The internet is filled with PC rigs and builds that are a feast to the eyes, sometimes being on the weirder side of the spectrum even. Here are a list of weirdest PC builds that are made so that we don’t have to.
Tiny PC in a box
Youtuber Basically Homeless decides to torture himself and spend a handful of weeks to make the smallest PC possible. After dissecting every part of a computer, you can think of, he manages to make a computer that fit inside a 3inch by 7inch cardboard box. As for his components, his monitor was 0.96 inches diagonally and his keyboard was 3 fingers wide. His challenge was to create a machine that would fit in that tiny box and play ranked matches in a number of household names like Six Siege, Apex and, dare I say it, Fortnite. Needless to say, each ran at 30fps however he didn’t really get any victory royales.
Using alcohol for liquid cooling
Taking a more drastic approach is good guy Russian Boris from Life of Boris. He has managed to figure how to cool a PC with Vodka. The spirit. Boris goes to certain lengths we wouldn’t go to cut open a vodka, add a liquid filter, fill the gaps with silicone and then test the rig out on the most expensive thing he owns. All in all, the results were surprising. Through his experiment Boris found his games to run at the average rate with the PC having an overall below average temperature. He clocked temp highs to be slightly above 50 and it takes more time to cool down. Yet Boris proved that any Vodka bottle is compatible to the water cooling system. And don’t forget the added convenience of being able to fit the bottle in a fridge for faster cooling.
Every hear your parents or partner or roommate bellow out that you’re spending too much time at your PC and need to surround yourself with more life? No? Well, either way here’s an aquarium. Aorus’ YouTube channel has created an aquarium PC. Now, not all of the PC is submerged in water but the Gigabyte processor sure was. With a sealed layer of electronic liquid and another layer of water kept separate for the fish, these guys took liquid cooling to the next level. So, dazzle your friends with your own aquarium pc, where the fish are aplenty and the GPU lies at the bottom like a sunken ship.
PC in a gaming console
If you are ready to leave your last gen peasantry and upgrade yourself to the master race, yet still too sentimental to lose the novelty of owning a console, look no further. Tech by Matt dissects the inside of an old Xbox and fits in a full rigged PC. Through a carefully planned out method, Matt intricately measures and prods his way into making the perfect shell for a well compact PC. He even managed to make the ports compatible with USB. However, some necessary changes were made for the casing, like creating a crude GPU intake in the bottom and rubber feet as well. Yet these effects lay negligible. This thing will fool anyone when you boot it up and the windows login pops on.