Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by deusexaethera, Feb 10, 2008.
Probably old, but still pretty damn cool.
Wow, I never knew this was possible
very much repost.
I saw pics of a build like that in Maximumpc, but the video is wayyy cool.
Wow really cool
MrFreeze did it long before they did.
I did this 5-6 years ago
How'd it work out?
seen something similar years ago. video is awesome though
bubbles are a nice touch
I'm guessing it works better than liquid cooling, but i could see the mineral oil heating up after a while...i'd like to see temp results for it
Yeah, the mineral oil will heat up, but I think it's safe to say that aquarium has more surface area than any other self-contained watercooling setup could possibly achieve.
It would suck to take it to LAN parties, though.
well, if you had a sealed shuttle pc, it wouldn't be that bad
you would have plenty of laxative if you ate too much pizza
Heh, no doubt.
You would need a dolly to move it.
Very interesting, I never would have thought it was possible. I'm guessing thely left the HD out?
It looks like the hard drive is in an external case next to the tank.
I wonder how many people missed that detail.
The HDD should be fine as long as you plug the airhole. I know they say not to, but with the HDD immersed in a reasonably-effective heat conductor, the inside temperature should stay much more stable and changing air pressure inside the HDD should be much less of a concern than it would be in an air-filled computer.
it was messy as hell, made temperatures much worse once the oil heats up. Overall a very stupid idea.
Yeah, but if it did leak, it would be all over.
it is truly amazing how many of you guys have seen the video assumed a bunch a shit and spewed it out.
There is a full write up on the PC and the temps and how the bubbles effected the temp. Also the machine is still up and running. And they are building a new one shortly.
Without reading, I'm gonna guess the bubbles reduced temperatures by absorbing heat from the oil and convecting it away. We'll see if I'm right.
EDIT: Yay! I'm right! It didn't drop the temperature by very much though, but then air is a shitty heat conductor and those bubbles don't stay in the oil very long.
ANOTHER EDIT: They should use silicone dielectric coolant for version 2.0 this spring. The only hitch is 5 gallons of the stuff weighs 35lbs, and the companies that make it charge $40/lb for the stuff. But then again, you could use it for cooling shit for the rest of your life.
Going to look into that
Totally awesome and totally pointless/useless. The sheer weight of it makes the setup impossible to move, and upgrading RAM/GPU would be a total bitch.
It wouldn't be that hard to service. Pull the board out and let it drip off for a few minutes, then put on a pair of gloves and start replacing shit.
It would be heavy as shit, though, yeah.
Explain to me how that doesnt completely fuck up the operation of the HDD... I would think the added viscosity of the oil (vs. air) would slow down the arm thing in the HDD (whatever its called, the thing with the read/write heads on it) to the point that it wouldn't work anymore...
Also, wouldn't you disable the fans first? I can see them burning out quickly from the extra stress on them.
*edit* Here's an idea... Put the whole thing in a mini-fridge... you can't do this with a normal computer because of condensation... but oil and water dont mix and besides the whole thing could be air tight anyway...