Thursday, June 6th 2019
MonsterLabo, a new name in the world of case design, had it's new case model showed off at this year's Computex. The First, as it is called, is MonsterLabo's attempt to bring a case, capable of passively cooling high-performance components. The goal of the case is to cool the components that have combined TDP of under 220 Watts (CPU: 100W / GPU: 120W) when cooled 100% passively and up to 300 Watts (CPU: 140W / GPU: 160W) when cooled with 140 mm fan spinning around 500 RPM. You can use 120 mm fan as well, but that would probably require slightly higher RPM as a smaller fan produces less airflow. One could fit pretty decent mid-range card in there like 2060 with either an i7 or Ryzen 7 CPU, which would result in a pretty powerful gaming machine. In MonsterLabo's shop there are some configurations with i5 9600k and RTX 2070, so appears that you can combine anything you want as long as it is around 300W of combined TDP. The case has a steel frame, with premium quality anodized aluminium for the panels. There were some prototypes with glass and wooden panels, but the production cases have aluminium panels available in either black or white. The prices are ranging from €250 for pre-production case, to €429 for "premium package". They are already shipping, with 4-8 business days of delivery time, according to MonsterLabo. You can check out more about the case on MonsterLabo's website.