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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.

Derek Forrest
Derek Forrest is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He writes hardware news and reviews gaming desktops and laptops.