ASRock Shows Off New Case Designed By BMW

Written by blackkiller705 on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 9:19 AM

This year at Computex,  we have seen many different pieces of hardware beauty, and not all of them were CPU's; take this case from ASRock for example.

Named the M8, this full PC was designed by a BMW group consultancy firm called DesignworksUSA, who have given the case its sleek look...

The name M8 is probably a reference to BMW car models, since they have models M5 to M7 already released. The case looks as smooth as a BMW too, all sleek metal and sudden edges.

This case is a Small Form Factor, ASRock's first actually, so it's not going to take all the moster graphics cards you all want. You can see that there are carrying handles in the corners which will make it easy to take to LAN parties, and it can be laid out horizontally or stood upright as you wish.

It has a large side window to watch the inners work, and in the front it has a big knob with an OLED display. The knob will show you various stats about your PC, and you can twist it to adjust your volume or the case fan speed. The side panels are attached with magnets so you can easily get inside and change your components.

The internal specifications has not yet been released, but tell us what you think about the design! Is it up to standard for BMW, or did you expect something more?

What do you think about this case?

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14:59 Jun-13-2013

Wow! NICE!

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05:57 Jun-09-2013

Damn! Is that a car?!

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07:25 Jun-09-2013

Apparently it is

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22:03 Jun-07-2013

I like it!
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17:36 Jun-07-2013

Looks great, I wish they made a full tower version, or mid-tower

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15:38 Jun-07-2013

Fantastic case :) Very kool.

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15:22 Jun-07-2013

Looks cool...would have looked better with a little glint of blue :).....It cool....but I am not gonna buy it cuz....I dont even want to know the price :|

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14:03 Jun-07-2013

I was expecting something like the M team colors but anyway, it looks cool. The name is rather funny, mate?

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10:06 Jun-07-2013

I don't really care much for custom cases :/

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11:25 Jun-07-2013

Me neither.

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11:31 Jun-07-2013

i prefer 'what inside the case' rather than the case...

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11:32 Jun-07-2013

Yup. Me too.

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11:34 Jun-07-2013

nice beast case but newbie hardware? meh....

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21:11 Jun-07-2013

I kind of care, but I prefer buying a basic case and customizing it myself. I paint my own cases, add my own side panel windows, and just make my cases unique.

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09:40 Jun-07-2013

Lol, it looks cool. But i dunno, BMW case? You tell a lady you have a bmw m8 parked at ur possie, it might get her attention, you might even get her to your house. When she realizes it a pc case u prob wont get any. And we all know bmw's are nice and all, but just like the car, i think it would cost too much and would be impractical for its purpose. Like it says that you wont get your monster graphic card in it, and that means your custom cooling and case mods you put in just for showing off ur pc at lans would be useless. So at the end of the day....its just a case

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09:50 Jun-07-2013

Great Lecture :D

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12:00 Jun-07-2013

your welcome.. that a $1.99 please

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15:24 Jun-07-2013

Pulls out pocket knife "HERE'S your 1.99$ you..." SPLAT!!! "Ouch....Never mind"

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10:06 Jun-07-2013

Exactly, 'its just a case' :D

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09:35 Jun-07-2013

Looks pretty damn good imo but i guess the price will sky-rocket with "BMW" label.

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09:33 Jun-07-2013

guys i need help please. i am experiencing some problem and here it is.
from the past 4 days,whenever i switch my pc on, there are red lines across the screen and weird artifacts. the computer many times hangs and i am forced to press the restart button.but as soon as i restart, the artifacts are gone.i assume that my gpu's vram might be on its way to die as i have read on the internet but then i think that it can be a problem of windows or possibly viruses since i do not scan often.i don't want to rma my card after only 7 months of use.and earlier my gpu was oc'ed the memory was on 1400

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09:37 Jun-07-2013

continuation earlier my gpu was oc'ed to 1400mhz mem clock(default is 1200) and 1050 mhz core (default is 860) and the power slider was set at 0% since i didn't want to mess with power and everything was working fine.in the 6th month, i changed the clocks to default.could this be because of the oc and the fact that i didn't change power slider while oc or could this be the problem of windows or due to viruses? should i RMA my card or is it a problem of OS?

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09:40 Jun-07-2013

If your screen has issues with artifacts, it is more than likely the video card. Remove all of the overclocks in your system and see what happens, but it might be your card.

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09:44 Jun-07-2013

i have removed all of the oc and the issue still persists.i don't think that it can be mem failure since i ran kombuster and games fine with no crashes.can it be my OS?drivers are updated since i thought that it can be a problem of the drivers but i can't figure the problem out as i think that it can be OS,at the same time, i have read it on the internet that it can be gpu failure. plz help anyone?pip help!or anyone

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09:47 Jun-07-2013

It is not your OS. Artifacts and screen flickering are caused by hardware issues. You have an i-5, right? Take your card out and see what happens.

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09:53 Jun-07-2013

ok i will take the card out. i think it is the problem of the card as you said.i think that i should RMA (my first gpu and my first RMA) do you think that it is the vram corruption? and do you think that the card should have died out so soon? i can still play games and stuff,and it doesn't crash in games. just at the startup.so i assume that the card can be on the verge of dying at the moment since it crashes at startup and i can still play games. plz share your opinion and thumbs up to you ;)

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09:57 Jun-07-2013

I have had cards die on me in a day. Sometimes stuff breaks. :) If it is the card, once you take it out, your system should be stable. If the problems continue, at least you know the card isn't dead. Troubleshooting is a pain in the ass.

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10:01 Jun-07-2013

yep really troubleshooting is a pain in the ass. will see after removing the card.if the problem still persists, it can be OS. Or..... can it be a loose monitor connection since i have an old monitor and i use dvi to vga converter with it to connect to the gpu.but i assume that if it is loose connection, the computer should still start, but it hangs on the startup screen

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10:42 Jun-07-2013

take out ur card, uninstall all your gpu drivers reinsert your card and re install drivers. that may work. You oc'd your gpu pretty high bud. i oc'd my card and when the weird artifacts came up, i slowly clocked down. Although these seem to be none in some games, they sometimes appear in long hours of gameplay. What im saying is, that although it works for one game, weird artifacts may appear in another game

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10:05 Jun-07-2013

If you have system hang, it is a hardware issue, and not a loose cable. I can unplug my monitor and plug it back in, and my pc will still be fine. I really don't think it is the OS because nothing would work at all.

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10:09 Jun-07-2013

thanks for replying so many times dude :) i think i will have to RMA the card. there is a sapphire service center nearby my house, it is the official sapphire dealer and RMA'er in my country. i will take the card to him and get it RMA'ed.
how much time does it take for your gpu to be RMA'ed some people say 2 months,some say 7 days. i wish that i don't get a refurbished 7850 but a new one instead ;)

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10:13 Jun-07-2013

It really depends on how much the Sapphire people hate their jobs that particular week. It could be from two weeks to two months.

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11:11 Jun-07-2013

did everything mentioned above and now am thinking of RMA'ing it but before i am gonna run video memory stress test(its a software which finds errors on the memory of gpu found it doing a little search :P) and it will take some time.
then, if errors come up, i will RMA the card

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09:28 Jun-07-2013

price?

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09:38 Jun-07-2013

A lot, probably. The last case that was designed by car people that I can remember was the original Level 10 by Thermaltake, and that MSRPed for over $600. This won't be as high as that, but it will still be expensive.

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09:28 Jun-07-2013

This case is okay, but I was a lot more interested in the Corsair Carbide Air 540.

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09:26 Jun-07-2013

Sweeet Sugar On Ice Cream!....That' looks awesome, but too bad if i had it, my dirty room will not a good place for such a elegant case :D

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10:11 Jun-07-2013

Yep. A piece of precision-designed, laser-guided, German excellence doesn't fit into a dirty room. Lol. I'm really no better because I have boxes everywhere. If you are into small form-factor cases, look at the NCASE M1. It is really tiny, but it can still fit a Titan.

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