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water cooled amp

i know that people that mod their pc's are doing this now..

they seal up their computer cases and pour in a liquid that looks like water, but doesnt transfer electricity...ie...wont fry stuff

i was just wondering what kind of liquid it is...i may build a intresting amp rack....
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I've seen that on a computer....don't know what it's called, but it was so awesome. The guy had lights in the box aswell, with plexiglass windows. FREAKIN awesome
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huh????
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john griggs, rwensig, neil, nhbubba....

where is you be?
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if you seen this before, how bout some pics?
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i searched google...

its like a radiator for a computer

http://compreviews.about.com/od/cpus...uidCooling.htm


its not the entire computer in a liquid
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^^ see above pic
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Its called peltier cooling, look that up, im too lazy

here http://www.crazypc.com/products/cool...tercooling.htm
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wow thats......good
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neat. too bad i can only turn the comp on and off....anything else and i break it.
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^^^^^^lol
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thats awesome....but if something goes wrong with the inside and u have to fix a part and take the computer apart, do u remove that liquid stuff and then have to start over? or how does that work?
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u just have to pour it out...maybe into a container...do u're fixin' on the pc..then pour it back in...

the case was mostly sealed plexiglass or etc...the lid i imagine could come off for repairs and etc...

i'm just curious as to what the liquid is called, and where i could get it...

BUMP BUMP BUMP
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theres no reason to cool your amp like that unless youve got one really old, or your speakers are suckin a lot of juice.

then theres the coolness aspect of the internals of an amp transferred to a plexi frame with lighted liquid inside. wow...hmmm...new project to make my two different amps match
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yahhhh......noooow u're gettin my drift....

its just for show...my little amp powers my speakers, prolly way over the limit...overheating could be a fctor...watercooled would restore some power and not let the sounds fade out when it heats up...
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I bet that the liquid is in between two pieces of glass, a dude in Cincy as a sub box and he did that and added bubbles to it as well. The water would build up steam over time from the heat. Would would need a cooler. Just get a radiator liquid cooling system.
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no..the pc is real...the memory and hard drive and all the parts are submerged in this liquid for better cooling
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actaully , just put them in a bigger space. with more exposure to air, and the amp should be ok.
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actaully , just put them in a bigger space. with more exposure to air, and the amp should be ok.
But thats not as cool now is it

One of those links above had the liquid in it I believe, I clicked them earlyer..
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yeah.. there's no need for that for an audio amp.. just get one that doesn't overheat..

that would be fun to incorporate that stuff into a box design.. i'd be a little nervous about leaks or spills or whatnot with it.. seems messy to have rolling around in a car while driving.
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Pretty cool idea to use non-conductive transformer fluid, and submerge the whole thing. I guess you could do that with a car amp, and radiate the heat out using pipes to a heat sink. Lots of work, but the result would definatley turn heads.
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if u wanna do a water feature lookn thing..dunno if thats what n e one is goin for..u can make something, ur own design to put wherever and use however u want using something that looks like water but its a jelly like stuff that looks like water....doesnt leak or n e thing...jus make whatever u making, poor it in hot to mold to whatever u putn in..let dry and it turns to a gel that dont leak or n e thing....never seen it done..but jus an idea..its called magic water or something like that.
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hey ive seen that about 1.5 years ago on tech tv on the Screensavers. 3M makes the liquid and i think its like 80 bucks a gallon. they had taken everything in a computer and put them it in big tupperware's and filled them up and overclocked it, but they said to be practical use it would need a airtight container because it evaporated quick. ill try to search for it.

EDIT: found it, its called hydrofluoroether, and its not 80 bux a gallon, try 220 a gallon, heres the link to tech tv's website:

clickity click

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