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June 22, 2011, 10:42:28 PM
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Cheaper, easier, and better to just water cool your hardware.  Plus it's easier to resell the components afterwards.

I agree, though I don't know about better.  Oil cooling does make it easier to use sub-ambient cooling methods without worrying about condensation.  My gaming rig is hooked up to a home-built chiller.  My idle temperatures can run as low as 18C in the summer.

Only go for oil cooling if its something you're interested in.  Its got lots of disadvantages.  Although I'd probably say the same about liquid cooling.
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June 22, 2011, 11:25:50 PM
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I've been pondering this with some degree of seriousness.  Especially since I just had a 55 gal fish tank become free for this use.

It basically comes down to if I expect to be able to resell the components or not at this point.  Tough call! Smiley

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June 24, 2011, 05:58:43 PM
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You could almost build an entire other computer for what you will spend on the oil.  It's not like you just dump vegetable oil in it and turn it on.

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June 24, 2011, 07:02:51 PM
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You could almost build an entire other computer for what you will spend on the oil.  It's not like you just dump vegetable oil in it and turn it on.

Actually you can do just that.  Obviously there are some precautions to take, but you can use vegetable oil.

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June 24, 2011, 11:10:46 PM
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I've heard it goes rancid and smells bad eventually though.  People definitely do it though.
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March 30, 2013, 02:22:42 AM
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I know this topic is old but it seems to be the only topic on this. So i wanted to know whats the advantage from it? I mean it should be better cooling but that makes probably only sense if you plan to overclock the asics. So is it possible anyway to overclock the asics? I read somewhere in the forum, i dont find it anymore, that one could overclock it up to 300? but met a wall there. I dont know what he referred to. So how can, for example an asic from avalon be overclocked anyway? Clockrates? Changing volts or what ways are possible? And the wall the one person spoke about... is it breakable with better cooling or is it a wall that cant be broken? I thought about mineral oil myself but if it doesnt lead to a higher hashrate through overclocking it doesnt make much sense to me.

 

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