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Lian Li DK01 Desk Chassis Kinda Thingy
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Default Lian Li DK01 Desk Chassis Kinda Thingy - 01-02-2014, 16:53 | posts: 20,977 | Location: Guru3D testlab

Lian Li is working on a nice little marketing product, the DK01 is a prototype chassis that also works as your desk. The DK01 measures 800mm x 795mm x 60mm (W x H x D), it has room for motherboards as...

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Default 01-02-2014, 17:08 | posts: 111 | Location: https://

Perfect for apatments and tiny rooms where space is lmited. Now as long as the price is @ or below 300 they should sell a few.
   
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Default 01-02-2014, 17:33 | posts: 713 | Location: Memories 4 Life

And our survey says......X. Freaking UGLY! Reminds me of the old school desk we used to have at primary school
   
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Default 01-02-2014, 17:41 | posts: 5,010 | Location: Washington State, USA

Leg room? I have maybe 3 inches of space between my desk and me, and the desk is maybe only 1 inch thick, meaning 4 inches(ish) from my legs, to the keyboard and mouse. This, to me, is perfect amount of space , any higher and my arms go too far up it'd feel like i'm on a kiddie chair. This desk/case does not seem feasible at all, again that's just me, and i like the idea, but i'd rather not have to reach up and tilt my head up just to use my PC which should be level with me
   
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Default 01-02-2014, 17:45 | posts: 4,820 | Location: London

That'd be cool for modding.
   
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Default 01-02-2014, 17:46 | posts: 277 | Location: southern California, U.S.

Nice desk but pricing and leg room will be the deciding factor.
   
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Default 01-02-2014, 18:46 | posts: 3

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Perfect for apatments and tiny rooms where space is lmited. Now as long as the price is @ or below 300 they should sell a few.
300? u must be jocking , any of their product is waaaaaaaaaaaay to expensive but i agree that the build quality is great and they always they took huge care on design. Anyway , i really love this concept , i use to have something similar (made by me) where i use to work once.Though there is a big problem , i do not think this will be suitable to all the people since it doesn't have height adjustment , or if it does i can't figure out from the pics how its working.Another thing is that it has side fans and seems they blow air inside , but if does blow outside i don't think everyone will be happy with it .
   
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Default 01-02-2014, 19:10 | posts: 11,362 | Location: England

Fugly. What room does this actually save? Enough room for your keyboard and mouse as well as a brew, some paperwork or whatever you're doing? Legroom looks crap too.
   
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Default 01-02-2014, 19:32 | posts: 3,794 | Location: Sweden

it's lian-li, so expect to overpay. they had some following half a decade ago but are out of their minds nowadays.
   
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Default 01-02-2014, 21:50 | posts: 4,260 | Location: MI, USA

I don't think it's very attractive. It looks way too small. The point of a desk build (to me) is that it should be relatively large, and they are generally meant to hold water cooling/ultra high end parts.
   
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Default 01-02-2014, 22:07 | posts: 2,598 | Location: Australia

They should make one that's only an inch thick with all those features, i can't use a desk that is any thicker.
   
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Default 01-02-2014, 22:35 | posts: 7,620

It's a fantastic concept, but I think they've dropped the ball with that design. I'd love to see a larger desk-case that's more pleasing to the eye.
   
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Default 01-02-2014, 22:39 | posts: 9,987 | Location: Dundee, Scotland

God damn that looks awful.

It's got legs that looks on par with some cheap garden furniture set.
   
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Default 01-02-2014, 22:48 | posts: 111 | Location: https://

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Fugly. What room does this actually save? Enough room for your keyboard and mouse as well as a brew, some paperwork or whatever you're doing? Legroom looks crap too.
Having nothing below or on top!? You know office style?

Keeping your rig up higher away from dust may be another deciding factor which in this case this desk/case should fit that role nicely.

But yeah no one can argue that this one's utterly impractical and the designers of it had no ergonomics in mind. Hopefully one day they'll get it right!

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Default 01-02-2014, 22:58 | posts: 1,301 | Location: Portugal

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It's a fantastic concept, but I think they've dropped the ball with that design. I'd love to see a larger desk-case that's more pleasing to the eye.
Agree. I´d buy one of these if the price was right. I put the peripherals on top of it and it´d be cool.
   
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Default 01-02-2014, 23:07 | posts: 16,415 | Location: US East Coast

Looks like Lian-Li was inspired by the L3pd3sk....


   
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Default 01-02-2014, 23:15 | posts: 14 | Location: San Diego,CA

Looks like an Ikea hack job.
   
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Default 01-02-2014, 23:15 | posts: 692 | Location: The Frozen North.

The concept is interesting, but it falls down in three major ways.

1) The table legs are too dam short. If I had to sit at this table/case I would be uncomfortable as hell. While it is fine to make the table legs box-type for strength and stability, if they want anyone my height to actualy sit at this... thing.... then the legs have to be taller. A lot taller. Perhaps they can offer it in the customer's choice of leg sizes(?)

2) I don't want my PC built into my desk. And there's a reason for that: Hard drives. HDDs don't like to be jostled; They have an annoying tendency to fail when you do that to them. Even if they're in vibration-dampening mounts, subjecting a HDD to unnecessary vibration and shock is not a good idea. Well guess what? I've got a keyboard, and I pound my fingers on it all day long. If my keyboard is on my desk and my desk has HDDs in it then I'm applying unnesisary shock and vibration to my HDDs. Now why would I want to do that when I don't have to?

3) Fugly.This thing looks like it was inspired by the most ridiculously impractical furniture of the 20th century. The color sceme is all wrong. The top-heavy design shouts out "Tip me over and watch me fail!" The thinness of the legs versus the thickness of the table is just stupidly unbalanced. The transparent tabletop is tacky.

In short, this is one of those things you buy while in a manic impulse buying frenzy of e-penis insanity and then immediately regret. Do yourself a favour and skip this one.
   
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Default 01-02-2014, 23:17 | posts: 4,957 | Location: UK

I like it generally but as said above I can't believe they went with those legs and the 4 little black plastic feet. Even a little change, like if the legs were black or matt black or brushed alu like everything else, would improve it

but who cares, as HH said "nice little marketing product"
   
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Default 01-02-2014, 23:57 | posts: 63

I think this could be really cool for a music workstation not necessarily for a gaming rig, i'd love to have one of these on stage with me, would make a nice change from the usual laptop setup, I imagine it must get quite heavy tho, if they could make it portable somehow i'd definitely look into it.
   
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Default 01-03-2014, 00:53 | posts: 1,068 | Location: Detroit,MI.USA

The leg support design does not look like they would be very sturdy to me. I like the power strip and easy of mounting AIO cooling, but I cannot tell from the photos how adequate is the case ventilation.
   
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Default 01-03-2014, 03:27 | posts: 57 | Location: OHIO

I like the idea but it needs a little work. If this was on the side of normal desk space it would be nice. I live in a flood zone so it is perfect in case the evil water would come in. If they just would improve the quality look and double the width with normal desk space to one side I would really consider this. It does look cool and has a lot of modding potential. I am sure someone will take this, a saw, paint, etc. and have a blast
   
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Default 01-03-2014, 03:47 | posts: 16,415 | Location: US East Coast

Turn the motherboard section sideways, put some USB ports on the front, add some room for a keyboard tray....at least that way you could actually sit at the desk and it would be functional.

Lian Li should have just hired L3p....


   
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Default 01-03-2014, 07:46 | posts: 238 | Location: Oslo

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Turn the motherboard section sideways, put some USB ports on the front, add some room for a keyboard tray....at least that way you could actually sit at the desk and it would be functional.

Lian Li should have just hired L3p....
I agree. I think they took his idea and tried to market it. Especially since he is or will be releasing his own desk to the world.
   
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Default 01-03-2014, 08:23 | posts: 1,314

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Looks like an Ikea hack job.
I was just about to post "Next week available at IKEA", but you beat me to it.
   
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