I just wanted to pick some brains on this one... We've all seen the vegetable oil mod (if not get out from under the rock and google it ;D) I'm working on a hush hush project... I'm trying to find a clear alternative to the vegetable oil lets just say the last few attempts did not "perform" so well... Any ideas I've gone through non electrolytic stabilizers and oils of all kinds I'm thinking something a bit more... *Solid*
I'm not sure whether this is the right place to post what I'm going to say, but I must say that I really suck in modding and actually I've never experience in modding except for small tweaks/mods, like setting a fan to work in 7V or cutting a hold in the side window for additional fan.
I'm AMAZED by the different modding guides this forum has to offer.
I start to be interested in modding again and this forum is just the right place to start with modding, taking you from the basic mods to the most advanced ones!!!
so I'm running low on older parts. I had hit a garage sale up and boy did I strike gold on that one. The guy used to do satellite piggy backing and got busted by the feds. Needless to say all of his equipment was taken but they didn't have enough solid evidence to actually charge him with anything more than public nuisance and some other general mayhem minor misdemeanor crap... 10 years later, he gets all of his old equipment back I think he said it was like 12 cargo crates. So long story short I got 10 old 486 boards and a 6' truck bed full of 250W PSU's. Now to get to the point. I was testing the idea of getting a computer suspended 'in time' by trying to make a jelly the closest I got was with a Vaseline type substance of various poly/propalyne glycols but the jelly ate the silicone and rotted the board in a few days. (not to mention it was considered a semi viscous fossil fuel so rather high fire hazzard) round two didn't go much better. I tried mineral oil knowing full well the minerals in it include metals so I used high voltage to kind of reverse electro plate the "minerals" out of the oil in an attempt to purify it and make it ESD/short-out safe... I was able to pull many of the base ferrous metals out things like copper and what ever the hell is in Epsom salts... alas just like purified water and deionized waters after a few days the metal count was high enough to cause interesting glitches in the hardware. I still have not given up on the idea of a 'time freeze' case but I'm done frying equipment and driving the power company insane... I'll go with a self cast resin side panel with components suspended in it so it looks like the computer is in the middle of exploding. I was even going to go as far ans building the case to be a bit wider and hiding a motherboard tray with my real board on it so the board that is exploding through the window is just a dummy... I dont have a time line for this yet but it is certainly something that I am wanting to do and should turn out unique to say the least.