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Watch what a 60,000 PSI waterjet does to a bunch of old PC hardware

Before anyone asks, yes, it's a slow news day on the hardware front. Nevertheless, we found something rather cool to share. It involves a 60,000 PSI waterjet, a bunch of old computer hardware, and Batman.

About twice a week, the Waterjet Channel on YouTube will a post a video showing the "use of excessive force to explore everyday object[s] and make cool new things." It's mainly an excuse to blast different items with a high pressure waterjet, such as a glass bottle filled with cream soda (in slow motion), because why not? It's a bit off the beaten path, but interesting enough for some of their videos to notch millions of views.

One of the videos posted last month involves a care package containing a hard drive, power supply, and a few other PC parts that were sent from a fan of the channel.

It can be a little nerve wracking to see computer hardware being destroyed, though at least nothing inside the care package was cutting edge. That includes an AMD Athlon A6-3600 processor with some bent pins.

One of the more popular uses of old CPUs is to drill a hole through them to make a keychain. In this case, they carved a Batman logo out of the chip. Why? We're not sure, though it's pretty neat to watch. If you have a few minutes to spare, check it out.

Paul has been playing PC games and raking his knuckles on computer hardware since the Commodore 64. He does not have any tattoos, but thinks it would be cool to get one that reads LOAD"*",8,1. In his off time, he rides motorcycles and wrestles alligators (only one of those is true).