Wednesday, June 6th 2018

MonsterLabo Presents 'The First' SFF PC Case at Computex 2018

MonsterLabo had their 'The First' small form factor case on display at the Seasonic booth. Measuring in at 200 x 200 x 400 mm, The First only weighs around 10 kg. It can house a mini-ITX motherboard, a graphics card with a length up to 270 mm, an ATX or SFX power supply, one 3.5-inch drive, and three 2.5-inch drives. The case features a high-performance and fanless cooling solution capable of dissipating up to 200 W of heat. The radiator is shared between the processor and graphics card. There is also a single fan mount for a 120 mm or 140 mm fan to increase the cooling capacity to 300 W. For connectivity, The First has two USB 3.0 ports on the front panel. Consumers can fully customize the front panel with different painted and patterned skins and other surfaces like glass, wood, copper or leather.
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5 Comments on MonsterLabo Presents 'The First' SFF PC Case at Computex 2018

#1
diatribe
I like this from a conceptual standpoint. It would be a true silent or near silent build.
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#2
iO
Wow, I want this so bad! Preferably as a slightly bigger and more powerful version.
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#3
Valantar
Neat design, and with well selected parts this should be able to run a very decent gaming rig - even a GTX 1070 and a relatively low-powered (~65W) CPU should be doable in most gaming loads, at least with some tuning. My only concern is air actually getting through the lower part of the heatsink at any noticeable rate - convection can only do so much, and with air taking the path of least resistance there isn't going to be any suction from a top mounted exhaust reaching all the way down that dangling part. I suppose they've taken that into consideration with the 200W rating, though.
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#4
SpeedyVV
This would be awesome for a home studio DAW workstation.
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#5
Valantar
SpeedyVV said:
This would be awesome for a home studio DAW workstation.
Wouldn't you want that in another room in case of coil whine and EMI?
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