The Cooking Oil PC

Submitted by: buddy 11 years ago Tech
http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/01/09/strip_out_the_fans/

Cool, no more fans!
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Male 2
The PC at http://www.pugetsystems.com/submerged.ph... looks a lot nicer.
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Male 2,510
wtf is that for real?
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Male 10,440
Thats why it has an open top...
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Male 429
wouldn`t the oil expand (even just a little bit) as it heated up and crack the sealed system?
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Male 10,440
This would work. Although it would attract bugs if it was sitting in my room for months and months.
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Male 637
i dont understand,what exactly did they do?soak the hardrive in oil?
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Male 630
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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Female 335
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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Female 713
hehe cute pic RinjiHalfElf!
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Female 674
whoo hoo ... i beat the censor...take that IAB!!

..heh i must be bored..

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Female 674
ahh sh¡t now i want fries...
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Male 224
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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Male 50
Good idea. Not a DIY project though. You`ll fry yourself and/or your pc.
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Male 608
Thought it was a weird joke at first but apparently they pulled it off...
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Male 1,420
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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Male 121
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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Male 1,348
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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Female 335
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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Male 1,523
Right now my laptop`s the loudest thing in the room. It`s annoying...
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Male 14
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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Male 951
Disgusting, idiotic, and a fire hazard. What more could a moron want in a DIY project?
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Male 145
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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Male 337
[quote]I mean cooking oil is flammable.[/quote]
Ummm, cooking requires alot more heat than a PC creates. My chips dont go up in flames at 400 degrees.
[quote]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?[/quote]
That would suck, no cd/floppy drive, no power button. and for mine, no meters and pretty lights.

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Female 1,972
That pc has got Wessonality.
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Female 2,244
I thought it was disgusting.
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Male 1,348
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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Female 587
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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Male 10,115
Link: The Cooking Oil PC [Rate Link] - Cool, no more fans!
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