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    I'd be a bit worried about possible microbial infestations or whatnot, but if that could be prevented then why not? I bet system would last longer as well. Pretty cool stuff.
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    #include <cmath>
    #include <complex>
    bool euler_flip(bool value)
    {
        return std::pow
        (
            std::complex<float>(std::exp(1.0)), 
            std::complex<float>(0, 1) 
            * std::complex<float>(std::atan(1.0)
            *(1 << (value + 2)))
        ).real() < 0;
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    In "Serial Experiments Lain" the protagonist came up with a couple ways to cool off her computer (although it was getting difficult to tell if it was all one system). She stripped the case. At least I think so, because there was always naked chips and serial buses and what have you on screen, but I'm not discounting that I saw something foreign to me. The time setting is supposed to feel like the near future. Anyway the point of all that was so she could blow a regular floor fan on high directly on the system. Not quite a great idea with all the stuff in the air that could mess up hardware.

    Later on Lain gets better at what she's doing and builds a regular coolant system, quite like this, but with more tubes. It exploded at one point. But that used to be science fiction.

    I'm disappointed this is not a recipe, though.

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    I can't believe anyone would actually test that out...
    It would be a huge pain to upgrade anything in the system since you'd need to drain it, wash the oil off the motherboard... Plus the thing must weight a hell of a lot with 8 gallons of oil in the case.
    Since oil retains heat, how hot would this get after several days of running?
    But maybe then you could take your car AND your computer in for an oil change!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjust View Post
    I can't believe anyone would actually test that out...
    It would be a huge pain to upgrade anything in the system since you'd need to drain it, wash the oil off the motherboard... Plus the thing must weight a hell of a lot with 8 gallons of oil in the case.
    Since oil retains heat, how hot would this get after several days of running?
    But maybe then you could take your car AND your computer in for an oil change!
    Cheaper than aircon, particularly if you are running off solar power.

    I have systems running 24/7 for months at a time in up to 55C at solar powered sites (using very expensive IPCs rated to 70C).

    It also removes the major cause of failure in PCs in harsh environments, the fans (HDs are next due to vibration).
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    This one would probably be great for my fav custom computer, The Whiskey Bottle PC. Seriously. It's already in a glass bottle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by novacain View Post
    Cheaper than aircon, particularly if you are running off solar power.

    I have systems running 24/7 for months at a time in up to 55C at solar powered sites (using very expensive IPCs rated to 70C).

    It also removes the major cause of failure in PCs in harsh environments, the fans (HDs are next due to vibration).
    I guess it might make sense for harsh environments like that, but for a home PC which usually gets upgraded often, it probably wouldn't be very practical.
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