Description

Mainly use if for gaming and doing homework for school. Family member wanted to buy my first build so I said sure and did a mini-itx build for mid towers are too big for my taste. This build took me hours to complete, lol, I kept removing the mother board after I installed it, trying to do some cable runs, which wasn't easy with the inwin a1 plus case. So far thermals been good and everything been stable, I went b@lls to the wall doing this build so I only have a 1080p monitor at the moment and plan to upgrade it to accommodate to the 2080s. The main reason I'm sharing this build is because when I did a system build with this site, it stated it will have comparability issues, I am posting this to help others who would like to make a similar build, and yes the ASUS ROG STRIX 2080s does fit in this case, sure theirs like only 3~4cm of space between the bottom panel and the shroud, but still it fits lol. The panel has very big honey comb cut outs and I have 2 noctua fans as intake to help the gpu, so far its been fine and stable.

Part Reviews

CPU

Very nice CPU, don't know why AMD made the 3600x in the first place, when the 3600 performs the same, only got this one because the 3600 was out of stock. I recommend going into the bios and bringing the cpu voltage down, it was at 1.45 stock, too high for my liking.

CPU Cooler

Very nice cooler, as expected from Noctua, I like the overall coating of the paint, saw no chips or imperfections.

Motherboard

Only gripe about this motherboard is that ASUS didn't put what some of the accessories that was included was used for, this being used for my first mini-itx build I had to find out what each thing was, such as the audio header extender. To use the audio header you have to remove the m.2 and chip-set heat sinks to plug in your front audio panel. But this mother board does come featured packed. I was going to get the B450 variant but for some reason it was only $20 cheaper everywhere I looked, so I decided to go with this board and I am glad I did.

Memory

A nice upgrade to the previous vengeance rgb ram sticks. It has a lot more lighting options than the previous gen, and for its cheaper too.

Video Card

This thing is a beast, if you're thinking about getting it, well I'm telling you just do it.

Case

I saw many reviews about how bad the psu was, but I have zero problems so far, will come back if anything happens. Only thing I don't like is the stock cables, wish this was modular for ease of use.

Case Fan

Very silent, I don't even hear it until it ramps up to full speed. Much better than my old corair fans.

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Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I really love the inwin your build is really clean and the thermals seem great. +1

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Small package, big power (not what she said lmao)

Overall great build!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, spent all day building this.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

What’s that little thing sticking out the front of the case? But nice build

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

It's the nzxt puck, I kept it from my first build, and thanks!!!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Ohhhh yeah

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

nice to know that is compatible with the a1, does it keep firm? i thought that the front of the case was all plastic

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

You can try and get a 1440p 144 hertz monitor. Otherwise, great build.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm planning to get either the ViewSonic Elite XG270QG, the Asus TUF Gaming VG35VQ, or the LG 27GL850-B. Still looking at these three and comparing them.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, im thinking of making one quite simillar to this one, I just had a question about if the fans could fit in the bottom compartment of the case for even better airflow/temp.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The case has really great airflow for the gpu, there's room for two 120mm fans under the case, you remove the acrylic tray underneath to install them. I just dont like how the mesh lining underneath is glued on, so you would have to remove the whole tray for cleaning everytime.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Dope look

One question, do you connect the two in win fans to the ARGB port in the mobo?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I am using Deepcools FH-04 fanhub to control all the fans besides the cpu cooler, I have it at a fix set of 40%. The fan headers for the asus x570i goes from cpu, pump, fan cha1.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

would a 325 mm gpu fit inside?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

No, inwin states on their website that the longest that'll fit would be a 320mm

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Was that Strix Card a tight fit? Did the psu have the right power connectors? The system builder says there's compatibility issues with that card but it looks like it fits in there.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

It's all fits, the strix card is a very tight fit with about a 2-4cm clearance from touching the bottom, but overall cooling on the gpu is very good in this case, underload it got around 49-51c, I live in Las Vegas so ambient temp is hot af. The psu has 2 8pin connectors for the gpu, 24pin and 8 pin for the mobo, and 3 data connectors.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

My parts list said it wasn't compatible with each other, that's the reason I made this account to help others if they wanted to do a similar build and show them that it does.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

sweet build!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build! I'm thinking about using the same videocard! There's 1 better version off it the OC edition is that worth the extra cost you think?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

that is the one I have lol, the advance oc, its pretty good and theirs no need to oc for its pretty much peaked out, out of the box

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Really cool looking build! Btw I would go with 2 more fans and put them under the GPU. There should be 2 more 120mm slots and if you set them to outtake, they should be able to get rid of the hot air under GPU, so it could get a bit cooler. I've never had this case before, so can't tell if it could work, but if I was you, I would give it a shot :)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I have 2 noctua fans down there already, I 3d printed feet risers for the case and managed to drop about 5c, as well for the cpu.

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! Have you tried stress testing it? I have a similar build and was wondering how your thermals are.

  • 15 hours ago
  • 1 point

I haven't stress test it, but so far when I'm gaming with max settings, gpu gets around 62°F and the cpu gets around 71°F, on a 1440p 165hz msi optix monitor at a 72°F ambient temperature.

  • 15 hours ago
  • 1 point

I also replaced my psu and I notice the drop in thermals. It used to be about 8-10°C hotter on both the gpu and cpu. I got the silver stone sx700lpt as a replacement, and yes maintenance became soooooo much easier when i swap out the psu, but you'll lose the qi charger but it was weak to charge to begin with.