Originally posted by jouster
Wheee, on a more positive note, this provides some info:
liquids are a family of clear, colorless, odorless, inert per-fluorinated fluids having a viscosity similar to water but approximately 75%
greater density. These non-flammable liquids have set the standard in the electronics industry for 40 years, meeting the demanding and diverse requirements of many heat transfer, manufacturing and testing applications. Fluorinert liquids are thermally and chemically stable, compatible with sensitive materials, including metals, plastics and elastomers, and are practically non-toxic.
Fluorinert liquids are completely fluorinated, containing no chlorine or
hydrogen atoms. The strength of the carbon-fluorine bond contributes to their extreme stability and inertness. This chemical structure also results in very low intermolecular forces, low surface tension and essentially no solvent action on non-fluorinated compounds.
The dielectric strength of perfluorinated liquids is high-in excess of 35,000 volts across a 0.1 inch gap. Water solubility is on the order of a few parts per million. The nominal boiling point of each fluid in this series is determined during their manufacture. Fluorinert liquids are available with boiling points ranging from 30ºC to 215ºC and pour points as low as -101ºC."
I don't see it happening, but a clear case filled with this stuff, but (obviously) showing the machine's guts would be kinda cool IMHO.
I've got to say, I don't see that happening. I actually test this stuff. Well, maybe not that exact stuff, I'm not entirely sure, but stuff like it. At any rate, there would be two reasons. One, if you had a leak in your case, flourinated chemicals do NOT have a pleasant odor. Two, as is written up there, they are much denser than water. A case with a bunch of water would be heavy enough, let alone something that is practically twice as dense.