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It's been a while and no new changes, but I did stumble across some pictures I never uploaded!

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If I find more I"ll post 'em!
    
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Man this is by far the coolest thing I've ever seen done with a pc! How are people not getting electricuted is beyond me and how in the world do these motherboards survive in mineral oil? Does the stuff need to be special made? Also how in the hell do u submerge a psu in mineral oil without electric killing you? If I had some older stuff to expirement with I would defananetly try this I just can't get over how this stuff even works submerged its pure genious I swear!
     
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Man this is by far the coolest thing I've ever seen done with a pc! How are people not getting electricuted is beyond me and how in the world do these motherboards survive in mineral oil? Does the stuff need to be special made? Also how in the hell do u submerge a psu in mineral oil without electric killing you? If I had some older stuff to expirement with I would defananetly try this I just can't get over how this stuff even works submerged its pure genious I swear!
Because the oil isn't conductive, it wouldn't work at all if it was.
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And you see people putting there hands in there with the psu submerged i would be scared lol!biggrin.gif
     
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And you see people putting there hands in there with the psu submerged i would be scared lol!biggrin.gif
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Because the oil IS NOT conductive, it wouldn't work at all if it was.
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I would be worried about the oil picking up metal ions from the components over time.
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Man this is by far the coolest thing I've ever seen done with a pc! How are people not getting electricuted is beyond me and how in the world do these motherboards survive in mineral oil? Does the stuff need to be special made? Also how in the hell do u submerge a psu in mineral oil without electric killing you? If I had some older stuff to expirement with I would defananetly try this I just can't get over how this stuff even works submerged its pure genious I swear!

Thanks for the compliment! Oil doesn't conduct electricity like water does. I would imagine anything with incredibly high voltage could spark, but nothing I put in there had that high of voltage to be concerned with smile.gif

The project was fun while it lasted. Once my wife and I move I'll be working on a new even bigger project stay tuned we should be moving within the year thumb.gif
    
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You never know if the liquid the contaminated.... maybe the cat peed in it
    
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