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  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 3600X
  • Motherboard
    Asrock B450 Pro4
  • RAM
    32GB 3000MHz
  • GPU
    GTX 1660
  • Case
    20% Dell; 80% Stainless steel DIY
  • PSU
  • Cooling
    Fully submerged in Gluck M thermal oil

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  1. You can still mine Ether if you're fast enough, but that will also be non profitable in 1 or 2 years. Bitcoin mining is now strictly for ASIC farms, located in regions with very cheap or free power. But in short: Yes, you're too late.
  2. No isolation. The oil should be non (very low) conductive. Just make the plunge. No HDD's no optical drives. Fans wil run in oil, but slower.
  3. Don't run a regular waterpump on oil ! I have killed 2 pumps in order to gather this information. Check out my build for some inspiration. I used a digital thermostat from a refrigerator to power my gear pump on and of. Just finished the folding month at a steady 40°C. Pump runs about 1 minute every 30 minutes at 30% PWM. Edit: I just realized you probably allready read 'Oil dip'. The Amazon thermostat will do, but you need a oil transfer pump like this https://www.wish.com/product/5dfc82d066a2540b025f2486?from_ad=goog_shopping&_display_country_code=BE&
  4. You can plug a 3-pin connector in a 4-pin socket. The rectangular cutout corresponds. I believe that the difference between 3-pin and 4-pin is that the 4th is a tacho feedback, so the speed of the fan can be regulated better. The 3-pin fan will be puls-width-modulated, but you won't be able to set a certain speed in rpm. just a percentage.
  5. Am I the only one wondering why there is so much resemblance between the 3 GPU's from Nvidia and the 3 GPU's from AMD? They all 3 roughly match each other in performance, while structurally beeing entirely different. And the one month difference in launch date can't simply be enough time for AMD to alter their specs to match those of Team Green. My only logic conclusion is that both companies have been watching each other very closely, trough espionage I hope. Because if they didn't, that would mean that they just 'worked together a little' to sell us electronic devises that cost roughly 25
  6. If you watch comparison reviews, the difference between the range of 'high end' pastes is minimal, and variations are more influenced by mounting errors that the kind of paste used.
  7. With the GPU releases from both Nvidia and AMD I suggest to wait at least one more week before coosing a GPU all together. I have bought a GTX 1660 in april, and it was good value for money, but I wouldn't buy it anymore under these circumstances. If you can't wait to assemble, buy you GPU second hand (the 20xx series will spawn very fast on the used market when the 30xx series roll out together with the AMD's) and wait 6 months for stable drivers before you buy your own 30xx or Big Navi.
  8. I can also recommend the asrock B450. Decent value for money without any fancy esthetics or heatsinks.
  9. Beer tap cooler: https://en.calameo.com/read/0026057501350e843b0f3 Ready to use at 4°C. If you upgrade, you might even get subzero.
  10. Nothing new here. This question passes trough about every two weeks. I have been thinking along the same path. The main advantage is clear, as you say: there will be no condensation buildup around the processors when submergerd in oil. There are a few drawbacks. First and foremost: maintenace is a b**ch. I can very well speak from first hand experience, since I am currently working on an oil cooled rig. Check out my build log if you're interested. I just finished replacing my PSU and CPU cooler, and it took me all in all a day and a half, and I still have a mess to clean up.
  11. Tostr4

    Oil Dip

    Allright. I mounted the 650W PSU and de stripped CPU cooler. I'm not much into RGB, but I kinda like the effect of the blue LED's on the CPU fan in the oil: In numbers though: Oil at 40°C CPU 6 cores stress steady at around 70°C ; +/ - 3 °C. I keep telling myself that this will have to suffice.
  12. Tostr4

    Oil Dip

    As a matter of fact, there were only 3 on each side to begin with. Afterwards I realised that 3 might not be enough, so I added 2 more M6 screws on each side; but you cannot weld with the acrylic allready in place, so I had to drill them. Guess where we have leaks...
  13. Tostr4

    Oil Dip

    Panel is acrylic. The seal is just plain Tec7 white glue. There are metal strips behind the acrylic with the bolts welded on, to be able to tighten the whole thing.