Fish Tank Full Of Veggie Oil For Computer.

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by SubDude199, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. ThatGuy16

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    Sweet, cant wait to see what the temps are like.. :)
     
  2. INTELCRAZY

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    I suggest you replace the cable ties with the metal rings that you tighten with a screw driver....
     
  3. SubDude199

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    I agree, when I was at the hardware store to get the tube I was going to get hose clamps, but I forgot.. I remebered as I walked in my door..lol. I will replace them with it soon.. I would also like to put a little tap on the hot oil side seeing as its right by my bed so I can get some hot oil to rub my lady down with from time to time..lol.. just playing.
     
  4. INTELCRAZY

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    Haha, a computer cooled with K-Y? Hopefully not the warming sensation effect....:D:p Sorry, if it goes 'over your head' just don't ask, lol.
     
  5. ThatGuy16

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    lol, i can picture it now....
     
  6. SubDude199

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    ohhh yea..lol
     
  7. PohTayToez

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    Yes, pure water is 100% nonconductive, however the problem is, there really isn't a such thing as pure water. Water is self ionizing at any temperature above absolute zero, and also it would be very hard to get water without impurities and to keep it that way (there would be dust etc on the parts that would contaminate it). It could probably be done, as even slightly impure water wouldn't be conductive enough, but I would imagine it would have to be carefully maintained. Also, I don't know what oxidizing effect the water might have on some of the components, I would imagine rust would occur, and at a greater rate as the electric current increases the oxidization.
     
  8. SubDude199

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    well, these pumps just arent cutting it, I have 2 pumps cranked up, should be pumping 119 gallons / hour, but looking at it, its only pumping like 10 at the most.. so needless to say its not efficent at the moment.. so I looked into some bigger pumps, at first I was going to go with 500 gallons per hour, but then I got to thinking, I dont want the same thin to happen again, so I got this:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...MEWN:IT&viewitem=&item=230151911522&rd=1&rd=1

    its 1/2hp.. I will put some downsized piping on it so I can use the lines I have, then I will put a dimmer switch in the line so I can control the flow..I will put the pump in a diffrent room so I dont hear it.. might be a little overkill but I went for it!
     
  9. spanky

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    Yeah that's a bit overkill but pretty cool at the same time. 10 GPH isnt' enough? How many gallons of oil do you have? What are your temps like? Also you don't mean dimmer switch. You want a rheostat. Dimmer switches are either on or off. If I were you, I would have bought an electric oil pump for a car.
     
  10. INTELCRAZY

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    A dimmer switch or knob switch would work, I have a dimmer in my room and it's not just on/off, I can set amount of light and it does that by lowering the voltage.



    Go with 7/8" tube... what are you using now? And if you have to go from 7/8" to 1-1/8" that would create a low pressure environment before the radiator and the radiator could take more time and a low pressure area doesn't conduct heat as well as high pressure.
     
  11. SubDude199

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    yea.. I dono.. Im going to just have to wait until it gets here and see what I got to work with.. if not, I got a nice little pump for when my basement fluds.. the price was right..

    rheostat and dimmer switch are the same thing.. Defination of rheostat "adjustable resistor used in applications that require the adjustment of current or the varying of resistance in an electric circuit. The rheostat can adjust generator characteristics, dim lights, and start or control the speed of motors. Its resistance element can be a metal wire or ribbon, carbon, or a conducting liquid, depending on the application."
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  12. spanky

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    LoL I know. I get tested on this sort of thing for school. You are correct about what a rheostat is. But a dimmer switch still being just switch means it only has 2 positions; on or off. They are not the same thing sorry. It's a common misunderstaning.
     
  13. SubDude199

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    ok. 115V dimmer control know.. you are right that a switch is on/off.. but being a dimmer means that it is variable..I just called it the wrong thing, but a rheostat and a dimmer control knob are the same thing..

    edit: no actually, now that I think of it, it is a dimmer switch, because it is a dimmer and a switch, it you push it is an on off switch, if you turn its a dimmer or "rheostat"

    but either way.. I am sure that it will work fine for controling the flow.. I just hope its not to loud.
     
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  14. K3rupt

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    Are you using the oil computer atm for all this posting?
     
  15. SubDude199

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    atm?.. type?.. I think your asking if im using the computer you see in the pictures for daily use and posting on this forum.. yes.. it is my main computer in my room that I am on 98% of the time. there is a Media Center computer in the living room but I only use that for media center..
     
  16. spanky

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    atm = at the moment
     
  17. SubDude199

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    ohh yea.. yes I was.. and still am.. still going strong..
     
  18. spanky

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    what are your temps???
     
  19. SubDude199

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    well ATM (hehe, at the moment) its not good, 45+, because I dont have a powerful enuff pump to move the oil threw the radiator.. I ordered one thatas 1/2HP that will be here any day, i will post then the temps.. just dunking in oil has absolutly ZERO advantage, you need to cool the oil..
     
  20. spanky

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    Good to know. I was thinking about just tossing my whole computer into a rubbermaid tub filled with veggie oil! Just kidding of course. It makes sense though. I think you are going to find that your pump will be overkill.
     

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