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I was interested in building a performance PC with my buddies and submerging it in Mineral oil, my question is however: would the oil damage the hardware after a few years of use with it submerged in oil as opposed to air cooling? and would we be burning out fans by putting them in there too?

And to spice things up i wanted to try it on my Xbox 360 because it keeps overheating and RRODing
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I havent heard of any thing of the sort as far as corrosion or anything. The only thing is though... good luck trying to get all that oil off after you dunk it lol.
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I'm pretty sure you'd burn out the fans very quickly by putting them in oil...maybe someone has specifically made fans for use in oil?
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I'm pretty sure you'd burn out the fans very quickly by putting them in oil...maybe someone has specifically made fans for use in oil?
This is false, and has been demonstrated as false by several expirementors.

My theory is submerging in lubricant actually make the fans last longer. Not to mention it would be a good fan motor coolant.

I'd love to build on of these systems with the oil submersion, but that would require more than I'd be willing to pay, I'm sure.

It would be cool to look at though...
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This is false, and has been demonstrated as false by several expirementors.

My theory is submerging in lubricant actually make the fans last longer. Not to mention it would be a good fan motor coolant.

I'd love to build on of these systems with the oil submersion, but that would require more than I'd be willing to pay, I'm sure.

It would be cool to look at though...
K thanks, it was for my friend's (who happen to be 25 years older than me) wife because she is disabled so her computer is in his kitchen. She was complaining that her current was too slow (Pentium 3) and wanted a newer one, so we were going to build one with a core 2 duo submerged in mineral oil with some blue cold cathodes as a centre piece in the kitchen. He was just worried that this medium of cooling would affect the longevity of the system, thanks ill email him
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K thanks, it was for my friend's (who happen to be 25 years older than me) wife because she is disabled so her computer is in his kitchen. She was complaining that her current was too slow (Pentium 3) and wanted a newer one, so we were going to build one with a core 2 duo submerged in mineral oil with some blue cold cathodes as a centre piece in the kitchen. He was just worried that this medium of cooling would affect the longevity of the system, thanks ill email him
Nope, it shouldn't. The biggest problem will be with the mineral oil getting dirty, but if you filter it every 6-12 months, it should be fine.
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