Description

When the case was announced I knew I wanted it. Love the design and i feel like its perfect size. Not exactly SFF but small enough to fit larger items.

I downsized from the InWin301 which was also a white build I did. I reused the RAM, video card, CPU, storage and fans.

I wanted to reuse the PSU and CPU cooler but they were unfortunately too big. I did spend unnecessary money since I could have gotten something like the NZXT H200 and reused everything but the mobo.

Decided to get the Thermalright Macho 120 SBM after looking at the reviews. Amazing value for $40~. Might add a 2nd fan later on. Along with Scythe they are the most underrated CPU coolers out there.

The case has excellent build quality. the shroud on the preinstalled PSU is exclusive to it and now my PSU cables are shown. Did my best to hide some of them. Qi charger is powered from the PSU so unless I mod it somehow, its a wasted feature.

I do like the fan mounting positions. Airflow isnt an issue at all.

Comments

  • 13 months ago
  • 11 points

Nice selfie

  • 13 months ago
  • 9 points

The face of a champion

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

His computer was really sexy, he secretly took a picture of it. But he still traces behind.

Hint: first picture

Nice build. +1

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, I just moved parts from my inwin 301(white) into this case too! Form factor is really nice and doesn't take up as much physical space on my desk. I was able to reuse my deepcool neptwin(white version) in the A1 but has to move the front fan, so if your considering a white cooler you should go for that!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

thats quite the cooler especially at that price. i also considered the enermax t50 axe.

but at $42, the macho 120 sbm is an incredible value.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Why you replaced the oem PSU?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanted something of higher quality.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

hmm... I've been looking at this case for my next build, how do you mean "higher quality"? was there something wrong with it?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

nothing wrong with it. i just wanted something of higher quality. its like comparing a bmw 7 series to a ford focus.

the seasonic has a better fan, better internal components, longer warranty, etc.. this is better for longevity and more stable OCing

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

thats factually incorrect the way you are describing it is as if the previous power supply wasnt good enough but its compents are pretty good you just paid extra money for a power supply that will run one extra day at best it woulve been better ti just save the money you spent on a new psu and get a better gpu when the case itself is already overpriced

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

The power supply that comes with the InWin A1 is a good one BUT..... it lacks a ton. Its only a 80 bronze power supply and only one GPU lane! Yes you can put a splitter on it for cards with 2 8 pin or one 8 pin and one 6 pin. But some cards wont work that way due to the amps they draw. Getting a new power supply for a better build is a definite improvement over the other. Hell, my GPU has 3 8 pins on it. No way i can use the stock power supply.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

This build deserves more upvotes +1 from me

PS: nice selfie

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

A paint project and some white PSU cables could really peak the aesthetics for low cost. I suggest painting your fans, cooler and the black trim on your glass panel. Thanks for sharing +1

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey. Nice build! +1

Question... How did you remove the psu. My A1 psu isn't working and I'm trying to get it out! I'm going to have to take motherboard out? I removed 4 rear screws and one front one from a bracket but won't budge all the way

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

you have to take out the front i/o board. it hides the screws that take out the psu.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahhh. That was the missing screw that was holding it in. Thank you. Got it out now.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Sick Build Dude. One upvote from me. Also nice mirror you got there xD.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

hey love the build bro, i heard that you not able to put back the shroud once you change the PSU, whats the reason? are you able to modify the shroud and attach on the same side?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

it screws directly into the PSU. i dont wanna risk that with the other PSU.

Im sure there is something you can do to mod it, but im okay with it right now.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

How are the temps on this case? I am looking at an aio and some corsair LL fans. I have a 980ti graphics card

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

from what i can remember pretty, good. my fans are on a really relaxed profile and i had no trouble with temps.

i cant give you exact numbers cause when any monitoring software is running, it causes the PC to crash. (asus mobo problem)

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to know. I was bouncing between this and the h200.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

i did too actually. but the h200 felt too big for an mitx, especially since i was coming from a inwin 301, which they are almost the same size. the a1 felt like a much better size.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

This is my first build, so I think the larger one is a bit more of easier build to do, I also had concerns with temperature.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! I'm thinking of getting the A1 myself but I'm curious about replacing the PSU. Did you have any trouble replacing it? Any idea what the depth limit would be for the PSU?

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I had a little trouble. you have to take out the front i/o board. it hides the screws that takes out the PSU.

also, the qi charger is directly connected from the stock PSU and the PSU cover only works with the stock PSU. Keep that in mind.

other than that, you can use any PSU 140mm and less. I actually replace the seasonic with the silverstone 450w fanless PSU, as it gave me more room.