While the default stress temperatures for Core i7 8700k is fine, in overclocked conditions they can be high. Especially if your proc needs a bit more voltage than the average Coffee Lake proc. The temps can be lowered be delidding the processor and replace the TIM.
German etailer Caseking now designed a new way to make a quick buck as the store will be offering a Core i7 8700K Ultra Edition that has been retrofitted with a 99.99% silver heater spreader. In-between the heatspreader and processor die they will apply some liquid metal opposed to thermal paste.
In the table below you can check out the models versus prices. The procs will be binned for a guaranteed OC, of course at additional cost. The maximum clock frequency would be 5.2 GHz for the Core i7 8700k.
- 5.2 GHz 870 euro
- 5.1 GHz 750 euro
- 5.0 GHz 690 euro
Yes, be prepared to pay a massive price premium as that is 500 euros extra for the binned 5.2 GHz model. But at least they add the silver heatspreader and liquid metal opposed to some parties in the market that just bin them.