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im sure this has to be a repost but can anyone shed some light on this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtufuXLvOok
http://www.pugetsystems.com/submerged.php
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what about it? mineral oil has been used for years to keep electronics cool... normally used in industrial applications...

but the way they have it setup... it's just a computer in a vat of oil... in a plastic tank... there's no really good way of getting rid of the heat... so the entire tank will just get hotter and hotter...
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with a radiator does this show any overclocking potential?
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I think toms hardware did an article on this, if I remember right they had a bunch of problems with interference type problems around the CPU until they were able to get the processor sealed up right.

If it was a worthwhile and straightforward cooling method it would likely take off in popularity, but it hasn't so I'm sure it has it's quirks, and I would also question how you're able to rid yourself of the heat buildup.

And as much as I tinker with my PC, I'd have to buy a 55 gallon drum just to keep up with my oil changes..
    
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does anyone know of any long term problems? This whole thing has really sparked my curiosity.... i may sink an old dell into some oil if i cant find any answers. As far as removing heat im sure a descent radiator would do the job. Im going to do a search at toms to see what i can dig up.
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does anyone know of any long term problems? This whole thing has really sparked my curiosity.... i may sink an old dell into some oil if i cant find any answers. As far as removing heat im sure a descent radiator would do the job. Im going to do a search at toms to see what i can dig up.
Oil goes bad.
Don't plan to upgrade anything easy.
What pump do you plan to use to move the oil?
And expect much worse temperatures than standard watercooling.
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isn't oil like ~60$/barrel....not to mention the hardaware...Phase would be cheaper
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Oil goes bad.
Don't plan to upgrade anything easy.
What pump do you plan to use to move the oil?
And expect much worse temperatures than standard watercooling.
1. mineral oil
2.i was thinking of some sort of aquarium power head
3. proof?
Again although this is by no means a new idea i am wondering just how far has it been explored? As far as an easy upgrade show me somthing easy thats worth while? I think the only real upgrade problem is the mess.
I, in no way ,am going to dunk 2grand in oil without thoroughly looking into it ....and i cant think of a better place to brainstorm than with my friends at oc.net We have alot of brilliant minds on this forum and i trust alot of them.
Thank you as well as all the others for your input.
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1. mineral oil
2.i was thinking of some sort of aquarium power head
3. proof?
Again although this is by no means a new idea i am wondering just how far has it been explored? As far as an easy upgrade show me somthing easy thats worth while? I think the only real upgrade problem is the mess.
I, in no way ,am going to dunk 2grand in oil without thoroughly looking into it ....and i cant think of a better place to brainstorm than with my friends at Overclock.net We have alot of brilliant minds on this forum and i trust alot of them.
Thank you as well as all the others for your input.
1) Mineral oil will go bad over time when exposed to air.
2) aquarium pumps will mostly likely die very quickly. Aquarium pumps are not even close to the proper design specs need.
3) Go read the reviews and results. CPU temps were in the 55C+ range. Also, watercooling is obviously more efficent in terms of performance. There are only 2-3 components that are worth cooling. These few components put out 80% of the heat as well. Also, water is flowing much faster to reduce heat at source with convection.
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Not looking good for this idea...i may sink a dell just for the heck of it. Are there any other submerged cooling ideas out there that i dont know about? You got to admit sinking a puter in any liquid is pretty cool.
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