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I have a nice long thread regarding this here.

That thread will answer all questions you may have as I was going to do this few months back but ran into some financial difficulties (mineral oil is expensive, along with 2x360 rad + pump). I'm still interested in doing the same thing and probably will do it after I buy my kegerator.
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Fans in the oil is a bad idea. The resistance would drastically shorten the lifespan.
People always say this, right before other people talk about their fans that have been in oil for 2 years and work fine.

Easiest way to do this is simply pump the oil through a rad just as you would w/ a wc setup. It's been done many times before and works just fine.
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post #23 of 46
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That would probably keep it the coolest but he mentioned that he wanted to put a fish in the water. I figured the waters already there and he might be able to benefit from using that fish tank like a bong cooler or something. Or maybe get a warm water fish and keep the water heated with the computer. Thats funny to me for some reason, I think I need more sleep...
You can put fish in warm oil. Restaurants do it all the time.
    
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You should take a look at this: http://www.pugetsystems.com/submerged.php
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Can always ask jarble, since he currently have a rig submerged in oil.

http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...56k-death.html
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You can put fish in warm oil. Restaurants do it all the time.
can not I had a fish jump from a tank to my rig and then we had fried goldfish for supper

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Can always ask jarble, since he currently have a rig submerged in oil.

http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...56k-death.html
yep feel free to ask questions
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post #27 of 46
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How about two radiators IN the oil with water circulating in them?
Lol, so put a w/c loop on the PC, then just dunk it in oil?

THEN PUT THE WHOLE THING IN A FRIDGE!!! ZOMGZ! WIN.

On a more serious note... oil cooling is cool. Especially if you surround it with an aquarium. The fish might not like the vibrations from the fans though (fish are very sensitive to pressure), so keep that in mind. And obviously make sure the temp is stable before you add them ;-)
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post #28 of 46
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Haha cheers mate

Funny thing is a kegerator that holds a 1/2keg costs about as much as it would for me to submerge my pc in oil.

Kegerator = ~300-400$

Submerged PC = ~300$
  • Pump 130$
  • Mineral Oil ~75$ for 5gallons
  • Fishtank 100$
  • Radiator 100$
  • 6 3k Ultra Kaze for push/pull 70$
So there you have it folks, kegerator or oil comp? lol
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post #29 of 46
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People always say this, right before other people talk about their fans that have been in oil for 2 years and work fine.

Easiest way to do this is simply pump the oil through a rad just as you would w/ a wc setup. It's been done many times before and works just fine.
But i doubt there are really any benefits to putting the fans in the oil. At the pudget systems one the psu fan moved so slow that you could see the individual blades. It isn't exactly going to do much really.
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post #30 of 46
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Fans in the oil is a bad idea. The resistance would drastically shorten the lifespan. Having rads in the oil and pumping water through the rads wouldn't work great either. The rads woudl get hot, and the water would get hot passing through it, meaning you would have to cool the water with another rad when you could just pump the oil through rad outside of the case. You could still have the fish tank around it, the water would help with cooling. But yeh bear in mind the water could get quite warm Might need some tropical fish.


And pumping oil through a rad is fine. You just need a slightly stronger pump than normal.
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But i doubt there are really any benefits to putting the fans in the oil. At the pudget systems one the psu fan moved so slow that you could see the individual blades. It isn't exactly going to do much really.
It may not provide any benefits other than looking cool, but saying that it'll drastically reduce the life has been proven completely false.

The reason (as I understand it) that a fan might die quickly when it meets significant resistance in air is because the motor that drives it heats up with that much resistance. But when submerged in oil, the oil can take the heat away from the motor as well, as least enough to keep it operational.
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