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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.
You can get a whole lot of non-conductive fluid as well.. However, you will need to buy a few hundred dollars worth to fill at case. In fact, you will need quite a lot of mineral oil even. Oh, make 100% sure it is air tight and no leaks.
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You can get a whole lot of non-conductive fluid as well.. However, you will need to buy a few hundred dollars worth to fill at case. In fact, you will need quite a lot of mineral oil even. Oh, make 100% sure it is air tight and no leaks.
for sure gonna use a fish tank..... a close friend of mine owns a pet store, so i got the hookup on pet supplies. As far as air tight/ no leaks you cant go wrong there. Not to mention i have a 150 gallon reef tank at my house, as well as a 55 gallon, and a 29 gallon reef bio cube, so a fish tank theme would fit very well. I doubt i will dunk my good puter in anything but i do see myself sinking this dell for a conversation piece, after some more research of course.
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let us know how it goes, this sounds interesting, take some pics...or even better, video. I want to see that thing start up lol.
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This will be fun to watch unfold. I think a GREAT way to get rid of the heat is to dump ice cubes in there every 20 minutes or so...
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i may sink a dell just for the heck of it.
if your video card has a cooling fan, make sure you remove it first. no fans in the oil; they will burn out. also make sure you don't put your power supply in the oil. set the PSU next to the tank and route your wires into it from the top. i also recommend tile floor. or a garage. prepare to get messy.
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lol...PLZ take pics
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if your video card has a cooling fan, make sure you remove it first. no fans in the oil; they will burn out. also make sure you don't put your power supply in the oil. set the PSU next to the tank and route your wires into it from the top. i also recommend tile floor. or a garage. prepare to get messy.
click my link on the starting post...they sink a power supply.
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This will be fun to watch unfold. I think a GREAT way to get rid of the heat is to dump ice cubes in there every 20 minutes or so...
this post gives me an idea...maybe ill just sink the whole thing in a slushy...or maybe just build it all in kool-aid and then stick it in a freezer. For what its worth did you even click on the links i first posted?
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This will be fun to watch unfold. I think a GREAT way to get rid of the heat is to dump ice cubes in there every 20 minutes or so...
yeah, NO... ice is made of water, ice melts, water conducts electricity, and oil and water do not mix, oil stays on top of water, so the water will submerge itself to the bottom where all the components are and cause a RIOT!
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click my link on the starting post...they sink a power supply.
i've seen that video before. that doesn't mean it should be done. those fans were designed to run in air. the increased resistance in the oil will ruin the fan motors.
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