Lian Li's Hybrid Desk Chassis Shipping in July Starting at $989

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ispano

Not a very new idea, in fact a Japanese company called Soldam sold a computer desk case called the Prism II back in 2002. It was pretty well known in the overclocker/case modder community.

It looks like Lian Li just made a much bigger version of the Soldam Prism II.

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MaximumCurt

Uh, I actually thought of it first, and on a grander scale: http://contest.techbriefs.com/2013/entries/electronics/4254

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Renegade Knight

I like the idea. However I like real desks more. I'm better off modding my wood desk.

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ApathyCurve

That's for posers. All neat and organized and boring. True card-carrying members of the PC Master Race have open wires running everywhere, controllers of all types stacked around the room, a couple of computers in various states of scavenging, mismatched monitors, a box full of old parts in the corner and coffee stains on the keyboard.

It's what it DOES not how it LOOKS, posers.

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Brechan

It looks to me that Lian Li is trying to get their foot in the door much the same as Red Harbinger did back in 2012 with the Cross Desk.

Lian Li's desk(s) start at $989 and progress to $1189 vs Cross Desk at a one time price of $1999.99 (available at http://www.frozencpu.com/products/21024/cross-01/Redharbinger_Cross_Desk_-_Ultimate_Liquid_Cooling_Ready_ETA_March_2014.html )

If I actually wanted to spend (and had the money to do it) upwards of $2000 for a PC chassis, I'd have to go with the Red Harbinger Cross Desk.

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Hirantha

That's so true, if i'm already spending above 1k why not get an ultra super desk like Redharbinger for few extra more.

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jaygregz

Am I the only one who hates keyboard trays? I want my keyboard and mouse on the flat surface. I built my desk out of a floating counter top and installed a very small tray under it. The tray is for food though not my keyboard.

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Hirantha

Good idea but, i like my 60 by 30 by 29-1/2-Inch wooden mahogany table.

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Sorian

This would be nice in a computer lab class (autocad, graphics/web design, etc).

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fastman71

What about spillage?! Liquid will run into it... needs sealed gaskets, or something.

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big_montana

Would be hard for liquid to seep into the desk as the tempered glass covers the entire top of the desk. So anything you spill that does not run to the floor stays on the glass or your KB tray, not in the enclosure as the liquid would have to run down the side of the desk, reverse direction then back up the sides and under the glass.

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chronium

Use the keyboard tray then but the amount of liquid that will seep through the cracks on the side of the desk would be very small because there's very little space and gravity would pull it to the underside of the desk.

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Granite

I like the idea of installing my hardware in my desk instead of having to use a separate case. But I have a couple of concerns:

1. With a separate case, I can position my computer down on the floor an away from the area where I'm using the computer. That means there is less noise from fans. With the fans in this product surrounding the desk, will there be more noise interfering with my online chatting?

2. It costs a thousand+ dollars.

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chronium

Like appleroxinhouston said a thousand dollars isn't that expensive for a desk. The only way to get it cheaper would be to make it yourself or possibly getting a machinist(?) to build it.

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Shalbatana

From the picture I see here, this desk has no visual appeal for that price. It's a good start, but it's not ready yet.

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appleroxinhouston

Well, a normal (decent) desk costs about that much anyway, this isn't just a PC chassis

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chronium

I'm using a door and 2 filing cabinets it's probably the best desk I've ever used.

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Browncow8

The point of a desk is to put your keyboard and mouse it. Why the need for that ugly tray?