Meet ikigai (生き甲斐) (pronounced (ikiɡai) a Japanese concept meaning “a reason for being”

The word refers to having a meaningful direction or purpose in life, constituting the sense of one’s life being made worthwhile, with actions (spontaneous and willing) taken towards achieving one’s ikigai resulting in satisfaction and sense of meaning to life.

Ikigai is my entry into the Cooler Master World Series 2020. It’s a small form factor scratch build case in tower format.

The case features hand cut wood joinery, hard piped water cooling, and an open component design comprising primarily of Wenge wood, acrylic, spruce and black aluminum.

I'm looking forward to sharing the process and photos of the build with you soon!.

A special shout out to MSI for providing the B550I Gaming Edge Motherboard and the AMD Radeon 5700 video card provided for this build and Cooler Master for their continued support.