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Pc oil cooling debate

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July 8, 2012 7:58:05 AM

Hello,i was having a debate with a friend about which is mineral oil pc cooling like air cooling or water cooling? what are your thoughts on the mater?

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a c 118 B Homebuilt system
July 8, 2012 8:03:06 AM

If you're talking about submerged PC's, I would strongly advise against it. Its not really that effective (or necessary for that matter), it voids the warranty on every single component, and they're difficult to maintain, cumbersome to relocate (its a friggin fishtank for crying out loud) and a nasty mess to work on if you have to swap a part or troubleshoot.

I guess the trade off, is,, it does look pretty cool, but its not something I would do with high dollar parts.
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 8, 2012 8:13:21 AM

It's liquid cooling to answer your question. Just rather than a seal liquid system, all components are exposed to the liquid. Pretty simple.
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 8, 2012 8:18:29 AM

I wouldn't say its like either though. heck water cooling is closer to air cooling than it is to oil cooling.

Air and water both move heat away from the components and out of the case, and both do it with air/fans.

oil cooling just let's the heat build up in the case
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 8, 2012 8:20:48 AM

But the key is, water cooling uses a liquid to dissipate the heat more quickly. Oil cooling is doing that, but rather than blowing off the heat through a radiator it is simply using the sheer mass of the amount of oil to offset the heat and allow it to rise naturally.

Once again the only difference is that it isn't a sealed system. The advantage of it being that every single component gains benefit from it
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a c 118 B Homebuilt system
July 8, 2012 8:23:57 AM

cmcghee358 said:
It's liquid cooling to answer your question. Just rather than a seal liquid system, all components are exposed to the liquid. Pretty simple.

I actually had trouble understand what he was asking, must have just of been me. :lol: 
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