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Closed Loop mineral oil?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hey folks!

For a long time I have been staing away from watercooling because of the risk of getting leaks.
Therefor I came to wonder if mineral oil (the non conductive sort used in "fish tank" pc's) could be used in a custom loop to avoid the danger of leaks causing water damaged components.
Would that work and/or would it have the same cooling performance as a normal loop with destilled water?

Thanks in advance!

Matias.
Edited by rosinbole - 10/11/16 at 9:54am
post #2 of 7
Here is a decent comparison of mineral oil to water and air.

http://www.symscape.com/examples/rans/electronics-cooling-fluid-comparison-study

Keep in mind that volume is quite low in a PC liquid environment so if you are that worried about conductive issues you could use an industrial fluid (expensive).
post #3 of 7
The risk of spring a leak is really low after you leak test the system just buy quality fittings IMO bitspower fittings are the best quality on the market.
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thank you very much rcoolb2002, but as you will read later i just don't have the money for even more exotic solutions than a standard water cooling loop and to Jim86 I will say that i'm well aware that the risk is very low, but as a person who can't afford loosing my computer as I neither have the money to repair it or another pc, I would not be willing to take that risk tongue.gif
Edited by rosinbole - 10/12/16 at 8:51am
post #5 of 7
If you on that strict of a budget why even consider the possibility of a custom loop fittings on a simple custom loop will cost at least 100 dollars and easily cost upwards of 200+?
post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by rosinbole View Post

Hey folks!

For a long time I have been staing away from watercooling because of the risk of getting leaks.
Therefor I came to wonder if mineral oil (the non conductive sort used in "fish tank" pc's) could be used in a custom loop to avoid the danger of leaks causing water damaged components.
Would that work and/or would it have the same cooling performance as a normal loop with destilled water?

Thanks in advance!

Matias.

Bottom line is, it'll perform terribly. It can't hold as much heat, can't absorb it as fast nor flows as well as water.

Just get an air cooler if you're on a budget, don't bother with CLC's either.
Edited by Gilles3000 - 10/12/16 at 11:15am
post #7 of 7
I think that was a problem with the rubber orings on the fittings and the gaskets in the blocks.

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