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i guess the tempature changes causing it to expand could cause a problem, but is it even thin enough in liquid state to go through a water block or radiator?

just wondering because it would look cool lol.
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well i would aviod it for the main reason it is extremely posinous and the vapor can cause you to go mental; so if you want to go for it, or just get gray tubing!
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What he said... But yeah, it'd be neat to see a liquid metal circulate through a system.
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There was a company that made a liquid metal CPU cooler last year. http://www.rwlabs.com/article.php?id=238
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkknight512 View Post
There was a company that made a liquid metal CPU cooler recently. Let me try and find it for you.
Wasn't that Asetek? I think I read a review on Frostytech.
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The worst problem would be the density. You would need a pump at least 14 times more powerful to pump it around your loop, mercury being 14 times as dense as water. Well, that's my reasoning anyway.
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Originally Posted by ironcobra220 View Post
i guess the tempature changes causing it to expand could cause a problem, but is it even thin enough in liquid state to go through a water block or radiator?

just wondering because it would look cool lol.
could you do it? yes, should you do it? NO!

Its just not worth dying for =]
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post #8 of 13
You'd need alot of mercury, and there would be an issue with the expansion/contraction you'd have to deal with (when it heats up it would increase volume by alot). Then there's dealing with what to do if it leaks or when you have to do maintenance. And of course the fact that it's toxic.
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already been asked answer is no
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If you didnt mind dying from exposure and getting a water pump off a car to circulate it cause its so thick, then yea.
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