The article highlights some of the most unique and unusual cooling systems ever created for personal computers (PCs). One example is a PC submerged in oil, as oil has excellent heat transfer properties. Another is a system that uses a fridge to cool the components of the PC. There’s also a PC with built-in water cooling, which involves circulating water through the system to lower its temperature. The article includes other interesting cooling solutions, including one that utilizes thermoelectric cooling and another that uses a mineral oil bath. These cooling systems showcase the diverse approaches people have taken to keep their PCs running smoothly and efficiently..
Top 5 Crazy Cooling Systems of all Times
While most people just slap some fans on their CPU, others like to custom build their PCs and add some rather strange cooling systems. Lately, we’ve seen plenty of liquid coolers like the ones from Corsair, Thermaltake, and so on, but we bet you have never seen the cooling systems we have added in our list below.
Let’s take a look at the top 5 crazy cooling systems created by dedicated PC experts, or just enthusiast users over the past few years.
5. The Irn Bru PC
What’s best for a Scottish PC user than an entire PC built with “Irn-Bru liquid cooling system”? John Lawson, who is an Edinburgh computer expert, and his colleagues built this computer system and used a 750ml Irn Bru glass bottle along with flowing tubes to create this unique cooling system.
Thankfully, the liquid he used was just orange cooling liquid. It took the founder of PC Doctor a year to get all the parts he needed to build this PC back in 2015.
Next, we have a (silent) beast of a cooling system.
4. The 0 DB Game Developer PC
In a lengthy Instructables post by user ghmk, we saw how he was able to build a powerful and silent system. Being a PC game developer, he needed great cooling, so he used an old aluminum server case, to which he added four car radiator units, each housing 8 silent fans.
He used 14 liters of water to keep his PC quiet and at a stable 25 degrees Celsius. It’s weird, but add some steampunk accents to it and you have a piece of art as well!
Talking about art, the next guy mounted his entire PC on the wall and it looks amazing.
3. MAXXPlanck V2 – the “Ultimate Wall Mount Rig”
Four weeks of work were totally worth it for this beautiful wall mount water cooler rig. User Show4Pro shared his finished project on Overclock after he decided to update his PC.
Not only is this PC getting water cooling, but all those parts are easily getting enough ventilation considering they’re in the open air. That build was made back in 2013 and has inspired many PC users to create their own wall-mounted rigs.
2. Mineral Oil Submerged PC Build – Linus Tech Tips
Why not just submerge the entire PC in mineral oil? Pouring liquids over PC components will certainly make you wince but don’t worry, these guys are pros.
If there’s one man who can build PCs, it’s Linus Sebastian, Linus Tech Tips founder. He shared the entire building process on his YouTube channel (videos linked here), and he even had a Q&A and a maintenance vlog for whoever would be brave enough to replicate this rig.
1. The “Custom” Build We’d Manage to Pull Off
Now hear us out, maybe you’re not an expert and maybe mineral oil cooling is not trendy anymore. Let’s get back to fan coolers and slap some more…
This computer case was made back in 2007 and we’re still laughing at the whole 66 cooling fans used to keep the system cool (and by cool, we mean the temperature and not design).
If you liked our list with the Strangest PC Cooling Systems of All Times, check our Roundups page for more fun builds.
This article highlights the top 5 crazy cooling systems used in PC builds. These unique systems include an Irn Bru liquid cooling system, a 0 DB Game Developer PC with car radiator units and silent fans, a wall-mounted water cooler rig called MAXXPlanck V2, a mineral oil submerged PC build by Linus Tech Tips, and a 2007 build with 66 cooling fans. Each system offers a creative and unconventional approach to cooling PCs.
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