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First let me say HI to all. Here is a new home pc i made for the wife and kids. specs are pretty simple as removed from packaging asus at5iont-i(changed out cpu and gou thermal paste), 8gb ram, 500gb hd, 150w picopsu, 4" bubbler and foliage. Aquarium is a 2gal unit i found at wal mart. fit my desired spec perfectly. replaced the leds in the led light with uv leds. dual booth win8 and ubuntu 11lts enjoi

after stress testing this setup for 4 months its time

And it begins




I am aware this is a very simple mod/build but it gave me a good excuse to finally show off a pc in my living room! And after two months of day to day used age all is well. highest temps i have seen is 44c. im currectly working on building a small tec peltier cooler. i plan to pump the oil out the case past the water block fixed with the tec and hope to see temps closer to 30c max. thanks for checking this out




sorry for cell phone pics




if i have posted this in the wrong section(mineral cooled) sorry.
Edited by 97discosd - 12/1/12 at 1:27pm
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Welcome to the forum.

Looks great ,just needs some fish, if only they could live in oil. biggrin.gif
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My friend was telling me about this at the college Thursday. I never expected it to show up here. This is a cool concept, especially for the kids.
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Fish in the aquarium sounds cool but I can't bring myself to commit to the idea. For now I'm doing small scale tests on a tec oil cooler. I'll be happy to see 30c @ full loaded.
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Fish in the aquarium sounds cool but I can't bring myself to commit to the idea. For now I'm doing small scale tests on a tec oil cooler. I'll be happy to see 30c @ full loaded.

Lol fish in the aquarium='s bye bye fishies ;p.

No I know you probably mean like some type of weird mod or something. Really cool man!
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Haha

Most of the people who have seen the PC ask "where are the fish?" I do my best to not chuckle. Maybe PLASTIC fish will be a future update.
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I think it's awesome hehe, mineral cooled PC's are always a treat to see. It would be cute to slap a few plastic fish in there or something, maybe a little cactus or fake turtle or some fake starfish XD Your imagination is your only limitation!thumb.gif
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post #8 of 19
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Haha
Most of the people who have seen the PC ask "where are the fish?" I do my best to not chuckle. Maybe PLASTIC fish will be a future update.
You could do a split tank. The back side could hold the motherboard and components in mineral oil, and the front section could have water and fishes. :3 As you and everyone else knows, glass is a good insulator, so as long as you can keep the water and oil away from each other. you should be fine and the fish won't be dead.

*No animals were harmed in the making of this build.
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+1 for plastic fish. +2 if they're remote controlled by the PC post-flame-small.gif
 
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Nice idea and very professional looking. thumb.gif
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