High-end PC cooled by cooking oil

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 10 2006 @ 10:21 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Well this isn't really something new as it has been done by quite a number of people but today Tom's Hardware Guide presented a new project in which they cool an AMD Athlon FX-55 and NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra based system with eight gallons of cooking oil.
Common sense dictates that submerging your high-end PC in cooking oil is not a good idea. But, of course, engineering feats and science breakthroughs were made possible by those who dared to explore the realms of the non-conventional. Members of the Munich-based THG lab are only too happy to confirm this fact. And not only did we find that our AMD Athlon FX-55 and GeForce 6800 Ultra equipped system didn't short out when we filled the sealed shut PC case with cooking oil--but the non-conductive properties of the liquid coupled created a totally cool and quiet high-end PC, devoid of the noise pollution of fans. The PC case - or should we say tank - also offered a new and novel way to display and show off your PC components.
You can check out the oil cooled PC over at Tom's Hardware Guide.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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