MonsterLabo Tests Its Fanless PC with RTX 3080 and Microsoft Flight Simulator

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MonsterLabo has taken its new passively cooled case, The Beast, to new heights by playing Microsoft Flight Simulator. As specialists in cooling, it has partnered with EKWB to design a fanless system that can keep the temperatures of its AMD Ryzen 7 3800 XT CPU and NVIDIA RTX 3080 GPU in check. MonsterLabo tested the game at 3440×1440 resolution with Ultra Settings. The Beast also features an ASUS B550 TUF Gaming motherboard and Seasonic Prime Titanium Fanless PSU.

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Featuring over 6 kilograms of heat sinks, The Beast is an unusual creature. It is able to dissipate up to nearly 600 watts of heat. The GPU peaks at around 75°C and hovers in the 60°C to 70°C range in the test, while the processor averages between 30°C and 55°C. Frames fluctuated between 30 to 48 FPS. This test pushes The Beast’s design to its limits. Here are pictures of an early prototype with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER, and the final version of the case in black.

2x giant heatsinks (3 kg each) passively cooling the electronics,

20x 6mm heat pipes, 10x for each chip. Hell yeah, we know, not bad for a PC!

6x copper thermal drains connecting the heatsinks to the 6mm width aluminum front and back panels for enhanced thermal spreading.

For those who really want to push the limits, 2x 140 mm fan slots are available on the top of the coolers.

Compatible with most mini-ITX up to ATX motherboards

Graphics cards up to 290 mm after removing factory cooling

Dissipates 400W in passive mode (150W CPU and 250W GPU) and nearly 600W in active (but still silent) mode (250W CPU and 320W GPU).

The front panel features a central anodized power button. On its left, 2x USB 2.0 and 2x USB 3.1 are available. On its right, audio/micro ports, as well as 1x USB-C, complete the port panel.

The back panel is fully customizable. In standard format, The Beast comes with 1x slot for Ethernet cable, 6x slots for USB cables, 2x USB-C, and 4x HDMI or Display port cables.

Storage Options include up to 4x HDDs 3.5” or 8x SSDs 2.5” but Monsterlabo does not recommend (at all) the use of HDDs. They tend to be very loud, especially in a fanless case (= 0dB). 

Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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