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    Water + Computer = Bad

    This is becoming about as popular as that thread by that stupid kid who took someone's Mustang out for a joyride. Unbelieveable:

    I decided this weekend to try and quiten my PC by following some other members lead and going down the water cooling road. The fans on my PC were really starting to drive me mad

    The first thing that I did was to remove all the fans. The one on the processor and graphics card were no problem but the one in the power unit was a bugger to get out.

    The most difficult part was sealing all the ventilitation openings in the PC case with silicon. I also put silicon all around the joints on the PC case. The smell of silicon was dreadful but when my wife complained I told her to be patent as it will be worth it when we have a completely silent PC.

    Because I had completely sealed the PC case the only opening near top was the DVD drive. So I opened that and put the small hose I had purchased specially for the job into the DVD drive as far as it would go. With what I can only describe as great excitement and anticipation, I turned on the water. It really is amazing just how long it took before the case was complete full, and boy was it heavy. That didn't really bother me as I didn't intend to be moving the PC anyway.

    The big moment had arrived so I called in my wife and mother in law (who was visiting) and I announced "prepare to hear nothing!" and flicked the switch on the socket on the wall.

    Before I could even press the power button on front of the PC, with a loud bang, the whole place was plunged into darkness

    I knew that it was only the tripswitch so I told my onlookers not to panic and I ran out to the hall to turn the trip switch back on. But can u believe it, it wouldn't stay on. After five attempts I decided to try unplugging the PC and would you believe...yes the trip switch stayed on. My conclusion: the PC must have in some way been causing the problem.

    After about an hour of tries I finally decided to abandon the whole idea of water cooling and emptied the water out of the PC, put back in the fans (except the fan in the power unit, I had broken that one getting it out) and tried the pc AGAIN. IT STILL CAUSED THE TRIP SWTICH TO BLOW!

    My PC is completely shagged thanks to stupid suggestions that I got on this forum. What the hell am I going to do now. I spent two hours last night with a hair drier inside the PC case and it still trips the switch.

    Any suggestions greatly appreciated

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    I thought this had to be a set up, but throughout the thread he gets mad a people who laugh. I dunno. He says he's worked with computers for 7 years. Their forums have become so overloaded they are requiring everyone to register. Here's the thread:
    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showt...threadid=56924

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    thats gotta be a setup..... but keeping up the idea that it did really happen is what draws the crowds back....

    heaven forbid it is true - its scary to think that ppl that call themselves PC 'savy' are able to do so with ideas such as this!

    on the other hand - being able to seal a PC case with 'no more gaps' would be a real challenge onto itself!!
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    I turned on the water. It really is amazing just how long it took before the case was complete full, and boy was it heavy.
    i love it!!!

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    it just goes to show some people should not own anything electrical much less breed and spread the idiocy hehe

    that is of course if its true

    now had he shocked himself to death he would be eligible for a darwin award
    but i belive they have other classes just for idiots as well
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    he MUST be fooling with them

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    Originally posted by ShinkunoNamida
    In the famous words of Homestar Runner "Oh.. my.. God.. Pompom get over here you gotta here this!"
    Strong Bad.... "HOLY CRAP!!!!"

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    That is the most hilarious and RIDICULOUS thing I have heard someone do. Water and electronics just don't mix...

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    FUNNY!

    All joking aside, though. If you filled the case with distilled water, and got every single piece of dust out of the case (next to impossible), theoretically the thing would work.... Pure H20 doesn't conduct - it's the impurities that do.
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    or if you use some sort of nonconductive synthetic.. I saw this done.. they used a disposible cooler. I believe the stuff they used was called flouralite or something.

    They did experiments running it with dry ice (solid CO2) cooling the fluid, then they tried it with liquid nitrogen. The liquid nitrogen gelled the coolant and it couldn't circulate anymore... over all it was a very interesting article to read.
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