It was just over a year ago that Lian Li announced their return to the world of desks, or at least computer cases that also acted as desks. Well, Lian Li has expanded that lineup with their latest announcement, and the new DK-Q2 and DK-03 even offer some improvements over the previous desk cases.
The new DK-Q2 and DK-03 still sport the same aluminum body and tempered glass desktop as their predecessors, but Lian Li has made some improvements to the ergonomics of the desk, and made the process to build a system in them simpler.
Both cases have a larger depth than the previous models, giving you more leg room. Lian Li has also used a different style of leg that is tubular, much stronger, and has adjustable feet. These desks can be adjusted up and down an additional 30mm, providing comfort and stability for almost any leg size.
Inside the case, you'll find removable motherboard trays with improvements in cable routing. Support for much larger water cooling components has also been added, though if air cooling is your preference, you might be limited in cooler size. Both these cases only support 90mm tall CPU coolers. Finally, once you've built a system into this desk, you can show it off with the RGB LED system integrated inside.
Lian Li has provided a couple video previews for your ogling pleasure, and more info on the DK-02 and DK-03 can be found in the press release immediately below the videos. These desk/cases will be available worldwide very soon with pricing set at $990 and $1490 for the DK-02 and DK-03, respectively.
Video Overview of the DK-Q2:
Video Overview of the DK-03:
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Lian Li Expands Desk Lineup with DK-Q2 and DK-03 Desk Chassis
Featuring Ergonomic Design, updated Legs and a Removable Motherboard Tray
June 18, 2015, Keelung, Taiwan - Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd today announces two additions to the desk chassis lineup: the single-system DK-Q2 and the dual-system DK-03.
Like the previous desk chassis, the aluminum body and tempered glass surface highlight the minimalism of this practical fusion of desk and chassis. The updates on these new models add simplicity to system building, more refined aesthetics and ergonomics.
With gratitude to such positive feedback, Lian Li has refreshed ergonomics in the design of the DK-Q2 and DK-03. The body depth of the desk has been reduced to give you more leg room. The 30mm of height expansion allows a larger variety of user legs to fit comfortably under the desk. Taller, stronger adjustable legs and thinner body allow a much more natural height and angle of arms for typing, the extra legroom makes a big difference.
Removable Motherboard Tray
The DK-Q2 and DK-03 include removable motherboard trays to make system building easier. The motherboard trays also allow system builders to route cables underneath to facilitate better airflow and cable management.
The DK-Q2 supports motherboards up to ATX, while the DK-03 supports two motherboards simultaneously; one SP-ATX at 12”x10.6” for the primary side, and an additional mini-ITX motherboard on the alternative side.
Water Cooling Features
The new additions to the desk chassis series support the latest water cooling hardware. The DK-03 can hold up to a 480mm radiators on one side and the DK-Q2 can hold two. They both have four 120mm fans on each side for airflow.
CPU coolers up to 90mm (3.5”) in height and VGA cards up to 440mm (17.3”) are easily supported in both the DK-Q2 and DK-03. The DK-03 holds up to ten 3.5” and ten 2.5” drives, while the DK-Q2 can hold up to seven 3.5” drives and eight 2.5” drives.
Optional Adjustable RGB Interior Lighting
DIY enthusiasts can adjust the interior lighting through the optional RGB lighting kit complete with LED strips, cord clip, dimmer and controller. The front mounted controller allows instant analog color selection. Guaranteed to fit and show off your custom interior.
Price and Availability
The DK-Q2 and DK-03 will be available in the the USA at the end of June in Microcenter for the MSRP of DK-Q2 $990, DK-03 $1490
Product Features of the Lian Li DK-Q2 and DK-03
- Full aluminum build
- Tempered glass top
- Removable motherboard trays
- Up to 480mm radiator support
- Support for 4 monitor mounting locations
- Height adjustable legs
- Improved cable management
- DK-Q2 USD $990
- DK-03 USD $1490
- Available in the US at the end of June in Microcenter
More information about the DK-Q2:
More More information about the DK-03:
About Lian Li
Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd is an Aluminum Chassis and Chassis peripheral manufacturer and provider of industrial wholesale chassis as well as OEM & ODM services for the PC industry as required. With over 20 years of service excellence, ISO 9001 certification and a team of professional staff willing to do the utmost to deliver durable, superior quality products, all backed by a 2 year guarantee*; your satisfaction is guaranteed (*conditions apply). To learn more about Lian Li, please visit their websites at www.Lian-Li.com.