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xvl89 November 29, 2012 12:46 PM

Oil Cooled PC Pls
Thinking of oil cooling my Rig just becuase its a cool project and would look awsome.

I'm thinking of putting my PC in a medium size Fish tank, and then filling it will oil and putting the medium fish tank (with the parts in it) into a huge fish tank and then put water in the big 1 with fish ;D

What are the logistics of this? How much do they cost? and is there anywhere I can view / buy specific oil cooling parts? Like a motherboard tray + a tank / oil / pumps and lights?


lowfat November 29, 2012 01:27 PM

This isn't something I'd suggest in all honesty. Removing the heat from the oil is going to be very difficult. Cleaning the oil residue off your hardware is also very difficult, expect to spend days cleaning off everything w/ alcohol and q-tips. Watercooling may not be as unique but it will work considerably better.

xvl89 November 29, 2012 01:34 PM

But then id have to buy a water block and I already have a custom GFX card so finding a water block that fits might be difficult ;/

I really want to do this oil cooling project , how often do you have to clean / change the oil?

Whats the most hardcore PC enthusiast website that will sell this kind of stuff? =p I've tried looking but can't find anywhere


supaflyx3 November 29, 2012 02:06 PM

1: Don't put it in another fish tank with fish in it, that's a good way to heat the water to much and kill them all. 2: As lowfat said, it's a messy project and it will take days if not weeks to remove the oil from the components. If you do decide to go for it you'll need a few things. 1: A pump capable of pumping oil out of the fishtank to a rad setup. 2: You're going to need a lot of rads, at least 4 but ideally 6-8. Also don't put an HDD in the oil, good way to kill it.

great_big_abyss November 29, 2012 02:06 PM

I'm not sure if this forum has any oil cooling gurus. Lots of water cooling gurus, but I don't think there's any oil cooling afficionados in here. At this point, Google is your friend.

supaflyx3 November 29, 2012 02:07 PM

@SlickPC on twitter would be your best bet, he has an oil cooled PC.

BeaverBender November 29, 2012 02:10 PM

Just get the kit from here:

Mineral Oil Submerged Computer; Our Most Popular Custom PC

SugarJ November 29, 2012 02:27 PM

Our very own Braineater has done submersion cooled PC's. http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...ion-2-0-a.html

cibergatox November 29, 2012 02:28 PM

Ask @slickpc on twitter as someone said before, he had an Oil cooled PC for some time and has plans to do another one on the future... He might give you some tips :)
Ask him about how the coating of certain cables react to being in constant contact with oil... ^^

KylSp November 29, 2012 03:27 PM

It's about the dumbest form of PC modding I can think of, and I've seen from personal experience how bad things can go when done imporperly. It's an utter mess, your components will take weeks to clean out properly, and there's much more rad capacity required if you want to overclock to any high degree.

That said the people mentioned above have done it. If you really want to, seek them out.

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