Lian Li announces the release of two desk chassis – the single-system DK-01X and the dual-system DK-02X. Built in aluminum and combining the symbiotic relationship of desks and computer cases, these all-black hybrid chassis allow DIY builders to build a full computer inside a desk and show off their hardware creations through tempered glass desktops.
The DK-01X and DK-02X feature a lockable sliding door to make installations and upgrades easy. The adjustable/removable keyboard tray makes typing and mousing comfortable, and the side mounted pocket with headphone rack allows users to easily store unused accessories.
The DK-01X support motherboards up to HPTX while the DK-02X supports motherboards up to HPTX for its workhorse-oriented system side, and mini-ITX motherboards on the gaming-oriented side. From air to water cooling, the DK-01X and DK-02X are ready to take on the latest devices. Both desk chassis support 360mm radiators on the side, and also have removable brackets on the front – the DK-01X has one 360mm bracket while the DK-02X has two 240mm brackets. Inside the DK-01X and DK-02X, CPU coolers up to 180mm (7") in height and power supplies up to 280mm (11") in length are supported, and VGA cards up to 410mm (16.5").
The DK-01X has 10x individually removable hard drives bays, while the DK-02X has 8x HDD bays for the smaller system and 9x HDDs for the larger system. This storage setup gives builders flexibility to use the space as they see fit, such as freeing up more room for water cooling.
For both the DK-01X and the DK-02X, the I/O panel is located at the front side of the sliding drawer. The DK-01X front I/O includes 4x USB 3.0 ports and HD audio connections, while the DK-02X sports two sets of these same connections for both systems. Also, located on the front sliding drawer of the DK-01X and DK-02X is a slim optical drive bay, which can house an SSD.
Both desk chassis have a height of 805mm (31.7"), but can be raised to 835mm (32.9") to provide more leg room. On the back, up to 3x monitor mounts can be installed for multiple display setups.
The DK-01X and DK-02X will be available in the US at the end of July for the suggested retail prices of $989 and $1189 respectively.
Width: DK-01X: 900mm (35.4")DK-02X: 1200mm (47.2")
Height: DK-01X/DK-02X: 805mm (31.7") – can be raised to 835 (32.9")
Depth: DK-01X/DK-02X: 600mm (23.6")
Adjustable/removable keyboard shelf: (WxHxD) 800 x 65 x 240mm (31.5 x 2.5 x 9.4")