Originally Posted by OneMoar
are you a 1200% sure of your blocks plating ? if not it could end very quickly and rather wet ....
gallium is also very conductive not something I would place any-ware near a bare die I don't know what they make the IHS's out of on the 3750k but something tells me it might be reactive .... as for the die its self that i am admittedly unsure if it will kill it they used to use small amounts of aluminium/zinc to "Plate" the die
gallium attacks most other metals by diffusing into their metal lattice. Gallium, for example, diffuses into the grain boundaries of Al/Zn alloys or steel, making them very brittle. Also, gallium metal easily alloys with many metals, and was used in small quantities as a plutonium-gallium alloy in the plutonium cores of the first and third nuclear bombs, to help stabilize the plutonium crystal structure.
Liquid Metal Pro sounds awesome.
Don't worry about the IHS. I am not using the IHS. I only use TIM between the DIE and the water block.
I am using a high quality copper DT SNIPER water block
The base is made of Alloy 110 copper.
Will Alloy 110 Copper be a problem?