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UPDATED: I swapped the CPU with an i7-8086k, Newegg was amazing as they let me do an exchange for it... I also wasn't happy with the CoolerMaster fans, so I returned/swapped those for DeepCool RF140s. The DeepCool are way quieter, the RGB is better and they run higher RPMs. I did the delid as it still got hotter than I liked and that lowered temps 17-18 deg. and I'm still using the Cryorig R1 Universal. I was able to clock it at 5.1 ghz, 49 CPU cache, LLC 2, -30 volt offset, with a 2 AVX offset. Stable and fast! If I really beat on it with RealBench, IBT, Prime95 for a while on max stress it may get to 87-88 deg. Hardcore gaming/processing for a few hours it may get to 72 deg. or so...


It's been 8 years since my last build! My old machine finally started showing it's age, an i7-930 OC build. I was going to do a minimalist ITX build, but then went the complete opposite direction. I figured my boys would think the RGB was cool and I wanted a front panel USB C... I'm a Dev. Lead, but dabble in everything from development to video editing to games.

I wanted to keep it simple, so I went with the air cooler, but I'm debating switching to a Corsair H115i PRO RGB and putting the radiator up top. I first used Arctic Silver 5, wasn't happy with results (removal showed I needed slightly more paste), then tried the Cryorig CP7 that came with the cooler. It was a little better, but just ordered some TG Kryonaut... If I'm still not satisfied with the temps, I may switch to the H115i...or try a delid.

This 8700k keeps hitting thermal limit on anything over 5ghz, 4ghz CPU cache, 4 AVX offset, LLC 2, and -60 offset volt. Volts never get over 1.31 and temps. approach 95. It idles 37-41. I can't go any higher without throttling and want to try to stick with the voltage offset method for efficiency. Above those params it's stable, but throttles on 2-3 cores in Realbench, IBT Max stress, and Prime95 small ffts. While playing Witcher 3 at my 5ghz profile, temps didn't get over 78 however. Cinebench is lower than par it seems due to scaling back some of the params... @ 1625...

2nd profile I have 4.8ghz, 48 cpu cache, 2 offset AVX, LLC 3, -60 offset volts. Never gets over 1.296 volts. Temps never get over 90 in max stress. It idles 35-40*. Cinebench is on par @ 1582...

Not the best silicon lottery, but could be worse...

RAM is Corsair 3600mhz 18-19-19-39 I tweaked to running at 3600 16-16-16-36 . 1.35 volts, VCCIO 1.20, VCCSA 1.25... These appear to be good sticks, I tried to tweak the voltages slightly lower, but became unstable.

ASRock Z370 Taichi seems to be doing it's job well. Bios setup/config. is straight forward for the most part.

Cryorig R1 Universal does clear all the RAM slots, even the RGB. I can still slide one in that closest slot. Jury is still out on the load temps per the above, but it appears to be right up there with the best of the air coolers at this point... Silicon Lottery is always a factor.

The WD Black NVMe M.2 is blazing fast and got a killer deal!

Love the functionality and options of the MC500M case... I can open it up for air flow or close it up for a sleeker look. Bottom 3.5" bays retained for swapping in drives from my other machine, once I get them cleaned-up.

SeaSonic FOCUS PSU seems to be handling the needs nicely.

EVGA GTX 1080ti does well with the 3440x1440. Witcher 3 does 75 - 110 FPS with everything on Ultra.

Alienware AW3418DW is beautiful and has the perfect curve...

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  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool build, just to confirm 8700k is the culprit here, no paste or cooler will give you temps you want until you delid. I had the same issue when I first put together my build. I overclocked to 5Ghz easy, but was hitting 90C almost instantly vcore around 1.33v, tried different coolers air and AIO, same results for the most part. As soon as I delided used liquid metal, did not reseal the heatspreader to cpu pcb just placed it on top (some say resealing may lift IHS slightly and ruin heat transfer between cpu and IHS), my temps are 40-50C gaming, 70s in prime95, this is with Corsair H80 AIO by the way, not some amazing water loop.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the input. I figured this would likely be the case... The delid is tempting!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Its up to you, since obviously some risk is involved, but it was much easier than I anticipated even after watching a few videos. I would do it again, everytime.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya, or I could sell it and get the 8086k. Non-refundable from Newegg. Kinda wishing I spent the extra $75 in the first place...about the cost to delid.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Silicon Lottery will delid for you for about the same cost as a Rockit88 or a de8auer tool ($45) with none of the risk of doing it yourself. I'd suggest looking into that if you don't expect to delid more than one 1151 socket chip in your lifetime.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestion, didn’t realize they offered a service to do it... looks like a fairly quick turnaround too.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I've seen delidding devices you place it in that you slowly screw or apply pressure until it pops off inside the little box...

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

I used the Rocket 88 and it worked as advertised... :)

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Any tips on getting the DVD drive installed? I've got the same case, but the tooless lock doesn't hold it, and the manual says to screw it to somewhere I can't get to.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

You have to remove the cage to get to the backside bay screw. In order to that you have to remove the wire shield on the side.

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  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Newegg had a combo that was -$15, 189.99 MB+349.99 CPU, then a $30 rebate on MB.

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