Fish Tank Full Of Veggie Oil For Computer.

SubDude199

Member
I am sick of my loud fans and temps gettin high when I overclock. I am thinking about disabling the fans and dunking my Mobo, processor, ram, and video card in a small fish tank full of vegie oil to keep it cool.. then put my hard drives and cd roms on top.. has anyone here done that. It makes sense, the only think holding me back is wont the oil heat up after a while and defeat the pourpose?.. I know it will take a long time but wont it, do I need to cool the oil?.. how about circulation, is there a pump for that?..

thought/comments?


I know its kinda gheeto, but until I can afford real water cooling this will have to do..
(update, after comparing real water cooling to this, this is going to do the same or better job for a fraction of the price, this stays for now)

thanks



UPDATE, I HAVE DECIDED TO GO FOR IT, PICTURES ON PAGE 6 - MY PC IS NOW IN OIL
 
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spanky

New Member
what you want is a dielectric fluid to do something of that um...caliber. yes you would need a radiator and a fan to keep it cool. you also have to remember you can never let any contaminate particles get into the tank and fluid because then you're gonna need to buy all new parts.
 

SubDude199

Member
Vegetable oil does not transfer electricity

here is a video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZ8L1Prl6tk



I couldnt use a radiator, fan, and pump for a regular water cool system could I?.. wont it be to thick? (update after thinking about it, vegie oil not really thicker than water is it, so this would be ok!)

I suppose that little but of circulation and cooling will go a long way with oil:

Radiator+Fan = $22 (you could even use a cars trans oil cooler as a radiator, there small)
http://cgi.ebay.com/EVERCOOL-Second...ryZ80150QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

Pump= $20
http://cgi.ebay.com/Computer-Water-...oryZ3673QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem
 
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SubDude199

Member
after spending a few hours looking threw real water cooling sites.. I do think this would be a much cheeper and just as effiecnt method of cooling. you would be cooling the chipset, CPU, Video card, ram and everything without spend hundreds on the fitting and piping to go to all the stuff, the basic water cooling kits are about $150 and only cool the CPU, to add block to the other compenents would add ALOT at $40-$80 per block you would be gettin uo there in price, I think I am going to make a nice box for this (like the video) and seal it well. Then add a small pump and radiator/fan. I would maybe add a hard drive water block and send the fluid threw those after the pump before being dumped back into the tank:

http://www.xoxide.com/thermaltake-aquabay-m4-hdd-cooler.html


best part about this is when you decided to get a new mobo/processor (planning on a C2D soon) you wont have to get all new blocks to fit the new stuff. You can build a VERY efficent oil cooling kit for under $100 and maybe even outperform the boys with $500 water cooling kits. I will go for it and let you knwo how it turns out.
 

Shane

Super Moderator
Staff member
yeah some people buy those clear see through pc cases and then fill em up with oil.
but on some of the vids ive seen they still have the fans on moving the oil around the case.
the only bad thing about oil cooling your pc is it makes a mess,you couldnt realy sell the system normaly as you would if you ever wanted to sell it at a later date because all the parts will be greasy:D

 

Tayl

VIP Member
Wouldn't that be a bummer if, while you were out and left it running, it sprung a leak and started to pour out everywhere causing an electrical fire or something. Is it really safe to do? And how on earth would you go about changing the oil without creating a huge mess lol? If having fans submerged in oil, wouldn't that surely short them out in quick time? As the fans aren't designed to fight against such thickness as oil etc I would have thought?

Breaks.
 

SubDude199

Member
well in my situation I would put my pc in the closed next to me in a bin of some kind so if it did leak.. I think I am going to do for it but since i am in the process of building a C2D rig I will wait , im sure no one will want to by my mobo,cpu, cpu and ram when ita all oilie..lol
 
Oh I have 7 fans including the two in the PSU. And the Intel stock cooler. You need water cooling, man. I wouldn't do anything wild unless you could budget it.
 

dragon2309

P.I Dragon
In reply to your post a few posts back, normal watercooling pumps would handle it for a short while, im fairly sure within 2-3months they would give up though, oil is obviously a hell of a lot more viscus than water is, a small-ish pond pump or something like that is probably a better option.

dragon
 
In reply to your post a few posts back, normal watercooling pumps would handle it for a short while, im fairly sure within 2-3months they would give up though, oil is obviously a hell of a lot more viscus than water is, a small-ish pond pump or something like that is probably a better option.

dragon

a fuel pump off of some type of small engine maybe?
 

SubDude199

Member
yea.. I would like to find a diffrent pump of that nature

I definatly will use either a heater core, or a oil cooler from a car for the radiator..
 
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