Hot on the heels of the announcement of the DK-01X and DK-02X desk chassis from Lian Li, we received another release with details and and pricing for the new case/furniture combo. First and foremost, the two cases will only be available in black. No silver brushed aluminum this time. Also the model names denote how many computers each case can hold. The DK-01X can hold one system, and the DK-02X can hold (wait for it) two systems. Here's a rundown of the remaining details.
Product Features of the Lian Li DK-01X and DK-02X
- Full aluminum build
- Tempered glass top
- Individually removable drive bays
- Up to 360mm radiator support
- Support for 3 monitor mounts
- Adjustable/removable keyboard shelf
- Side mounted pocket with headphone rack
- DK-01X – $989
- DK-02X – $1189
- Available in the US at the end of July
So these two cases certainly aren't cheap, but compared to other options that have popped up over the years, they are indeed less expensive. You can of course get more details in the press release below, or just stick around on Futurelooks since we'll definitely be getting a personal look at these cases in just over a week.
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Lian Li Releases DK-01X and DK-02X Desk Chassis
Single and Dual System Chassis Fuse Desk with Computer Case
22 May 2014, Keelung, Taiwan - Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, today announces the release of two desk chassis – the single-system DK-01X and the dual-system DK-02X.
Constructed of 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. The DK-02X supports motherboards up to HPTX for its workhorse-oriented system side, and mini-ITX motherboards on the gaming-oriented side.
Flexible Cooling Options
From air to water cooling, the DK-01X and DK-02X are ready to take on the latest cooling hardware. 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.
The DK-01X has 10 individually removable hard drives bays, while the DK-02X has 8 HDD bays for the smaller system and 9 HDDs for the larger workhorse-oriented system. This storage setup gives builders flexibility to use the space as they see fit, such as freeing up more room for water cooling.
Comfort for Your Viewing Pleasure
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 3 monitor mounts can be installed for multiple display setups.
CPU coolers up to 180mm (7”) in height and power supplies up to 280mm (11”) in length are supported. VGA cards up to 410mm (16.5”) inside the DK-01X and DK-02X.
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 four 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.
Price and Availability
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.
Video Overview of the DK-01X and DK-02X:
- DK-01X: 900mm (35.4”)
- DK-02X: 1200mm (47.2”)
- DK-01X/DK-02X: 805mm (31.7”) – can be raised to 835 (32.9”)
- 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”)
Product Information and Detailed Specifications:
About Lian Li
Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd is an Aluminum Chassis and Chassis peripheral manufacturer and provider of industrial wholesale as well as OEM & ODM service 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.