We have known of the new Lian Li desk chassis for a while now. First they were demonstrated as prototypes on facebook to get some user feedback and create the best product. Then we saw them at Computex and soon we’ll be able to see them in our own homes.
The Lian Li DQ-02 and DK-03 desk chassis are official and will be available for purchase this fall. The DQ-02 is a one system chassis while the DK-03 is a little bigger and can hold an extra mITX system next to the normal one.
Among the improvements over the predecessors is more leg room thanks to the optimized depth of the desk and the height is now adjustable up to 30mm, making it more comfortable for taller people.
There is a keyboard holder and arms for mice, gamepads, and headphones on the side as well as plenty of USB 3.0 and audio front ports. The motherboard trays are removable for easy assembly. Do it outside where you can flip and turn like you want too and then just place it back into the desk.
The lighting is optional, but it definitely looks cool and allows you to show off your hardware with any RGB color that you’d like to. The front mounted controller allows easy and quick changes of the set colour.
Each side of the chassis can hold up to four 120mm fans. The DQ-02 can hold two 480mm radiators while the larger only can take one due to the mITX system.
There is plenty of hardware support in the cases as the DK-Q2 supports motherboards up to ATX, while the DK-03 supports two motherboards simultaneously; one SP-ATX at 12-inch x 10.6-inch for the primary side, and an additional mini-ITX motherboard on the alternative side. CPU coolers up to 90mm in height and two graphics cards up to 440mm are easily supported in both the DK-Q2 and DK-03. The DK-03 holds up to ten 3.5-inch and ten 2.5-inch drives, while the DK-Q2 can hold up to seven 3.5-inch drives and eight 2.5-inch drives.
The DK-Q2 and DK-03 will be available in the UK at Overclockers UK in Mid-August for the suggested retail prices of £719.90 and £1029.90 respectively. That isn’t cheap, but you’ll also get first class cases and desks at the same time.
You can check out more images and the introductions videos below: