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Oil filled case

Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 7:17 am
by HAZZA24937
Has anyone considered oil cooled cases (for looks)?
Sort of like some of the desktop motherboards in fish tanks full of oil.

Re: Oil filled case

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:28 am
by RasPiATV
pugetsystems sells oil pc kits, i think one of the tech tv shows they had the hosts build one and there was oil everywhere. I watched a bunch of videos on it. It be a good idea if you never planned to take it out again, and if you could seal it entirely shut so it never spills.

Lessons I learned
#1. Make sure it works before you pour the oil in, if you dunk it and then have to replace a part it may never get a clean connection wil the oil being non-conductive and in all the crevices of connectors ect,.
#2. Oil likes to climb cables overtime, if you can mount an I/O panel w/ sealant it would probably best, but it would have to be resistant to the oil breaking it down over time =| Otherwise you might need a drip tray underneath.

It would definitely be cute though could throw in a bubbler and maybe some toy fishes, and some EL or cathode lights.