The CPU Intel SHOULD have made!

  • Published: 10 September 2018
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    The Core i7 8086K is boring... But we couldn’t pass up celebrating the 8086's anniversary in style. Time for a little DIY action to turn it into a work of art!

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Comments • 4 042

  • Piotr Sumela
    Piotr Sumela  11 months back

    If only you would do it straight... it kinda hurts my "premium" thing. To be fair, never delidded anything, so I have no idea how hard it is to align IHS correctly, but it looks like something what you would buy on aliexpress. Especially on b-rolls ;p

    • LeGoog2008
      LeGoog2008  4 days back

      That CPU was quite ugly looking.. :(

    • AstralStorm
      AstralStorm  3 weeks back

      @Linus Tech Tips Should've asked. Epoxy is used because it sticks to everything and is mechanically sound. For other thing that sticks to everything too, cyanoacrylate - it's bit easier to crack.

    • SolidSonicTH
      SolidSonicTH  1 months back

      Dimi Supposedly it’s even better when you don’t because the IHS now makes direct contact with the substrate, removing as much distance as possible between the underside and the die. Adding adhesive during the relidding reintroduces that air gap (possibly even more than the original mounting since you aren’t a robot who can exactly measure and spread adhesive), sacrificing some heat dispersal.

    • bu tre
      bu tre  3 months back

      delidding is easy. you really don't need the fancy tools, I've always just done it with a razor blade. been doing it for years, started with an athlon 245 and mercury (since gallium compounds weren't available back then) and have done it to every non-soldered chip I've gotten my hands on since. only messed it up once on a pentium 4 that turned out to be soldered, but that chip was free anyway. these days I'm using conductonaut, but the concept is the same, only difference is I don't need any hydrochloric acid for it.

    • bmxriderforlife1234
      bmxriderforlife1234  8 months back

      @shaunskii or nail polish.

  • Steele
    Steele  3 days back

    Damn... chemistry actually helped me understand something

    • Daimien Taylor
      Daimien Taylor  4 days back

      Needs a Gold Plated Heatsink and fan to top it.

      • Ahmet Omer Ozgen
        Ahmet Omer Ozgen  5 days back

        That's like 20 percent wow

        • eivindrew
          eivindrew  5 days back


          • Technikchaot
            Technikchaot  5 days back

            you should have asked der8auer because he could give you a silver heatspreader which you can make gold.

            • AB the underrated tryhard

              Use it without a cooler you cowards!

              • Murathan Tavukcu
                Murathan Tavukcu  5 days back

                Linus: our gold plated CPU!!!!

                İntel XEON: nahh

                • S T
                  S T  6 days back

                  It would be hilarious if intel told Linus they had planned this for the 50th anniversary

                  • BANT3R
                    BANT3R  6 days back

                    But you will never see it

                    • Sultan Mehmood Ghaznavi

                      so its gonna stay hidden under paste and heatsink? : |

                      • inthelandofnumbnuts
                        inthelandofnumbnuts  1 weeks back

                        wow,too much ghetto tech for my taste.

                        • Richárd Simon
                          Richárd Simon  2 weeks back

                          "GGGOOOLLDDD-Plated". Yeah. And delid + liquid metal.

                          • Mike Anderson
                            Mike Anderson  2 weeks back

                            Makes gold plated, engraved CPU. Puts ugly Noctua cooling fans on top. Nice.

                            • Henrik Jakobsen
                              Henrik Jakobsen  2 weeks back

                              Love the Handley Page Halifax T-shirt!

                              • Cody Dudley
                                Cody Dudley  2 weeks back

                                now its the i7-8087K

                                • Oasegrafis
                                  Oasegrafis  2 weeks back

                                  intel exactly know that user will cover up their processor with heatsink, that's why this idea is useless.

                                  • SolidSonicTH
                                    SolidSonicTH  2 weeks back

                                    THE SUBSTRATE COULD AT LEAST BE A DIFFERENT COLOR!

                                • Logan
                                  Logan  2 weeks back

                                  Anyone else thinks Anthony kinda looks like Gabe Newall?

                                  • K4yr4h
                                    K4yr4h  2 weeks back

                                    gold plated cat, when?

                                    • mewimi
                                      mewimi  3 weeks back

                                      The IHS, it is slanted ;[

                                      • The Patograper
                                        The Patograper  3 weeks back

                                        Hope we can try Madrinas here in the philippines

                                        • GAMER OF DARK
                                          GAMER OF DARK  3 weeks back

                                          F you my friends

                                          • Clayton Reed
                                            Clayton Reed  3 weeks back

                                            If you made custom Linus Tech tips i7s I would purchase it! That would be a glorious piece for my computer! Honestly anything you guys sell as a Linus Product for computers I would love!

                                            • Argerie Campbell
                                              Argerie Campbell  3 weeks back

                                              wow is that tarans ashey hands

                                              • nexxusty
                                                nexxusty  3 weeks back

                                                I am pretty sure I am the fastest out of everyone at skipping Linus's ads. Ive gotten really quick at it now.


                                                • Yilmaz Ayten
                                                  Yilmaz Ayten  3 weeks back

                                                  Gold is a better conductor than nickel

                                                  • Mr Lopes
                                                    Mr Lopes  3 weeks back

                                                    Anthony is a straight up EXPERT, this guys knows his stuff, I'd even go as far to saying he's the most knowledgable out of Linus Media Group.

                                                    • tredigi
                                                      tredigi  3 weeks back

                                                      Gold is extremely conductive, if you didn't see lower temps something would be wrong.

                                                      • Naod Birhane
                                                        Naod Birhane  4 weeks back

                                                        anrhony got skills

                                                        • Jayesh Mange
                                                          Jayesh Mange  4 weeks back

                                                          Laughs in Ryzen 3000

                                                          • Erik Accorsi
                                                            Erik Accorsi  1 months back

                                                            that xenomorph on the bench is looking sexy :D

                                                            • Comrade Stalin
                                                              Comrade Stalin  1 months back

                                                              1:31 Linus drop tips at it again

                                                              • CZ. Dragon
                                                                CZ. Dragon  1 months back

                                                                10:18 lol, intel packed their i9 9900k like this, but linus was first!

                                                                • Spykerhond
                                                                  Spykerhond  1 months back

                                                                  you were at a jewller , trust me check if they didnt replace it with a celeron

                                                                  • Albert Hartono
                                                                    Albert Hartono  1 months back

                                                                    Gimme dat

                                                                    • Rafi 529
                                                                      Rafi 529  1 months back

                                                                      gold plating reduces roughness. As a result the adhesion is weak

                                                                      • Mobile Gamers Unite
                                                                        Mobile Gamers Unite  1 months back

                                                                        Dude...make ur shirts 15 bucks and you might just sell some...just saying

                                                                        • EkreB 376
                                                                          EkreB 376  1 months back


                                                                          • Jxshua Yuzn
                                                                            Jxshua Yuzn  2 months back


                                                                            • Raghunandan Reddy C
                                                                              Raghunandan Reddy C  2 months back

                                                                              Just one question. Can you even see what u did once you put it in a system?

                                                                              • Jose mar
                                                                                Jose mar  2 months back

                                                                                That is the best thing I've ever seen you do.... Love it..!

                                                                                • Shaan Singh
                                                                                  Shaan Singh  2 months back

                                                                                  you need to use a transparent water block for that thing

                                                                                  • Shaan Singh
                                                                                    Shaan Singh  2 months back

                                                                                    why did a COFFEE company sponsor a TECH channel?!

                                                                                    • 96fps_from_mars
                                                                                      96fps_from_mars  2 months back

                                                                                      Demographic overlap, I'd say a fair amount of the audience is young professionals with disposable income (also broke students).

                                                                                  • Creative Videos & Vlogs
                                                                                    Creative Videos & Vlogs  2 months back

                                                                                    Intel has invented a pentium which is made of gold

                                                                                    • KingD
                                                                                      KingD  2 months back

                                                                                      How’d you manage to not bend a single pin during all of this wtf lol

                                                                                      • Brian McGaw
                                                                                        Brian McGaw  2 months back

                                                                                        X86 is gonna be the downfall of Intel, things are moving to ARM, this is one area AMD is beating Intel in, tablets and laptops are already making the move.

                                                                                        • jgh fun-run
                                                                                          jgh fun-run  2 months back

                                                                                          this video... it inspired me to learn cpu design. and os design soon.

                                                                                          • J B
                                                                                            J B  2 months back

                                                                                            i want to be as smart as Anthony...