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What if you made your case waterproof and filled it with 100% pure deionized water?

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100% pure deionized water does not conduct electricity. It is a nonconductor.

Then just run it through a cooling pump and keep it flowing.

Wouldn't this be the best way to watercool?
 

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google fish tank PCs / submerged PCs. Has been done with water and mineral oil.
 

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google fish tank PCs / submerged PCs. Has been done with water and mineral oil.
That's a link to google. snip....
Ok for one, peet told you to google that above and you posted asking for links :wtf:

second, do not start name calling cause it will not get you far.

*Edit*

ALSO there are two videos "5th and 6th links" down the page with the one you JUST posted being one of them.
 
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Quote from the website:
WARNING: Submerging your hardware in mineral oil will void your warranty. Do this project only at your own risk. Puget Systems is not liable for any hardware problems, or damage to your personal property. Mineral oil is very difficult, if not impossible to clean from your components once they are submerged.
How about something other than mineral oil?
 

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Quote from the website....
This should be common sense. I do not think any hardware manufacturer would allow anything they make to be submerged into any kind of liquid.

Mineral oil PCs are pretty much just for show. They void warrantys, the cooling is mediocre, and it requires much maintenance. In the end just get a custom loop or a AIO cooler.
 
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Mineral oil PCs are pretty much just for show. They void warrantys, the cooling is mediocre, and it requires much maintenance. In the end just get a custom loop or a AIO cooler.
Agreed. I have always considered submerged PC's to be exotic novelties and I risk to damaging good hardware. But if that's what you wanna do then go for it! ;)
 
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This should be common sense. I do not think any hardware manufacturer would allow anything they make to be submerged into any kind of liquid.

Mineral oil PCs are pretty much just for show. They void warrantys, the cooling is mediocre, and it requires much maintenance. In the end just get a custom loop or a AIO cooler.
My point for posting that warning was this:
"Mineral oil is very difficult, if not impossible to clean from your components once they are submerged."

I didn't know that.
 

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My point for posting that warning was this:
"Mineral oil is very difficult, if not impossible to clean from your components once they are submerged."

I didn't know that.
Its petro style oil so in turn it is very slimy and has a higher content of viscosity which makes it hard to removed from objects without some type of degreaser. A degreaser could ruin the hard more than the mineral oil so once its been submerged, it is pretty much useless after you are finished with the project.

Distilled water is a great place to start but I wouldn't submerge the hardware in it. The liquid is great for custom loops
 
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Its petro style oil so in turn it is very slimy and has a higher content of viscosity which makes it hard to removed from objects without some type of degreaser. A degreaser could ruin the hard more than the mineral oil so once its been submerged, it is pretty much useless after you are finished with the project.
Thanks for the info.
 
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Its petro style oil so in turn it is very slimy and has a higher content of viscosity which makes it hard to removed from objects without some type of degreaser. A degreaser could ruin the hard more than the mineral oil so once its been submerged, it is pretty much useless after you are finished with the project.
Yes, it can be very difficult or almost impossible to clean and remove mineral oil from the hardware once it has been submerged. So it is a one way ticket if you ask me..
 
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What's a list of nonconductive liquids that are NOT oil?

Apparently distilled and deionized water could work as long as everything is 100% clean when it is submerged, and you wear gloves you the grease on your hands doesn't get in the water; and then you also seal it up so it does not contact the air and convert c02 to c03.
 
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I think that it would make more sense to build a phase change system out of an old air conditioner rather than submerging the machine in oil if you really want to get better temperatures than regular liquid cooling. That way you can get temperatures under ambient. I can't imagine keeping hardware submerged in oil is good for it long term, but I've never tried it. Don't really want to. :p
 

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I think that it would make more sense to build a phase change system out of an old air conditioner rather than submerging the machine in oil if you really want to get better temperatures than regular liquid cooling. That way you can get temperatures under ambient. I can't imagine keeping hardware submerged in oil is good for it long term, but I've never tried it. Don't really want to. :p
interesting idea. I have no idea what you're talking about in regards to how you would do that though.
 
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What's a list of nonconductive liquids that are NOT oil?

Apparently distilled and deionized water could work as long as everything is 100% clean when it is submerged, and you wear gloves you the grease on your hands doesn't get in the water; and then you also seal it up so it does not contact the air and convert c02 to c03.
Fluorinert and Novec, both made by 3M.

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