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Old September 16, 2008, 08:46 PM
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Anyways, anybody seen this before?
Custom PC's by Puget Systems; Mineral Oil Submerged Computer
It seems interesting, as adding that rad would lower the temps that much.
I might try it one day as a "mini" project.

What are your thoughts/comments on this?

BTW, does anyone know where to get a rad that big now? It says its discontinued, but is there another supplier for it?
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Old September 16, 2008, 09:07 PM
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I've seen some oil submerged systems before on various sites, but I would have to say that is the nicest one I've seen.

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Old September 16, 2008, 10:19 PM
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Oh yeah, and does anyone know if I can use this pump: RIO3100 - 999gph Powerhead/Pump - UL: Premium Aquatics to pump the oil out to an external rad? I'm going to probably put it in with the oil, so yeah.
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I think that this happened after 1 year is really funny:

"The LED light has turned from blue to purple. We aren't sure whether that is due to the oil, because we've seen it happen with other LED lights in regular computers."
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Old September 17, 2008, 11:59 AM
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I think that this happened after 1 year is really funny:

"The LED light has turned from blue to purple. We aren't sure whether that is due to the oil, because we've seen it happen with other LED lights in regular computers."
Yep, but I seriously wonder how'd that happen.

Anyways, does anyone know if a Mini-ITX board will fit in a 1 gallon tank? Or do I need a 2 or 3 gallon tank?

Also, since its mineral oil and non conductive, can I put an MCP655 into the tank, pumping oil out to an external rad, and back in?
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umm, there are issues with that. If im right, the oil will eventually turn all murky and stuff. Than, it is conductive.
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Old September 17, 2008, 02:55 PM
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umm, there are issues with that. If im right, the oil will eventually turn all murky and stuff. Than, it is conductive.
Actually, mineral oil is not conductive, thats why they used it in the first place. Second, if I have a pump running in there, keeping the liquid moving, then wouldn't it take a longer time to get murky? Puget System's mineral oil cooled computer turned murky after one year, and thats with the oil sitting there.
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