16 months ago
I currently have an 8700k with a thermaltake floe riing rgb 360 tt premium cooler. I have great temps all things considered, but I haven't really ventured into overclocking yet. I currently have all cores synced to 4.7GHz and for most games I average 50 C. SCUM is the highest and it averages 75 C with the occasional 85 C spike. I would like to get into overclocking sooner rather than later (duh why else would I get an 8700k) but would love to delid my CPU for that extra push. I have great airflow and am running a Strix Z370-F motherboard. Should I delid whenever I get to that point or have somebody else delid for me? I am not a gentle or well coordinated man so I fear that I could somehow break it even with a delid tool, but idk. What are your opinions? Are the VRMs on my motherboard even good enough for some high OC or will I need to change that too? I'd love to hit 5.0GHz or more with manageable temps. Thanks in advance!