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Cool a pc with mineral oil

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May 11, 2012 5:42:50 PM

hi im wondering how to cool a pc with mineral oil do i just put the parts in the fishtank and dump the mineral oil in? or is there a method to the madness

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May 11, 2012 8:39:34 PM

Mineral oil is used as hydraulic fluid and is almost as corrosive to plastic as brake fluid is. It is indeed a wonderful conductor of heat, but I personally wouldn't recommend using it anywhere near a computer. Coating the parts in mineral oil will absolutely cause damage. :o  Mineral oil is quite happy to eat paint, plastic and aluminum.
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May 11, 2012 10:03:34 PM

I've sen one or two of those oil filled pc's and the thing I've always wondered about them is "How does the oil get rid of the heat it collects?" Unless you're going to run the oil through a heat exchanger of some type, how is the oil going to cool?
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