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Old 02-03-2010, 01:45 AM   #1 
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Eclipse tank used to house computer

They found the Eclipse 6 was the perfect size to house a mineral oil cooled computer- wacky

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Old 02-03-2010, 02:31 AM   #2 
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I never bothered to learn what kind of aquarium it was that they were using when I first saw this PC mod over a year ago, but now that I have begun the hobby myself, the different aquariums out there could really make a difference with the pioneering of case modding that exists for PCs.

It makes me wonder how cool it would be to see a biOrb mod done with a PC.

I can't remember the complete details, but it was also discovered shortly after a couple different setups of the Mineral Oil PC Aquariums, that could also have water in them and run fine. Of course, if a tropical fish aquarium needs a heater, why not an 80 degree running PC? ;)
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:03 PM   #3 
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Is that safe?
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:45 PM   #4 
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oh i don't think it would be a very good environment for fish- there would probably be toxic seeping from the computer parts- and yes it's safe to have a fluid cooled PC if it's set up properly- and any very large system has to be fluid cooled or it would overheat- I did read an article not long ago about colleges with super computers trying to use the waste heat to warm nearby buildings to save energy.
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Old 02-05-2010, 02:12 AM   #5 
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I just dont understand how that works since water damages computer parts, how does this not damage the computer parts, liquid is liquid.
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Old 02-05-2010, 02:45 AM   #6 
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well you don't just dump your computer in a vat of oil :D um-according to wiki the liquid needs to be non-conductive with electricity and the parts in question need to be housed in such a way that certain parts don't come in contact with the liquid- but liquid is a much better at diffusing heat than air- and much safer than solids- anyways they settled on the eclipse 6 because it was the perfect size for the components they were using vs how much liquid they needed- as for the biOrb- i think the extra small access area of that tank would really limit the components you could use- hmmm
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