Lian Li's new DK-05 standing desk PC case will set you back $2,100

Shawn Knight

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Premium chassis builder Lian Li has been making desk-based PC cases for a couple of years now. It’s most recent creation, however, may be the most impressive yet.

The DK-05 is a standing desk that’s height-adjustable from 27 inches (sitting position) to 46.5 inches (standing position) via built-in electric motor. It features an all-aluminum construction with a tempered glass top and solid iron legs that should be plenty sturdy to support two full computers.

That’s right, the DK-05 can be outfitted with up to two Extended ATX motherboards with eight expansion card slots and a power supply per tray. In total, there are eight shared 2.5-inch / 3.5-inch and five 2.5-inch drive mounting locations with enough room for graphics cards measuring up to 360mm in length.

Lian Li added multiple mounting locations for watercooling gear including pumps, reservoirs and of course, radiators / fans. Speaking of, the desk includes a dozen 120mm fans – more than enough for the average user.

The DK-05 has two separate front I/O panels with USB 3.1 Type-C, USB 3.0, HDMI and HD audio, perfect for virtual reality headsets, flash drives, Bluetooth dongles and so on. Each panel also features RGB adjustment dials because of course it does.

Lian Li’s DK-05 is sold via Newegg for a staggering $2,099.99 (although it’s out of stock as of this writing).

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Squid Surprise

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How much weight can it support? I'd assume most people would want a pretty large monitor (if not 2 or 3) to sit on top.... And what are the dimensions? My current desk is pretty big (and L-shaped), so it's not for me....

Remember, this isn't just a case, but also a desk - desks can cost a lot of money, so don't immediately poo poo this as being too expensive....
 

Lurker101

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A dozen 120mm fans? Makes me wonder what sort of noise you'll get out of it and whether it's fitted with any acoustic dampeners for the internals.
 

VitalyT

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What I think of the efficiency of this contraption...

Say, it is too hot outside to be wearing jeans. Would you rather swap it for shorts or pay an extra $2000 for jeans with a fan in it?
 

Evernessince

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How much weight can it support? I'd assume most people would want a pretty large monitor (if not 2 or 3) to sit on top.... And what are the dimensions? My current desk is pretty big (and L-shaped), so it's not for me....

Remember, this isn't just a case, but also a desk - desks can cost a lot of money, so don't immediately poo poo this as being too expensive....

Yeah, I'd expect an aluminum and tempered glass desk to be pricey.
 

stewi0001

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Remember, this isn't just a case, but also a desk - desks can cost a lot of money, so don't immediately poo poo this as being too expensive....

Especially height adjustable desks. Heck, Ikea's sit/stand desks average $500 and they might even work as well as this.
 

Skidmarksdeluxe

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At that paltry price point I can see it always being listed as "Out of stock". Lian Li cases always seem to be a bit of hit or miss affair to me but they've been around for a bit so it's likely they've had a few more hits than misses.