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The Beast: Massive PC case that passively cools high-end CPUs and GPUs fails to hit the heights on Indiegogo

The Beast is passively cooled, but it is also huge. (Image source: MonsterLabo)
The Beast is passively cooled, but it is also huge. (Image source: MonsterLabo)
MonsterLabo has moved away from its Indiegogo campaign for The Beast, a 450 x 380 x 210 mm PC case that has been designed around passive cooling. The case can run up to 150 W CPUs and 250 W GPUs fanlessly, or even more powerful ones with low RPM fans. With complaints about the platform choice, MonsterLabo is moving all pre-orders to its website, instead.

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Earlier this month, MonsterLabo brought The Beast to Indiegogo, as we previously reported. Already in its second version, The Beast supports Mini-ITX to ATX motherboards and measures 450 x 380 x 210 mm, within which it can handle up to 150 W CPUs and 250 W GPUs. The latter must be 290 mm or shorter, but this should mean that you can install an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 and up to an Intel Core i9 or an equivalent AMD Ryzen 9 processor without needing case fans.

Unfortunately, the Indiegogo campaign has not gained as many backers as MonsterLabo may have hoped. As it stands, The Beast has met approximately 31% of its campaign goal, which MonsterLabo has set at €150,000. While it seemed unlikely that The Beast would reach its funding target, MonsterLabo has taken the unusual step of pulling its Indiegogo campaign early. Responding to a backer, the company explained:

A lot of people were complaining about the platform choice. We are moving back to our website...we’re contacting all our backers individually. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.

You can still pre-order The Beast on MonsterLabo's website until November 15, starting at €790. The company states that it will deliver website pre-orders in December 2021 and March 2022, depending on the configuration. However, The Beast itself will not arrive until the latter date, with the 'Extremely Fanless' and 'Insane' configurations shipping in December 2021. For peace of mind, MonsterLabo accepts PayPal payments, as well as card payments.

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Alex Alderson, 2021-10-27 (Update: 2021-10-29)