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Date: 01/23/06 02:11 AM

28 Responses to The Cooking Oil PC

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    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 12:19 am
    Link: The Cooking Oil PC - Cool, no more fans!
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    lizzywizzy Female 18-29
    587 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 12:26 am
    Surely it would become a fire hazzard?

    I mean cooking oil is flammable.
    But I guess it is a kool idea, and if you put dye in the oil you can have different colors in the tank :-D

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    LordJonathan Male 70 & Over
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    January 23, 2006 at 4:23 am
    What I found extremely stupid was the fact they didnt make the back of the case the top?? If they did then you wouldnt have to seal crap and it would be 1000 times better. Did I miss something?


    ...and when it gets hot enough you can make fries!

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    halifax_girl Female 18-29
    2244 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 4:37 am
    I thought it was disgusting.
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    lolakitty72 Female 30-39
    1972 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 5:03 am
    That pc has got Wessonality.
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    jtc970 Male 13-17
    337 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 9:32 am
    I mean cooking oil is flammable.
    Ummm, cooking requires alot more heat than a PC creates. My chips dont go up in flames at 400 degrees.
    What I found extremely stupid was the fact they didnt make the back of the case the top?? If they did then you wouldnt have to seal crap and it would be 1000 times better. Did I miss something?
    That would suck, no cd/floppy drive, no power button. and for mine, no meters and pretty lights.

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    tezzanator Male 13-17
    145 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 9:51 am
    well if you read the artical you would see that you couldnt fry chips with it it on;y reaches 40c :P plus why would you want to do this to a pc anyway? :S
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    fk Male 70 & Over
    953 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 10:22 am
    Disgusting, idiotic, and a fire hazard. What more could a moron want in a DIY project?
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    tedmanson Male 18-29
    14 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 11:34 am
    the reason you would do this is to make yout pc quite, tho this is a drastic measure it is not a fire hazard as im guessing cooking oil is a non conductent, other wise they would have used water which would have fried the mainbord taking a serge to the powerbox then casuing a eletrical fire at the wall. many companies that have very powerfull server have looked at submerging there servers in liquids, the closest this has reached to the public market are liquid cooling systems where liquid is pumped through the system through tubing. this is a much quiter and better way to cool your system to the normal 120mm fans. i have a liquid system and it sits at 28 degrees C. well i think i wrote to much but whatever
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    Mat Male 13-17
    1524 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 12:52 pm
    Right now my laptop`s the loudest thing in the room. It`s annoying...
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    RinjiHalfElf Female 18-29
    335 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 12:55 pm
    Reminds me of my cowputer

    Runs on a Calfon processor, come with it`s own net and fish flakes. Send off for the Cow embryo like you do ants for and ant farm!

    Yes I did make this myself and it is photoshopped :)

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    LordJonathan Male 70 & Over
    1348 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 2:29 pm
    if you ever got any kind of leak in a liquid cooling system bye bye computer. Plus you have to keep adding water to it since heat makes water evaporate.
    Also a couple fans dont make any more noise then a pump does.

    The only reason I can see to have a liquid cooled system is if your overclocking. With prices of processors so cheap these days its not worth it.

    I would water cool a computer for a fun project but I would never have one as my main computer.

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    signed_in Male 18-29
    122 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 4:15 pm
    lets see now....
    Liquids conduct electricity due to dissolved salts forming ions which can move freely between the cation and anion (the two wires in the liquid).

    Polar solvents like water disolve these salts easily so keep them from your pc (but pure water is a poor conductor).

    However organic solvents like oils tend not to allow ions to dissolve in them, so no charged particles moving, so no current flowing.

    So in theory, you are safe with oil in the pc. Don`t hold me to that though! Overheating will be a problem eventually if it is sealed, cause the heat will build up and not be released.

    Also, anything to stop this noisy fan blowing away, I can hear it from downstairs!

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    sertrbl Male 18-29
    1422 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 5:26 pm
    yes, it is sealed. but im not so sure the container is heat proof. so the heat would at the very least escape through the glass
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    Mr.knowItAll Male 18-29
    608 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 5:41 pm
    Thought it was a weird joke at first but apparently they pulled it off...
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    calidus Male 18-29
    50 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 7:12 pm
    Good idea. Not a DIY project though. You`ll fry yourself and/or your pc.
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    Apples_Rock Male 13-17
    224 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 7:28 pm
    sertrbl, its not like its running at 100?C... Its not going to explode...
    LordJonathan, maybe if they overclocked it they could make some fries :-D
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    duffbeer4moe Female 13-17
    677 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 9:04 pm
    ahh sh¡t now i want fries...
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    duffbeer4moe Female 13-17
    677 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 9:09 pm
    whoo hoo ... i beat the censor...take that IAB!!

    ..heh i must be bored..

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    Jaydeejj Female 70 & Over
    713 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 10:27 pm
    hehe cute pic RinjiHalfElf!
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    RinjiHalfElf Female 18-29
    335 posts
    January 23, 2006 at 11:30 pm
    Did I mention if the fetus kicks your harddrive, you`re screwed? Maybe that`s why this didn`t catch on.. ^_^U
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    shipyard Male 30-39
    630 posts
    January 24, 2006 at 2:05 am
    The oil is safe. Well, as safe as can be. It has far less ions than even de-ionized water, as you can see from their earlier experiments. Oil was an idea that came later. They wanted a tank feel, with floating components. It would have been silent, and looked sweet.
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    KeBob Male 13-17
    637 posts
    January 25, 2006 at 9:22 pm
    i dont understand,what exactly did they do?soak the hardrive in oil?
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    February 11, 2006 at 1:17 am
    This would work. Although it would attract bugs if it was sitting in my room for months and months.
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    theshark350 Male 18-29
    429 posts
    February 11, 2006 at 2:07 pm
    wouldn`t the oil expand (even just a little bit) as it heated up and crack the sealed system?
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    February 12, 2006 at 7:22 pm
    Thats why it has an open top...
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    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    March 13, 2006 at 10:22 pm
    wtf is that for real?
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    jonbach Male 18-29
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    May 12, 2007 at 8:48 pm
    The PC at http://www.pugetsystems.com/submerged.ph... looks a lot nicer.

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