Lian Li Unveils The DK-04 Desk Chassis
John Williamson / 4 years ago
Lian Li is one of the most prestigious chassis manufacturers and produces a huge range of elegant designs. The company has managed to attract customers wanting the very best possible materials and feel a premium chassis is worth the investment. Lian Li’s mini ITX train chassis really captured people’s attention and showcases their innovative approach. Their latest product is the DK-04 dubbed the world’s first standing computer desk. When compared to the previous desk chassis, the DK-04 offers better drive mounting, extensive water cooling support and of course the stand functionality. The legs are height adjustable from 67.5cm to 116cm with the press of a button. Aesthetically speaking, the DK-04 is remarkable and we’re looking into acquiring a review sample relatively soon.
Latest Vibration-Dampened Drive Storage and Inputs
With four stacking rubber-isolated drive racks, the DK-04 can mount a total of eight 2.5″ or 3.5″ drives with vibration dampeners. These racks are easy to install and remove via thumbscrews, and keep drives running quietly and reliably. This desk also includes a 5.25″ bay on the front panel for an ODD, fan controllers, or other extras. The front panel also includes four USB 3.0 ports, HD audio inputs, and slots for the RGB controller for the optional lighting kit.
Redesigned Ergonomics, Better Legroom
The DK-04 features a new design, sporting a slimmer frame that tapers towards the user for better leg room. As it’s a standing desk, the height can be fine-tuned to match each person; its legs are made from steel for structural strength – it can support loads up to 100kg.
Improved Water Cooling Support
Four 120mm fans intake cool air from the front of the chassis and vent through four additional exhaust fans mounted on the back panel. The DK-04 can also house very elaborate water cooling setups. The front intake fans can be swapped for a large 120mmx480mm radiator; the rear fans can be replaced by two 120mmx240mm radiators.
Updated Case Building Features
Along with Lian Li’s previous desks, the DK-04 uses a removable motherboard tray for easy, unhindered building. Inside the chassis, there are wide margins with anchored cable clips to simplify cable routing and organization. The internal compartment is spacious, bright, and visible. The DK-04 supports eight expansion slots and VGA cards up to 320mm in length. It supports full ATX and mATX motherboards and mounts CPU coolers up to 140mm in height and ATX PSUs up to 210mm long.
The DK-04 will be available on May 10th for $1499.
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