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Comment reply on frank26080115's Completed Build: Aquarium Computer

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Mineral oil is good for overclocking, if you use enough of it, but I chose to use a 2.5 gallon tiny tank.

The Puget kit is 5 gallons, and with proper planning of the path of oil flow, it can be great for overclocking

But only if you have radiators!

Comment reply on frank26080115's Completed Build: Aquarium Computer

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I saw that Gigabyte was releasing it in November, I waited for this card specifically, it lined up nicely with black friday but not much else was discounted, I didn't save much money

Comment reply on frank26080115's Completed Build: Aquarium Computer

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Correct, I picked the "S" CPU with lower TPD and the ECO motherboard that supports it, for the purpose of keeping temps low.

Comment reply on frank26080115's Completed Build: Aquarium Computer

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't cut the card itself, only part of the plastic covering the heat sink to get more oil flowing

You can't just cut a circuit board

"I can save some space if I just chop off these 2GB of RAM"

LOL no it doesn't work like that

Comment reply on frank26080115's Completed Build: Aquarium Computer

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

will do a lot of tests later, the tests will take a while but I'll check back and reply to anybody interested

I can say that leaving Windows on the desktop idling, with the pump off, the surface of the tank reaches 36 deg C after equilibrium

I'll tell you more later

Comment reply on frank26080115's Completed Build: Aquarium Computer

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

I didn't tell anybody yet, but the GFX card is right up against the front of the tank, and it only fits in that way if I cut down one of the pieces of plastic on the default Intel cooler fan.

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