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#13 MstJuan



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Posted 12 July 2009 - 06:35 AM

I will be posting the setup work log under the modding section since there is the proper place for it.

It was rightly posted about water being more good for heat transfer due to it's specific gravity and density ie: viscosity
but since it is submerged the area covered by the oil will be greater those over all will do the same job. but with oil i could make other things that with water i can't for example go for greeter temperature with out the risk of change of state since it flash point is very much higher then that of change of state by water also talking under the same atmospheric pressure.

Using transformer oil actually is batter because of it's basic characteristic of holding frequencies hence effecting less the resonance with in the power transformers area on the main board and and in the power supply.

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 02:40 PM

We are talking about submersion not watercooling (aka with a pump etc) you can submerge with water provided its pure. (from what i have read)

The orig. post said nothing about submersion, everyone else started in on it. i was just noting the properties of the chosen fluid.

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 02:53 PM

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 03:56 PM

The second you submerse your MB in the pure water it wont be pure ;)
Meaning any attempt to do this with pure water will fail...
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Posted 12 July 2009 - 05:27 PM

not in 100% pure form but good luck finding any with out water, also evaps very quickly and is extremely flammable.

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 06:10 PM

Puget Systems near where I live did one a couple of years ago. Without circulating the oil through a radiator, they had CPU temps up to 80c when overclocked. They added an external radiator and pump to cool the mineral oil and the temps dropped quite a bit. Here is the link for the page about it as well as some graphs of the temps they had with and without the external radiator. This idea has had brief moments in the sun from time to time for over 10 years now, and there is even a case available that you can buy with mineral oil submersion cooling in mind.

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 08:29 PM

Ihave seen Radiators online and pumps to cool the oil idk if it helps any it seems like it might but yeah
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Posted 12 July 2009 - 10:51 PM

Hi friends i will be testing a setup with oil cooling using mineral /transformer oil has any one had such an experience before?

My idea is to use a passive system and just cooling he oil with a complete passive system so no noise.

Any suggestions please?

i recomend large heat exchangers with lots of surface area and some good sized fans...
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 12:04 AM

Thanks a lot for the suggestions provided. I had read the Puget System my idea is also to make it look more funky..

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 08:07 PM

Thanks a lot for the suggestions provided. I had read the Puget System my idea is also to make it look more funky..

No , you were right man. Oil cooler than coonlant ( I work in machine shop use oil to cooldown with touch material ) but one thing you should worry is a pump .It's can stop anytime , must use a pump make by metal so you OK.

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 10:26 AM

http://revision3.com/systm/oilcooling That is a pretty interesting video on doing this from the webshow Systm with Patrick Norton. Worth checking out for anyone that is curious

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 08:10 AM

I would imagine the fans to have a shorter lifespan since they have to work much harder to get through the oil

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