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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-23-2009, 08:27 PM - Thread Starter
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Now im wondering, this really works? I want silent desktop. Can i put it inside mineral oil?

Are there any step by step guides how to do it?

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Yes it works, has been done for 20 years. Its a Very high maintenance setup. Also requires Expensive part to build correctly. <--- CORRECTLY, not just done to bench, but for a 24/7 rig, gets expensive.


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systm on youtube did this and they explain how to do it Ill try to find the vid

EDIT:found it
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It's worthless for a practical application. Just a science experiment of sorts.
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don't bother the minrel oil give you **** as temps you could get better temps on a pretty much silent air cooling rig or spend the money and go to water cooling

the local pc store had a display rig that was a submerged mineral oil and all the mineral oil did was heat up and stay like that and the tanks was hot to the touch and had a slight leak out the bottom
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don't bother the minrel oil give you **** as temps you could get better temps on a pretty much silent air cooling rig or spend the money and go to water cooling

the local pc store had a display rig that was a submerged mineral oil and all the mineral oil did was heat up and stay like that and the tanks was hot to the touch and had a slight leak out the bottom
Well temperatures continually build up because what it's going to cool the mineral oil?

Unless you plan to use an atom based rig with at least a 10 gallon tank, heat will be a problem
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Well temperatures continually build up because what it's going to cool the mineral oil?

Unless you plan to use an atom based rig with at least a 10 gallon tank, heat will be a problem
you could get better temps if you pumped the oil through a rad but whats the point when you start including rads and pumps and stuff you might aswell build a water cooling loop
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It should work great for a while untill all that heat gets trapped in the oil, then it becomes an oven, if theres no way to move that heat out of the oil fast enough.
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See and thats the problem, people think about nothing. Even in oil cooled systems, you still need a radiator. You need to pull oil out of the system and cool it. It will help regulate temps, but not drop them huge amounts. The closed systems that gather and gather heat are done incorrectly. You need a cooling source. All of these that have been mentioned, the fish tank, the one in the shop. Know what they are missing? Heat dissipation. Hurray for poor planning.


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See and thats the problem, people think about nothing. Even in oil cooled systems, you still need a radiator. You need to pull oil out of the system and cool it. It will help regulate temps, but not drop them huge amounts. The closed systems that gather and gather heat are done incorrectly. You need a cooling source. All of these that have been mentioned, the fish tank, the one in the shop. Know what they are missing? Heat dissipation. Hurray for poor planning.
yes this is what i'm saying too watch the video on oil cooling above and all they can mention is the many many cons of oil cooling its really not worth it go get water cooling or something if its really necessary but otherwise stick with air
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