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Poll Results: Would it work?

 
  • 75% (12)
    Yes!
  • 25% (4)
    No.
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post #1 of 25
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would it theoreticaly be possible to run a submerged pc in a fishtank and then have a external loop going [aqaurium pump-->radiator-->fishtank-->aqaurium pump] ? it seems possible but ive never seen it done before and any submerged pc attempts ive heard of always complain about issues with neverending rising temps. it seems possible to me but im just some guy on the internet so i thought i would get some of your expert opinions ^_^. thanks for the feedback!

EDIT: Answer is yes you can see post 8.
Edited by wildfire99 - 7/9/08 at 5:19am
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post #2 of 25
Hypothetical? Its been done already, the mod even won some case mod competition. Its on bit-tech.net somewhere...
    
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post #3 of 25
The fishtank is basically a huge ass reservoir.....
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post #4 of 25
I don't see why not. Your temps would not be as good as a regular WC setup, and I would use a real pump instead of an aquarium pump, but I think it might be possible. Give it a try!
    
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post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by JEK3 View Post
I don't see why not. Your temps would not be as good as a regular WC setup, and I would use a real pump instead of an aquarium pump, but I think it might be possible. Give it a try!
i dont have the extra cash im currently saving up for a normal build ^_^(see sig)

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Hypothetical? Its been done already, the mod even won some case mod competition. Its on bit-tech.net somewhere...
feel free to link it that would make the answer blatently clear.
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post #6 of 25
The radiator would dissipate the heat, the aquarium is just a reservoir. The computer would not have to be in the tank for this to work. If you really wanted the components inside then all you would have to do is construct an airtight holding space. However, unless you put blocks on every single component, then your computer will fry. As such it is impractical to run the computer inside the tank. It would be better to run the pc in a case next to the tank.

Again, the tank part of this setup is just a reservoir....
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post #7 of 25
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The radiator would dissipate the heat, the aquarium is just a reservoir. The computer would not have to be in the tank for this to work. If you really wanted the components inside then all you would have to do is construct an airtight holding space. However, unless you put blocks on every single component, then your computer will fry. As such it is impractical to run the computer inside the tank. It would be better to run the pc in a case next to the tank.

Again, the tank part of this setup is just a reservoir....
i think your getting me wrong i assumed you would assume i ment a submerged pc setup where you use liquid silicon or mineral oil. its well known its possible to run a submerged pc all im asking about is putting the liquid through a external loop.
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post #8 of 25
Check out http://www.pugetsystems.com/submerged.php
Its been done, they also added a rad later to help the temps...
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post #9 of 25
I think it would work but I don't think it's a great idea unless you are the experimental type and want to take a chance in losing a lot of equipment to those: oops shouldn't have done that, bzzz, zing, ah crap it's fried. It would be cool to try if you had the cash though.
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post #10 of 25
Most submerged pc's are done in Flourinert, which cost $300 per 100Ml.

But, here's one in cooking oil: http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...3DjyD%26sa%3DN
  
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