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MonsterLabo "The First" Passive Cooling Case Appears at CES With Multiple System Configurations

While we have covered the MonsterLabo "The First" case earlier this year with it appearing at Computex 2018 and again with further details later, it was also on the showroom floor at CES, meaning we were able to get a closer look. While the design promises passive cooling, the system that was opened for viewing on the showroom floor was equipped with a single 140 mm Noctua fan (can't-miss that color scheme). Which means we can't consider it a passive cooling case as shown. However, it is likely that with lower TDP parts it is entirely possible. Even so, with the use of a single low noise 140 mm fan it handled the configured systems just fine. One system used an Intel Core i5-8600K and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Far West mod), while another (white) system featured an Intel Core i5-8500 and a GeForce RTX 2070.

Update: We have some exclusive images of the case in the hot Nevadan desert, managing to still look cool.

MonsterLabo "The First" Promises To Cool Passively a Core i7-8700K and a GTX 1080

First announced at Computex, MonsterLabo "The First" case was for sure a surprise in the world of fanless, passive cooling solutions. The original announcement is somewhat different from the final version of the case, which in fact will be available in two successive editions. The first one, B.1, will be a 100 (black only) units edition available on December 15th. The second one, B.2, will have 300 pieces that will be available in black and also white color at the beginning of 2019. The MonsterLabo "The First" will have a price tag of 429 euros.

MonsterLabo promises that its design can passively cool a high-end configuration with a Core i7-8700K (95W TDP) and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (180 W TDP), although proper tests with intensive workloads will have to confirm that. The case includes a Noctua 140 mm fan (NT-A14), and has a steel housing measuring 205 x 215 x 420 mm (L x W x H) which weighs 7 kilograms.

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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