The MonsterLabo First is the best performing fanless heatsink-case pc, able to cool a wide variety of processors and graphics cards. The case measures 8.1×8.5×17.0 inches (LxWxH). The First is built around a large heatsink that absorbs heat from the processor and graphics card through 12 heatpipes. It is compatible with Mini-ITX motherboards, processors with TDPs of up to 95W, and graphics cards with up to 160W. There is space for up to 3 2.5″ storage drives. The case has a headphone jack, microphone jack, 2 USB 3.0 ports, and a power on/off button on its top side. It is compatible with internal or external power supplies.
MonsterLabo took on the challenge of designing a high-performance cooling solution, in a small form factor chassis, compatible with standard electronic components. So The First was born, a compact chassis with a unique and fanless integrated cooling solution.
Designed and built around its cooling solution, The First presents a shared radiator between the motherboard and the graphics card. It is the centerpiece of the chassis. Its design has been patented. With a capacity of 19 litres, The First optimizes volume and reduces empty spaces to their strict minimum. As a Small Form Factor chassis, The First is the only one to propose a fanless integrated cooling solution able to deliver a power worthy of the greatest. By combining CPU and GPU cooling, The First can run passively without any cooling noises.
We are impressed by the heart of The First which is an enormous heatsink with two cold plates for the CPU and GPU and two sets of six heatpipes… If you want to drastically reduce how much noise your PC makes, then The First is likely to be of interest, and you can still build a competent gaming PC inside it – we saw RTX 2070 and Ryzen 7 2700 running without problems. That said, it is the little details which hold it back, meaning it’s worth a look if you really want a very quiet/silent PC.