Official Doctor Who PC Case Commissioned with BBC Blessing

Posted on Apr 13 2011 - 11:05pm by Richard Sharp

We love a good case mod as much as the next geek but this Doctor. Who T.A.R.D.I.S case is the best one we have seen in a while. The case designer is a British engineer commissioned with the blessing of the BBC. At this stage it’s a prototype and a work in progress and the guy manning the stand at this years gadget show was very excited indeed.

The eagle eyed amongst you will notice that the handles are sized differently; a detail that the unschooled might think is a mistake. It’s not though, they are supposed to be like that and the designer has gone to great lengths to make it as accurate as possible.

The power switch is located in the beacon on top of the TARDIS, push it down and it lights up powering up the PC which weighs a tonne according to the guy on the stand. The case is made of aluminium and steel making it very strong and very heavy.

The front facing USB ports are housed behind the closed door along with the DVD tray, a neat feature we think you’ll agree.

The rear of the case is pretty standard at this stage with each one reportedly being built to order when it finally goes on sale later this year. Buyers will be able to choose from a huge array of specs was there is plenty of space for a beefy set up. At this stage we are unsure on who is actually selling this machine because it is just a prototype – we will bring you more news once we have it.

How much would you love to have this PC on your desk?

UPDATE: I was lucky enough to spot this case at another consumer electronics show. Read my Doctor WHO pc case update for details on price, specs and even more photos.


41 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Bill April 21, 2011 at 4:46 am - Reply

    It needs a Dalek printer to go with it.
    Need to mod something on this side of the pond.
    Great Job. Let us know when it goes on sale!

  2. Daniel April 22, 2011 at 4:40 am - Reply

    Would like a picture of the doors open for the front usb ports and the drive. Really nice though.

    • DRWHOFTW October 16, 2011 at 4:53 pm - Reply

      The doors don't open

      • gadgetsandgizmos October 16, 2011 at 10:08 pm - Reply

        That's correct, we are meeting with the designer very soon to take more photographs and get more details on the T.A.R.D.I.S PC case

  3. redddalek April 26, 2011 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Is this going to be a possibility or probability?

    • gadgetsandgizmos April 26, 2011 at 8:24 pm - Reply

      it's a certainty – will be out in 2011 according to our sources

      • @treymok January 24, 2012 at 1:32 am - Reply

        So where is it? Lost in the vortex?

  4. Rico May 11, 2011 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    Does it really have to weigh a tonne? That's a thousand kilograms! How would builders be able to move this baby around and open it up?

  5. Andrew May 23, 2011 at 12:52 am - Reply

    great now all i need to do is go into my system bios and change everything to its wibbly wobbly timely wimely version…again.

  6. Nick July 17, 2011 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    Do we know an exact release date for it? Or who it will retail from?

    • Anthony August 13, 2011 at 4:17 am - Reply

      Any new Info?

      • gadgetsandgizmos August 13, 2011 at 11:28 am - Reply

        Not yet I'm afraid. Will do some digging and post an update.

  7. Anthony August 28, 2011 at 1:16 am - Reply

    Awesome, Thanks.

  8. you September 18, 2011 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    Anything yet?…

  9. Lewis Dee-Thomas November 10, 2011 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    I really want this! Do you have any new news?

    • gadgetsandgizmos November 10, 2011 at 4:26 pm - Reply

      We're awaiting some new photos from the designer. He has confirmed that doors in fact do not open 🙁

      • Brandon December 16, 2011 at 5:58 am - Reply

        i'm entirely ok with the doors not opening, but is available in 2011 still viable? it'd basically have to have come out like a week ago =/ i'm definitely intending to purchase one though so i'm quite currious

  10. Clarence December 26, 2011 at 3:22 am - Reply

    Is that PC made of wood or is that mental? Those are my thoughts, I want to build one one of my own with a gamer spec on the instide.

    • gadgetsandgizmos December 26, 2011 at 12:29 pm - Reply

      It's made out of metal and is heavy. When it goes on sale you'll be able to spec it however you want

  11. Grace January 2, 2012 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    Any idea if it'll be available in the US? We american Whovians would love it! 🙂

  12. @treymok January 24, 2012 at 2:34 am - Reply

    Any idea if it will be available in a case only do-it-yourself option? I hate to spec things with builders they always mark up way to much for something I can get cheaper/do myself.

    • HLB June 9, 2013 at 3:09 pm - Reply

      I just want the case. My son can build a better computer than anyone I know.

      • gadgetsandgizmos June 9, 2013 at 3:41 pm - Reply

        Agreed. It would be great if you could just buy the case and build the pc yourself.

  13. Ian Charles Crowfeather February 9, 2012 at 10:18 am - Reply

    Okay… Just chiming in. Feb 2012.

    Just found out about this like a minute ago.

    What's the name of the company that is making this PC case anyway?

  14. Head Cases March 1, 2012 at 11:18 am - Reply

    Scan Computers International are the only distributor for this casing.

    For any sales enquiries please email :

  15. Wanna B A Companion June 9, 2013 at 12:27 am - Reply

    So. Very. WANT !!!!!

  16. Brynn June 9, 2013 at 12:33 am - Reply

    What, no "Bad Wolf" graffiti? 😉
    Still is awesome!

  17. Chris June 9, 2013 at 8:58 am - Reply

    I was going to say I seen this on scan's website

  18. HLB June 9, 2013 at 3:20 pm - Reply From £935.99 (inc VAT)
    High quality aluminium model matches official Pantone blue colour of the original Tardis.
    Official BBC WW Ltd licensed product
    Designed and manufactured in the UK
    Exclusively available from Scan Computers
    Handles and poster on the front door match original TARDIS (door does not open)
    Includes DVD or Blu-ray drive hidden behind 'Police Box' sign
    Dr. Who TARDIS PC Chassis
    Intel Pentium G2120 Dual Core, 3.1GHz
    Gigabyte GA-H61N-USB3, Intel H61
    8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz
    500GB Western Digital HDD
    300W be quiet! BN133 SFX Micro-ATX PSU
    Sony Blu-ray Writer
    Microsoft Windows 7 Premium 64bit

  19. Aëla June 9, 2013 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    j'adore ! j'en veux un !!

  20. Dino June 10, 2013 at 12:15 am - Reply

    shut up and take my money!!

  21. Ken Smith June 10, 2013 at 1:44 am - Reply

    Any chance we could get a picture of the inside? I would love to get an empty case (as I build all my own machines) but I'm having trouble picturing were a PCI-E card would go from the back photo. It looks like the power supply is across the bottom, right were the expansion bays would be. So, can we see inside? And have these been made available yet? Any dealers for them in the US?

    • gadgetsandgizmos June 10, 2013 at 6:25 am - Reply

      We will ask Scan, the manufacturer, if we can take some more photos. Thanks for your comment 🙂

  22. neo June 10, 2013 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    I just want the Tardis itself. I will buy and build all the guts that i want to go inside of it.

  23. jeff hodapp June 11, 2013 at 9:35 am - Reply

    do a dalek tower.

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