A while ago I did this . Renderd the cpu useless, made the IHS into a keyring and chucked the cpu in my tool box amongts all the other pc crap. Tonight i was going through my tool box looking for something else and I came across this and thought, well I have a spare DFI mobo, ram and psu here lets chuck it in and see what happens. Well, as we speek its going through a Gruelling OCCT torture test, temps are a balmy 37 degrees and still going. Unreal, coz this cpu did 2800mhz out of the packet at 1.6v. Now with the lid off and I'll chuck it on water lets see. I just had to tell ya!!