Waterproof computer? - Page 3 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Overclocking and Modding
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-25-2007, 11:27 PM   #21 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 130
Default Re: Waterproof computer?

I think there was a slight misunderstanding...While the cooking oil video is cool, and the idea is awesome, that's not precisely what I meant...I meant more like, wrap each component up with some sort of cellophane that would successfully keep out all water, and then possibly keep the water inside the case circulating with a pump and a radiator. Effectively, the same thing as water cooling, but instead of doing it for each individual component, you're submerging the entire thing in water.

Goodonebales is offline  
Old 04-26-2007, 12:52 AM   #22 (permalink)
Lord Techie
Nitestick's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: смерти для спаме
Posts: 8,473
Default Re: Waterproof computer?

Cooking oil works better since it can better absorb more heat and let it off, even the water would get a bit toasty after awhile.
nope, oil is worse for the job of removing heat. other wise we would fill radiators with oil instead and avoid the classic "there's oil in your water and water in your oil" scenario. however oil is not electrically conductive.

you can't really do what you're thinking about with wrapping the components, whatever you use would probably either melt or be far too innefficient at transferring heat (probably both). probably the best thing possible is a combination of conformal coating and dielectric grease like used in condensation proofing. the problem mainly lies in that components like the memory, processor and expansion cards still need electrical contact.

Nitestick is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HELP!!!! I disabled my graphics card by accident, need help!! Wildside Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 5 06-16-2007 06:29 PM
My computer wont boot! Chris Down Microsoft Windows and Software 4 04-24-2007 12:25 PM
Some upgrading / building new computer and counseling needed akasixcon New Systems | Building and Buying 5 04-21-2007 09:26 PM
New Computer. Same Issues Duality Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 6 04-01-2007 09:54 PM

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:03 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.