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The Aerocool Dream Box is only limited by your imagination

Computer cases are boring. Even the most interesting, with crazy angles and see-through panels, are usually just boxes with parts inside. But what if a case could fit exactly where you needed it to? And what if it could change to suit your mood? Or fit in a new desk? What if it didn’t have to be a PC case at all? Case maker Aerocool thinks the future is here, and it’s called the Dream Box.

Instead of a box that you slam components into like a lazy robot, the Dream Box is simply a package of 188 parts that’s only limited by your imagination. Like big kid K’nex, these aluminum and plastic parts are easily adaptable to any structure you might need, whether that’s a new PC case, or a model of a dinosaur – or both! Aerocool actually lists a few examples of possible structures, and while they might not be the most practical, it does appear you could install a full PC build in them.

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Aluminum pipes in three sizes, 50, 100, and 150 mm, are the bones of the case. Each pipe is grooved on four sides, for hassle-free connections to other pipes and panels. Those attachments include two, three, and four way joints, metal beams with screwholes in two lengths, and C-rings to attach parts at any conceivable angle.

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While the Dream Box’s potential isn’t limited to PC cases, the kit includes parts that would certainly make that goal more achievable. There’s a mounting bracket purpose-built for a full-size power supply that attaches to a pipe. For easy access, there’s also an I/O unit with two USB 2.0, two USB 3.0, 3.5mm microphone and headphone jacks, and power and reset buttons.

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If constructing a custom PC case sounds like a fun afternoon project, the Aerocool Dream Box retails for $150, and should already be on shelves. That’s spendy for a PC case, but you’d be hard pressed to find any other case that packs this sort of customization.