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Lian Li’s new DK-05F desk case makes the scenic view optional

Most of us are pretty happy with a mid-tower or even ITX case for our gaming rigs and personal work computers. But sometimes, even a full-tower chassis won’t get the job done, and you need a whole desk to show off your system. That’s where Lian Li‘s DK full-desk cases come in, and the company unveiled a pair of new cases meant to make your PC the literal center of your room: the DK-04F and DK-05F.

These are desks that double as PC cases–or PC cases that double as desks, if you prefer–so they’re working with a different set of needs from your usual case. The big standout feature on these desks is the glass desktop.

This 8-mm thick tempered glass panel, which sits atop the entire span of the desk, is switchable glass. With the simple press of a button, you can take your PC from being a centerpiece to going full stealth. PCs can be pretty distracting these days, from the RGB lights in just about everything to the many colorful options available for custom liquid-cooling loops. It’s a lot of bright and highly-animated color. A switchable panel seems like a necessity for a system like that, just to get some peace and quiet.

Inside the DK-05F and DK-04F

The DK-05F case has tons of space, too; enough for two E-ATX motherboards. The DK-04F has enough room for one system. The latter has two removable motherboard trays, while the latter has just one. You can fit a GPU up to 390-mm long in either, and a cooler up to 185-mm high. Both systems also feature removable drive trays. The 05F can fit eight 3.5- or 2.5-inch drives. The 04F can fit nine 3.5-inch drives or six 3.5-inch and three 2.5-inch drives. There’s also a ton of room for radiators and liquid cooling loops.

On the front of the case, you’ll find one 3.1 USB Type-C port, four USB 3.0 ports, and a headphone and mic jack. There are also buttons for fan control and RGB control, as well as a power button. If you get the 05F there’s also a secondary panel with two USB 3.0 ports, audio jacks, and a power button.

The desks also come with electronic height adjustment. The desk can go as low as 0.68 meters or as high as 1.175 meters, which translates to a range of 27 to 48 inches. That puts it in line with other standard adjustable-height desks. The tempered glass desktop can hold 80 kg, or 176 lbs–enough for a pair of monitors a second, heavy PC case.

Lian Li hasn’t dropped a price tag yet, but the previous incarnation of the big boy, the DK-05, went for over $2000 US.

3 responses to “Lian Li’s new DK-05F desk case makes the scenic view optional

  1. Why would it be? The desk is height adjustable so you could set the height at any level to get your wrists in neutral position.

  2. Yeah that could be a bit thick, but the concept is brilliant.

    I wonder if there would be any perceptible vibration from fans that reaches the user’s arms.

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