me this looks like the biggest indication that the newer Haswell refresh processors will not be soldered, and use TIM.

Pretty sure the Haswell refresh processors will be a new stepping, which should improve thermals anyway..

New stepping are almost always better, look back at the Core 2 day, where the was first G0 stepping then later on E0 stepping's both ran a lot cooler than their original proceeding parts.

Throw a new Haswell refresh processor with better refined stepping and then delid it, put it into this board, and if I was to guess would be an easy 5GHz
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