CPU Cooling with BOILING LIQUID 🔥🔥

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  • Phleet Gaming
    Phleet Gaming 2 days ago

    felt like linus was talking pro-cowgirl position for a bit there. something about put the skinny one on top

  • thisbeatis44
    thisbeatis44 2 days ago

    Dear Linus Tech Tips... I don't envy you the ridiculous things you have to deal with, but I have a feeling your boss(es) must know how incredibly lucky they are to have you on their team. Anyway, a huge thank you from those of us who know just enough about computers to have ourselves a lot of...stressful, sometimes destructive moments. ;-) We appreciate your patience and savvy. Cheers.

  • B34tZ
    B34tZ 3 days ago

    That explaination on the straw filling with water was definately wrong.
    It does not matter if it was water, apple juice, pee or any other fluid because it has nothing to do with the surface tension at all. It is all about the hydrostatic pressure. What that means is that fluids try to keep a level through out their entire used space. Thats how most of the toilets all around the planet work. So basically you have water outside of the straw and inside of it. While both spaces are not fully seperated the reservoir with the higher level (initially the outside of the straw) pushes down to keep up the level with the strawer, but since water (like any other fluid) can be compressed (#physicsisgreat) the inner reservoir takes the pressure of the outer one and gets lifted. So both levels come to a tie
    This picture clearifies things a little bit. That is the U-Tube (no, definately no Pun here) Manometer visualized
    So it basically is about the level difference and the density of the fluid. No matter of surface tension

    EDIT: Still great video as always xD

  • Schpankme Verimuch
    Schpankme Verimuch 3 days ago

    Just like your car use an electric fan on the radiator.

  • Alcatraz Namikaze
    Alcatraz Namikaze 3 days ago

    5:15 error 404 linus not found :O

  • Jason howe
    Jason howe 4 days ago

    ahh try adding 2 or more radiators and see if it does something to reduce the temp even further... however it wouldn't be a standard tower case that you can mount the cooling setup into..
    at this stage an oil with a high boiling point may be the only liquid option that could be used
    however if you were 100-1,000 proof alcohol route for cooling you likely need to get it 5 to-5c making the solution pointless to consider the option..
    at this stage the only 2 oils I would use if attempting to use a radiator type cooling setup that would be rice or olive oil or similar consistency..

  • Anthony Tsang
    Anthony Tsang 4 days ago

    I think the radiator need to stand vertical on the side so that one pipe will fill with condensated liquid and the other will not.

  • Stein871
    Stein871 4 days ago

    I guess vodka would work pretty well with this

  • AlbertoRizzo
    AlbertoRizzo 6 days ago

    What do you think about this CPU cooler?

  • daniel servin
    daniel servin 8 days ago

    I like that rack for my computer.. Where can i get one? :)

    • daniel servin
      daniel servin 8 days ago

      Hold up.. I found your other video.. haha

  • Gabriel Gandi Goesantoso

    Was that Desinc's profile pic at the start?

    • Anti
      Anti 6 days ago

      and yes its desinc's profile pic

    • Anti
      Anti 6 days ago

      its the scientist lmao

  • 12112 11111
    12112 11111 8 days ago

    Try Splooge next time.

  • hostile1ne
    hostile1ne 9 days ago

    those fans need to be running.. u need both heat and cold to make a cooling go cycle..

  • thePhished
    thePhished 9 days ago

    60 idle temps? Great! when can i get my hands on this piece of work.

  • Telogor _
    Telogor _ 9 days ago +3

    The fluid is probably 3M Novec or something similar.

  • Freelancer95
    Freelancer95 10 days ago

    you mean I don't have to use my bicycle pump anymore?!? My feet can finally be free to do... other things!

  • lawnmower16
    lawnmower16 11 days ago

    I like how it takes him until the end of the video to rtfm

  • Mike Soda
    Mike Soda 11 days ago

    No comment about the tag on the back of his shirt? lol

  • Hiddenus1
    Hiddenus1 12 days ago

    I like how his sponsorship parts are less than 15s so I can skip them with a press of a button :D

  • Adam Korman
    Adam Korman 12 days ago

    Dem Eyebrows. Stop. Stop it now. YOU STOP THAT! STOOOOOPP!!! AAARGH!!!! RAGE!

  • Mike Jackson
    Mike Jackson 13 days ago

    I'm fairly certain that hitting it with a hot load is going to lose you your monetization...

  • NINJA_F15H
    NINJA_F15H 13 days ago

    raijintek? the reason I had a dead 970? 10/10

  • Jim Auer
    Jim Auer 13 days ago

    9:11 wait, what am i watching?

  • Warlord StarCraft
    Warlord StarCraft 13 days ago

    can we please get a review of the huawei matebook x pro 2019

  • Michael Callaway
    Michael Callaway 13 days ago

    Says "zed" at 1 minute and "zee" at 2 minutes...can't you even Canadian?

  • PS2Nerd
    PS2Nerd 14 days ago

    Soo, it's a AIO Cooler that is designed to encourage hard work

  • Lonath Senevirathne
    Lonath Senevirathne 14 days ago

    Do CPU cooling with Gallium

  • Petris Torres
    Petris Torres 14 days ago

    Why does his builds always look boring asteticly

  • Brian Lee
    Brian Lee 14 days ago

    Cool concept but boiling point for water is too close to Tjunction, perhaps consider Acetone which boils at ~60c? Do also look into thermal conductivity of other liquids and you might actually be onto something here

  • GoldenBrew3
    GoldenBrew3 14 days ago

    Low enough pressure for faster boil, correct mix for lower boil temp, but what they are missing is a long enough tube to allow the liquid to air cool without a fan. Think of a massive copper or even silver curly straw. (silver allows better heat transfer then copper) The Liquid would boil up then at it's apex form of vapor begin it's downward water slide to cool off. I would add in a larger reservoir before the two tubes with the fat tube leaving straight up and the smaller tube entering from the bottom instead them both entering/leaving sideways. It would be a massive water cooler, BUT silent with no moving parts

  • Derp Gaming
    Derp Gaming 16 days ago

    Or you could just leave your pc alone

  • Shylow Brickley
    Shylow Brickley 16 days ago

    0:43 i know ur Canadian but cmon man

  • Игорь Глагола

    use peltier element as cooler

  • DK Conceptz
    DK Conceptz 17 days ago

    why arnt the fans rejecting heat

  • caatabatic
    caatabatic 17 days ago

    bigger smoother tubes!

  • abramburel11
    abramburel11 17 days ago

    I don't think that the pipes in the radiator should have been at the same level, if the radiator was on it's side so that one pipe was higher then you might have had better circulation... probably best also if the pipes where connected diagonally... still not efficient enough but this might have increased the efficiency significantly...

  • Brandon Burch
    Brandon Burch 18 days ago

    would borax help with surface tension

  • The Alchemist
    The Alchemist 18 days ago

    Hey would mercury work instead of water?

  • AxellSlade
    AxellSlade 18 days ago

    No Signal Please check the input connection

  • Andrew Hoffman
    Andrew Hoffman 18 days ago

    Im looking to build a water cooled pc and am interested in Barrow Cpu blocks, any one have any reveiws or advice i dont see a whole lot of reveiws

    • neojack333
      neojack333 18 days ago

      that's because they are chinese. you won't find a lot of review about Bysky products for the same reason

  • ShamblerDK
    ShamblerDK 18 days ago

    Am I the only one who noticed the droplet of the fluid escaping at just after 14:00 ?

  • ShamblerDK
    ShamblerDK 18 days ago

    That motherboard in the beginning of the video without its protection plate on made me slightly nervous.

  • Freeman
    Freeman 18 days ago

    All these people working there and you can't even script and streamline the video...

  • alucard alucardidis
    alucard alucardidis 20 days ago

    It is called aluminium

  • SixOThree
    SixOThree 20 days ago

    What tool did he use to simulate load?

  • Rando Calrissian
    Rando Calrissian 20 days ago

    you know what is funny? When you say the only way to find out is sitting through a sponsor shot. I just skip forward in the video.

  • Malcolm Southworth
    Malcolm Southworth 20 days ago +1

    What about using valves to control the flow of liquid. But personally I'd prefer cooler temps than total silence.

  • SenshiBuredo
    SenshiBuredo 21 day ago

    They could have used the liquid that has long chains of molecules that others use to show how liquids pour itself. Once it starts it keeps going in a loop. Polyethylene glycol I think

  • james monks
    james monks 21 day ago

    Love a star wipe

  • I Am Elijah
    I Am Elijah 21 day ago

    5:10 ur welcome

  • Notmi Relnam
    Notmi Relnam 21 day ago +1

    The problem with arguing that water cooling is silent is that it still requires air cooling (fans) to dissipate the heat from the radiator. I still think that the Dark Rock Pro series or Noctua's NH-D15 is the proper solution to high end cpu cooling. Pretty darn silent, great temps, and low maintenance. Air cooling is still the sensible choice for the average user. Unless you consider water cooling a hobby in itself that you find enjoyment in, the cost-benefit analysis is more favorable towards air coolers.

    • neojack333
      neojack333 18 days ago

      very true. but watercooling helps whe you have a lot of high end parts, that you want to OC, in (relative) silence.
      custom watercooling is an art, if you do wrong it could be worse than aircooling. but done right, it's thrilling to have your PC at full charge (CPU + multi GPU), and no more noise than at idle.
      No aircooling solution can do this
      but yea it's very niche.

  • Boris Chan
    Boris Chan 21 day ago

    one pipe should be above the other just by logic.. wtf

    • Boris Chan
      Boris Chan 21 day ago

      you should also put the fans sideways so the thick tube entry is a the top. This will minimum back flow from the top pipe

  • Ian Zainea
    Ian Zainea 21 day ago


  • lejacobo
    lejacobo 21 day ago

    Oh Linus, you're so weird and creepy, I love you for that.

  • Cody Sigler
    Cody Sigler 21 day ago

    So wouldn't you want the radiator sideways so the pressure from the water forces it in one direction. Then the hot water will travel to the top and cooler water to bottom. Then cooler water would prevent hot from going through both? I could be wrong I'm no expert.

  • Chris R
    Chris R 21 day ago

    You guys really need to do a build submerged in Novec fluid

  • Jonathan Braithwaite

    Seems like a dye that changes color with temp would be handy or at least entertaining with the clear tubing

  • Jin Kisaragi
    Jin Kisaragi 21 day ago

    I mean to be honest you'd really have to be a huge b****** to care about a lil bit of noise that is mostly muffled through the case AND your headset since literally everybody wears some nowadays..
    Compared to my old PC I have a watercooling pump from Corsair (H100x) and even while playing heavily it's around 65°C and barely makes any noise.

  • HowTo Arter
    HowTo Arter 21 day ago

    Remove the fans from the radiator and watercool it.
    That way it will be truly silent!
    Yes, a watercooled silent watercooler.

  • Robert Jones
    Robert Jones 21 day ago

    if there would have put the hoses one on each end of the radiator and mounted it vertically would it not heat siphon way better?

  • danraz0r Alice
    danraz0r Alice 22 days ago

    that intro spooked me a bit xD

  • Tom Spencer
    Tom Spencer 22 days ago

    Lawl this guy

  • Bandari Chik
    Bandari Chik 22 days ago

    I have a cooler that has a pump that sits on top of the CPU and it is so quiet and when i am rendering video it keeps my PC as cool as an air cooled PC when its on idle.... so im not sure what the problem is....

  • UserOfTheName
    UserOfTheName 22 days ago

    the water is a moving part and a point of failure smh 🙅

  • palliard
    palliard 22 days ago

    3m has a novec fluid that will do this efficiently, it's just insanely expensive.

    ENDRPHN 22 days ago

    everyone ever:
    >feels another linus advert segue coming on
    >furiously taps L key

  • mark. keilys.
    mark. keilys. 22 days ago +1

    .. if you:
    -mostly fill a normal loop with isopropyl alcohol
    -hang a bit of tube below the inlet of the cpu
    you should have a pump-les setup.. if i'm not missing something...

    • Siana Gearz
      Siana Gearz 22 days ago

      Worth a try (on a Pentium 4 or something similarly worthless and hot), but i have minor doubts that you can get to 80-100°C core temperature with a fluid with a boiling point around 80°C, due to Intel's propensity to use Mozzarella for thermal interface.

  • budly
    budly 22 days ago

    Its basically a txv for a refrgeration unit. It probably has refrigerant and a disc valve in it. The refrigerant turns to gas creating pressure to either open or close the disc. Depending on build and or type of refrgerant

  • budly
    budly 22 days ago

    i saw where u were contemplating using a refringration evaporator to cool a computer. Just know the humidity is gonna be ridiculously bad

  • Stanley Garland
    Stanley Garland 22 days ago +4

    5:21 HALF LIFE 3 CONFIRMED *now with better graphics and new characters such as linus*

  • UKYusei
    UKYusei 22 days ago

    I have an issue with 1 of my 2 ram sticks that run at 75c should I try cooling it with boiling water?

  • aint got nobody
    aint got nobody 22 days ago

    Is that desinc i see?

  • Ashmeed Mohammed
    Ashmeed Mohammed 22 days ago

    as a former process plant operator, this is sooo cringe.

  • Casey Bever
    Casey Bever 22 days ago

    Old office, who dis?

  • The Joy
    The Joy 22 days ago

    5:17 I can feel Linus sexually abusing me just from that look

  • Ulf Nope
    Ulf Nope 22 days ago

    its funny to me that this is better than anything apple has in their products

  • GroundHawk
    GroundHawk 22 days ago

    What about LTT diy with alcohol? Go go go!

  • Themazeful
    Themazeful 22 days ago

    You clickbaited me, you Crash Bandicoot looking motherfucker.

  • Valansch
    Valansch 22 days ago

    My ears hurt every time linus tries to explain something physics.

  • Valansch
    Valansch 22 days ago

    convection has NOTHING to do with surface tension. /facepalm

  • JoshLeGrow
    JoshLeGrow 22 days ago

    If they wanted it to start moving immediately, they could just cool a Pentium 4 with it

  • Shmey
    Shmey 22 days ago

    I strongly suspect the the unit is sealed to keep atmospheric pressure out, not to keep fluids in. Water at Mean Sea Level will boil at 212° Fahrenheit or 100° centigrade. If you go higher in altitude, the altitude results in lower air pressure. This allows the fluid in water to more readily turn into its gaseous state. This is where this system becomes ingenious.
    It takes a great deal of energy to change a fluid from its liquid form to its gaseous form. A lot of energy is lost when a gaseous fluid turns into its liquid form. If you can cause water to evaporate (boil) at a lower temperature, i.e., < 100°C, (that's Alt-0176 for those who want to know how I got the "°" symbol. Look up ANSI codes.) then you can cause the water's natural tendency to evaporate and condense to happen at lower temperatures. Evaporated water will carry heat up and away from its source of heat, and the radiator (or condenser, in this application) will do its job and allow the ambient air to carry away the energy the gas is bringing into it. Once enough energy is lost, it will again condense into a liquid and flow back down to the cooler. If you notice, the cooler block has two different size openings. My couch engineering isn't such that I can be 100% sure about this, but I think the wider opening facilitates gas flow away from the CPU, and the narrower opening is better suited for the liquid to flow in.
    Essentially, I'm just going over Air Conditioning Systems 101. I'm studying for my Airframe license to finish my A&P so I can work on airplanes. Someone else likely knows this subject better than I do. All I really need to know is whether or not there are bubbles in the sight glass to work on A/C systems on Aircraft. Still, I hope this explanation is mostly accurate, and that it helps someone know what's going on.
    I doubt I'm the first person to bring this up, but I did want to mention is.
    Just finished watching the video. Speculations on my part:
    Its atmospheres aren't reduced. That's about 14.7 psi in there.
    They're using water.
    Water boils at 100°C, and that's about how hot the cores got.
    I think if they had a way to keep the atmospheric pressure out, it would work far better and they could still use water.
    Rigid tubing would make the process much easier. This would make the system not as good for non-custom loops. I see why it has been 3 years without a product yet. Freon might help. I don't know enough about Freon to know if it flows fine without a pump. Chances are it does, but I'm not the one to ask. This would be easier to work around if all manufacturers involved standardized radiator, CPU, and GPU placements. This would be better for an environment where one kind of computer needed mass production, or for someone who had the tools and the technical skill to fabricate their own fluid lines. Once the lines are fabricated and properly crimped, all one would need to do is evacuate some of the pressure out of the system and water should be just fine. On paper, you could keep all components at whatever temperature you wanted. Again, my education only goes so high as to make me a mechanic or a technician, not an engineer.

  • LostElectron
    LostElectron 22 days ago

    When it leaks, your house has to be decontaminated by a biohazard crew.

  • Jungle Baba
    Jungle Baba 22 days ago

    Solder with an "L"... Not sod-her LOL

  • Bert McMillan
    Bert McMillan 23 days ago

    it's a neat concept.

  • Ithighnoon
    Ithighnoon 23 days ago

    @Linus Tech Tips. not sure if you noticed but at 14:02 on your video you see a water drop fall off of one of the hoses! thats not good. its Faulty :p anyone else see the water drops?

  • World Theory
    World Theory 23 days ago +1

    What I would consider doing, is adding a tesla valve to one of the tubes, and increasing the diameter of the tubes, as well as searching for a tube design that specializes in low friction of fluids. The tesla valve is an invention of Nikola Tesla… It's a one way differential pressure valve, which causes them to encounter high resistance when trying to travel in one direction versus the other, and it has no moving parts, so it's perfect for a clean, closed-loop system like this. The suggestion to increase the diameter of the tubes that move the fluid from the CPU block to the radiator, is because larger tubes generally = less resistance. (Probably something to do with the boundary effect.) But I suppose it won't help up to a certain diameter, because reasons.

  • ruediix
    ruediix 23 days ago

    I presume it's liquid, not literal water.

  • Roberto Phillips
    Roberto Phillips 23 days ago

    They should try to use liquid metal with that. I do wonder how much it of a help it would be to the temps.

  • RemizZ
    RemizZ 23 days ago

    It looks like there are actually two tubes per tube, like the gas is going up in the middle and fluids are dropping down on the sides.

  • Ivor Oszkar Abraham
    Ivor Oszkar Abraham 23 days ago

    03:47 Scary...

  • SH
    SH 23 days ago

    25+ staff to create this video .... yikes

  • Jake Roth
    Jake Roth 23 days ago

    Large tube on top to carry the vapor, smaller tube on bottom to carry the liquid return. Gases have a higher specific volume than liquids. Also need the vapor return line to be on the top side of the radiator so that the liquid return can be more easily gravity fed.
    This is a common type of set up for steam condensing systems or other industrial applications. Especially for refrigerant cooling applications on large scales where the efficiency vs capital cost makes sense.

  • irwin leonardo
    irwin leonardo 23 days ago

    I mean.. you know the fan is a moving part too.. lol

  • Rui Kazane
    Rui Kazane 23 days ago

    Put coolant in there. They're radiators, right? Not for a car, but ones for motorcycles.
    (Edit: You can use a larger rad to get more surface area, yet the entry and exit points at the radiator must be on opposite sides to better allow the cooling.)

  • Sarika Pant
    Sarika Pant 23 days ago

    Does anyone else see sparks at 9:50?

  • Sarika Pant
    Sarika Pant 23 days ago

    fill port of some short

  • Dropdead Gaming
    Dropdead Gaming 23 days ago

    Someone should've told Linus "Enough Linus, move on."

  • ShinJ1
    ShinJ1 23 days ago

    10 hours of Linus eyebrows raise

  • Parker Campbell
    Parker Campbell 23 days ago

    Thats great!! Only 1Ghz less that Perfect.