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Is it possible to use mineral oil in a watercooling unit instead of water ?


The only thing I could find is PC's submerged in oil which is not happening. :laugh:
 
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I don't think so. Mineral oil I believe is to thick would be hard on the pump.
 

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Not as efficient at transferring heat and to thick for the vast majority of pumps.
 
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I remember reading those all in one coolers use oil cause someone said so when one leaked on them so IDK really.

Wanted to share a neat find.
 
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AIO's use coolant similar to what you would find in a car, but non-toxic.
 
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#6
Use Distilled water and a biocide.

Mineral oil tank is like old old news. BTW
 
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If it was a good idea they would do it
 

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distilled water and a silver kill coil and 10% of the pink auto antifreeze mixed works the best IMO... It dropped my temps by 5c
 
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distilled water and a silver kill coil and 10% of the pink auto antifreeze mixed works the best IMO... It dropped my temps by 5c
???? Just curious... What dropped your temps?
 

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#10
PC ICE is oil based. http://www.xoxide.com/primoice-nonconductive-fluid-clear.html

Used it for a while with a pond style pump. Pump was a bit noisy but the thicker PC ICe helped to suspend the bearing and quiet things down. Other than that, not much difference between this and H2O aside from a slightly thicker consistency.
 

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#11
use car engine coolant :laugh: