Lian Li Launches 1499 USD DK-04 Desk-type Case

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, today announces the DK-04 computer desk chassis: the first-ever standing computer desk. This chassis offers hardcore enthusiasts design improvements, better drive mounting,...

    Lian Li Launches 1499 USD DK-04 Desk-type Case
     
  2. KillerCroc

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    first ever?

    First of all, a computer case / desk? It's been done - at least 5 times that I'm aware of - first was the Redharbinger Cross Desk , and then there was Lian-Li's previous models, the DK-01, -02, and -03. So report please, don't just copy the press releases. And let's not forget the Lian Li F1 Aluminum Computer Desk - not a case, but a desk that matched with several cases they had on the market in 2006
     
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    Geek's dream come true

    This desk is everything a DIY-er could want, but is fairly cost-prohibitive.

    Lian-Li could have this in every geek's den if priced at $499.99.

    Once the R&D is paid for, they should drop the price. It makes sense not to have a separate massive tower if you can just put the parts inside the desk. Very convenient.

    One thing though... Front-panel ports of any type, while convenient, will eventually date the case. They should come up with a replaceable front-panel connection plate like the one that comes with motherboards for use on the back of a case so a case never goes out of date. They could produce replaceable front-panel hubs to use with the replaceable plates to accommodate new connection types in the future. You don't want something like this desk to go out of date.
     
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  4. Lowice

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    Without a curved edge at the sitting position, I will never buy it.

    And Yes front panel need to be replaceble.
     

  5. Denial

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    It's a standing desk.
     
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    Exactly the stuff you can't change makes you buy another table a few years later. And to be honest, it offers way to little customisation to work in my personal 'DIY' category :)
     
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    I'm at a loss for words, no comment.
     
  8. Ven0m

    Ven0m Ancient Guru

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    Also, you want your desk to be thin, when using it in sitting position.
     
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    *Ignore* Can't find the delete post button
     
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    AzzKickr Member Guru

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    Actually the first one ever was Peter Brands’s L3p D3sk ;)
    A Dutch pro-modder.

    (nitpicking but credit is due where credit is due)
     

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    Some guru rigs of the month have been custom desk chassis. For $1499 I would rather have a carpenter build it for me and buy a glass top and the necessary fittings/parts. I doubt it would be much more than a $1000.
     
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    No this a first. STANDING AND SITTING DESK / CASE CHASSIE. Before you bash someone reporting read what it said first.
     
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    Lian Li is so lost

    Lian Li used to be innovative, now their designs are derivatives of the same old thing over and over. Also their quality has sunk. The last Lian Li case I bought was made of aluminum gauge half the width of a case I bought 4 years earlier.

    This overpriced desk looks like it belongs in a prison not your home office.
     
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    Lol not putting this in my home office. Wife acts like the warden enough. Lol
     
  15. pimpineasy

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    $1500 they are smoking crack rocks.. i could make something like this with scrap metal/wood from the free section on craigslist. lmao
     

  16. Singleton99

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    When i have more spare time i fancy having a go at building something like this for myself,
    It would need to be longer than this and would need at least 3 draws either side .

    For what this is i do find it overpriced .
     
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    Looks nice and all But If I am dropping $1500 dollars on a desk it better do more then just go up and down hehe, For $1500 dollars I can buy the material I need plus the pc parts and build myself a nice desk very close to what you see here plus the pc parts included- No thanks Li I will have to pass on this one.
     
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    Right? Why spend the $ on this prebuilt when you can get custom whatever style materials you want made for as much if not less... makes no sense.
     
  19. fantaskarsef

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    I completely agree with you guys.
     
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    You all fail to realise the high cost of this comes from the powered legs.

    I aquired very similar legs to this for my own desk and the retail was £1100. (luckily cost me zero as it was surplus stock from my office) So for what it is, Lian Li has provided a reasonably priced desk. Still not to my liking however but cost wise, I can't see how they can charge lower.

    I also agree with you that it would be far better to make your own customised case for the same money. Gamers don't need to adjust the height... just change the height of your own chair :D

    I have adjustable legs because I like to stand sometimes when I am working at my desk at home.
     

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