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Has anyone here ever made an oil cooled computer like the Puget systems one?
 
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I've seen these. Not in person but they seem pretty cool if you can do it.
 
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they look cool, and in theory would work well. i have never heard about one being used as a permanent computer though.
 
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i am planning on trying it out with an old computer in the next few months, hopefully before school starts again. if it works well i may put my new computer in.
 
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Im going to do this.
I will get back to you.
 
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wtf i didnt think that you could put anything in a liquid just like that...
 
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oil is non-conductive and a great heat conductor, it helps cool the computer evenly and keeps it completely silent.
 
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That is probably one of the strangest ideas for a computer cooling system I have seem and I would totally try that is I wasnt certain I would make a mess I wouldnt want to clean up.
 
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We'll is it the same type of oil that is very high in prices?
 
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but can you imagine how hard it would be to do a simple thing like add a stick of RAM? lol
 
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it would involve draining it and taking everything out but it shouldn't be too hard, and you can get the oil cheaper here.
 
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hmm, maybe if it wasnt so ugly. like, if you could just seal off a normal computer case then put the stuff in there, that would be amazing. (with a window and LED's of course)
 
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I do want to do this but it would make using a computer so much more dangerous. I open mine up constantly and it moves quite a bit. I just wouldn't want to do this if it was my main pc.
 
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I've heard of this long ago, and all I can think of it is that it is very impractical for average use. After awhile I am sure the liquid will become conductive and not only kill it, but also give you quite a nasty mess to combat.
 
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whatwoukd make the oil become conductive? lol
 
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oil becomes conductive when conductive elements are dissolved in sufficient a quantity, but that would take a long time and you would want to change the oil before then.
 
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bob657 said:
oil becomes conductive when conductive elements are dissolved in sufficient a quantity, but that would take a long time and you would want to change the oil before then.
So change it.
 
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exactly, changing the 50$ of oil every year or so is not that bad
 
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bob657 said:
exactly, changing the 50$ of oil every year or so is not that bad

50$ can get you a nice new game or a year subscription to xbox live..

Not worth it IMO.. Theres nothing wrong with a little noise compared to a yearly fee. Also I heard the oil causes residue on the motherboard so turning back could be a problem.
 
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