Glad to hear that I could help. How did it go?
To be honest, this is the best CPU I've ever had - but to be fair I never had anything relatively this powerful.
My last CPU was an i5-4460. It performed well enough, but since I wanted some future proofness, I decided to switch.
In summary, I'm satisfied and most likely will be, even for years. If you have the budget though, I'd go with K one. Higher freqs even without OC, and its more future proof.
So you can see how much it cools down in a minute or so. You have a graph on the right about the temps throughout the test.
I have nothing to hide, you can see that hwmonitor on the left clearly shows the max temp.
Thanks for the tip - I never tried to use them, but read some threads where some of owners reported that temps were quite a bit higher when using the washers only (I don't exactly see why though). I'm also feel a bit more at ease with the full backplate installed.
I decided to cannibalize it a bit as you've seen - I don't regret it (not yet, anyway) as I am not looking to change platforms anytime soon.
Thanks for the compliment - just checked your builds, they are great as well! I've always had an affliction towards the Evolv ITX, but it is just a tad too big for an ITX case.
I've added a new pic - please check. :)
I've uploaded a couple more pictures and added bits and pieces to the description. Hopefully that'll answer your questions.
If you'd like to see a particular test, let me know.