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Cryorig Teases PC Cases; Ola And Taku Are For Your Living Room

Cryorig pushed into the PC chassis market with two new stylish mini-ITX cases that will be showcased at Computex. The new designs are not your traditional tower cases.

Ola – Lah!

Cryorig doesn’t mince words about its cylindrical home theater lifestyle chassis--the Ola takes a page directly out of Apple’s playbook with a design that is described as “Mac Pro inspired” by the company.

ProductCryorig Ola
Dimensions (L x W x H)88 x 88 x 52.8 mm
Weight5 kg
Motherboard SupportMini-ITX
Drive Bays-3.5-inch x1-2.5-inch x 1 or 2
PSU SupportSFX
Maximum CPU Cooler Height72 – 82 mm
Maximum GPU Length280 mm

The Ola is designed as a living room centerpiece with the capability to house full-length GPUs. The chassis has individual compartments for the mini-ITX motherboard, SFX power supply and full-sized graphics card.

The cylindrical design is intended to increase internal air volume with zero dead space, theoretically providing ample cooling. Dual shark-gill side air intakes pull cool air into the case, and a 140mm fan exhausts heat from the top, offering thermal dissipation adequate for 100-watt Intel Core i7 processors.

Cryorig hopes to bring the Ola to market sometime in Q2 of 2017.

Taku Stand

The Taku is a mini-ITX case and a monitor stand in one, with a thick 3 mm aluminum chassis and support for GPUs up to 240 mm in length. The sliding drawer design provides easy access to the components. Taku is designed as a space-saver chassis, and Cryorig hopes to bring it to market by the end of 2016 or Q1 2017.

ProductCryorig Taku
Dimensions (L x W x H)567 x 134.8 x 270 mm
Weight8 kg
Motherboard SupportMini-ITX
Drive Bays-3.5-inch x1-2.5-inch x 1 or 2
PSU SupportSFX
Maximum CPU Cooler Height47 mm
Maximum GPU Length240 mm

The Ola and Taku are still works in progress, so what we’ll see at Computex shouldn’t be considered a final retail version of the cases. Cryorig plans to release full specifications once the designs are finalized.

Derek Forrest is an Associate Contributing Writer for Tom’s Hardware. Follow Derek Forrest on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook, Google+, RSS, Twitter and YouTube.

  • turkey3_scratch
    Interesting.
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  • 2Be_or_Not2Be
    Is there a picture of the exterior of the black cylinder case? One which shows the case fully assembled, just like the other one?

    Edit: Nevermind, found it on Cryorig's site.
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  • TechyInAZ
    I like it! It's one of the best looking small form factor cases for the living room.
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  • dstarr3
    Wow, I really like that stand.
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  • DarkSable
    Holy cow, that's a 20L monitor stand. That's huge for mini-itx.
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  • jasonelmore
    WOW those are some amazing cases. It's about time for case makers to innovate.
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  • turkey3_scratch
    18014575 said:
    WOW those are some amazing cases. It's about time for case makers to innovate.

    That's what I love about Cryorig. They always innovate.
    Reply
  • esco_sid
    If they made something bigger like this with SLI possibility id get it.
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  • JQB45
    18013660 said:
    Is there a picture of the exterior of the black cylinder case? One which shows the case fully assembled, just like the other one?

    Edit: Nevermind, found it on Cryorig's site.

    Can you give us a link to it?

    Thanks
    Reply
  • turkey3_scratch
    18015083 said:
    If they made something bigger like this with SLI possibility id get it.

    That would defeat the purpose of it. Small, compact, elegant.
    Reply