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post #1 of 49
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This may not be news to evryone, hopefully It hasnt been shown on this forum, but anywys here we go..

http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/01/..._out_the_fans/

So would you still have a heatsink and all the GPU/Proc funs running? This actually looks pretty easyto do. 8 gallons of cooking oil couldnt be too terribly expensive.

With me being a poor teen I would prolly not try this b/c id prolly kill my computer, Oc.net should band together and do some cool experiments like this though
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post #2 of 49
Difference with a full fluid system, depending if you use dielectric fluid, 99.99% water, or Oils, is keeping the system completely leak free and installing fans that can take the extra burden of moving viscus solutions. Oils also have the flaw of rotting...so keep that in mind as well.
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Seems like to much hard work to me, far to messy with not a great fall in temp, stick to water or a nice big heatsink and fan
    
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post #4 of 49
Yea dude, there's been about 2-4 posts on this, it wasn't exactly the same thing but all talking about cooking oil or sunflower oil or some 3M Liquid thats $600+ Per gallon, and distilled water, its kind of old and no one really is really interested in trying it (it seems) on the oc.net forums
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Well sorry, I hadnt seen pics b4 so I hope this is a first for someONE. geez =P
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post #6 of 49
I was actually thinking of trying it.
I'm curious though, of much time does vegetable oil take to rot ?
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post #7 of 49
i gota old amd 400mhz system sitting around not doing anything so i think i might try this if i can find the time and money to do sumthing this big, i just hope i dont spring a leak lol
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post #8 of 49
I was wondering if acrylic would be strong enough to hold 8 gallons of oil. If so I would buy a sunbeam case (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811166011) and seal it up. Add a pannel to isolate the CD drives from the oil and make a 3.5' slot out of one of them to put my HD.

My biggest worry is having a leak proof case .. if the sunbeam case wouldn't be strong enough, what are my other options ?
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post #9 of 49
Yes, that sunbeam case will work, it was used in the same link in the link on the main post. It shows you what you need to use.
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post #10 of 49
Yes, that sunbeam case will work, it was used in the same link in the link on the main post. It shows you what you need to use.

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