https://www.hardocp.com/article/2018/03/05/ncore_v1_no_frame_water_block_prototype_sneak_peekNcore is a prototype water block that has made its way to us for testing, and it is interesting enough for use to give it some test bench time. This V1 model of the Ncore uses the LGA 1151 socket to mount it to your delidded Intel processor. This block is tiny compared to almost any other air or water cooler on the market. Let's see what it is about.
A waterblock for cpu die itself. What an interesting original idea for delidder's! I honestly don't see the need for silver compound. Regular compound should do. A very thin layer I might add. I have to admit I did cringe a bit when he closed the socket. As the W/B slide into locking position I did wonder if it would scratch the die. Which brings up another question. What's the best way to apply tim? On the die or on the cold plate of the waterblock? Because I wouldn't add them to both. You run the risk of scarping tim off onto the die. As you close the socket the waterblock will slide on top of the die.
Since it will compete against the XSPC Raystorm how long will it be before we start seeing competition? XSPC I'm looking at you