Perfectly Cooled Oil Submerged Computer

Submitted by: itzCarlin 10 years ago in Tech
http://www.pugetsystems.com/submerged.php

Mineral Oil + Aquarium + Computer Parts = Silent and Passively cooled computer.
There are 66 comments:
Male 447
must have
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Female 1,468
Dude could have at least had a keyboard to match the screen seeing how he has so into the aesthetics.
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Male 2
Update after two months has been posted:
http://www.pugetsystems.com/submerged.ph...
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Male 106
So what if you wanted to upgrade the ram?
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Male 315
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
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Female 493
wow. Quite interesting.
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Male 593
Oooh cool... that`ll be my next computer! Make it a quad-core and you`re done, hehe.
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Male 155
how come there aren`t any memory modules plugged in? I thought a computer couldn`t run without at least one
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Female 2,695
i think it looked better without bubbles.
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Female 393
omg wtf they were like "now what would an aquarium be without bubbles??" i was like..."aquarium?? bubbles?? what about the freakin fish!!!!
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Male 130
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.

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Female 152
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

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Male 13
@Darkmartyr
CPU`s DOO explode (just not all of em)
google videos: exploding cpu
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Female 340
I want one
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Male 130
^ what about a refrigerate, microwave, stove, Crockpot, blender, mixer ext ext ext.
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Male 36
Mild Laxative! Thumbs up! hahaha

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

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Male 1,263
Must. Have. Argh.
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Male 336
"...you realistically would not be gaming constantly for 12 hours..."

speak for yourself! :-)

(just kidding)

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Male 130
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.

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Male 13
@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

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Male 36
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
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Male 10,440
I guess that would work, but uh... I donno if I`d trust it.
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Male 1,289
honestly...i don`t get it...but its awesome...
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Male 61
I`d probably shock myself doing that..
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Female 818
Am I the only one who can`t see the video?

But I think it`s neat :3

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Female 173
This post awakened my geeky side. And I just have to say it... That is so neat! :-D
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Female 690
An interesting idea and it certainly looks more interesting than a regular computer.
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Male 1,114
I read the "why do it" section, still don`t get why you`d bother...
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Female 75
That is freaking awesome!
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Male 13
@Devi3000 the fans look cool (in their opinion)

you need a strong pump because the oil is pretty thick

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Male 4,547
Vitamin: I don`t see why not, provided it could withstand the heat.
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Male 291
I have an old pc somewhere
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Male 991
Nice. Could they add rocks in the bottom and maybe a plastic plant or something?
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Female 1,496
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.
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Female 601
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.
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Female 331
I saw this in a shop once.
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Male 2,172
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.

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Male 337
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
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Male 3
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
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Male 98
I wonder how long it would take to boil the system if it was over-clocked?
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Female 129
COOLEST PC EVER !
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Female 1,832
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.
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Male 130
Male 58
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

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Male 336
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.
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Male 896
^
Ok that was awesome. Time to dedicate my life to posting first!
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Male 896
WOOT! I live In burien which is like a 30 minute drive to seattle. I hate seattle though. Damn one way streets confuse me.
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Male 5,094
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

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Male 13
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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Male 30
gonna be a bitch to move that around...
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Male 4,547
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?

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Female 345
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 ;)

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Male 810
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)
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Male 133
Does it come with that sweet L337 keyboard from yesterday`s post?
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Male 902
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.
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Male 49
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.

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Male 203
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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Male 356
Liquid nitrogen still kicks thing thing`s ass.

-216 Degrees Celsius woot.

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Male 1,866
wow, fantastic.
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Male 536
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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Male 336
i think it`s part of the power supply
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Female 236
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.
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Male 336
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

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Female 1,025
i want one.
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Male 13
Link: Perfectly Cooled Oil Submerged Computer [Rate Link] - Mineral Oil + Aquarium + Computer Parts = Silent and Passively cooled computer.
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