After building my 8700k system and beginning to overclock, I immediately realised I was going to need to delid the processor in order to take full advantage of my watercooling setup. So here goes!

In this video I take you though the entire process of delidding your 8700K using the RockitCool Delidding tool (or just about any other delidding tool available), including removal of the CPU, IHS, cleaning and applying liquid metal. While we’re at it, we also add a larger pure copper IHS (15% larger surface area) to further reduce temperatures.


And here are the results. As you can see, effectively the delta is around 30-35C when pushing maximum voltage, and around 20-25C at everyday usage voltages which is a lot more than I was expecting. But more importantly it’s allowed me to run higher clock speeds at lower voltages whilst maintaining temperatures well within acceptable levels.

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RockitCool LGA1150/1151 Delid Kit –
Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra –
RockitCool Copper IHS –
ArctiClean Cleaner and Thermal Surface Preparer –
Loctite Super Glue Gel –
Non-Toxic Toluene Free Clear Nail Polish –

Parts used for this build:
Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass Anthracite Grey –
Phanteks RGB LED Strip Starter Combo Set –

Corsair AX860 Platinum Power Supply –
CableMod C-Series AXi, HXi & RM Cable Kit White –

Intel Core i7 8700K –
G.Skill Trident Z RGB F4-3200C16Q-32GTZR 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 –
ASUS ROG Maximus X Code Motherboard –
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti OC 11GB –
Samsung 960 PRO NVMe M.2 2TB SSD –

Corsair ML120 PRO RGB 120mm Mag Lev PWM Fan 3 Pack w/ Node Pro –
3 x Corsair ML120 Pro 120mm Premium Magnetic Levitation Fan Black –
EK Full Cover EK-FC1080 GTX Ti Strix Backplate – Nickel –
EK Full Cover VGA Block EK-FC1080 GTX Ti Strix – Nickel –
Arctic Silver 5 (3.5g) –
Arctic Silver ArctiClean (60ml Kit) –
Phanteks RGB LED Adapter Cable –
Cooler Master Universal Vertical VGA Card Holder + PCIe Riser –
EK CryoFuel Premix 900mL Coolant Navy Blue –
EK Supremacy EVO CPU Waterblock Nickel –
EK Twin 3mm LED Kit – Ultra UV
EK HD PETG Tube 12/16mm 500mm (2 pieces) –
Thermaltake Pacific Hard Tube Bending Kit –
20 x EK HDC 16mm Rigid Tube Fitting Nickel –
2 x EK AF Pass-Through G1/4 Nickel –
EK AF 2 Way Ball Valve G1/4 Nickel –
EK CoolStream PE 360 Triple Radiator –
EK CoolStream PE 240 Dual Radiator –
EK RES X3 250 RGB Reservoir –
EK-XTOP Revo D5 PWM Pump Black –
3 x EK AF Angled 90 Degree G1/4 Nickel –
EK CSQ G1/4 Plug with EK Badge Nickel –
EK HFB 10mm High Flow Barb Black –
EK AF Extender 12mm M-M G1/4 Nickel
EK-AF T-Splitter 3F G1/4 – Nickel
EK-UNI Vertical 120mm Pump Bracket

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 32bit/64bit USB Drive –

CableMod C-Series AXi, HXi & RM Cable Kit White –