Lian Li’s DK-05 is a standing desk with a cool twist

Even before Computex officially started yesterday in Taipei, Lian Li’s combination chassis and standing workstations were already turning heads as attendees got to take a look at their interiors before the crystalware tops were installed. The insides of the DK-05 were clearly visible, looking like miniature water parks with a labyrinthine arrangement of tubes and lights.

The inside of Lian Li's DK-05 combination workstation chassis

The desks’ interiors aren’t completely obscured once the top is in place. Their tempered crystalware tops are foggy when the workstations are turned off, but once switched on, everything inside — its fluid cooling system, motherboards, graphics cards, fans, reservoirs, pumps and whatever else else you add — are clearly visible. The shinny lights inside Nangang Exhibition Center made it rigid to see, but the photo above from Lian Li’s website gives you an acceptable concept of the full effect.

Lian Li's DK-05 workstation and chassis lets you see the interior underneath its tempered crystalware

The larger DK-05 has USB 3.1 Type-C, USB 3.0 and HDMI ports and a 140 cm by 78 cm surface, making space for two monitors and plenty of peripherals (though you probably won’t want to cover it up). It boasts space for two extended ATX motherboards and a motorized height adjustment feature that takes it from 69 to 118 cm. You can preset four heights, helpful if more than one person is using the workstation (and with a price tag of about $1,999, it makes sense to share). a smaller model, the DK-04, costs about $1,300.


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