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So i just read about a guy who filled a fishtank with oil (the one you cook with you know lol) with a computer there and OCed it. It runs fine while it was shutting down in 10 min due to overheating with air cooling. How come it doesn't damage hardware? That's the link it's all in russian but pics included http://habrahabr.ru/post/181003/
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Mineral oil isn't conductive. ( electricity doesn't flow in oil) also the fans are running in lubricant so they wouldn't die.
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So anybody can do that and it will be better than air cooling? The guy said it cost him about 100$ (about 70$ for the fishtank). Obviously the oil will get warmed so do i need to change it? It looks funny but i wouldn't do it with my PC lol
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anyone could do it, but i wouldn't do it and makes everything disgusting if you decide to put it back to air cooling.

Yes, the oil will get warm so you would need a pump, radiator and fans to cool the oil down. no need for replacing the oil.
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Yea, actually Ive done this before so I'm sort of an expert tongue.gif
I did this with my old dell computer, and it was getting old and dusty so i decided to submerge it in oil. You can check it out in my sig. I also have a build log of it too.
The pros of doing this is that it will preserve the life of your computer for a very long time, as the oil helps keep all the metals from corroding. Mineral oil is a natural preservative. And, if done right, it does cool the computer rather well.
There are many cons to doing this though, as you will never probably upgrade, as it is a pain to remove the oil from the components, and it can make a mess as the oil has a tendency to wick up the cables, causing oil to form all around the table. It gets kind of disgusting. The simple way to fix this is to just make sure your cables don't touch the oil, just make sure the connections are made outside the oil so you wont have a mess. Also, if you have a small tank (thats what I got), you will have less amount of oil, thus you will need a radiator + pump to cool the oil.
I currently run my oil PC passively cooled. It runs fine as the oil takes a rather long time to heat up, but I can't play games for too long as the oil begins to get really hot, and I'm worried the glass might crack.
SO if you plan to do this, be ready to never upgrade or change any of the components in the computer as the oil will get into everything and its disgusting, and also get ready to get a simple loop to cool down the oil if you are planning to use a tiny fish tank. However, you will get the added benefit of silence, as all the fans will be submerged and make no noise, (the only thing you cant put in oil is the HDD as it has moving parts, and the oil might screw that up), only the HDD will make noise, as well as a very long lasting PC.
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Yea, actually Ive done this before so I'm sort of an expert tongue.gif
I did this with my old dell computer, and it was getting old and dusty so i decided to submerge it in oil. You can check it out in my sig. I also have a build log of it too.
The pros of doing this is that it will preserve the life of your computer for a very long time, as the oil helps keep all the metals from corroding. Mineral oil is a natural preservative. And, if done right, it does cool the computer rather well.
There are many cons to doing this though, as you will never probably upgrade, as it is a pain to remove the oil from the components, and it can make a mess as the oil has a tendency to wick up the cables, causing oil to form all around the table. It gets kind of disgusting. The simple way to fix this is to just make sure your cables don't touch the oil, just make sure the connections are made outside the oil so you wont have a mess. Also, if you have a small tank (thats what I got), you will have less amount of oil, thus you will need a radiator + pump to cool the oil.
I currently run my oil PC passively cooled. It runs fine as the oil takes a rather long time to heat up, but I can't play games for too long as the oil begins to get really hot, and I'm worried the glass might crack.
SO if you plan to do this, be ready to never upgrade or change any of the components in the computer as the oil will get into everything and its disgusting, and also get ready to get a simple loop to cool down the oil if you are planning to use a tiny fish tank. However, you will get the added benefit of silence, as all the fans will be submerged and make no noise, (the only thing you cant put in oil is the HDD as it has moving parts, and the oil might screw that up), only the HDD will make noise, as well as a very long lasting PC.


He could use Novec 7000 or DuPonts Valtrex. Of course he would definitely need to make an airtight seal on his case, and use a TEC to be sure any evaporated liquid is re-condensed. It would cost more, but for much better results cooling wise. It would also make it possible to upgrade, and remove/swap out parts as the liquid evaporates at 40Degrees Celsius for the Novec 7000 and 60degrees Celsius for the Valtrex. Novec 7000 is also incredibly expensive at about 300$ per gallon, however DuPonts liquid only runs at about 120$ per gallon.
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