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Built primarily for gaming but I will stream every now and then.
I love this!
What are the temps for your CPU/GPU? Do you have for delidded and regular? Nice build!
Great looking build! Just wondering, how did you like the p600s? I am thinking of using it for my build.
I love it super easy to build in and literally every panel comes off very easy for easy access and the double hinged panels are a dream. I highly recommend it. It's a little tricky managing 8 LL120s but this case has so much management it wasn't too bad.
How is the motherboard performance/stability so far? and do you play on daily basis ?
Pretty solid. I upgraded to a Maximus XI Code a few months ago and it runs smooth. I need to update the build and pictures cause I've swapped cables and some hard ware.
Nice, looking forward to the new pictures of the updated one.
Very Clean... Looks Great!
How does a delidded CPU compare to a Cpu that has not been delidded?
Not OP but this is a good question. I can only speak to my specific CPU. I have an 8700k that I delidded and use Thermal Grizzly Liquid Metal in-between the die and IHS. I am using a FD S36 in an H700 case. My 8700k is running full time at 5.1 with 1.325v at adaptive voltage (so it reduces speed and voltage when not needed). Under AIDA64 stress, few hours, I hit about 75-80c. I have not used P95 but I did try RealBench just to use something different and it was about the same, more leaning toward 80c than in the 70s after a few hours. This didn't bother me at all! Before delidding was not able to hit 5.0 at 1.4v for testing. I am assuming it was the heat that caused the failure.
Gaming is significantly less temps of course. I hit mid 60s while gaming for a few hours. I play most games at 1440p between 100-144hz on ultra (depending on the game of course) while other games I play on 4k. Temps remain the same between the two resolutions. My 1080ti helps but the CPU is important.
Long story short (too late): Delidding does not adjust the die to get a higher clock but it did allow the temps to maintain a low enough temp to operate at a longer duration which as such allowed stability at 5.1 at 1.325v daily.
Sooo... What you're saying is that delidding the CPU does not really add to the main performance of the CPU. Mostly what it does is improve the thermals for more substantial overclocking.
That is MY experience so take that with a grain of salt.
Reframing your statement here "add to the main performance..." I think it does because the delid reduced the temps and allows the CPU to perform more efficiently at a higher clock than opposed to not delidding it. However, the CPU is ultimately restricted by itself. The reason some stock 8700ks cant get high overclocks (5.0 and up) is because of the poor thermal paste used from factory. Someone somewhere has an 8700k that they are more than happy with at stock speeds and voltage without knowing that if they delidded it, it potentially could be golden and reach 5.3! Might be an exaggeration but we never know!
There are a few other factors that go into a CPU and its clocking capability but, again in my personal experience, thermals are the largest factor. Some 8700ks cannot break 4.9 while others can surpass that while maintaining manageable temps without delidding. I am on my third 8700k while the first two could not get stable at 5.0 after a delid with voltage less than 1.35. I wanted as close to 1.3 as I could get for daily use to set and forget. If I remember correctly I can get a stable 5.0 at 1.275 but not sure how much time I spent testing that.
I don't want to custom loop so I am restricted to AIOs as such the voltage is my concern. I'm rambling at this point so I apologize. I do enjoy these discussions though so please if you have more questions or anyone else does we can continue.
Edit: motherboard (VRMs), power supply, cables also contribute toward the CPU overclocking capability.
I do not think that you were rambling. I took curiosity in delidding because I see it all over the place, so I was wondering what was so great about it. Thank you for the information.
It has a bigger impact on the performance of the CPU than just about anything else you could do to it at that point. The CPU is throttling itself once it gets to a certain temperature (around 70c, I believe?), so delidding it and drastically dropping temps allows you to stomp on the gas pedal.
In simple terms it basically just improves thermals. Some people have dropped 20 degrees when delidding but it's all a lottery as some CPUs have better thermals and overclock better than others.
Well done! Love the build and the colors work so well.
I love that color scheme!