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Let me know what you think, I know the videos kinda old but how effective is this?
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There are a few people who already do this. You can find them on other cooling discussions, I believe.
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i have done this....

cons:

very messy when you are done and need to strip down.
you do not want a kid to throw stones at your tank - 20L of oil all over the floor is not nice to cleanup.
you need to get more than an oil can and tank... you will need a pump and air blowers for air circulation


pros:

will never ruust again in its life time.
nice eye stopper for displayes in a shop
you are part of the oil cooled club

and a few other things... at the end of the day it is just a project... i never had mine on long term... 2 weeks ithink it was..... then sold the lot when i was done
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Mineral Oil has only a certain amount of heat it can absorb.

You will either need to run it through a radiator or only run your PC for a certain amount of time

Otherwise it is completely viable. A person on this forum had a oil cooled folding farm
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Lets face it, it's a gimic, something to play at, or everyone would be doing it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by purpleannex View Post
Lets face it, it's a gimic, something to play at, or everyone would be doing it.
So water cooling is a gimmick too then?
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Originally Posted by purpleannex View Post
Lets face it, it's a gimic, something to play at, or everyone would be doing it.
There aren't really any gimmicks in CPU cooling. It either works or it doesn't...
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So water cooling is a gimmick too then?
A great gimmick.

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The newer version of this actually does show that they use a radiator... a big one

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I only see it as a viable solution if you plan on using phase or chilled liquid cooling. It's a short-cut to avoid insulating and the negative effects of condensation.
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