Liquid Cooling using 3M™ Novec 7000
Liquid Cooling experiment by Corvalent Corp
From the video description:
This is a video of an engineering experiment we conducted cooling a computer by completely submerging it in liquid. This liquid submersion cooling system is NOT using mineral oil, or any type of oil cooling. This experiment was done using a chemical made by 3M called Novec™ 7000. It has a low boiling point, and leaves no residue or any trace whatsoever behind on the motherboard. The board was equipped with an i3 processor, running at 100% load.
|3M™ Novec™ 7000 |
3M™ Novec™ 7000 Engineered Fluid
The "magic" behind this is the 3M™ Novec™ 7000 Engineered Fluid.
The liquid has low boiling point, low-toxicity, is 100% Ozone safe, and is used as heat transfer fluid for cooling reactors in pharmaceutical & chemical processing.
The best property about this liquid is because its non conductive, you can have total immersion cooling system.
No heat sink on all the chips. No water pump or radiator required at all.
The water cooling system will just recirculates on its own - Hot vapour rises up, and condenses back and sinks as cool liquid. And best thing... this apply to all the motherboard components.
Older Gen Liquid Cooling SystemHere's a comparison with the older generation of cooling system.
The older generation of liquid cooling requires user to change the computer heat sink, and install a water pump to to pump the cooling liquid to the radiator.
This is very power inefficient, and costly too.
|Picture from How Stuff Works.|
You can find out more about the older liquid cooling system at How Stuff Works.