Description

Due to condo space limitations I wanted to replace my dying 10 year old full tower and 2 monitor setup with a small form factor case and ultrawide monitor.

I spent a lot more then I originally wanted to, but other than my PSU issue which could of been avoided by buying a cheaper SSF Case, I'm quite happy with how it turned out. Performance is great, Gsync + WQHD @120hz gaming on an Ultrawide is life changing. I don't think I can ever go back to 60hz.

Sleek SFF Case + Ryzen 2700x + GeForce 1080 Ti = full size gaming power with a small footprint. Unfortunately the included psu in the INWIN A1 terrible and should be replaced ASAP.

UPDATE I removed the PSU and replaced it with the Corsair SF 600 80+ Platinum SFX model. It was a bit of a pain to do the swap but the new SFX PSU fits nicely with an atx mounting bracket. I think an ATX psu would also fit properly. The case is much more quiet now, and isn't shuting down anymore due to the PSU overheating. Unfortunately the PSU Shroud doesnt fit so well. Im holding it up with a single screw and some electrical tape but its good enough.

Part Reviews

CPU

Pros: Looks good, great performance at stock, great price.

Cons: Wraith Cooler can be a little noisy.

Motherboard

Pros: Overall great build quality and packed with features.

Cons: No optical out, Can't seem to figure out how to turn off LEDs on the MB when the computer is powered off, a little expensive.

Case

Pros: Looks great, small footprint, sexy lights, good temps.

Cons: Included PSU is absolute garbage. Although its good for light loads it constantly overheats and will hard shutdown the pc under a heavy gaming load after a few minutes (a little longer if the case doors are removed), even thought CPU and GPU temps are normal (<75*c) Its also loud as hell, it sounds like a jet engine under load. Had to order a Corsair SF 600W Platinum, which will require me to disassemble the entire case to install and possibly lose the PSU shroud in the process. Also working in the case very tight, it made connecting cables to the MB very difficult I suggest you plan out and route your cables before you attempt to install the MB.

Monitor

Pros: Holy hell this thing is sexy.

Cons: Maybe too sexy... Expensive, try and get it during a sale. Stand is sturdy but massive.

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Comments

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Brave little icebox* I hope your pc isn’t that hot XD

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

It does get hot but I'm blaming the PSU for now. As the GPU and CPU temps are pretty good.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

lolzz

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

It is always important to include a banana for size reference but the inclusion of the cat as well is genius. Good setup.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I was looking at getting the a1, is the PSU really that bad? ( this with a 1070 and a R7 1700). nice looking build btw.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

It might be ok, but I still think you are better off with a different PSU.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

ok thanks <3

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I think OP got a bad one, I run an overclocked 6600K and 1080Ti - never heard a peep out of the PSU or had any issues (knock on wood)

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice cat

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Hes my little helper.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the cat ahah

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! We built pretty much the same PC! The case, mobo, cpu, ram, the NVMe - everything! Sadly, I'm having PSU issues, too. I've had a couple of unexplainable shutdowns myself and my performance in PUBG is terrible. Despite getting high framerates, the screen stutters/tears and I have horizontal scan lines in full screen (have to play in Windowed)! Did you experience any of this? I'm about to rip the PSU out but I can't figure out how!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I never had any of those issues, could be faulty GPU or RAM I left the RAM timings to auto. Ripping out the PSU was pretty straight forward just unscrew a few things. Just make sure you replace it with a small form factor PSU in there. About 4 months with the new psu and everything is going great. It's way quieter and I've had no power problems.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you ever find out how to turn off the LEDs when its off? In bios, there is something like ROG Effects. You can turn them off there.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Took some digging around but I did after a while.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice kitty! ;-)

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree with the AW3418DW 34.1 I have the same montior I love it and its looks sexy AF

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