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Date: 05/13/07 02:04 AM

66 Responses to Perfectly Cooled Oil Submerged Computer

  1. Profile photo of itzCarlin
    itzCarlin Male 13-17
    13 posts
    May 12, 2007 at 7:47 pm
    Link: Perfectly Cooled Oil Submerged Computer - Mineral Oil + Aquarium + Computer Parts = Silent and Passively cooled computer.
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    12gaugelove Female 13-17
    1025 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 2:17 am
    i want one.
  3. Profile photo of ICN
    ICN Male 18-29
    336 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 2:18 am
    wey, your first post is gonna get deleted. if you want it to hang around, i recomend you leave something thoughtful in your first post, that means what you really think, then drop "first post" after that. of course I just first posted myself so I should not be listened to.

    that is cool as hell though, but I wouldn`t do it. I don`t like mixing my computer equipment with liquid

  4. Profile photo of engelbert
    engelbert Female 18-29
    236 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 2:31 am
    Now, call me a critic, but doesn`t it kind of defeat the point of a fan if it`s.. submerged in water? Last time I checked there isn`t a massive surplus of air underwater.
  5. Profile photo of ICN
    ICN Male 18-29
    336 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 2:48 am
    i think it`s part of the power supply
  6. Profile photo of Deadman3215
    Deadman3215 Male 18-29
    536 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 3:07 am
    It`s not water, it would be oil. If it was water I have a strong suspicion that the computer would not be running.

    Now the cool thing to do would be to find a way to make sure that the oil stays cooled. I wonder if maybe oil submersion is the way to go for CPUs with extremely high clock rates... Don`t have time to look it up though...

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    shizzaster Male 13-17
    1866 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 3:15 am
    wow, fantastic.
  8. Profile photo of stereotypic
    stereotypic Male 18-29
    356 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 3:46 am
    Liquid nitrogen still kicks thing thing`s ass.

    -216 Degrees Celsius woot.

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    King_Duckey Male 18-29
    203 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 3:47 am
    haha lolz hax0rs
    what a load of crap? i bet theres another tower with long cable plugged to the monitor

    hax0rs at it again w00t! FTW

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    tbid2 Male 18-29
    49 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 3:51 am
    First, if fish were introduced it would get dirty from feeding them and the poo. You`d have to take it all apart and clean it like a regular aquarium. No thanks.

    Also, they should have removed the fan attatchment from the power source as pushing oil around is just going to wear it down.

  11. Profile photo of HylianNinja
    HylianNinja Male 18-29
    902 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 4:06 am
    If fish were introduced, I`m pretty sure they would die inside of 2 minutes. I`ve never seen fish do that well in oil, personally.
  12. Profile photo of GeneralPhyL
    GeneralPhyL Male 18-29
    133 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 4:08 am
    Does it come with that sweet L337 keyboard from yesterday`s post?
  13. Profile photo of derangedingo
    derangedingo Male 13-17
    810 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 4:14 am
    Even if the fish were in water, after they were electrocuted, I think they`d be almost boiled in there... 86 degrees celsius? so if this is supposed to absorb heat, how come I could play FEAR on the computer at my father`s for hours and hours and hours and the temp wouldn`t go above 40 celsius?
    (it`s rhetorical folks, I know the real answer)
  14. Profile photo of Bajatar
    Bajatar Female 40-49
    345 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 4:38 am
    Canned fish does pretty well in oil ...

    They actually wrote that they didn`t want to have fans in there at first. Though they didn`t remove it because it looked cool. Maybe it helps to create a current that distributes heat better.

    I`d choose that over water cooling ;)

  15. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 4:52 am
    This is pretty neat, but could definitely be improved upon like they said with a radiator grid of some kind to actually draw out all that heat.

    In fact.... lava lamp PC anyone? Although I doubt wax is particularly healthy for computers, can anyone think of a computer-safe emulsion with that stuff?

  16. Profile photo of weer
    weer Male 18-29
    30 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 5:34 am
    gonna be a bitch to move that around...
  17. Profile photo of itzCarlin
    itzCarlin Male 13-17
    13 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 6:54 am
    im actually thinking about building this computer
    i submitted this post because i have been researching oil cooled computers for awhile

    this looks like a good summer project for me

    a few other guys, what they did was remove the fan from the PSU,GPU,and CPU. They left the heatsink on the CPU tho. I am still wondering if I need to epoxy my cpu to my mobo >.>

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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5101 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 7:26 am
    Here`s a message to all first posters, although I doubt you have the patience to watch it all through.

    http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=22799

  19. Profile photo of Kyur
    Kyur Male 18-29
    896 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 7:43 am
    WOOT! I live In burien which is like a 30 minute drive to seattle. I hate seattle though. Damn one way streets confuse me.
  20. Profile photo of Kyur
    Kyur Male 18-29
    896 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 7:48 am
    ^
    Ok that was awesome. Time to dedicate my life to posting first!
  21. Profile photo of ICN
    ICN Male 18-29
    336 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 8:07 am
    itzcarlin, i got an old motherboard and processor i`m not using. I think it`s a pentium 2, it`s real old, 1998 old, and I`ll sell it to you if you make an offer.
  22. Profile photo of jeffkodine
    jeffkodine Male 18-29
    58 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 8:22 am
    lol could you imagine trying to install new memory or anything

    ugh, what a mess

    I wonder what the people at best buy ("GeekSquad") would do if you asked them to do work in a machine like this lol

  23. Profile photo of Darkmartyr
    Darkmartyr Male 18-29
    130 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 9:39 am
    http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/01/09/s...

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    larajunky Female 40-49
    1832 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 10:15 am
    WOW ! Golly gee willikers batman! Its a real computer!! (lame)
    Who gives a red, rusty, rats ass about first post. I know I don`t.
  25. Profile photo of mzpoopy
    mzpoopy Female 13-17
    129 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 10:32 am
    COOLEST PC EVER !
  26. Profile photo of Swordking
    Swordking Male 18-29
    98 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 10:35 am
    I wonder how long it would take to boil the system if it was over-clocked?
  27. Profile photo of omayga
    omayga Male 50-59
    3 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 11:06 am
    Dude, i loved the part where he like, stuck his hand in there!! hhhahahah! And he was like "WOAH BABY" and then like had a seizure!!! hhahaha
  28. Profile photo of Piroteknix
    Piroteknix Male 18-29
    337 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 11:30 am
    I didn`t watch the video, because I don`t have headphones or speakers right now, but I think it`s Fatboy Slim- Weapon of Choice
  29. Profile photo of Groogle
    Groogle Male 30-39
    2172 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 11:53 am
    No thank you. If something happens to my hardware I want to have easy access to it.

    Good luck to anyone who buy those "Liquid cooling" computer system in the future. When something goes wrong with those thing you not only need to repair the damage you also need to clean the mess.

  30. Profile photo of StopSmiling
    StopSmiling Female 13-17
    331 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 12:07 pm
    I saw this in a shop once.
  31. Profile photo of iansquall
    iansquall Female 18-29
    601 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 1:43 pm
    I saw this done with vegetable oil. I dunno, it looked neat, but it would be too much of a pain to insert/remove parts if something happened. Basically what Groogle said.
  32. Profile photo of Devi3000
    Devi3000 Female 18-29
    1497 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 1:47 pm
    OK. First off why the fan? I mean duh. A 260gpi fish tank pump would so move that oil around way faster. Great idea, and I`m thinking I may build one.
  33. Profile photo of xViTAMiN22
    xViTAMiN22 Male 18-29
    991 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 2:04 pm
    Nice. Could they add rocks in the bottom and maybe a plastic plant or something?
  34. Profile photo of 1-Up
    1-Up Male 13-17
    291 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 2:45 pm
    I have an old pc somewhere
  35. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 2:56 pm
    Vitamin: I don`t see why not, provided it could withstand the heat.
  36. Profile photo of itzCarlin
    itzCarlin Male 13-17
    13 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 3:05 pm
    @Devi3000 the fans look cool (in their opinion)

    you need a strong pump because the oil is pretty thick

  37. Profile photo of invaderzil
    invaderzil Female 18-29
    75 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 3:54 pm
    That is freaking awesome!
  38. Profile photo of modernbenoni
    modernbenoni Male 70 & Over
    1114 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 3:54 pm
    I read the "why do it" section, still don`t get why you`d bother...
  39. Profile photo of sunwavewind
    sunwavewind Female 18-29
    690 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 4:52 pm
    An interesting idea and it certainly looks more interesting than a regular computer.
  40. Profile photo of SillyCilly
    SillyCilly Female 13-17
    173 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 5:35 pm
    This post awakened my geeky side. And I just have to say it... That is so neat! :-D
  41. Profile photo of sporka
    sporka Female 18-29
    818 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 5:48 pm
    Am I the only one who can`t see the video?

    But I think it`s neat :3

  42. Profile photo of Xdrumm3rX
    Xdrumm3rX Male 13-17
    61 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 8:26 pm
    I`d probably shock myself doing that..
  43. Profile photo of jhonmayer1
    jhonmayer1 Male 18-29
    1289 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 8:51 pm
    honestly...i don`t get it...but its awesome...
  44. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 8:57 pm
    I guess that would work, but uh... I donno if I`d trust it.
  45. Profile photo of Buffarillo
    Buffarillo Male 13-17
    36 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 9:19 pm
    BUT WHAT PURPOSE DOES IT SERVE? sry about caps, i just wanted it to be interesting enough so people would read it and tell me...does a computer being cooler make it run faster??? that was my original guess
  46. Profile photo of itzCarlin
    itzCarlin Male 13-17
    13 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 9:33 pm
    @Buffarillo

    when you overclock your computer (make it faster) it heats up ALOT ALOT ALOT ALOT to the point that the chip could explode

    if its cooler, you can keep an overclocked (go faster) at a longer time

    its also quiet

  47. Profile photo of Darkmartyr
    Darkmartyr Male 18-29
    130 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 10:11 pm
    All computer create heat not just computer that are overclocked or over volts.

    The point of passive cooling is to quiet the system while maintaining safe temps.

    Passive systems like this and water cooled computers is that at a point they reach a equilibrium. While fan cooling there is always new (hopefully cool) air added and heat air removed. Theres also phase change but theres no need to get into that.

    "chips" do not exploded. They can get very heat and short themselves out but almost ever cpu, gpu and motherboard have build in protection. Most damage that happens isn`t from overclocking but over volting.

  48. Profile photo of Glendower
    Glendower Male 18-29
    337 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 10:42 pm
    "...you realistically would not be gaming constantly for 12 hours..."

    speak for yourself! :-)

    (just kidding)

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    Igmo Male 18-29
    1263 posts
    May 14, 2007 at 2:43 am
    Must. Have. Argh.
  50. Profile photo of Harijan
    Harijan Male 18-29
    36 posts
    May 14, 2007 at 2:52 am
    Mild Laxative! Thumbs up! hahaha

    I would never put any liquid near any electronics no matter what. Dunno, just basic instinct.

  51. Profile photo of Darkmartyr
    Darkmartyr Male 18-29
    130 posts
    May 14, 2007 at 3:16 am
    ^ what about a refrigerate, microwave, stove, Crockpot, blender, mixer ext ext ext.
  52. Profile photo of kaybublz
    kaybublz Female 18-29
    341 posts
    May 14, 2007 at 4:33 am
    I want one
  53. Profile photo of itzCarlin
    itzCarlin Male 13-17
    13 posts
    May 14, 2007 at 5:55 am
    @Darkmartyr
    CPU`s DOO explode (just not all of em)
    google videos: exploding cpu
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    flyingpixiex Female 18-29
    152 posts
    May 14, 2007 at 11:41 am
    Deadman3215
    Male, 13-17, Australia
    343 Posts Sunday, May 13, 2007 3:07:38 AM
    It`s not water, it would be oil. If it was water I have a strong suspicion that the computer would not be running.


    ...no poo. considering the first 20 seconds they say 6 gallons of vegetable oil.

    anyway.. it would be a bitch to work on that if something went wrong after all that oil.. ya know like upgrading, adding memory. yum

  55. Profile photo of Darkmartyr
    Darkmartyr Male 18-29
    130 posts
    May 14, 2007 at 11:51 am
    Watch the video again. There is a hole in the mother board. A perfectly cut hole.

    1 anyone that does overclocking knows to lock the heatsink in the motherboard. That on was not. This means there was not good contact with the heatsink and the cpu to begin with

    2 anyone that overclocks (or as they called it an extreme overclocking) would use thermal paste. They had none.

    Watch the intel P4 video you can clearly see a wire running under the table to that very spot. Smoke comes from under the table and motherboard.

    Not only that but why are both the amd and the intel both at the spot on the table. Both cpu were lined up with the hole the "the first one blow through"

    CPU will not exploded for overclocking or over volting.

  56. Profile photo of catsrule313
    catsrule313 Female 13-17
    393 posts
    May 14, 2007 at 5:41 pm
    omg wtf they were like "now what would an aquarium be without bubbles??" i was like..."aquarium?? bubbles?? what about the freakin fish!!!!
  57. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2697 posts
    May 14, 2007 at 9:22 pm
    i think it looked better without bubbles.
  58. Profile photo of mrsayao
    mrsayao Male 18-29
    155 posts
    May 15, 2007 at 1:38 am
    how come there aren`t any memory modules plugged in? I thought a computer couldn`t run without at least one
  59. Profile photo of Disco_Stu
    Disco_Stu Male 18-29
    593 posts
    May 16, 2007 at 1:11 am
    Oooh cool... that`ll be my next computer! Make it a quad-core and you`re done, hehe.
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    wildhunt Female 18-29
    493 posts
    May 16, 2007 at 2:25 am
    wow. Quite interesting.
  61. Profile photo of jadoze1973
    jadoze1973 Male 30-39
    3 posts
    May 19, 2007 at 3:04 am
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  62. Profile photo of blue_mess
    blue_mess Male 13-17
    315 posts
    May 19, 2007 at 5:08 pm
    Wooooah! Nice machine! It helped if you read the text at the bottom, like the tests. Looks awesome, would be fun to see friends` reactions! Is it an aquarium, or a computer? Lol
  63. Profile photo of 00_heaven
    00_heaven Male 18-29
    106 posts
    May 29, 2007 at 7:48 pm
    So what if you wanted to upgrade the ram?
  64. Profile photo of jonbach
    jonbach Male 18-29
    2 posts
    July 20, 2007 at 4:33 pm
    Update after two months has been posted:
    http://www.pugetsystems.com/submerged.ph...
  65. Profile photo of slinky0
    slinky0 Female 30-39
    1468 posts
    July 20, 2007 at 4:43 pm
    Dude could have at least had a keyboard to match the screen seeing how he has so into the aesthetics.
  66. Profile photo of poke321
    poke321 Male 13-17
    447 posts
    July 27, 2007 at 11:23 pm
    must have

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