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ok so back on topic, the idea of using liquid metal to dissapate the heat is a great one, its just the pump would have to be massive and use tons of power....and finding a liquid metal that conducts heat is kinda hard too, most of them dont do it nearly as well as AL, let alone some silver....

but im expecting in the future there to be some crazy superconductors out there for relatively cheap as they get created by the mad scientists....
Not really.....you don;t actually "pump" liquid metal. Magnetic Linear Induction in which magets change polarity based on the location of the metal in order to push/pull it down the channel.
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the big question is... can i build my very own mercury cooling system that will be cheaper than phase change with same cooling level...?
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post #23 of 63
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i dont think mercury is the right material, have you ever held mercury?!!! my dad had a baby food jar full of mercury and it wieghed about 5lbs! so a cooling setup would add like 15-20 lbs to your already heavy PC...
Wow.....that's an interesting argument....since you really wouldn't need nearly as much as a water cooling setup, due to the heat transfer capabilities. About that amount in a baby jar would be fine.....nothing more would be needed.

Liquid metal works as a cooler, but it's not commercially viable yet.
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the big question is... can i build my very own mercury cooling system that will be cheaper than phase change with same cooling level...?
Well, since mercury would suck becasue it really is not influenced by magnetic fields.....i would pass on that one. The researchers that were creating this technology were using an amalgam of gallium and indium.

Also, due to it's extremely low boiling point, mercury would not be aviable option. It expands far too quickly. That is why it is great in thermometers. For there to be enough of it to ensure proper thermal transfer (IE have contact with all sides at all times), you would have a leak almost instantaneously becasue of pressure when the heat was piled on.
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the big question is... can i build my very own mercury cooling system that will be cheaper than phase change with same cooling level...?
Unless you want the local HAZMAD guys knocking on your door every other day, and unless you want to become paranoid (side-effect of mercury poisoning), I would say NO!
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ya mercury isnt a smart thing to play with.... lol you think itd be easy to avoid touching it and getting poisoning, trust me you dant wanna play with this stuff....
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Unless you want the local HAZMAD guys knocking on your door every other day, and unless you want to become paranoid (side-effect of mercury poisoning), I would say NO!
Wow....number one....it would be vaccuum sealed. Also, jsut having mercury lying around won't hurt you, evn if it's all over the place, as long as you don;t touch it, and it's in it's natural state, it won;t harm you. It's too dense to release particulartes, it's not radioacticve. It has about the same danger associated with it as lead paint. Actually lead paint is more dangerous because the paint flakes and it comes airborne....

And that would be HAZMAT
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post #28 of 63
It is possible to vaporize it. I treated some 14-15 yo kids that found a drum of mercury in an abandoned warehouse and thought it was fun to play with. What really made them sick was dipping their cigarettes and joints in the mercury. (they thought it got them high/more high) Stupid kids. Sheesh.

Dumb little nubbins about killed their lungs. Fibrosis and scarring and hyaline deposition, etc.

The risk of mental retardation and impotence is too great for me, I'll pass thanks.

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post #29 of 63
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nah... il just build a super strong phase change with 2000W+ and nitrogen! (trying to get out of it liquid nitrogen!)
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post #30 of 63
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Wow....number one....it would be vaccuum sealed. Also, jsut having mercury lying around won't hurt you, evn if it's all over the place, as long as you don;t touch it, and it's in it's natural state, it won;t harm you. It's too dense to release particulartes, it's not radioacticve. It has about the same danger associated with it as lead paint. Actually lead paint is more dangerous because the paint flakes and it comes airborne....

And that would be HAZMAT
Touching mercury isn't dangerous, but inhailing it is!

Vacuum sealed huh? Lol, how often do you tinker with your computer? How often to you take it apart, ect. I know I take my watercooling system apart quite often.
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