For a Doctor Who fan like myself there is no better way to kick off a new week at OMG! towers than by pimping what is, in my biased eyes, the best PC case I’ve seen in a long time.
This Mini ITX-sized Tardis-shaped housing is officially licensed by the BBC (which means it has been vetted for quality). It’s made from aluminium and boasts fan-like attention to detail – pewter moulded handles that, working roof beacon and exact replica signage in keeping with that of the BBC Doctor Who team.
Size wise the case sits at 25cm x 25cm, standing 43 cm to the roof beacon. The case itself weighs a slight 7.9kg, which the makers claim makes it lighter than a standard PC. (A claim which obviously does not factor in the size of my cooling system!).
‘Feature wise’ the front-facing ‘Police Public Call Box’ sign hides a DVD/Blu-Ray disc tray, whilst the back sports the holes for multiple USB, Ethernet, VGA, DVI, audio (including digital audio) ports, and grills for two small sized fans.
Much like Doctor Who itself, the case is fully manufactured and assembled in the UK.
The video below was taken at a expo event prior to its official licensing status. Details on price and availability are yet to be announced by LITS (the makers) or Scan.co.uk (the intended sellers).
All it needs is some capable hardware and an OS that’s capable of keeping up with the ever-changing challenges of the Doctor – might I suggest Ubuntu?
It’s no stranger to Doctor Who.
Billionaire fool Joshua Naismith used Ubuntu during his experiments with the Immortality Gate in the Tenth doctor’s final adventure The End of Time.