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Need to keep mineral oil cooled. Again

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by satindemon4u, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. satindemon4u

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    I am aware that i have asked about this before but i didn't want to bring back a thread that was months old so i have made a new one. My question once again is how can i keep mineral oil cooled? Keep in mind i need to keep this somewhat cheap. Not a $10 budget but also not a $300 budget ;)

    I have heard of fans and pumps and other things but i need a good solid, effective, easy, cost friendly way to do this.

    A science teacher was saying that one of the best ways to keep liquids cool is surface temp. True?

    Anyway, thanks for the future help!!!

    ~Satin
     
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    Most people have an in/out somewhere in their tank/case and use a pump to push the oil into a radiator.

    Like normal watercooling.
     
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    Hmmm as panther said, some type of pump with a radiator but it will not cool but up to so much cause if you are trying to cool gallons of mineral oil then you would need a larger scale cooling loop.
     
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    maybe using a low power tec with cold part in contact with oil, and hot part in contact with a heatsink.. might still need to create a loop to circulate the oil though..
     
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    This may seem pretty redneck but....

    Is it possible to pump the oil out through a tube, around a rod or piece of metal or something that is filled with nitrogen (no idea where i can get that) and then back into the tank?

    Or even fill the pipe with water (freeze it) and run the tube around that to cool the oil.

    Possible?
     
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    That would cost ALOT to run that 24/7
     
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    Wouldnt be running it 24/7. Simply while the computer is on. Plus like i said, i could use ice instead of nitrogen
     
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    The ice wouldn't remain ice for long, and everytime the ice melts, you'd have to fill it up with water and push it into the freezer until it freezes. Using ice-cubes won't work because of the many air-pockets you'd get.
     
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    pump through a couple radiators
     
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    Hmmm good point. Anyone think there is a way i can use that idea? Without so much hassle?
     
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    Use a pump to send the mineral oil to a radiator, the radiator can be found at a junk yard from an old car for extremely cheap if you wish and the pump can be from the local Home Depot if you want something cheap, otherwise use parts designed for computers. Buy the smallest refrigerator you can find that will fit your radiator, usually $50-60 at walmart. Drill two small holes in the side of the refrigerator, and run the tubing into it. Put the radiator inside the refrig. and then seal the holes in the side of the refrig. with "Great Stuff" foam in a can(usually a couple bucks at the hardware store).

    There you go, set the refrig on the coldest temperature and enjoy.
     
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    Car air conditioner radiators are small enough to fit in a case something and fitting after being cut leave small metallic lines perfect to fit ribber hoses with collards on it.

    If you see this then its cool enough!

    not allowed
     
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    Really man? Im at school haha. And that didnt get blocked. LOL!

    Anyway, i wanted the radiator idea to be a last resort. Any other redneck ideas out there?
     
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    A refrigerator cannot cool a PC. Even a fairly weak one. All you would accomplish is killing the fridge after a short while of running. The idea is as old as computers and so far it has never worked.
     
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    I figured that. Condensation and having to run at such a high power...etc.
     
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    well around those lines. it tells you what parts you would need can probably get them cheaper at newegg, but that would be what you need.
     
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    Fail for the system or Ownage for you? :p
     
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    haha. So any other ideas from anyone?
     
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    getting old rads + a pump is the best idea... refrig is a bit much... and will run your electricity bill quite a lot, and keep your room very hot in the summer..

    i wonder if bong cooling works with mineral oil? anybody remember bong cooling? lol
     
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    No the fridge cant, but it's compressor can :toast:
     
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    Might just do the ice thing to simply see if it will work. I know the ice will quickly melt but ehhh. Or what if i were to run tubing through the walls of a mini fridge and out? Would that work? >: )
     

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