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AthlonXP1800 02-07-08 10:29 AM

Aquarium PC cooling with mineral oil
 
http://media.techeblog.com/images/submerge_5.jpg

Very impressive video showing off PC up and ran 3D Mark filled with mineral oil and watched the aquarium tank bubbled. :)

http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/t...-system-video-

nekrosoft13 02-07-08 10:34 AM

Re: Aquarium PC cooling with mineral oil
 
would be nice if you could use real water, and have fish swimming.

nekrosoft13 02-07-08 11:17 AM

Re: Aquarium PC cooling with mineral oil
 
hmm, what if the aquarium would be bigger, and put a PC in seperate compartment with mineral oil. sorrounded by normal water and fish ;)

breathemetal 02-07-08 11:18 AM

Re: Aquarium PC cooling with mineral oil
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nekrosoft13
hmm, what if the aquarium would be bigger, and put a PC in seperate compartment with mineral oil. sorrounded by normal water and fish ;)

Now that would be awesome!

Could this be a 24/7 rig? Is the mineral oil safe for that?
Would you have to change it out every so often?

nekrosoft13 02-07-08 11:25 AM

Re: Aquarium PC cooling with mineral oil
 
i need to find out how much a medium size aquarium would cost.

then some acrylic and that non-toxix glue paste to seperate compartments.

Tr1cK 02-07-08 11:27 AM

Re: Aquarium PC cooling with mineral oil
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nekrosoft13
i need to find out how much a medium size aquarium would cost.

then some acrylic and that non-toxix glue paste to seperate compartments.

The one I have my turtles in is a 30 gallon tall that was around $100 at Walmart.

I would just set a smaller one inside a larger one if I pursued this.

nekrosoft13 02-07-08 11:30 AM

Re: Aquarium PC cooling with mineral oil
 
i could probably get one for less then that. would be a cool idea.

Harnagel 02-07-08 12:08 PM

Re: Aquarium PC cooling with mineral oil
 
I think the aquarium gets pretty warm, they were saying at load it was 70C. I'm not sure if it would be too warm for fish. I guess you could put the radiator on it though.

http://www.pugetsystems.com/submerged.php

nekrosoft13 02-07-08 12:34 PM

Re: Aquarium PC cooling with mineral oil
 
tropical fish then ;)

or, i could run pipes of mineral oil through rest of the tank (water) to cool it down.

jcrox 02-07-08 12:48 PM

Re: Aquarium PC cooling with mineral oil
 
I've got an empty 55 gallon tank sitting in my basement.... come summer I think I might have to experiment a bit. I think I'll start on this 8 year old dell I got for free from the wife's work though..... just to be sure ;)

XDanger 02-07-08 03:02 PM

Re: Aquarium PC cooling with mineral oil
 
because theres no air flow needed you could drop it in a deep freeze.

LORD-eX-Bu 02-07-08 03:04 PM

Re: Aquarium PC cooling with mineral oil
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by XDanger
because theres no air flow needed you could drop it in a deep freeze.

:wtf:


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