All installed looks really good and so far only slightly louder than my case fans. Running nice and cool as well with a small overclock to 4.4.
Item has now sold out. Whoever went for it enjoy the bargain!
Thermal Grizzly grrrrr
Depends on the CPU, INTEL is using paste between the die and the heat spreader, so it's worth delidding them. AMD is using solder except on their last 2 APU'S, so not worth it on the ryzens except the APU'S.
There are delid tools available. Delided 7700k not so long ago. Tool was 3d printed and bought that for £6. All i had to use is vice