First Fluid Cooled PC!
WARNING: WE RECEIVE MANY EMAILS FROM PEOPLE WHO LIKE TO REPEAT THIS PROJECT. ELECTRICITY IS VERY DANGEROUS! WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING.
FOR SCHOOLS: After having received information requests from schools who like to reproduce this for their physics classes we have background information available. Please check the technical pages. Explanation: Think out of the box, put oil in the box!
A PC submerged in plain cooking oil?
Plain cooking oil, indeed that's all we used. The people in supermarket look a bit funny at us when we bought lots of bottles and we really tried to explain... Cooking oil has a huge advantage over water. It does not conduct electricity. Ofcourse you can't submerge all components, for example a harddrive contains a small hole to keep the air pressure correct. And always be careful of course, keep a fire extinguisher close!
In the time past many forums showed interest in this subject and have linked to us. We would like to thank all the people who donated their findings and are happy to know that this project has educational value as well now that is actually being used in physics classes all over the world.