Lian Li's new standing desk is also a PC enclosureBy Shawn Knight 18 comments
Lian Li has a penchant for building unique PC enclosures - many of which are often impractical. With its latest creation, however, the Chinese chassis maker illustrates that it's in tune with a growing movement orchestrated by health-conscious computer users around the globe.
The Lian Li DK-04 is a desk-based PC, not unlike the DK-01X and DK-02X from a few years back. What's different about this new chassis is that it's of the standing desk variety.
The desk PC is height-adjustable from 67.5 centimeters to 116 centimeters, or roughly 26.6 inches to 45.7 inches. A control panel on the right side of the desk is used to adjust the electronically-controlled motor to the perfect height, complete with presets.
Elsewhere, the desk features HD audio ports, four USB 3.0 ports, three RGB controller knobs and power / reset buttons. There's also a 5.25-inch drive bay in the event you still use an optical disc drive or want to show off a liquid cooling reservoir.
Magnetic mesh filters are used to cover the intake fan grills as well as the power supply grill. To access your hardware, simply lift the tempered glass table top. Inside, you'll find room to mount an ATX or micro-ATX motherboard and up to eight 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch drives. It'll also accommodate graphics cards up to 320mm in length and CPU coolers as tall as 140mm.
Cooling is taken care of via four 120mm intake fans at the front and four 120mm exhaust fans at the rear. And yes, they're compatible with radiators measuring up to 120mm x 480mm.
The desk is constructed primarily of aluminum although stronger iron is used for the legs. It measures 1,200mm (W) x 750mm(D), or roughly 47 inches wide by 29.5 inches deep.
The Lian Li DK-04 standing desk chassis will be available in Europe and the US next month priced at $1,499.