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Oil submersion optimization

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ivanlabrie

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Two words, water chiller. Do that instead! :p

-El Cheapo Window AC
-Big water tank/res
-tubing
-water block
-res
-pump

You can tune it for pretty chilly temps, or to stay close but not below dew point. :D
 

trueblack

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would anyone make this IRL ? just imagine wanting to change the RAM or something...
that will be like a major operation just to do that.
 

Anonaru

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Oct 29, 2012
Upgraded the aquarium shop rig! Its now running a pump that blows air into the oil to churn it, as well as a "Strong !%& pump" to move the oil through a ginormous repaired rad, I had discussed this in another thread, but thought I'd link the initial post and picture. I have a video that I'll be uploading shortly! I'll list the specs then too..

Shop Oil Rig
 

trueblack

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Upgraded the aquarium shop rig! Its now running a pump that blows air into the oil to churn it, as well as a "Strong !%& pump" to move the oil through a ginormous repaired rad, I had discussed this in another thread, but thought I'd link the initial post and picture. I have a video that I'll be uploading shortly! I'll list the specs then too..

Shop Oil Rig

wow. need to +rep to you bro. :thup:
 

trueblack

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Upgraded the aquarium shop rig! Its now running a pump that blows air into the oil to churn it, as well as a "Strong !%& pump" to move the oil through a ginormous repaired rad, I had discussed this in another thread, but thought I'd link the initial post and picture. I have a video that I'll be uploading shortly! I'll list the specs then too..

Shop Oil Rig



u can make a long project log, and a video introducing it bro, thousands will watch it.
 

bluezero5

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Upgraded the aquarium shop rig! Its now running a pump that blows air into the oil to churn it, as well as a "Strong !%& pump" to move the oil through a ginormous repaired rad, I had discussed this in another thread, but thought I'd link the initial post and picture. I have a video that I'll be uploading shortly! I'll list the specs then too..

Shop Oil Rig

Nice!!!! I m super curious about how the temps are like, so much win seeing this done!!! Mad thumbs up!
 

Anonaru

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Nice!!!! I m super curious about how the temps are like, so much win seeing this done!!! Mad thumbs up!

Really not much different than using a full custom loop, maybe even a tiny bit more OC friendly once you nullify the hot spots. Motherboard components run a bit cooler, happy with that! Here's a video for your pleasure. The rig's running moderate OC right now, temps are great! Requires a pretty substantial rad, but the overall getup isn't bigger than a full tower + loop system, so hey!

The video :D
 

Anonaru

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u can make a long project log, and a video introducing it bro, thousands will watch it.

As for this? If I get the time, I will for sure. A brief run down, though.. It began as a pet project a long time ago, with a little stock p4 rig with integrated graphics and a dinky psu. I didn't even bother to circulate the oil, didn't pump it, didn't get rid of fans, etc.

I forgot what exactly inspired me to change it up, its getting to being a pretty substantial project now, with one of my employees and a few customers offering insight, tips, manual help, etc.

For example, the air lines in the bottom of the tank was an excellent idea by a customer, and greatly enhances oil convection. Love it!
 

Anonaru

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are the air bubbles for the turbulence, so the hotspots can be eliminated better?

Improves convection, reduces hot spots, looks cool, and generally stirs the oil :D

Edit: Here's a picture or two from the project itself-- mainly the ones that make me grin! FANZILLA! (Didn't have these on hand, ala being at home rather than in shop :()

Dry testing before oil optimization

I'll keep doing these as time goes on haha
 
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