Description

Probably going to get a lot of hate for this but I have been itching to make a somewhat high end system with mineral oil especially since I can't find any online. This was planned for a whole year with reading through old forum posts everywhere before putting it together.

Firstly it is to answer those in the forums asking that YES, newer systems can be mineral oil cooled too. Secondly I kinda have bad cable management so I just thought of doing this since you can partially "hide" cables.

This PC is built for picture/video edits that I do on my own time as well as gaming when I have the time.

Edit

23/12/18 - Added cpu fan dust filters to the back in hopes of lessening clean up duty in the future - Added more pictures

24/12/18 - Installed a new water pump - CPU idle temp dropped from 58.1 degrees to 41.3 degrees - GPU idle temp dropped from 45 degrees to 42 degrees - Introduced dust into the oil because I didn't flush the new pump first * facepalm *

Comments

  • 11 months ago
  • 26 points

dam nice fish tank dude +1 rep

  • 11 months ago
  • 5 points

Thank you :)

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  • 11 months ago
  • 4 points

woosh

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  • 11 months ago
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  • 4 days ago
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r/im15andthisiswoooosh

  • 11 months ago
  • -2 points

R/Woosh

  • 11 months ago
  • 9 points

r/foundthemobileuser

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  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

I mean, you literally let the joke fly over your head.

  • 11 months ago
  • -3 points

r/woosh

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

r/im15andthisiswoooosh

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  • 11 months ago
  • 4 points

Can someone explain the physics in this?? o_O

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Mineral oil is non-conductive.

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  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Very interesting, thanks for the info

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

Ah, I see you decided to give one of Asus’ new PSUs a try. They recently just got into making power supplies

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah. I would not recommend getting it though. 4 friends and I bought this and all of our LED screens have quality issues. Mine looks fine cause it is in mineral oil and the light gets distorted.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

an aquarium! how is that even possible?

  • 11 months ago
  • 4 points

Not really an aquarium. Still using a fish tank but filled with oil, not water.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Add more pics = feature

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

someone needs to genetically engineer fish which can swim in mineral water (and make this affordable)

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

mmm how

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

So cool

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure that monitor is wide enough?!?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Sadly it's not.. Planning to get 2 or 3 more tbh hahaha

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

It's never enough until you have to set up one of the monitors as a door.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. The highest end MO PC I have seen. I just hope you unplug the power when its not in use.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Sadly I still have to leave the pump and fans on while it's not in use to cool down the oil. Great for absorbing heat, very bad at dissipating them.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I heard the word “feature” when i clicked on this build

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

This has to be one of the coolest things I have seen done to a PC. Kudos for making and sharing it ! more pictures please.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you leave the fan on the CPU cooler? If so, why?

Definitely ambitious and interesting, although not something I would do myself. Great for discussion purposes :).

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

It was more of I forgot to take it out rather than I left it there intentionally. I installed the cooler because did a dry system run to make sure everything was working first before pouring in the oil. I encountered problems with the X399 Creation OS installation BSOD afew times and when it finally got through, I got so happy I reached for the oil and started pouring without removing the cooler. facepalm moment

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! This looks amazing! Haven't seen a mineral oil PC in a while! Good stuff my dude! +1

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Brand of the tank please?

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Classica Eco 45

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Very cool!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice job!!! Gratz!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Jeezuz!! Is this the first mineral oil build on PCPP?? Thanks for sharing.. What temps are you getting with a build like this??

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Temps are in the details, although it is still on the first day. Currently running stress test now to see how well the cooling holds up. Will update when i get results.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

My bad! Didn't scroll down that far lol. Awesome setup!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, seems like a lot to deal with but that's canceled out by how cool it is.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Honestly I thought it was alot of hard work at first. Probably going to take weeks to put everything together. But actual fact it only took me 4hrs to get everything done and going. 1hr was to unbox everything and put them into the tank, 2hrs was trying to install the OS which gave me loads of problems cause of how the stock MOBO drivers are, and the final hour doing final adjustments and pouring oil. Now all i have left to deal with is monitoring the temperature, OC it with possibly by PBO(since it's the safest) and do cleaning once in awhile.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Doooood +1

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build ! What is the "white little desk " you use to put your case ? I'm trying to find a thing like this !

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

A desk I bought from a furniture store called "v.hive". It was on clearance sale so I'm not sure if it is on sale anymore. Besides, I'm actually from Singapore so not sure if you can get it from where you're from.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh ok, i'm from France so...thank you for the answer :)

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Gundamuuuu

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Yesssuuu

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I do NOT have the guts to do this. Just, no. lol

MASSIVE applause for pulling this off, you must have been NERVOUS pouring that oil, jeez!

Super impressed, featured much deserved!

+1 !!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually before this I tested the oil on other circuit boards to make sure it works first so I knew it could work hahaha

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

ಠ_ಠ holy cow

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

NANNNNNNIIIIIIIII!!!!!!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Dank monitor? xD

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

That’s just awesome. I was thinking of a fish tank build, so now I don’t have to do it. Thanks for that and congrats on the feature!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Just wow.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

woosh

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I always wanted to try this

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

DO IT!! But you might want to try with old hardware

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

you're telling me you can submerge a whole motherboard into a liquid?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Not all liquids but yeah.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

ya know, doea mineral oil have any advantages over other cooling? I notice that your cpu gets to 68C and it isn't overclocked at all. I know it is threadripper, but still, I am just curious what the advantage is.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I actually overclocked it to 4.3GHz but they won't let me change the clock rate in the details :( As for advantages... The only one I can think of is that it is unique? Other than that I would go with fan/water cooling.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

i definitely wouldn't argue with the uniqueness. I just didn't know if the oil was better or worse than water, especially since the entire pc is submerged in it.(well the heat creating parts, anyways)

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah all the heat creating parts are submerged which means all of them are being cooled together. But this also means that the non heat creating parts are also heated up cause the oil will get heated up too.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

+9000000000 points for using Red Astray in it.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

No love for 00 Quanta?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope....just something about Red that I always loved. Kind of how I loved Strike Noir cause it was that only Gundam that had bloody PISTOLS. lol

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

A mineral oil cooled pc in 2018? That's a rarity but it has come along quite well. How are the temps?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Temps are in the details

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Never seen a monitor quiet like that one, looks intense. Thanks for sharing this build, i've heard of mineral cooling but never actually seen it. The temps are not exactly what I expected but interesting none the less. Putting it in a fish tank is also something I wouldn't have envisioned either, that's alot of hardware to submerse into a liquid, brave man indeed! Congrats on having a beast of a system.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm still trying to lower the temps but I guess this is as best as it goes? Considering ambient temperature is average at 31C in the day where I live.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats a really nice gundam aquarium! Haven't seen a mineral oil build in ages. My only gripe is that the gundams could fall apart eventually since the mineral oil might eat away at the plastic over time,

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Tbh I'm waiting for that to happen. Fasten the "age" and "corrosion" then I'll darken the parts on my own using marker. Like those Gundam wreckage after years of battle

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

omg... think I've seen it all now! :D how much does it weight? :D

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure. At least 50kg?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Kinda confused why you would have such a nice build and put it in a fish tank, like WTF were you thinking?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Much naicu. only thing I dont like is those massive monitors, they make me feel sick when i use them

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I had that too. Until i saw how useful they are with multiple open windows

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Yea, but only 1080 makes scrolling kind of rough. Not enough vertical pixels for me to justify the wideness. I started with a 2560x1080 then upgraded to a 3440x1440. It's so much better. I really like the Dell U3818DW - 3840x1600 @ 38" is my next monitor.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

ooooooooohhhh Can i marry that beautiful beast?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for Gunpla! Ha ha. Absolutely impressive build man.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

what. the. f###. this build is so sick!!!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you build in a fish tank like that? This build is amazing! +1 rep

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Used hooks to secure the MOBO and PSU to the side of the tank, then pour in sand at the base just high enough for the GPU to stand on it's own while trying to hide the wires. Throw in some aquarium air stones, connect them to an air pump, add a water pump connected to a radiator and you're set to pour in the oil. Just make sure your system runs fine first before pouring the oil. Or else you'll have a hard time adjusting since everything will be slippery and hard to grip on to plus having your hands soaked in oil isn't exactly a nice feeling... Unless you're into that sort of stuff

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I love mineral cooled PCs... I wouldnt own one myself because of how quickly the mineral oil deteriorates the plastics on everything, and the dust that gets in the oil. But nice build! I always love seeing mineral oil PCs. One suggestion i'd have is get some sort of like 3d printed brackets for the Motherboard so its more straight inside the fish tank

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

How much was the whole mineral oil setup?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

About 5k USD

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Is money worthless to you?

  • 10 months ago
  • 10 points

Not worthless but if there's something you want to clear off your bucket list you should right?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

confused how this gets cooled, by the aquarium or the tubing?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

It's like water cooling using a pump, tubing and radiator but with everything in the "water"

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

makes sense

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you not have anything short out?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm using mineral oil, not water

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

OH! ok

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep - Well done. Maximum praise for getting an oil rig up and running + looking superb too.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Whoever would give you hate for building something that you want to build is stupid. It turned out looking great man!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Better than the LinusTechTips one.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Put fish in the tank

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  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Idle temps seem REALLY high. A lot higher than if it would have just been air cooled or a loop/AIO. Just seems like more trouble and maintenance than it's worth IMO. I hope it works in the long run for you.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. Still working on getting it lower.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Look at those idle temps. Why didn't you buy a fish tank and a computer. Not my type not by a long shot. I'd wheel it out to the waste bin tbh

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

This is pretty much as good as it gets tbh.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I am astonished.. It looks like it is in water! Amazing!!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Ikr!! Except it's not water.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Really? Illusion is it actually in a liquid?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it is in liquid but it is not water

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

what the ............hell is this

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

That's what everyone says at the start

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

How does mineral oil cooling even work, man?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Heat transfer from computer to oil, like water cooling but whole computer instead of just cpu/gpu

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Won't the computer parts malfunction because of all the mineral oil? They aren't exactly oil-proof, are they??

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Think of it as constant lubrication. Anyway my guess is degradation will happen but that will probably be years later before it stops working. By then I probably moved on to another setup and this left as a display piece somewhere

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

the fastest way to void your warranty

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, but I got most of the parts 2nd hand on the cheap without the original packaging and the original receipt. Kinda a bummer cause I was hoping to claim the RTX game bundle but the original owner already claimed it :/

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

is this model ram compatible with this board? CMW128GX4M8C3200C16

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I would assume so. I haven't yet encounter an incompatibility issue when using ddr4 with ddr4 compatible boards. Just make sure not to use different models of ddr4 Rams together and you should be fine.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok.. I also have 64gb of ddr4 im using on my x99 board with an intel i7 6900k and didnt know if it would work as well or no.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn Son. impressive

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I know im very late to this post but any chance you could tell me what monitor stand that is? I got the exact same monitor and trying to find a monitor stand for it, Thanks!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought the stand 2nd hand so I'm not sure if there's a brand or something when it comes to this. But it's a monitor floor stand with VESA 100 mount and check the weight limit of the stand before buying.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea I've been looking around, thanks for the info!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

First of all I love it. One of my dreams come true. Great job :)

But that table makes me worry like a mother waiting on her child to get home late Saturday night. Please consider getting something stronger/making a fish tank stand from good 2x4s

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

It's still on the same table now and it's on a trolley with wheels if you look carefully. Been pushing it around the house cause of renovation but it's still firmly sitting on top. I guess the 3m adhesive I put inbetween the table and trolley works 😂

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Still makes me very nervous!

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

Holy hell this build is insanse. Great job!

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

haha, thats the coolest **** ive ever seen

  • 11 months ago
  • 0 points

10/10 for originality.

  • 11 months ago
  • 0 points

linus is that u?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish I was. Then I can really get down to build a massive mineral oil rig.

  • 11 months ago
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honestly tho, this build made me cringe so bad, but in a good way of course +10

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

how do u cringe in a good way lol

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

idk man but i did

  • 11 months ago
  • 0 points

damn on a new pc,this should just be a project with old hardware.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

why? If it works and they have the capital to spend why not do this with new hardware?

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  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Was more like I forgot to remove the cooler after initial tests and OS installation before pouring the oil in. Not gonna try unscrewing the cooler and everything especially since it's already so well lubricated now

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  • 11 months ago
  • 4 points

I don't think it's dangerous unless you have an open flame in the area. Then again I'm a non smoker

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  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

Honestly, I opted for this because I'm afraid of custom loop leakage frying everything. Heh x.x

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  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Not going to put fish in it. Even if I somehow make a separate compartment for it, the fishes are going to die from rapid temp changes.

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