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[Case Gallery] Aqua PC

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  1. scn Guest

    To view this case mod, go here.

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    Specs:
    Celeron 700MHz
    128MB PC133 ram
    2GB hard disk drive
    Diamond Viper 550
    85 L aquarium
    5 Guppies
    10 Neon tetra

    Mods:
    Revised passive cooling on motherboard and graphics card. Passive cooled memory. Removed unnecessary sockets and I/O ports. applied watertight seal using lacquer and epoxy

    Worklog and video can be seen here:
    http://soerennielsen.dk/mod/blob2/index_en.php
  2. MRCL

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    I read your worklog. Seriously, how much free time do you have? xD
  3. Arrakis+9

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    not exactly the prettiest way exucuted, but very funtional and original 9/10 from me
  4. scn Guest

    Well... I am single :)
    And I have been working on it, on and off, for two years.
  5. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Is there fish in that setup :eek:
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    Computer in mineral oil = not entirely original

    Removing excess IO slots = very original

    But, why all the ancient components. I like it, but am not voting at this point. I would like to see a more modern PC.
  7. scn Guest

    Please visit my webpage, there is a video showing it is water. There were 5 gyppies and 10 neon tetra's in the tank.
    http://soerennielsen.dk/mod/blob2/index.php#25
    At 14:45 The internal speaker goes off, It was the keboard dying. solution: cut the wire to the speaker :) But the music keeps going.

    I dont think the hardware is relevent, the work is what is relevent when it comes to modding.

    Why waste fine hardware when I knew that the sealing would las no more than a day?
    Besides my first attempt failed. It never booted, but at that time I didn't boot the machine before water was added :-(
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    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    amazing project i have to say...how did you water tight the cpu and socket? o and btw

    LOL
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    Very well said, nicely done
  10. scn Guest

    I used epoxy to fill the gap between the aluminum profile and the motherboard. I chose epoxy because of the relative high viscosity and its ability to harden in a few minuts.
  11. ty_ger

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    Sorry, I didn't realize that it was cooled in water.

    De-ionized?

    Aren't you afraid of the effects of electrolisis and disimilar metal galvanic corrosion?


    Thanks for giving a crappy rating on my last project low BTW. :(
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    De-ionized water is quite an insulator actually. This means that you theoretically would have no issue running electrical components in it. But the problem is that electrolisis will take place rapidly and the de-ionized water will soon be full of ions; that is when the errors will start occuring.
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks like a fun project. 7/10

    Ty ger how do you know he gave you a crappy vote? Unless someone made a comment, there is no way to know.
  14. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    What I want to know is that is there any fish in their. I'm sure I see fish in there.
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    "There were 5 gyppies and 10 neon tetra's in the tank."

    Yes, there are fish in there.
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    awesome :D
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    didnt you guys read the blog? its just normal water you can tell by the fish swiming he just put several layers of lacquer to insolate all the hardware its a nice work but its a shame that the blue screen of death showd up
  18. ty_ger

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    I didn't thoroughly read the blog, but I did skim through it. I did read about the lacquer, but didn't see mention of what type of water he was using.
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    awesome work mate.
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    This was a very cool post, I enjoyed viewing it,, also the nicest heater I ever seen for a fresh water tank,
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    Amazing!
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    I would of never thought I would see this. Because its submerged and worked with fish I give it a 8/10. :)
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    nice ! Imagination runs a bit buck wild on ya does it? 10/10 just for doing it .

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