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der8auer Skylake-X Direct Die Frame lets you install a HSF without IHS

Posted on Friday, January 19 2018 @ 13:46:33 CET by

Caseking and famed overclocker der8auer introduce the Skylake-X Direct Die Frame, a new product that lets you install a LGA2066 cooler on a delidded Skylake-X processor. This product is exclusively for extreme overclockers, it's made from black anodized aluminium and completely replaces the Intel ILM (Integrated Loading Mechanism) as well as the CPU cooler mounting holes.
The patent pending Skylake-X Direct Die Frame from overclocking champion der8auer is a masterpiece of German engineering. The CPU mounting frame completely replaces Intel's ILM (Integrated Loading Mechanism) as well as the CPU cooler mounting holes. This inconspicuous component unlocks a world of possibilities when it comes to CPU performance enhancement, leading to record breaking overclocks when paired with either standard- or liquid cooling.
The main benefit here are lower temperatures of course. Delidding a Skylake-X processor and replacing the inferior thermal paste with liquid metal typically gives a 10-20°C reduction in load temperature. By using the Skylake-X Direct Die Frame to run the processor without a heatspreader, overclockers can expect a further 5-10°C temperature drop.

The Skylake-X Direct Die Frame is sold for 69.90EUR. Let's hope it doesn't make your CPU "die".

One final note about compatibility, this product requires a cooler with flexible mounting height, it can't be used with products that have a fixed mounting height:
Note on Compatibility: The removal of the integrated heat spreader results in a small reduction in the mounting height of the CPU cooler. Consequently those coolers with fixed mounting heights are not able to be mounted. For this reason please confirm prior to installation whether the cooler you plan to use is capable of being set to a lower mounting height. Compatibility with watercoolers from EKWB, Aquacomputer as well as AiO watercoolers from Corsair and NZXT are guaranteed to fit. The Skylake-X Direct Die Frame is not compatible with motherboard monoblocks.



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