Wednesday, November 8th 2017

CRYORIG Enters Case Market With the Taku Monitor Stand ITX Case

After first announcing the Taku in Computex 2016, PC Cooling and peripherals innovator CRYORIG is releasing the Taku PC monitor stand ITX case. The Taku has been in development for over 2 Years in house, with over 1 year of co-development with manufacturing partner Lian Li. The Taku is finally releasing after a brief appearance on Kickstart during the Summer. Although unsuccessful as a Kickstarter project the Taku gained enough popularity and initial backers for CRYORIG to continue developing the Taku and push for a product launch. The Taku will first be released in the USA, Japan and Taiwan beginning in December. All original Kickstarter backers will be given the option to pre-order and are guaranteed to receive a unit before the end of December including a free CRYORIG C7.

The Taku is a hybrid between a PC Monitor Stand and a high-end ITX form factor PC case. The benefit of this design is that the monitor, keyboard and the full PC system is arranged vertically on top of each other. Meaning the total footprint is lowered, and valuable desk space is made available. The Taku is compatible with GPU's up to 280 mm, ITX form factor mainboards, SFX or SFX-L power supplies, fully capable of housing a high-end Gaming PC. Taku's storage space is also well taken care of. The Taku can also fit 1x 3.5" HDD, two 2.5" SSD/HDD.
As a PC Monitor Stand the Taku can support monitors up to 15 kg and fit a full 104 key mechanical keyboard underneath the stand. The system tray can be fully slid out of the chassis for easy installation of PC components or upgrades. Dual USB 3.0 ports and audio in/out ports are available, with a USB-Type C port upgrade kit planned for later revisions. The Taku will also include two cable management holes at the front. This allows for cables to be run through the system tray and connected to the back ports of the Taku. Providing easy and clean cable management of USB charging lines for your phone or peripheral. The Taku combines wood and aluminum to create an organic feeling piece of Technology that would fit perfectly into any home, or work environment.

Although the Taku Kickstarter campaign did not achieve its funding goals. The campaign provided valuable information and market feedback. Response from the PC community and media outlets were enough to encourage CRYORIG to continue developing the Taku with Lian-Li. The Taku will be released first in the select markets of the USA, Japan and Taiwan beginning in December. Other markets are planned for a release in first half of 2018. Original Kickstarter backers will have the option to pre-order the Taku and are guaranteed for shipping beginning Dec. 1st and no later than Dec. 31st, 2017. The Taku is priced at 299 USD MSRP (excl. Taxes).

  • Case Dimensions (H x W x D): 142 x 570 x 310 mm
  • Weight: 5.3 kg
  • Motherboard support: Mini-ITX
  • Power Supply support: SFX, SFX-L
  • Drives: 1 x 3.5" HDD and 2 x 2.5" HDD/SSD
  • Front ports: 2 x USB 3.0 (internal 20pin plug) and 3.5 mm Audio in/out ports.
  • Power button: Premium-grade button
  • Material: 2 mm aluminum, anodized sandblasted exterior
  • Colors: Anodized silver exterior
  • Internal Lian-Li PCI-E 3.0 x16 compatible Riser Card
  • PSU- 24pin and 8pin extension cable included
  • 92 mm System Fan included
CPU Coolers
  • Note: Some heatsinks will also fit if used with a thinner fan
  • Max. height 48 mm
Hard Disk Drives
  • 2 x 2.5" HDD/SSD in drive bay
  • 1 x 3.5" HDD/SSD in drive bay
Graphics Card
  • Max. Width: From bottom of PCI-E slot to top: 134 mm
  • Max. Height: 40 mm (Dual Slot PCI-E)
  • Max. Length: 280 mm
  • Mini-ITX
Power Supply
  • SFX and SFX-L
Memory Max. Height
  • 52 mm
For more information, visit the product page.
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17 Comments on CRYORIG Enters Case Market With the Taku Monitor Stand ITX Case

$299 for literally THE SMALLEST amount of material ever used for PC Case. FailFish
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Spaced Out Lunar Tick
i think i would use some double sided tape and stick it on the back of the monitor so i wouldnt have to look at it.
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Liviu Cojocaru
It looks interesting but damn that's a hefty price tag
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HimymCZe, post: 3751124, member: 168756"
$299 for literally THE SMALLEST amount of material ever used for PC Case. FailFish
Since when the value of a thing is dictated by the amount of material in it?

BTW, I really like it and I think it will be interesting to devise a custom liquid loop for it with an external reservoir.
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Yeah that price sucks. I always liked the pizza box look though (sans stands).
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The price was always the biggest problem for the Taku. I guess they didn't learned from the kickstarter campaign. It should have been 199 dollars at most and an option at 219 with the cooler they where giving for free at some point in the kickstarter campaign.
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there was a review done on this case months ago on another site.
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Monitor stand case with ventilation holes oriented upwards? At least they have all or most ventilation on one side rather than both sides as usual with these low-profile cases.

Oh, it's not. They just had to go and have GPU mounted the other way...
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Kinda like the looks, but for this price, never.
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1. Why the drawer? For occasional hardware change?
2. Gpu backplate facing up so heat can go out from bottom of the case. Yeah right
3. Make it wider and sacrificing space efficiency? Silverstone itx tower done better job (raven itx/fortress itx/milo). Monitor stand nowadays doesn't eat that much space, I see no reason for them to make it wider
4. Premium price for these?
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Remember when i watch review about this case on linus tech tips, looking good apart few things, 1st its price, 2nd a wee legs under case, if you wanna put monitor on case, monitor will be far to high
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zo0lykas, post: 3751282, member: 152086"
Remember when i watch review about this case on linus tech tips, looking good apart few things, 1st its price, 2nd a wee legs under case, if you wanna put monitor on case, monitor will be far to high
From all that I learned in decades of courses about correct posture at desk/computer, the middle of the screen must be right in front of your eye line.
So, in theory, you need a monitor stand or an height adjustable monitor setup.

In my case, the case(sorry) will be a perfect stand, for example

my monitor at minum height

And at correct height

Plenty of room for such a case.
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TXST Guardian
I like this case just not the price , to me it should be around 149.99
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I hope that the Ola woud be more affordable. They should have started with that one imo, the taku is pretty big for a mini itx case that's making compromise.
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1 year late, too expensive, and besides - who wants this when everyone was excited about Ola?!

Also Jonsbo VR1 still does it better (the best itx there is)
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Love the look, but not so much the price. Including a high-end SFX unit with a cable set designed for it would help justify the price. Otherwise would have to drop at least $100 for me to consider it.
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Considering the size and materials, along with the limitations of using such a small case, I'd be more interested at $99. Maybe $129. I do recommend a stand to bring your monitor to the optimal eye level, but there are plenty of very inexpensive stands just for that. I like the clean design though, price aside.
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