Introduction: Oil Submerged Fish Tank Pc

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Hey what up guys this is my first slideshow post so i hope ya like it, i wanna to introduce you guys to my lastest project  my oil submerged pc. I would love some feedback on what you guys think or maybe what i should add to this beast. thanks in advance. If you want any more info or more specific pics lemme know. Also sorry for the quality of picture my camera sucks lol

System Specs:

Mobo: Foxconn P4M800P7MA-RS2
Cpu: Intel Celeron D 356 (3.33 Ghz)
Ram : 1 gig (533 mhz) Infineon 
Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 6200 Oc 
PSU: 350 Watt 
Hd: Samsung 250 gig 


yelkady (author)2014-02-10

so does it work ??

Malkaris (author)2014-02-07

Hey, I'm curious if your system is still going? I've been running a server in mineral oil

I had an old GPU that had lost a fan to dust and age. The heat produced a column of heated oil you could see from refraction, but it kept operating.

nerd7473 (author)2013-11-12

what oil did you use?

IIwootII (author)2011-01-14

update: installed Nvdia Geforce 9400 GT. after 3 days temps hit 55c. (not idle)

IIwootII (author)2010-10-31

Update: Added 4 120mm Blue led fans, New Mobo and CPU (Pentium D 820)

IIwootII (author)2010-10-18

yes indeed its very cool thing. first failed device (Gpu fan Siezed), replaced with 80mm blue fan. (gpu is about 10 C cooler now)

LaughingOak (author)2010-09-29

It is amazing to me how many people do not know that oil of any kind does not conduct electricity.

IIwootII (author)2010-05-25

 well to start this is canola oil and i have had it quite some time now and zero smell so far and rocking great

junits15 (author)2010-05-17

vegetable oil will rot have fun with your soo to be smelly computer :)

IIwootII (author)2010-05-01

 its not a fire hazzard, i've had it runnin for days and its still rockin, i have had for a total of about 1 month now and no problems yet, i have made some minor addition since the photos but nothin major.

lozzareeves (author)2010-05-01

 Want a fire much?

IIwootII (author)2010-04-27

 I obviouly wasn't the only one with an oil cooled pc

IIwootII (author)2010-04-27

 the fans are in the just to circulate the oil and keep the oil moving cause i didnt want cold and hot spot in there, the only thing i didnt submerge was the harddrive because it will ruin the hd (tested myself definitly DO NOT submerge a HD in oil)

nickodemus (author)2010-04-27

So it actually runs? If the oils keeps everything cool, why the need for fans too?

jimk3038 (author)2010-04-26

I don't want to steal your thunder, but sure enough, here are a couple of videos of other folks doing this too.

IIwootII (author)2010-04-26

 on another note a fun little fact about oil it's non-conductive

IIwootII (author)2010-04-26

 This pc acually does run in the oil and keeps it quite cool for a very long time. i didnt put it in oil for the heat tho it was just cause of all the noise the system makes now it makes zero noise

swimer4life116 (author)2010-04-26

no PC's can run in oil, keeps them cooler. Doesnt seem like a system that would need to be cooled that much. Celeron D's were slow as sh*t....

jimk3038 (author)2010-04-26

I'll ask the obvious, is the PC actually running inside all that oil? No, can't be. The oil would instantly short everything out. This is just to make a pretty fish tank, right?

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Bio: I just dig taking things apart and putting them back together, and modding anything. Repurposing things and newly getting into woodworking :)
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