Thermaltake’s Level 10 has already become a veteran on the gaming and enthusiast desktop front, but its size, functionality and design have continued to captivate consumers everywhere, regardless of whether or not they could scrape together enough cash to buy it. Others, however, may take things in a different direction and make their own product based on it. This is exactly what a certain Jeffrey Stephenson has done when he has created the so-called Level Eleven.
The wooden case is actually significantly smaller than the Level 10 itself. Jeff decided to scale things down a notch. In fact, he constructed a fully functional PC within the handmade enclosure, all based around a VIA Pico-ITX mainboard and a 1.2GHz VIA Nano CPU. Thanks to the onboard VX855 media processor, this (comparatively) diminutive machine boasts an HDMI output and enough horsepower to pump out 1080p sans lag.
Other specifications include an optical drive (a Pioneer slimline, slot-load DVD burner to be exact), 2GB of Crucial DDR2-800 SO DIMM, SATA 3.0Gbps 160GB Intel X25-M solid state drive (SSD) and a nine-bladed T&T 40mm case fan. Basically, the system packs all of these parts inside a handmade, stylishly carved “box” made of Hard Pennsylvania cherry with an aluminum inlay. The entire unit is only a little larger than a beverage can.
Unfortunately, this unusual system, while quite interesting for its small form factor and unique build, does not seem to have actually been made available for purchase.