This PC mod may be old news to some, but the article that explains the process just recently ended up in my Inbox by an anonymous TR member, so it's new news to me. Find out how you can effectively keep your PC cool and quiet with the help of good, old-fashioned cooking oil: "Strip Out The Fans, Add 8 Gallons of Cooking Oil."
According to the article, "[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."
Hard to believe? Well, take a look for yourself. This story is accompanied by pictures and even a video that follow the mod process.
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