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Old May 31, 2010, 12:32 PM
For2wenT For2wenT is offline
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Belleville, Ontario
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My System Specs

Question Anyone ever make a Mineral Oil computer?

So I decided that instead of a regular looking tower for my HTPC, I would go with something a little more "showy" and fun. I remember seeing a fish tank computer a while back online and filled with mineral oil to give the watery feel (plus cooling solution) and I thought that would be a great idea to do for my HTPC. I have all the parts ready to go (see below) Just need any tips out there on anything I may need to know. { ie.. The heatsink on my 4870 will try to blow the mineral oil out the top of the case. would it be ok if I just removed the plastic "tunnel" portion of the HS so that it does not direct the fluid directly up? Will it still cool enough this way or should I get an after market HS that blows directly onto the card? }

Parts for HTPC:
Intel E8400
Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3L (v1.0)
4Gb (2x2Gb) Patriot Extreme Performance Gaming Series PC2-6400 (on their way)
Radeon HD 4870
Antec 550 Neo HE 550 Watt

I can post Pictures if need be, but right now I'm simply looking for tips on what to expect.. I'm not new to building computers, just to ones which are submerged in mineral oil lol..

Thanks in advance!
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