Here's a sample video of the general idea:
So my question is: As this type of submerged cooling can be hand-built cheaper than any Full Tower+Water Cooling set-up, does it still cool better than modern cooling set-ups? As I haven't been able to find any recent posts since about 2009.
As my signature has said since I joined the site: I'm a craftsman through and through, and I love the hands on work. So something like this is something I would love to try..
But it seems the trend has either died down or something, because I can't find any postings in recent years. So is this idea safe, and more effective than air cooling? Or did it die for a reason?
I'm actually working on a "rough" design to make the aquarium function much like an actual tower (motherboard backplate slider railed into the sides, for pulling the motherboard up and out of the tank), along with fans being bracketed in to improve oil circulation over key components even further.
So let me know, is still an effective way to cool a computer?
Edited by dragonsdontfly, 02 April 2012 - 07:30 PM.