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Official Doctor Who PC Case Commissioned with BBC Blessing

News,PC Peripherals
Apr 13, 2011 by

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 Responses to Official Doctor Who PC Case Commissioned with BBC Blessing

  1. Bill says:

    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 says:

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

  3. redddalek says:

    Is this going to be a possibility or probability?

  4. Rico says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

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

  7. Anthony says:

    Awesome, Thanks.

  8. you says:

    Anything yet?…

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

  10. Clarence says:

    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.

  11. Grace says:

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

  12. @treymok says:

    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.

  13. 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 says:

    Scan Computers International are the only distributor for this casing.

    For any sales enquiries please email : peterbalshaw@scan.co.uk

  15. Wanna B A Companion says:

    So. Very. WANT !!!!!

  16. Brynn says:

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

  17. Chris says:

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

  18. HLB says:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/shops/drwho/tardis 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 says:

    j'adore ! j'en veux un !!

  20. Dino says:

    shut up and take my money!!

  21. Ken Smith says:

    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?

  22. neo says:

    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 says:

    do a dalek tower.

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