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Feser ultra pure is one step up from distilled. But it's expensive, and it'll need to be changed just like distilled. It is however less conductive, but will eventually be as conductive as any other liquid you put in.
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There are multiple threads of Oil gardens. Basically you take a large tub and fill it with mineral oil, and then throw a computer in it. And the computer will run fine for years.

So with this, you could possibly run mineral oil in a loop. You would need a pump, has to be stronger than a normal computer pump. But not sure how effective it would be though.

And I have said it before, water on your MOBO is not a instant death and explosion. I have a fillport in the top of my 600T. And twice I was topping it off and overfilled the tube and spilled water onto my MOBO. I even had a little water in my SATA slots. All while my computer was running and Folding.

I just shut it down, dried it off, waited a couple hours, and then rebooted without any problems

EDIT: was ninja'd because of my crappy ISP. But to answer pump wise, they do make larger pumps than 35X and 655. Not for this purpose but I am sure viscosity would not be a problem with a large pump. Grundfos pumps come to mind
Edited by goodtobeking - 8/5/11 at 6:47pm
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Just be careful assembling your loop. I like to use 7/16" ID tubing on 1/2" barbs for a tight fit. Use a zip tie on each connection, and they won't ever leak. I guarantee it. Also, ensure that the barbs are sealed with the component. Use teflon tape or similar. I have built and rebuild my water cooling setup several times and have not leak tested once, ever. I've never had a problem.

Edit: Water spilling on your components isn't the end of the world. I've spilled water all over my motherboard, and had water spewing out on my video cards (don't forget to replace your reservoir fill cap) while running with no ill effects.
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This. It is roughly $400 a gallon though.
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What if you get one of those case where the MOBO lay flat, BUT then you flip the case upside down. This way, if there is a leak it will drip down to the case cover. And, wrap the seams with a thin cloth so if the pump is putting out too much pressure it will not squirt out.

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