Years ago, someone stuffed a gaming computer into the empty stomach of a beaver. A decade and a half later, it still of course haunts people in their sleep. If you weren’t expecting a taxidermy system that mixes computer hardware and a dead animal on your timeline, then click away. But if we must suffer, then so must you.
Such creepiness led to Reddit user AlecksIsBad feeling the need to bring this beaver-based gaming PC back from the dead, so to speak. They are not responsible for creating this monstrosity. No, they just show the pictures as it originally made the rounds online about 15 years ago, so probably some of you already know it. Still, it’s such an upsetting concept, it’s worth revisiting.
Of course, one thing to note is that the very limited space inside the beast, combined with the age of the build, means it’s not exactly the best gaming PC by today’s standards. It originally contained an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and only 1GB of RAM. Can you imagine trying to fit an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 or an AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT into this thing? Worse yet, imagine it has an RTX 4090. It’s “hot damn!” jokes in there somewhere, I’m sure.
Needless to say, the age of the build means the images aren’t in HD, but you can see how the Compubeaver is made step by step here. Trigger warning: the reddish tint of some of the images may not be for the squeamish, but rest assured it’s just a coating.
Despite its age, and the fact that it might fuel your nightmares, it’s still a pretty impressive project. Learning how to build a gaming PC is a skill in itself. It’s just that most people tend to go for something a little more branded, such as a Fallout or God of War build. That said, a beaver computer is bound to be to someone’s taste. The original creator, for example.
The fact that it has resurfaced after at least a decade and a half shows just how unique a gaming PC can be. Whether it will encourage any of you to go into the taxidermy computer building business is unlikely, but it may be a way to honor a sadly departed pet in a way that incorporates gaming.