Originally Posted by DADDYDC650
I'd delid but I don't plan on overclocking past 4.4Ghz. No point really. Anyway, wouldn't it be difficult to sell down the line? Plus the warranty would be void.
Forgot to mention that I purchased the 6800k @4.4Ghz. Should be here Monday which is pretty awesome! Looking good so far folks.... I'll keep this thread updated.
Well technically you CAN'T delid the 6800K by "normal" means, as LGA2011 CPUs are SOLDERED onto the IHS, instead of using thermal paste between the chip and the metal IHS like LGA 1150/1151 etc.. CPU like the 4790K, 6700K etc.. are.
HOWEVER, there IS a tool that the famous overclocker Der8auer created that is able to delid Haswell-E and broadwell-E CPUs like the 6800K; it's not available for sale yet though. He DID say he got 8 - 10 degrees Celsius drop in temps on an i7-5960X, and he got 6-8 degrees C drop on an i7 6950X 10 core. So on a 6800K you would likely see around a 10C drop in temps from delid. And if you are planning on running it with just an H100i then you might actually NEED the drop in temps as Broadwell-E gets VERY hot at high voltages. Even my 5960X with a full custom waterloop at 4.6ghz with 1.4v gets over 80 degrees in cinebench; if i raise it to 1.44v it overheats past 90C and crashes. Of course Cinebench is NOWHERE near what your average Gaming or average video editing etc.. load will get so you won't hit those temps in normal use.
Still, lower temps DO = higher overclocking in some cases, as lower heat allows you to pump voltage more safely and generally increases the silicon's max OC level.
I ordered an i7 6800K 4.4ghz from SiliconLottery on Thursday too! Should be here in the next couple days. I'll put up some temperature and overclocking info for you to see if you'd like. I'm gonna be running it on the new ASUS Rampage V Black Edition 10th Anniversary motherboard with an MSI GTX 1080 Gaming-X @ 2,150mhz w/ 1.096v so it should be a pretty big heat load; although i'm running a large custom water cooling loop with three radiators (a 480mm one, a 420mm one, and a 360mm one) Which is MUCH more radiator space than the 240mm on the H100i, so our temps will likely be different.
Have you bought your H100i yet? If not i'd look into something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Swiftech-H320-X2-All--Liquid-Cooler/dp/B01AOG1P3U/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1466980615&sr=8-10&keywords=swiftech+h220
or if thats too expensive then at least this: https://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Ultimate-Enthusiast-Cooling-CL-W007-PL12BL-/dp/B00MPIDYTO/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1466980615&sr=8-9&keywords=swiftech+h220
More radiator space is really important on how CPU chips like these for getting high overclocks.