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Windows 7: Water vs Oil

09 Nov 2014   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

For year some have built a system in aquariums or the like and submerged the complete system in oil. I'm don't believe that is what the OP is inquiring about.
If you do enough Googling you can find some strange system people have built just because they can.


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09 Nov 2014   #12
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

The OP was mentioning the submerged systems, but only as a precursor to his question about the coolant inside a loop. A Guy
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09 Nov 2014   #13
Wandering one

Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)
 
 

PURE distilled water does not conduct electricity. It is actually the dissolved minerals and whatever that conduct. One of the reasons after your soft drink dumps on your keyboard, rinse well with distilled water, let dry and continue working. Art.
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09 Nov 2014   #14
Shimshom

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you all for answers. Indeed I was referring to submerged systems and how messy they look as well as reading over time many people describing how they lost their systems due to water leaks which is why I thought it might be possible to use oil in a different way but seems it's not worth the hassle so it's either go back in line and stick to tried and tested water/air cooling or when time permits continue to experiment and see if anything comes of it. I know pure distilled water is non conductive but it's been very hard to source here for whatever reason and I also use it to make Colloidal Silver which can only be made with pure distilled water but now they seem to sell the deionized water which isn't the same
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09 Nov 2014   #15
badcrc

Windows 7 Pro x64 sp1
 
 

IIRC the water in a cpu cooling system has some additives to lube the moving parts and prevent corrosion. I have this cooler in one of my systems. 20 deg C drop compared to stock Intel - £35 from Amazon.

Cooler Master: Seidon 120V
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09 Nov 2014   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wandering one View Post
PURE distilled water does not conduct electricity. It is actually the dissolved minerals and whatever that conduct. One of the reasons after your soft drink dumps on your keyboard, rinse well with distilled water, let dry and continue working. Art.
You are correct.
But one never know how pure store bought distilled water is.
If one adds color to the distilled water then the ball game changes.
Their are many variables.
The reason I have chose distilled water is because of its heat transfer ability.

I like blue.

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09 Nov 2014   #17
Shimshom

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Beautiful looking system and blue is also my favorite color. The only way to know how pure distilled water is would be to make it by oneself and that's a whole different ball game and as Layback Bear said once we start adding stuff to even the purest water the game changes. I intend to experiment with various liquids and hope the curiosity won't kill the cat (Or my experimental computers)
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10 Nov 2014   #18
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Their are many coolants and or additives.

You can check out these sites. They have many you can choose from.

FrozenCPU.com | 1.877.243.8266 | World's Largest Selection of PC Modification Supplies

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10 Nov 2014   #19
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

I'm using for my loop a ready made non UV Pure Water non corrosive/conductive with 1,2% Ethanediol, plus a Pump Lubricant, its doing very fine actually making not regretting my choice for the year. I still can change next year for another brand since i will need to drain the system to renew that liquid. I choose lubricant because my pump (metal ring) is making "Hum" sometimes when running high speed, it does help to smooth spinning over the Acetal material. Took a drop or two of Biocide too.

There's quite a lot of different brands which have the same components inside make it quite hard choosing, unless trying them or using just Pure Water with no additives inside.

Oh..i surely will not using the oil submerged systems with water inside the cooling system, not afraid of leaks but not enough confident about a system in oil aquarium based, not too practical though!!
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10 Nov 2014   #20
Shimshom

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Certainly wasn't going to submerge my system in oil and it's enough watching people on YouTube turning their rooms into fish tanks and one wonders what happens if it ever cracks. Thanks Layback Bear for the links and it will give me enough to think about and try for quite some time. @NoN how often is it necessary to clean the system and what about pre-filled systems do they also require cleaning or just replacing every so often
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