Mineral Oil PC up and running again!





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Published on Apr 16, 2010

Yeah, it's about the 5th "again" but hopefully I've eliminated all of the leaks this time.

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Its been 4 years. What's the status of the PC?
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nikos robinos
fans are useless inside the tank 
Richard R
by saying that it is worse than air cooling, he means that it works slower. if he was to install a water cooling system based radiator and an oil-safe pump to pull the oil through, it would work fine. i might do this to my htpc with an ssd in a fish tank. i will put it in a corner of a large fish tank and go about sectioning that corner off, then once it is tested to be water/oil tight, i will put the pc in the oil bath and then fill the other side with water and add exotic fish.
It has been said you had a problem with oil corrosion, can you explain?
Is it worse than air cooling? How can it be possible?
@MassacrMan hehe, pretty much. You just have to realize that exotic cooling systems are not inherently better than air cooling. The only thing that makes water better than air is that you can move the heat away from the CPU and run it through a huge radiator. Since you can buy a bigger radiator than you can a heatsink, water cooling has the capacity to remove more heat. But it was fun to make ;)
@MassacrMan It's actually not too bad, just have to pull the tray out of the oil and wait for a bit so the oil has a chance to drip away.
@MassacrMan Not really. In fact, it's worse than air or water cooling.
that has to be the most stupid design i ever seen... not only is there a chance of frying your computer if something bad happens that you dont realize... but if you break the glass in any way shape or form all the water will leak... this is a perfect example of going overboard... :S
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Adam Bennett
wouldnt it be better to use pumps not fans to keep itcool? like heavy duty fish tank pumps? i love your design and thought of starting own project with a small server pc for media streaming for home..have an old sp97-v asus board with oc'ed amd-k6+ chip at 1.9ghz collecting dust and wanna try this out..any suggestions on what i should use to start?
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