Thermaltake's Awesome BMW-designed Case

Design houses from the automotive industry have penned the lines for more than just cars. In fact, some even dabble into computer parts.

The latest design house to try its hand in design is the BMW-owned BMW DesignworksUSA. But unlike Porsche Design’s minimalist approach, the BMW-designed computer case is something completely outlandish, yet intriguing.

While fancy computer cases with windows and LED lighting are now the norm, the Level 10 case that BMW penned for Thermaltake looks like something straight out of a sci-fi movie.

Instead of just having one giant box for all the computer components to breathe the same air, the Level 10 separates everything inside a case into four parts -- the PSU, optical drives, hard disk drives and one for the CPU and expansion cards.

It remains to be seen how friendly this design will be for ease of access, noise levels and cooling, but it definitely sets itself apart with its looks. See autoevolution for practical shots from CeBit.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • Shadow703793
    Wow...I'm guessing it's going to cost ATLEAST $500-700.
  • ispyamoose
    Hmm, that's pretty bizarre looking.
  • grieve
    I love it!
    I have a feeling that cooling will be an issue. No aftermarket heatsinks fitting in there, and obviously no water loops.
  • Silluete
    wow, just wow.....
  • falchard
    It would probably look alot cooler with water hoses.
  • sacre
    ..............i want one.. I want one now.. "looks for wallet" damn u where are u..

    where can i buy..
  • The Schnoz
    This actually has a cool concept. Why not seperate all the devices into seperate little boxes, instead of one big box, and give each box it's own intake and exhaust fan. Theirs some kinks to work out but I'm sure it could be done neatly and inexpensively. The motherboard and pci-express/pci adapters would have to be in the same box though, no way around that without limiting performance with extentions.
  • liemfukliang
    I wonder if this casing rugged enough when the CPU is drop?
  • rooket
    As long as each component has fans to circulate air, cool. Otherwise that case is complete trash. At any rate, I wouldn't want to buy it, it looks too weird. Their cars look good though, but they aren't mercedes benz :)
  • Tekkamanraiden
    Well its a lot more practical than the antec skeleton, looks better too.