This SILENT PC is Crazy Fast! - Monsterlabo The First Review

  • Published: 02 April 2019
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    Our review of MonsterLabo's "The First" passively cooled PC case.

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Comments • 1 971

  • Manuel Antonio
    Manuel Antonio  4 days back

    James is the only non virgin on LMG

    • PC-Support Tech Hub
      PC-Support Tech Hub  3 weeks back

      Linus' voice changed

      • Reliscian
        Reliscian  1 months back

        Calyos big aluminium radiator look was better than this mini fridge

        • IraQ Nid
          IraQ Nid  4 months back

          Am I the first to see a resemblance to a Tie Fighter's wing panel and the custom case used in this video?

          • mattpaul37
            mattpaul37  4 months back


            • OOO MMM
              OOO MMM  4 months back

              Lol, love the little dance at 7:30

              • Jon Donnelly
                Jon Donnelly  4 months back

                Noctua are bringing out a passive heatsink soon. With the bonus you don't have any brown fans to complain about. I want that.

                • Pingman
                  Pingman  5 months back

                  Construction looks a bit janky :/

                  • Tommy Two Tones
                    Tommy Two Tones  5 months back

                    Fan humming can be very calming

                    • Sam Ellis
                      Sam Ellis  5 months back

                      such a brill vid guys keep up the good work and you will flower like my channel

                      • Markus Braunholz
                        Markus Braunholz  5 months back

                        that thing is trash... sorry but its what i think about this beta product. At this Price....

                        • Sean Langley
                          Sean Langley  5 months back

                          I've noticed this on one of my builds too. When it's not under load, the Noctua CPU fan is basically silent and the PSU is at like 40% load so it essentially is a silent build...except for the GPU whine...

                          • Michael Graves
                            Michael Graves  6 months back

                            If you really want to check out fanless high-performance, you need to try an Airtop-PC3. I;ve had an original Airtop for a couple years. It's awesome. 4x 2.5" SSDs, 2x M.2, 2 x M-SATA, nVidia GTX, Intel 630, can drive 7x 4K outputs.

                            • iordache silviu
                              iordache silviu  6 months back

                              you suck. kidding. but i put dislike just to make you feel bad:D

                              • Rick Brannigan
                                Rick Brannigan  6 months back

                                I like this guy, but he is in love with himself. I bet he's late for work every morning because he keeps catching his reflection in shiny surfaces...

                                • Michael Camerson
                                  Michael Camerson  6 months back


                                  • Hynek Borůvka
                                    Hynek Borůvka  6 months back

                                    James frankly is much better wingman than solo host. Just let others host and invite James to every video just to chill out.

                                    • Benjamin Austnes Narum
                                      Benjamin Austnes Narum  6 months back

                                      @Linus Tech Tips

                                      I built a computer back in 2017, which I use for video and image editing, CAD, 3D, rendering, digital art, and *music production and editing*. I also play games on it (I guess mixing work and play was a bad idea in the long run, but anyway...)

                                      I have an issue with audio interference.
                                      Corsair Carbide Series 400C Mid-Tower
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                                      Asus Maximus VIII Hero Intel Z170
                                      Core i5-6600K
                                      Palit GameRock G-Force 1080 GDDR5
                                      Corsair Vengeance 2x8G 3200MHz DDR4
                                      EVGA SuperNova 650 G2 80+ Gold
                                      Kingston 120G SSDNow UV400 (OS Drive)
                                      Toshiba P300 3TB Backup Drive
                                      WD Blue 1TB Backup / Work Drive
                                      Acer Predator XB271HUbmiprz IPS

                                      Audio is through an external interface; an M-Audio 2x2M connected directly to the motherboard using USB-C.

                                      The PSU seems to be the main culprit; the transformer hums EM interference into the room, but it also bleeds into the outlet, which affects audio hardware connected to said outlet.
                                      I also suspect the MB, GPU, and HDDs of causing unwanted noise.

                                      There is also noise generated when I perform tasks on the computer; as in when I move the mouse or a panel around; this is related to the performance settings; if turned to 'power saver' much of the noise caused by tasks disappear, but if set to 'high performance' it is constant.

                                      Do you have any tips on what I can do in order to reduce/remove the interference?
                                      Isolation transformer? Ground lifts? Faraday cage? Change parts? Build a bunker? I'm open to anything.

                                      • mjc0961
                                        mjc0961  6 months back

                                        "Passively cooled"
                                        Clearly at least one Noctua fan installed. 😑 Does MonsterLabo think we're all stupid?

                                        • Nick Gray
                                          Nick Gray  6 months back

                                          The first, a lot like metallica's 'One', or my freshman year gpa before highschool killed my will to live. Looks like first are sometimes the bests

                                          • Schpankme Verimuch
                                            Schpankme Verimuch  6 months back


                                            • 710thcentury digitalboy
                                              710thcentury digitalboy  6 months back

                                              so to review:
                                              1. butt fucking ugly!!!
                                              2. gigantic pain in the ass to build in/with due to entirely avoidable ignorant decisions
                                              3. insanely restrictive compatibility.

                                              why bother, this is half assed at best.

                                              • 6ivapribiq
                                                6ivapribiq  6 months back

                                                I would rather put my pc in the fridge two rooms away from my gaming room.

                                                • Jim Bond
                                                  Jim Bond  6 months back

                                                  Summing up the overview, it's a mess and is not complete.

                                                  • ChloeWade
                                                    ChloeWade  6 months back

                                                    AMD sucks

                                                    • FDN
                                                      FDN  6 months back

                                                      james is borring

                                                      • Meow Meow
                                                        Meow Meow  6 months back

                                                        We need more James review

                                                        • BullseyeHun
                                                          BullseyeHun  6 months back

                                                          Wasn't there a Zalman passive house like 10+ years ago, that could do similar things?

                                                          • Mosen C.
                                                            Mosen C.  6 months back

                                                            annoying childish

                                                            • boogschd
                                                              boogschd  6 months back

                                                              james sounds like barry from the bee movie

                                                              • Bradley Bisby-mountain
                                                                Bradley Bisby-mountain  6 months back

                                                                Luke : yo guys what is that guy doing here?

                                                                Linus: just the electrician.

                                                                James: no dude you hired me.

                                                                Luke: whaaaaaaaaat the hell

                                                                I’m calling this Luke gets replaced by James in everything.

                                                                • Mishappp
                                                                  Mishappp  6 months back

                                                                  I helped my cousin build one of these, fucking thing is hot garbage. Its quiet but fuck me its annoying to put together.

                                                                  • Alpha Gamma Dingdong
                                                                    Alpha Gamma Dingdong  6 months back

                                                                    Get a sturdier table please

                                                                    • Soldatoflife
                                                                      Soldatoflife  6 months back

                                                                      I like seeing someone else under the spotlight presenting a video. The text seems similar to what Linus would say. Makes me think of how SciShow does it.

                                                                      • MrRaymau5
                                                                        MrRaymau5  6 months back

                                                                        James is cool

                                                                        • Darko22
                                                                          Darko22  6 months back

                                                                          rainbow barf needs to end its 2019 all ready

                                                                          • Imran Hasan
                                                                            Imran Hasan  6 months back

                                                                            What did you do to linus?

                                                                            • Sirius Black22
                                                                              Sirius Black22  6 months back

                                                                              oh ok

                                                                              • LA Plays
                                                                                LA Plays  6 months back

                                                                                It looks like a D.I.Y Mac Pro

                                                                                • Rory B. Bellows
                                                                                  Rory B. Bellows  6 months back

                                                                                  You're not Linus. What is this? Some guys Tech Tips?

                                                                                  • Shienei
                                                                                    Shienei  6 months back

                                                                                    It's SUPER distracting when he looks slightly right of the camera it's so annoying

                                                                                    • Giovanni Lee
                                                                                      Giovanni Lee  6 months back

                                                                                      +1 for calling it like it is. RGB === 'Rainbow Barf';

                                                                                      • James Rounding
                                                                                        James Rounding  6 months back

                                                                                        How about no...what a piece of garbage.

                                                                                        • Peace Master
                                                                                          Peace Master  6 months back

                                                                                          Your hitch pitched voice is more irritating than the GPU coil whine !! Linus don't let this hyper fake-beard come on LTT videos please, I feel like punching his face ! Bring Linus back !

                                                                                          • Beauregard Slim
                                                                                            Beauregard Slim  6 months back

                                                                                            Anybody else think face-hugger from Alien?

                                                                                            • mookie
                                                                                              mookie  6 months back

                                                                                              the fabric tape was probably for acoustics. of course you thoughtlessly throw it away xD

                                                                                              • Howard Leen
                                                                                                Howard Leen  6 months back

                                                                                                I couldn't sit through the 180 degree monitor video by James but I could sit this one. The breaks in his speech is irritating, so is his laugh and pitch bouncy voice. To be fair though, Linus was probably this irritating in the early days. I'm sure James will improve over time (just space out his videos) :)

                                                                                                • dragonball slayer326
                                                                                                  dragonball slayer326  6 months back

                                                                                                  Really fantastic video please do more videos like this please