Neoseeker : News : BioShock underwater case mod is impressive
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electriczap4 Oct 5, 10
Liquid cooled =]
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Northern49 Oct 5, 10


If only I wasn't too much of an impoverished chicken shit, I would do something as cool as this with my time.
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SUPREM_KITE Oct 5, 10
There is a PC at the university I go to where we did the exact same thing. It isn't hard at all, you can submerge nearly everything in a computer as long as it isn't conductive.
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Axe Oct 5, 10
Dude.... I wanna do that with my 360 now, if I didn't already know I'd only screw it up.

That case mod is truly awesome.
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Northern49 Oct 5, 10
What do you mean? Conductive? I can't image pouring water on my mobo and not having it short circuit.
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ParanahJoe Oct 5, 10
Distilled water I think isn't conductive, if that's what they submersed the PC in.
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Northern49 Oct 5, 10
Somehow that property has slipped past me all these years. No no. He uses mineral oil, which is a non-conductive byproduct of distilling petroleum into gasoline.

I don't think this would be enough to keep a video card or CPU cool, though, considering a fan wouldn't really work in a liquid, and the liquid probably wouldn't dissipate heat as effectively as water.
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Shadow of Death Oct 5, 10
I already mentioned this on the gamesradar site (they posted it too), but I imagine the bubbles help the cooling somewhat, by moving the mineral oil a bit.

Possibly the reason he is using such low-level components (which disappointed me), is because of the heat dissipation limits.

Someone should make it so the fluid moves around slowly, perhaps a part of the rig should be cooled properly (IE: have a couple high powered fans at the top, drawing the heat out). I wonder though, if dust gets into it over time (if a fan was installed on top, dust would be unavoidable I think), would that eventually cause it to become conductive?
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lKasHl Oct 6, 10
quote ParanahJoe
Distilled water I think isn't conductive, if that's what they submersed the PC in.
Distilled water itself isn't conductive but i remember reading somewhere that because it erodes impurities and metal off the motherboard it has the capacity to conduct electrical current.
APPARENTLY any form of oil is good to work for this kind of thing, just don't blame me if that doesn't turn out to be the case
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cody Oct 7, 10
*bleep*ing bad ass
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Wolfwood Oct 7, 10
Yeah I believe the use of oil is key here, in fact I believe I saw a video of a rig running in a clear case where nearly all the internal components were similarly submerged in cooking oil! Greasy.
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