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8086K Swap

by molnarg


EDIT: I finally finished OC'ing (for now), I've managed to get the CPU running stable at 5.1GHz with 1.36V. I have a hunch there's a sloppy mess of TIM on my chip, since I'm idling at almost 40*C on water, I'm interested to see what temps will drop to after I delid and reinstall. For now, I'm happy that off the shelf I've been able to exceed the 5.0Ghz mark, I still have headroom to play with Voltage and see how far I can push this 8086K. Thanks!

This is an update to my original build in the Fractal Design Mini C TG, found here --> https://pcpartpicker.com/b/rxRJ7P

I still have a few more wires to connect like the usb 2.0 cable, its connector is in the most inconvenient spot on the Z370I but I'll find a way to tuck it away. The last few images are of my "old" build from this weekend just before I swapped my 7700K and Z270G for my new combo. I went with mITX instead of mATX since I'm planning on getting the Dan Cases C4-SFX when it hopefully releases later this year, I hope.... More pics and details to follow, thanks!

Part Reviews


Great CPU, but runs hot so I plan on delidding it soon to lower temps and see just how far this can be OC'ed

CPU Cooler

Great AIO, dropped temps on my delidded 7700K in my previous build by about 5*C, I'm interested to see how it handles the 8086K and what it can do. The pump is louder than I thought it would be, but it's bearable.


Small, compact, and feature packed. Can't really ask for anything more from an mITX board, though I wish I was able to make use of my 4 memory dimms instead of just 2 but that's a minor trade off downsizing motherboards.


This RAM is fantastic, solid performance and the white RGB color scheme will definitely brighten up any build


Been using this SSD since it released, bought my second one a year later. Speeds are still super fast, all around great drives


Absurdly fast boot times, I love it


Quiet drive with plenty of storage, easy installation too.


Fantastic case with great features. The TG side panel is clean with the black trim on the glass border. While the footprint of the case isn't the smallest, it's an all around excellent choice for an mATX build for both air and water cooling support.

Power Supply

Quality psu, fan almost always sits idle so it hardly ever makes noise, great eco feature

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Yognaught_Ace 2 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

nice build but 8086K? The hell is that name, lol, I though the title was a typo

antonjetpack 7 points 9 months ago

it's celebrating the x86 microarchitecture by Intel

Yognaught_Ace 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

ah, thanks

SekouSan 1 point 9 months ago

For real I thought the same thing

Yognaught_Ace 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago


bbogle86 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Very nice. Any plans on overclocking? I'm interested to see what the average 8086K can do if they really are just binned 8700Ks; I'd expect most could do 5.2 easily but I'd love to know from someone who's tried first hand!

molnarg submitter 3 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

I'm hoping to get everything up and running tonight and start OCing if I have time. If not then tomorrow for sure I'll push the limits of this chip, I'm just as curious lol. I wonder how it would do if I delid this too..

bladd12001 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Most I've seen so far with my older brothers' testing has been about 5.5GHz at 1.43 volts without de-lidding and with a custom loop on it.

When the two of them de-lidded it and cooled it with the same loop they were able to take their chip to an insane 5.76GHz at 1.50 volts with a max temp of 78 degrees.

bbogle86 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

wow. I mean there's no way I'd run at 1.43 or above for longer than it takes to test it, but that's insane to know that you can. I bet it does a very comfortable 5.3 then for daily use. good to know, thanks!

side note, spare a thought for everyone who paid $700+ for a pre-binned 8700K from silicon lottery in the last couple months. RIP in peace.

bladd12001 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

yeah, they are stable at 5.3 with 1.37 volts.

and I do feel bad for those who got the binned 8700ks

molnarg submitter 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

I've updated my description to show my preliminary OC results. I'm looking into delidding the chip soon to see just how far I can push it.

DualPC 11 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

have you tried MCE? is it putting 1.5v into your cpu like mine is on my Gigabyte z370M d3h?

molnarg submitter 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

I have MCE disabled on my XMP profile, I followed DerBauer's overclocking guide on YouTube which worked out nicely on an Asus board.

What happens if you disable MCE on your board?

DualPC 11 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

it runs slower than my 8700k @4.5ghz but somehow scores higher with lower clocks and acts snappier, completing benchmarks in almost half the time of the 8700k. It just feels faster in my everyday use...i think board manufacturers need to release bios updates. i would like to see it run 5Ghz on all cores safely

welassal 1 point 8 months ago

Question .. Hi, there did you have any issues loading Asus Bios on the first boot. Thanks

molnarg submitter 3 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Nope no issues getting to the bios or booting into windows

welassal 1 point 8 months ago

Thank you .

scaferc 1 point 6 months ago

Very nice build. Considering a very similar similar build myself. What orientation do you have the fans in?

DWeh_ 1 point 5 months ago

Are the fans silent?

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molnarg submitter 3 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

Will have an update soon! I switched GPU's to a 1080ti and bought new ram that needed to be RMA'ed. Hoping this weekend everything arrives and I can test it out. I did delid with Thermo Grizzly Cryonaut, temps dropped slightly but my 8086K runs at 4.6GHz on auto settings with no manual OC.

After that, I'm moving my whole system into the Dan Case A4-SFX V3, so no more OC'ing I'll probably have to undervolt the CPU and GPU.

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molnarg submitter 3 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

finished testing, im now running 5.2GHz on the cpu, stable at 1.37V. Delidding helped tremendously. My idle temps dropped 7C, and my temps max out at 73C now instead of 96C. Overall, definitely worth it to delid. Thanks!

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molnarg submitter 3 Builds 6 points 9 months ago

Didn't realize I had to be first, but thanks..

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