08.11.2017 Taipei, Taiwan – 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). The Taku is also currently on pre-order at www.newegg.com (https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4UF6HJ9814&ignorebbr=1) for 299.95 USD, with scheduled shipping beginning Dec. 5th.
- 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
- 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
- Max. Width: From bottom of PCI-E slot to top: 134 mm
- Max. Height: 40 mm (Dual Slot PCI-E)
- Max. Length: 280 mm
- SFX and SFX-L
Memory Max. Height
- 52 mm