A popular YouTuber has turned his guest bathroom into a gaming haven by building and installing a fully functioning gaming PC from a toilet.
Popular YouTuber Basic Homeless successfully converted an ordinary toilet into a fully functioning gaming PC.
The story was initially reported by Eurogamer.net, a website dedicated to gaming news. In fact, Homeless, whose channel is dedicated to outlandish PC builds and other gaming-related content, released a 10-minute video showing the delicate and painstaking process of producing its toilet-gaming PC. In this video, he says he tried the build because he wanted to do “sweaty, tough FPS gaming” from the comfort of his toilet.
This custom setup is specifically designed to function not only as a gaming PC, but also as a working toilet with an internal water tank that can flush properly. To accomplish the task, Basic Homeless had to spend several months preparing, researching plumbing, toilet construction and porcelain cutting. The YouTuber also created a 3D rendering of the plans, which can be seen in the video.
To start making the PC, Basic Homeless describes how to cut a square hole in an oversized toilet tank. This was done with airflow in mind and so that the internal workings of the PC would be clearly visible. A motherboard tray also had to be glued to the inside of the toilet tank to hold the parts in place, along with a fan, which was glued to the inside of the tank. To separate the toilet’s water tank from the PC parts, a homemade “water wall” had to be placed inside the tank with the PC parts carefully arranged outside.
The PC itself features an Intel 12700 processor and a Geforce RTX 3060 graphics card, and while the parts had to be placed inside the tank with no additional protection next to the water wall, Basic Homeless claims it didn’t check for leaks before cleaning the toilet. in his guest bathroom. The video shows him encountering a small leak during the first test flush, which he fixes with Flex Seal, a kind of spray adhesive. This solution would prove successful on the first test flush while the PC is on, showing that the water rises slowly and stops just below the top of the water wall as the computer remains undamaged and functional inside. Towards the end, Basic Homeless uses its new build to play Counterstrike, Valve’s popular FPS.
In fact, Homeless has converted refrigerators and toasters into PCs before. Videos about those builds are still available on the user’s YouTube channel.
Source: YouTube, Eurogamer.net