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Cool Edelweiss Case is Like the ThermalTake BMW

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Think the ThermalTake BMW case was neat? This was first.

We’re all a fan of fancy PC cases, not just novelty mods such as the Wall•E or Super NES case. We like our form and we like our function. This gorgeous case has its good looks, and also various cooling possibilities. Does it seem familiar? Earlier this year we saw the BMW DesignWorks-penned ThermalTake case, which from an aesthetics point of view was a huge hit.

It turns out, however, that the idea wasn’t exactly original. Pictures from MDPC show a PC case concept called the Edelweiss from 2006, designed by Pius Giger. MDPC makes it clear on its site that the case design predates the one from ThermalTake and BMW DesignWorks, while also noting that it’s since been rebuilt on June 18, 2009 since its original 2006 model.

We’ll try to find out more about this case, but in the meantime, feast your eyes on the pictures below:

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    jerreece , June 29, 2009 11:12 PM
    "LOL WTF is that?"

    Or at least that's what all your guests would say when they saw it...
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    starhoof , June 29, 2009 11:18 PM
    it kinda looks like a piece of lab equipment with all the tubes and stuff... however I bet there will be comments like "it will have bad airflow" please pay attention, it is water cooled. Might be perfect case for higher end enthusiasts.
    Also seems as it is more convinient than that BMW case due to the lack of enclosure

    And since its water cooled and everything a lot of people wont go that far, i pretty much bet it cost over $400
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    Blessedman , June 29, 2009 11:36 PM
    coffee anyone?
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    the last resort , June 30, 2009 12:04 AM
    the term "case" no longer applies....
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    7amood , June 30, 2009 12:26 AM
    Title is misleading
    I thought: finally we have a case as hot as the tt level 10.
    hoping for better design with less flaws and lower price.
    I guess this won't happen for a long time.
    The word "OLD" should be added to the title.
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    leafblower29 , June 30, 2009 12:55 AM
    It looks like a coffee maker.
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    Anonymous , June 30, 2009 12:59 AM
    Lots more pictures at the following address:

    http://www.million-dollar-pc.com/systems-2009/special/lessdegrees/pius-edelweiss.htm
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    08nwsula , June 30, 2009 2:26 AM
    it reminds me of a coffee maker. I kind of like it though, at least it's innovative.
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    sublifer , June 30, 2009 2:49 AM
    Looks like an espresso machine!
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    sublifer , June 30, 2009 2:51 AM
    wow... I should read the comments before I re-post the same stuff. Well, I think espresso machine was more accurate actually... Anyway, I'm all for new ideas to get us away from the boring boxes.
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    unlicensedhitman , June 30, 2009 3:32 AM
    Why would you water/liquid cool a sound card???
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    imadazol , June 30, 2009 3:49 AM
    Looks like the Borg have assimilated another coffee maker.
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    Superwack , June 30, 2009 4:00 AM
    Please add the pic with the case around the MB
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    aspireonelover , June 30, 2009 4:25 AM
    I like the design, but let's say an idiot came to my computer, and spilled a glass of water onto my computer. What now? the design concept is somewhat like antec's skeleton.
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    Core2uu , June 30, 2009 4:59 AM
    A strong piece of advice would be to NOT put this in your kitchen while you have guests staying overnight.

    "There's coffee all over my raptor!"
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    Core2uu , June 30, 2009 5:12 AM
    unlicensedhitmanWhy would you water/liquid cool a sound card???


    WHY NOT?
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    theubersmurf , June 30, 2009 12:12 PM
    I like it, All it needs is a small glass case around the mobo/primary components board (with some ventilation) and you've got a really nice concept case.
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    scook9 , June 30, 2009 1:07 PM
    the case is pretty meh for me....that water cooling though...WOW (and the sound card isn't, sorry to disappoint). With all the coverings on that thing is intimidating. I like how the hard drive is suspended by the monster water cooling tubes. If everything white on it was black, and I didn't have to worry about money, I would buy one.

    As for the coffee machine comments...ya if it was built by the terminator.
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    Anonymous , June 30, 2009 2:06 PM
    Definitely form over function.

    I dislike this monstrosity. I could only imagine this being in some rich artisan's house or a collectionist's reclusive battery of trinkets.
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    Nightsilver , June 30, 2009 4:56 PM
    It appears to be a series of tubes...
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