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I decided im going to make my HTPC Mineral oil cooled. Since im using very low end hardware, im not too concerned with setting up external cooling. But my question is, what size tank should I be looking for? Its a Micro MoBo if that helps any. Thanks guys!
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I would have thought that it would depend more on the heat dissipation by the radiator used rather than the surface area of the oil. I'm not a specialist on the subject and hopefully someone will correct me if I am wrong but wouldn't an increased amount of oil just increase the time it took to reach its peak temperature or would the larger surface area in contact with the air affect the results?
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@ Emerican . Oil Cooled ? ok the info that I want to share with you & others is I tried this with one of my case fan dipped into oil just to see the longivity of the fan but the results are very disappointing. my fan died, I may be wrong but in your case HTPC does not requir that much cooling you can , air cooling will be enough. biggrin.gif
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The only time using oil is better than water is when you're dealing with temperatures higher than water's boiling point. Oil doesn't have anywhere near the thermal conductivity of water. Stick with water.
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