Strip Out The Fans, Add 8 Gallons of Cooking Oil | Tom's Hardware: "Strip Out The Fans, Add 8 Gallons of Cooking Oil
9 Jan 2006 11:00
Dousing Your Athlon FX-55 With Eight Gallons Of Cooking Oil?
Common sense dictates that submerging your high-end PC in cooking oil is not a good idea. But, of course, engineering feats and science breakthroughs were made possible by those who dared to explore the realms of the non-conventional. Members of the Munich-based THG lab are only too happy to confirm this fact. And not only did we find that our AMD Athlon FX-55 and GeForce 6800 Ultra equipped system didn't short out when we filled the sealed shut PC case with cooking oil--but the non-conductive properties of the liquid coupled created a totally cool and quiet high-end PC, devoid of the noise pollution of fans. The PC case - or should we say tank - also offered a new and novel way to display and show off your PC components."
Makes me reminisce about the old watercooling hoax that did the rounds on the overclockers forum.