Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Cooling Experiments › Oil bath with CPU waterblock?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Oil bath with CPU waterblock?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thinking of doing an oil bath as part of the integration into a new desk build-in, but modifying it from typical by keeping a waterblock on the CPU, and keeping the intake open, and using a pump to run it through the CPU block, through a rad or 2, and then dump it back into the bath... anyone have any feedback?
honestly, I came up with the idea this morning, and havn't really thought it through other than that it would be cool...
post #2 of 11
Do you mean, a submerged oil build?

Typically, these are an awful and very unpractical.
Animus
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770K Asus Maximus V Formula Z77 EVGA GTX980Ti SC+ ACX 2.0+ 2 x 4GB Corsair Dominator GT 1866Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB 2 x WD 1TB Blue EZEX RAID0 EK Supremacy - Copper / Acetal EK Titan X & Backplate - Copper / Acetal 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK 360XTX EK Spin Reservoir - Acetal Liang DDC / EK Top EK PSC Compression Fittings 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional 64bit 3 x Samsung P2450H 24" Filco Majestouch 2 - Cherry Blues Corsair TX750 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 800D Razer Deathadder 2013 Razer Destructor 2 Creative Titanium HD 
AudioAudio
Fiio E9 Amplifier Beyerdynamic DT880 Premium (600 Ohm) 
  hide details  
Reply
Animus
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770K Asus Maximus V Formula Z77 EVGA GTX980Ti SC+ ACX 2.0+ 2 x 4GB Corsair Dominator GT 1866Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB 2 x WD 1TB Blue EZEX RAID0 EK Supremacy - Copper / Acetal EK Titan X & Backplate - Copper / Acetal 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK 360XTX EK Spin Reservoir - Acetal Liang DDC / EK Top EK PSC Compression Fittings 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional 64bit 3 x Samsung P2450H 24" Filco Majestouch 2 - Cherry Blues Corsair TX750 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 800D Razer Deathadder 2013 Razer Destructor 2 Creative Titanium HD 
AudioAudio
Fiio E9 Amplifier Beyerdynamic DT880 Premium (600 Ohm) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Submerged build yes, built into the desktop under tempered glass. with lots of brass and copper, some rotating gears and chains and sprockets
post #4 of 11
Sounds like a good idea as you're removing much of the heat produced by the system at source rather than have it dispersed into the main body of the oil.

One thing to consider though is that the specific heat capacity of the oil is far less than that of water....obviously the block water block has a smaller surface area that air coolers as they are designed to work with water and its higher cooling capacity.....you would probably have to increase your flow rate considerably above what would be required with water...and that may be problematic because of the higher viscosity of the oil.

Would be interesting to see, I guess you would be better off with as large a volume and surface area water cooler as possible....or perhaps doing a home made one.....adapting one of those all copper low profile server air coolers would be good.....just put a shroud around it open at one end so oil can be drawn through the fins by the pump....leaks would not be a problem as it's in a submerged tank .
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
That brings up a good point... after reading through a few discussions on oil cooling, I see many, many people talking about how hard it is to pump oil and that makes it a problem... I work on elevators, we pump hydraulic oil at very high pressures and very high flow rates every day. As a species we've been doing this for hundreds of years...

Pumping oil with a computer water cooling system pump, or aquarium pump is not easy, nor is it good for the equipment, but it's not hard to do with the right pump, in fact it's pretty darn easy.

The issue with the waterblock would be pressure vs flow, as the inlet is small it will take a fair bit of pressure to suck a decent quantity through, and by fair bit I mean maybe 20psi... not hard to do at all with a decent pump and motor.
post #6 of 11
You seem serious about this. Now I'm interested... smile.gif
Animus
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770K Asus Maximus V Formula Z77 EVGA GTX980Ti SC+ ACX 2.0+ 2 x 4GB Corsair Dominator GT 1866Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB 2 x WD 1TB Blue EZEX RAID0 EK Supremacy - Copper / Acetal EK Titan X & Backplate - Copper / Acetal 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK 360XTX EK Spin Reservoir - Acetal Liang DDC / EK Top EK PSC Compression Fittings 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional 64bit 3 x Samsung P2450H 24" Filco Majestouch 2 - Cherry Blues Corsair TX750 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 800D Razer Deathadder 2013 Razer Destructor 2 Creative Titanium HD 
AudioAudio
Fiio E9 Amplifier Beyerdynamic DT880 Premium (600 Ohm) 
  hide details  
Reply
Animus
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770K Asus Maximus V Formula Z77 EVGA GTX980Ti SC+ ACX 2.0+ 2 x 4GB Corsair Dominator GT 1866Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB 2 x WD 1TB Blue EZEX RAID0 EK Supremacy - Copper / Acetal EK Titan X & Backplate - Copper / Acetal 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK 360XTX EK Spin Reservoir - Acetal Liang DDC / EK Top EK PSC Compression Fittings 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional 64bit 3 x Samsung P2450H 24" Filco Majestouch 2 - Cherry Blues Corsair TX750 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 800D Razer Deathadder 2013 Razer Destructor 2 Creative Titanium HD 
AudioAudio
Fiio E9 Amplifier Beyerdynamic DT880 Premium (600 Ohm) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
quick web search found I can get a 1020gph @125psi pump for under $70 shipped to my door. this will easily run as much oil as I want, all I need is a 12vdc relay to switch the 120v. the oil movement part is easy its the feasibility of running the bath that makes me wonder... also condensation off of the glass, but water in the oil isnt hard to get rid of either.
post #8 of 11
At those pressures you'd not be able to use standard pc fittings, piping and I'm not sure if the rads are designed for that sort of thing, you'll need a proper industrial build or you will be popping it all apart.....having said that reading your previous reply you're obviously aware of that and up to the task of making such a system thumb.gif
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
the pressure would obviously not reach 150psi, as pressure is a function if resistance to flow but it would be higher than a normal pc system because the higher viscosity of the oil will resist flow somewhat more. I'm looking at solderedncopper fittings just for asthetic reasons but they will serve a purpose as well.
Edited by LongShot79 - 3/19/13 at 3:18pm
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
cell phone post fail x5
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cooling Experiments
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Cooling Experiments › Oil bath with CPU waterblock?