*Full disclosure = this is not my first time I just so happen to have Cool Labs Liquid Ultra on hand not to mention a Rockit Cool delidder*
And I am back up and running!!! Preliminary results are AMAZING! Check out these load temps taken the same way as before! Yowza
Curious how the delid procedure went? It was super easy. I am sure that the TIM was totally "let go" under the IHS. Substantially less force was needed than what I know to be normal. I believe that I only needed enough shearing force to overcome the IHS adhesive because the TIM was not stuck to the cpu die whatsoever. This is what it looked like immediately after delidding. Looks like garbage TIM to me.
Next I cleaned it up as good as I thought was needed. Note that it does look like I could have done better on the IHS but it was suuuuper smooth already despite what it may look like.
Here I applied the "CLU"
Next I used the Rockit Cool to relid the cpu using Gorilla Gel Super Glue to bond the two together.
There you have it. A delidded, Liquid Metal'd and relidded 8700k The only reason I was unsure about delidding is because personal history has taught me that some people do not want to buy a used delidded cpu.