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post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by KusH View Post
I Disagree. It can look much better then a water loop (when in clear mineral oil)

And also it cools better, however the temps are slightly higher but much more stable just due to the type of fluid.
See, you would still need the big heatsinks hanging off the board, and IMO that doesnt look very good. If you keep your computer stressed for long periods of time, like running F@H, that oil will heat up over time. I have ran my computer at 4.2GHz running F@H 24/7 for weeks at a time, and I never had a temperature issue. I was always sitting around 40C (thats BEFORE i added my MCR 420 to the loop )
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post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by ddavis1306 View Post
Well the tests shows that it does take a while to heat up to peak temps, like 12 hrs of continuous stress, but i supose just put it in standby mode. but yea cleaning them off will be a pain.
Now with a system with say overclocked dual 580's and a overclocked 2600k playing bf3. Sorry guys, I can't play I have to let my pc cool down. I find it quite funny
post #13 of 23
Wow that's crazy, I've never even heard of this before. Wouldn't the resistance against the fans (GPU, PSU, etc) eventually kill their motors?
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post #14 of 23
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My computer needs an oil change every five thousand miles.
haha
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post #15 of 23
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Wow that's crazy, I've never even heard of this before. Wouldn't the resistance against the fans (GPU, PSU, etc) eventually kill their motors?
They remove the fans. I once saw a video on oil cooling your PC (I don't think it was puget systems doing it)
post #16 of 23
CarlosSpiceyWeiner Did a oil bath computer. It wasnt a high powered machine or anything. But it did work, and to my amazement, the fans worked fine in the oil. One thing he did find out, is that if you take the MOBO out of the oil, it would no longer post. But when he put it back it, it worked. He also noticed that the TIM from the heatsink was gone, most likely washed away by the oil.

More interesting than this, is that 3M liquid that boils at low tempature and is completely non conductive. Not sure which would perform better, but boiling a computer in that 3M liquid did look dam cool. But was not available for purchase yet.

EDIT: It was beers that stated that fans work fine under oil

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The system from Puget is noted to have 2+ years of fan operation in mineral oil without damage to the fans.

Edited by goodtobeking - 10/13/11 at 9:29am
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post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by trumpet-205 View Post
You still need radiator and a pump for submersion.

The biggest problem with mineral oil cooling is cleaning. At some point you need to take out those components and it is very difficult to clean off those mineral oils.
No. No you don't. Just need a way to move the oil around ie: fans.

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See, you would still need the big heatsinks hanging off the board, and IMO that doesnt look very good. If you keep your computer stressed for long periods of time, like running F@H, that oil will heat up over time. I have ran my computer at 4.2GHz running F@H 24/7 for weeks at a time, and I never had a temperature issue. I was always sitting around 40C (thats BEFORE i added my MCR 420 to the loop )
Mineral oil will run hotter on idle yes, and even slightly higher on loads, HOWEVER due to it's thermal properties it does get hotter however when it is that temp it's much more stable due to no rapid changes in temps because of the oil.

Meaning running an i7 on air with a temp of 80c = bad idea. Running an i7 in mineral oil at 80c = works perfectly fine with no problems.

Basically it just makes your temp threshold a bit higher without causing any issues.
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post #19 of 23
Biggest advantage I see is, is that the oil will cool everything. The CPU/GPU and North/South bridges obviously produce the most heat, but all the small parts and pieces will be cooled better than with air. Which might result in better OCing.

But like others said, the oil will only absorb so much heat before its temperature reaches an unusable level. But if you are not folding, crunching, or long hours of gaming, you should be alright without radiators and pumps. But if you are planning on folding 24/7, you will probably need them
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post #20 of 23
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I saw alot of youtube vids of people completely submerging most of their components in Mineral oil. Oil is non conductive, the setup makes almost 0 noise, and dust isn't an issue. and the Whole set up is VERY cheap compared to water cooling setups.
Discuss?
vid:Oil Cooled PC
I was kind of confused on which section this goes into..
Water cooling is non-conductive.
Dust is an issue as it will builds up in the oil.
Temperatures are not as good.
Gallons of oil isn't that cheap.



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Biggest advantage I see is, is that the oil will cool everything. The CPU/GPU and North/South bridges obviously produce the most heat, but all the small parts and pieces will be cooled better than with air. Which might result in better OCing.
One disadvantage is that it will not cool the components that actually benefit as well. Who cares if your audio chip is 5C cooler when your CPU is 10C warmer?
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