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Originally Posted by Phoenix777 View Post

was looking up some water cooled computers on youtube when I ran into this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eub39NaC4rc
what? completely submerged in oil?
is this any good? do any of you guys have a system like this? It looks really cool but I'm not sure how practical it is ... would be a pain to change the parts afterward.
I had two smile.gif See my links here:
Oil submersion
Oil "water" fall computer

A few thoughts if/when I do it again:
Use indigo extreme, not any kind of paste.
Incorporate some type of chiller for sub-ambient temperatures.

My $.02 at least.

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Originally Posted by selluminis View Post

I think it is mostly for show.
It's messy, looks cool, and works!
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Originally Posted by Jollyriffic View Post

i have seen the mineral oil computer before.
that system would be good if it was enclosed with one of those aquarium coolers.
something like that is good for freezing temps or temps below the dew point, mainly because there will be no condensation build up.
^This. I put mine on my deck for the entire winter...covered it with snow. Temps were awesome!
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Originally Posted by The Muffin Man View Post

cant you just put regular fans in the system?
yes you can
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Originally Posted by rdfloyd View Post

There's a ton of resistance trying to move oil with a standard fan. You'd need a high speed pump and some type of vortex maker to distribute evenly.
no you don't. simple cheap case fans work just fine
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It seems to me that you should just use mineral oil instead of water in a water cooling/pump scenario rather than 100% mineral oil.
That...or have a tank with very thick walls...or high end plastics.
Other thoughts.....
mineral oil eats away thermal pads on the gpu?? what?
using very high rpm fans like the gentle typhoon 5400rpm 120mm in an oil submerged....

DO NOT use mineral oil in a water cooling loop!

Use Indigo extreme, not paste.
    
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It seems to me that you should just use mineral oil instead of water in a water cooling/pump scenario rather than 100% mineral oil.
That...or have a tank with very thick walls...or high end plastics.
Other thoughts.....
mineral oil eats away thermal pads on the gpu?? what?
using very high rpm fans like the gentle typhoon 5400rpm 120mm in an oil submerged....

The mineral oil gets absorbed by the thermal pads and deteriorates them. Mine practically disintegrated when I tried to pull them off. Also, mineral oil can dissolve thermal paste. I had some Arctic Silver 5 floating around in my tank at one point.
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Originally Posted by anadalite View Post

why does everyone want to use oil for these experiments?
surely there is a better conductor of heat that doesn't conduct electricity in liquid form?
Isnt the water you use in your normal water loops supposed to not conduct electricity in case of a leak? If so why not just fill a tank up with that? fans will work better etc.?

Distilled water won't conduct electricity, but water isn't called "The Universal Solvent" for nothing. It won't stay nonconductive for more than a day when open to the atmosphere. Also water is good for growing things like algae, and the biocide we put in our loops to keep that from happening increases the conductivity of water.
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