Strip Out The Fans, Add 8 Gallons of Cooking Oil

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Strip Out The Fans, Add 8 Gallons of Cooking Oil

Post by kenc51 » Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:01 am

http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/01/09/ ... _the_fans/

Tom's Hardware have submerged/cooled a FX55 & 6800Ultra in COOKING OIL!!!!
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You owe it to yourself to check this out....

"would you like fries with that?"
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Post by -mogwai » Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:29 am

wow, that's pretty gross/awesome/crazy/messy
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Post by R3N3G4D3 » Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:50 am

Nice. The fact that oil doesn't conduct electricity is common knowledge, but since its heat capacity is a lot lower than that of water, I always thought it wouldn't be effective at cooling the computer. This might prove to be a pretty economical and quiet cooling solution, however I'd prefer the liquid to be colorless as opposed to yellow (yellow reminds me of that other liquid).

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Post by bigblockmatt » Mon Jan 09, 2006 12:13 pm

didnt some german or russian dude do that a while back?
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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Mon Jan 09, 2006 2:29 pm

bigblockmatt wrote:didnt some german or russian dude do that a while back?
yes, he did experiments with differant types of oils. there was one you could buy from home depot or something that was more and didnt have the yellow tint like cooking oil. check out the pic i have in the CASE, COOLING thread under extreme cooling. the only thing you really have to make sure is to keep it circulating with a pump or something or else it would render it useless.
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Post by Pesto » Tue Jan 10, 2006 6:30 am

I would imagine that it can be fun to add an upgrade to your system when its submerged in oil.. hehe..
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Um...

Post by Strid3r- » Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:56 am

Not sure about that one. It works, but is it really worth it? The computer is hosed after you pour the oil in isn't it? It may be economical, but I'd rather lay $200 on water cooling so I don't destroy/eliminate all future use of my computer components. I guess it works for some people. Oh, well. But just imagined if you sprung a leak in the back and were out of town for a week....
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Post by melban » Thu Feb 16, 2006 2:52 pm

TH always amazes me.

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Post by DeusEx » Thu Feb 16, 2006 5:39 pm

i dont have 8 gallons of cooking oil or a fish tank laying near by. i would be too scared to attempt something like this unless my computer was overheating all the time.

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Post by pcrobot » Thu Feb 16, 2006 5:49 pm

DeusEx wrote:i dont have 8 gallons of cooking oil or a fish tank laying near by. i would be too scared to attempt something like this unless my computer was overheating all the time.
Yeah, same here. :|

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Post by Soliex » Thu Feb 16, 2006 5:54 pm

I dont like slimy things touching my computer components, call me cautious?

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Post by pittviper » Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:47 pm

thats just crazy why would you want to use cooking oil for cooling

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Post by ELIK18 » Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:21 pm

pittviper wrote:thats just crazy why would you want to use cooking oil for cooling
crazy inded! :lol:

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Post by Dragon_Slayer » Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:41 pm

Thats gross, heavy, and how whould you get that stuff off your computer if you decided you dont want oil anymore.
They should at least use a clear oil, that doesnt look like pee

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Post by liqnit » Wed Feb 22, 2006 9:16 am

why not add some fries with oil and then OC the CPU & GPU and do a contest which you have to make your own lunch using your computer only :mrgreen:

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Post by ToMKaT » Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:54 pm

pcrobot wrote:
DeusEx wrote:i dont have 8 gallons of cooking oil or a fish tank laying near by. i would be too scared to attempt something like this unless my computer was overheating all the time.
Yeah, same here. :|
Id at least drag over an old PC to test it out before going "all in" with the oil cooling.

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Post by Nobahar » Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:42 am

I'd suggest olive oil but that's expensive, that dark olive color would look awesome. Except then we'd run into the problem of me dipping bread into my computer case.

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Post by Imakeholesinu » Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:35 pm

I dunno, I could see some real problems with this setup after long periods of operation. I've worked in a kitchen for 5 years and cooking oil gets very hot (I've got the burns to prove it.) Now I know that maybe this oil won't get above 140 F (60 C) since that's probably how hot the processor will run but that heat builds up and stick a videocard in there too and you've got more heat. Wouldn't the ambient temperature of the oil soon begin to melt the silicon?

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Post by ArkiteXJ » Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:22 am

Nobahar wrote:I'd suggest olive oil but that's expensive, that dark olive color would look awesome. Except then we'd run into the problem of me dipping bread into my computer case.
I would definitely have the same problem.....MMMmmmmmmm

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