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Lian Li's motorised gaming desks double as a chassis for your gaming PC

By Hoots the Owl - on 3 May 2020, 11:04am

Lian Li's motorised gaming desks double as a chassis for your gaming PC

Note: This article was first published on 19 Apr 2020.

Lian Li DK-05F. (Image Source: Lian Li)

We're all stuck at home now, and there's probably no better time to think about upgrading your battlestation. First announced at Computex 2019, Lian Li's DK-04 and DK-05 motorised desks are shaping up to be a very cool and convenient addition to any setup, if you can stomach the steep price that is.

At S$2,199 for the DK-04F, and S$2,999 for the larger DK-05F, these are hardly going to be flying off the shelves. But they'll make sure your setup is one-of-a-kind, featuring a tempered glass table top that shows off your PC in the desk's innards. This means you don't have to make room for a separate chassis, and your entire system is installed in the desk itself.

The tempered glass is foggy when the desk is turned off, but it immediately reveals all your components, including that sleek liquid-cooling setup, when you power your workstation on. There's plenty of space inside the DK-05F for the highest-end components, including space for three 360mm and one 480mm radiator. The interior also features flexible mounting points for liquid pumps and reservoirs, so Lian Li clearly wants you to go the liquid-cooling route. 

Plenty of fan mounts are available too, including six 120mm mounts on the front and seven more the rear. 

That aside, the motherboard tray can house up to two E-ATX motherboards, and the desk will also hold graphics cards up to 360mm long and CPU coolers up to 160mm tall. In terms of I/O ports, you get two USB 3.1 (Gen 1), one USB 3.1 (Gen 2), one HDMI output, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

The DK-05F's motor supports a desk height of between 69 to 118cm, and it measures a good 140 x 78cm. Of course, no gaming desk would be complete without RGB lighting, and there are two individual sets of RGB adjustment dials on the right of the table for you to customise the internal RGB lighting. 

The DK-04F is largely similar, but it is smaller and will accommodate only a single system. It supports the same range of height adjustments, but measures just 120 x 75cm.