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Mineral Oil PC Build Log - Part 1

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i can't belive it... An aquarium PC! But the Graphics Card and CPU, how does it works on water?

It's mineral oil not water. It doesn't conduct electricity so it's safe for electronics.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this video. It was pretty neat to see how much fun Linus and Luke were having while doing this. The best parts are when Linus inserts an innuendo and Luke somewhat tries not to acknowledge it, but it's there - IT HAPPENED, YOU CAN'T STOP IT!

 

Anyways, this was one of my favorite videos. Keep up the good work guys.

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One of the best Build Logs ever. Keep up to good work. Also looking forward to the whole room watercooling continuation. 


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Why is this build guide in 4 parts? Although I can see with this complex build it may be suitable, I hope this isn't a trend in other build guides.

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It's mineral oil not water. It doesn't conduct electricity so it's safe for electronics.

Awesme! So does tat means I could drop my camera or my monior on mineral oil? :o


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This is more than awesome!!


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Loving the project, looking forward to the next part. I'd never dare to try that out though, I can already see myself making a very expensive aquarium with pretty parts instead of a PC.


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Ha, in the vidio "Personal Project - Slick's Oil Cooled PC Computer Showcase Linus Tech Tips" at the end Linus said "Do an oil cooled machine build guide....(Linus replayed saying) NO!" Here we are 2 years and 6 months later with a Oil cooled machine build guide  :) 

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NEED PART 2 ....jk cant wait for it .....i would never try this me an plastic bits generally fight i would crack ever screw hole on there 


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Awesome so far! That unsettling noise the acrylic was making however was more suspenseful than a Liam Neeson movie...

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Second video or riot.

 

RIOT

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Hi guys,

 

I watched the oiled cooled build guide last week, such a cool project. 

For the cooling system it looks like you are just gonna be running a couple radiators, this is just air cooling of the oil. Once you have it all running is there any chance you will be able to see if you can get any improvements using dry ice to cool the oil.

Dry ice being only CO2 boils in the oil cooling it dramatically without introducing any contaminates to the oil. 

It could be done by chucking the ice in the main tank or by creating a separate reservoir in the cooling loop, pumping into the top of the reservoir then back into the main tank from the bottom (ie the coolest oil).

 

Just a though, with the whole system in oil it will be interesting too see how long it takes (i assume it would take a day or so) to get the oil to an equilibrium.

 

Cant wait to see the rest of the build guide.

Stef

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what about a working Fish tank mineral pc

 

some guy saw this in Pax Australia

Yah, it's basically a mineral oil pc submerged in a fish tank. Pretty cool, I though of this myself, but I don't wanna maintain a fish tank. Great to see someone did this, though I would have tried to make the mineral oil PC borders more stealth to make it look like 12 tank. 


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