- Aug 31, 2010
- 12,203 (3.55/day)
- Longmont, CO
|System Name||The Battlestation|
|Processor||Intel Core i7 8700k|
|Motherboard||MSi Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC|
|Cooling||EK Supremacy w/ EK Coolstream PE360|
|Memory||G. Skill Trident RGB 32GB 4x8GB @ 3866mhz 16-16-16-36|
|Video Card(s)||MSi GTX1070 Gaming X 8GB @ 2GHz|
|Storage||Samung 970 EVO 250GB (OS), Samsung 970 EVO 1TB (Games)|
|Display(s)||Dell S3220DGF 32" 1440p Freesync 2 (G-Sync) HDR 165Hz - Curved|
|Case||Phantek Enthoo Evolv ATX TG|
|Audio Device(s)||MSi Gaming AudioBoost ALC1220 w/ Sennheiser Game Ones|
|Power Supply||Seasonic Flagship Prime Ultra Platinum 850|
|Mouse||Glorious Model O w/ Hyper X Mat|
|Keyboard||Corsair K70 w/ MX Browns and Red Backlit|
|Software||Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit|
I want to have a back up CPU though, encase things go really wrong.DO IT. OR get the Z97 MSI board that comes with the bracket...
although I suppose you'll still need the mount kit, eh? And will have to remove the socket bracket.
I have to pretty much take the whole metal bracket off my current stock and just set the CPU into it. And let the mounting of the block be the pressure it needs to make good contact with the pins.
I definitely want to do it, but im not sure it would allow me to clock more. Im already pushing 1.34v and 1.36v at load through the chip for 4.5 and temps are never higher 70c in what I use to stress test and what not.