Cool Edelweiss Case is Like the ThermalTake BMW

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:

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.
  • jerreece
    "LOL WTF is that?"

    Or at least that's what all your guests would say when they saw it...
  • starhoof
    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
  • Blessedman
    coffee anyone?
  • the last resort
    the term "case" no longer applies....
  • 7amood
    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.
  • leafblower29
    It looks like a coffee maker.
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  • 08nwsula
    it reminds me of a coffee maker. I kind of like it though, at least it's innovative.
  • sublifer
    Looks like an espresso machine!
  • sublifer
    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.