TAKU, The Monitor Stand PC Case
TAKU, The Monitor Stand PC Case
A Monitor Stand PC case, capable of housing a full ITX-PC. Designed by CRYORIG, built by Lian Li.
A Monitor Stand PC case, capable of housing a full ITX-PC. Designed by CRYORIG, built by Lian Li. Read more
About this project
For Kickstarter backers only, we’re giving away a Full Copper CRYORIG C7 (C7 Cu) with each Kickstarter Taku unit! Taku backers ($250 on up) including Early Bird Backers will be getting the not-yet released CRYORIG C7 Cu. New backers of the 2x Taku Classic will be getting two! This mighty little cooler is made fully out of copper, based on the award winning C7 it is the best sub-50mm height cooling solution on the market.
More info on the C7 Cu can be found here
- Fully Copper Constructed
- Four True Copper heatpipes
- Total Height: 47mm
- Supports: Intel/AMD
- 2500 RPM PWM Fan
For people that aren’t familiar with us, CRYORIG is one of the leading brands for premium CPU coolers. That’s why we want to combine the strength of our cooler side of things and include something special into the Taku package. The C7 Cu made it’s first appearance this Summer at Computex 2017. It is not released on the market yet, with a suggested retail price of USD $50 in North America and EUR $50 (Inc. VAT) in Europe.
Now you can get two Taku Classics for the discounted price of USD $520! (original price: $598.) That’s right, that’s USD $78 off of the original price tag! And what’s more is that as long as you and your friend is in the same shipping zone/continent we can ship the two Taku’s to two different addresses!
The Taku is the combination of a stylish PC monitor stand and a high-end PC case. It's capable of housing a full high-end ITX PC, while keeping your desk organized and clean.
The core of the Taku’s is an internal system tray that can be easily be taken out of the whole chassis. This allows for easy installation and access of all the components.
The Taku’s system tray layout is divided into compartments to maximize space and upgradability. The Taku can house a full 280mm high-end GPU card as well as two 2.5” SSDs and one 3.5” hard drive. This makes the Taku fully capable of housing a high-end gaming system. The Taku has even taken care of cable management with specialized covers to tuck away your cables for aesthetics and improved internal airflow.
The Taku fits directly underneath the display monitor. Specialized internal beams in the chassis provides added structural support, enough to hold up monitors up to 15 kg. The room underneath the Taku is enough to fit a full-sized 104 Key mechanical keyboard.
The Taku’s capability to house your full PC, store the keyboard and also work as a monitor stand saves massive amounts of desk space. This means more space for you.
There are two top cable management holes on each side of the Taku. These two holes allow you to run your USB cable to the back ports of the PC. This way you can have easy and clean access to your cables from the front either to charge your phone or connect to a peripheral.
With a traditional PC setup, your monitor is lower than eye height, which is a major cause of bad posture. By using the Taku your monitor is elevated to eye height and in turn improving your sitting posture.
The Taku is a PC that’s meant to aesthetically and functionally fit the user. It is designed to match both your home and work space, so that you can combine both without compromise. It’s about time that the PC became personal!
Multiple materials and colors are available for both the Taku Chassis and Taku Legs. All Chassis colors options are made by full aluminum and high-grade anodized coloring. Legs options include two different coloring options of wood and two options of aluminum. The standard Taku Classic contains the Silver Chassis and Light Oak Legs.
- 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 3.5mm Audio in/out ports.
- Power button: Premium-grade button
- Material: 2mm aluminum, anodized sandblasted exterior
- Colors: Anodized black or silver exterior, matte black painted
- Internal Lian-Li PCI-E 3.0 x16 compatible Riser Card
- PSU- 24pin and 8pin extension cable included
- 92mm System Fan included
- Note: Some heatsinks will also fit if used with a thinner fan
- Max. height 48mm
Hard Disk Drives
- 2 x 2.5" HDD/SSD
- 1 x 3.5" HDD/SSD
- Max. Width: From bottom of PCI-E slot to top: 134mm
- Max. Height: 40mm (Dual Slot PCI-E)
- Max. Length: 280mm
- SFX and SFX-L
Memory Max. Height
We are offering two types of options for backer rewards. First is the Taku Classic which includes the Silver Chassis and Light Oak Legs featured in the video. Then is the Taku PE that allows backers to separately choose and back a chassis and a leg option. The Taku PE gives backers the option to customize the color and material combination of their Taku.
- USD$ 250 – [Early Bird] 1 x Taku Classic, Silver Chassis and Light Oak Leggs.
- (1) USD$ 299 – Taku Silver Chassis and Light Oak Legs.
- (2) USD$ 299 – Taku Silver Chassis and Dark Oak Legs.
- (3) USD$ 334 – Taku Gunmetal Chassis and Light Oak Legs.
- (4) USD$ 334 – Taku Gunmetal Chassis and Dark Oak Legs.
- (5) USD$ 334 – Taku Red Chassis Chassis and Light Oak Legs.
- (6) USD$ 334 – Taku Red Chassis Chassis and Dark Oak Legs.
- (7) USD$ 360 – Taku Silver Chassis and Silver Aluminum Legs.
- (8) USD$ 360 – Taku Silver Chassis and Gunmetal Aluminum Legs.
- (9) USD$ 395 – Taku Gunmetal Chassis and Silver Aluminum Legs.
- (10) USD$ 395 – Taku Gunmetal Chassis and Gunmetal Aluminum Legs.
- (11) USD$ 395 – Taku Red Chassis and Silver Aluminum.
- (12) USD$ 395 – Taku Red Chassis and Gunmetal Aluminum.
The Taku has been awarded the 2017, D&I Gold Award. The D&I Award is a joint design competition collaborated by Computex Taipei and Germany’s iF Forum. Only five products each year can win the prestigious Gold Award. Here is what the D&I Award jury had to say about the Taku:
"CRYORIG Taku is a simple and honest solution. The design assumes the computer will be used at home, and takes into account how it fits into the interior environment, which is a rare approach. The combination of different materials introduces an old fashion approach and retro styling. Impressive!”
For USA backers the Taku will be shipped from our logistics partners from California via, Fedex/DHL or UPS. For backers outside of the USA, the Taku will be shipped internationally via EMS from Taiwan. We will provide 2 years of warranty on parts. Subsequent import duties and or state taxes, VAT will be the sole responsibility of the recipient.
Being avid PC and tech lovers ourselves, we have always tried to make products that would push the boundaries. With the TAKU we wanted to create something that didn't exist on the market. We wanted something that could fit aesthetically into a modern home, at the same time functionally make sense to high-end users and also save significant amounts of desk space.
Venturing into different market segments is a big leap for any company. The TAKU may be our vision of what a PC can be, but we want to know if our out of the box design resonates with who matters most - our supporters and backers.
The TAKU is a hybrid between a PC Monitor Stand and a high-end ITX form factor PC case. With the TAKU the PC footprint is minimized to free up desk space while at the same still very capable of housing a high-performance PC system.
The TAKU has been in development for over 2 Years in house. The TAKU is so different from traditional case designs that our manufacturing partners did not know what to do with it. In Dec. 2016, all this was solved once we got in touch with renowned PC case manufacturer Lian Li. After close to six months of collaboration we are finally ready of presenting the TAKU to the world!
For our Kickstarter Campaign our number one goal is to find out wither or not PC users/builders are interested in our design. This is also why we're offering customization options that would not be possible outside of a crowd funding platform. Multiple chassis colors and the option to choose the TAKU leg materials (Aluminium or Wood) separately will only be made available here on Kickstarter.
CRYORIG is a leading manufacturer of enthusiast grade high performance PC thermal solutions. We are a small team of individuals brought together for our the love of building awesome cool PC components and peripherals.
Risks and challenges
Being ourselves designers and manufacturers of CPU Coolers and fans, CRYORIG is experienced in both supply chain management, customer and after-sales services. The TAKU although funded through Kickstarter will adhere to our brand's standard of quality and product support. The TAKU has already passed multiple verification and testing phases. Production can start immediately after the end of the campaign. Our target is to ship the first units within 60 days after the end of the campaign.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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