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I'm sure many of you have heard about this idea before or perhaps tried it yourselves. Well along with the help of a couple friends I am attemting to do the same.

Oil immersion cooling!

There have been other projects that have attempted this experiment. Some have been successfull while others have been catastrophic.

This build entitled the Atlantis Oil PC is just the first of a few prototypes I have brainstormed. Later models will employ more elaborate systems and fail safe devices.

The eventual purpose is to create ample cooling for some extensive overclocking features and/or expand longevity of servers.

http://aopc.blogspot.com/
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post #2 of 60
I am sure you read the Tomshardware experiments?

What oil do you plan to use? Stay away from any veggie oil, since that stuff will get rancid and eventually turn into some kind of thickish goo..
    
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Yeah, it also can decompose... smelly so i hear...

Anyway, ill go take some pictures of the stuff, but we have 5 gallons of 350 viscosity mineral oil. The final case has been built and tested for leaks. All we are wating on now is time away from busy school to get the thing fired up.(and overclocked too )
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Sounds fun! Good luck
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Well the case is finished and leak tested

Motherboard is mounted.... next comes mounting the power supply and adding the flare



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I am assuming that CPU cooler is gonna go when the oil arrives

PS: this would not be a bad entry for the case modding competition..... insofar you can call this 'modding' LOL
    
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Yeah i am going to enter a case, but its not going to be an oil cooled case.

Im going to fabricate it though... (kinda thinking phase change for that case)

And no, the cooler will stay on when the oil arrives (initially). I have a feeling that giving the heatsink a higher surface area will help heat distribute into the oil better. In the event that i am wrong, it is easy to take it off
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post #8 of 60
Just take off the fan though! The oil will cause too much resistance, and the fan will burn out.
    
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I wonder if putting in some kind of low speed propeller would be beneficial. Make the oil move around mechanically. You could get one of those 110V slow speed gear motors.
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post #10 of 60
That's a good idea. but it needs to be something more powerful than the run-of-the-mill fan, given the high resistance of oil.
    
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