Ikigai

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Nick Falzone
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Ikigai

Ikigai is the convergence of one’s personal passions, beliefs, values and vocation. The concept of this case, Ikigai, was simple: combine my love of traditional Japanese woodworking techniques and design sensibilities with modern woodworking techniques to create a one-of-a-kind computer case. The case itself features traditionally made Japanese Kumiko designs from unfinished Sitka Spruce, contrasted by a Wenge outer shell with hand sawn dovetails, and an interior made out of primarily acrylic and aluminum and Wenge accents. I made a custom distribution plate, also acting as a pump top and reservoir. I hid most of the wiring in this plate, creating a very clean aesthetic. I made Wenge plates and small parts to maintain continuity and add details to bring the case together. Each part was made deliberately and in-house to create a complete custom case from top to bottom.
Color(s): Black Brown Gold
RGB Lighting? Yes
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Theme: Art
Size: Mini-ITX
Type: General Build

Contests

This build participated in 3 contests.

Hardware

CPU
$ 272.99
AMD - Ryzen 5 (5600X)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 6
Motherboard
$ 174.79
MSI - MPG Gaming Edge (WiFi) (B550I)
Chipset: B550
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: ITX
Memory
$ 174.99
G.Skill - Ripjaws V (3600MHz) (Black)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 32 GB
Graphics
$ 999.99
MSI - Radeon RX Gaming X
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
Chip: 5700 XT
Interface: PCIe x4
Storage
$ 119.99
Western Digital - BLACK SN750 Internal Gaming
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
Western Digital - Blue SN550
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: PCIe x4
Capacity: 1 TB
PSU
$ 124.99
Cooler Master - V650
Wattage: 650
Form Factor: SFX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
Custom - Custom (custom)
Case Fan
$ 56.00
Cooling
Optimus - Foundation Ryzen
Type: CPU Block
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