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Old 02-22-2008, 10:41 PM   #11
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I thought hard drives were sealed air tight, and if thats true then I don't think water should be able to get in to the platters...
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:45 PM   #12
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yeah i think so. u cant really tell if its in the tank or not, it might be that black box on the right,


EDIT: look in this vid, he puts it on the outside
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Old 02-23-2008, 06:49 AM   #13
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i'm very skeptical of using oil as a coolant. i really dont think that it would be very efficient to keep electronic components cool. ill ask my thermo prof and see what he thinks
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:54 AM   #14
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My friend did this with vegtable oils
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This really isn't that efficient if you think about it. Yeah it would be kinda cool to have a computer submerged in liquid, but if you see what temps those guys are getting w/o a radiator... You can get your system air or water cooled for cheaper. And moving the thing probably isn't easy either, nor is upgrades...

So you are basically doing it for looks which means you should get mineral oil over vegetable oil. Mineral oil is clear and it looks better then yellow if you want to shine LEDs through it.
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