excession wrote:My verdict is, why bother?
puppetworx wrote:I've looked into this in the past and I would not use oil to cool. There are a lot of pitfalls, mineral oil eats rubber and synthetic rubber seals, vegetable oil decomposes and harbours bacteria which eventually coats everything. If you go the immersion route it's also incredibly messy and any cables going into the oil will wick oil out of the case.
On top of that oil just isn't as good at moving heat away as water is.
The most promising form of immersion cooling seems to be HFEs, but they're very expensive.
Chrispy_ wrote:I used to be okay with distilled water and a dash of water wetter - the downside being that 12 months was about the limit before I though it could use an anti-algae flush