Description

I've always been intrigued by ITX and when I got the opportunity to build something I came across the InWin A1 Plus. Not the smallest case, but the inclusion of the 650w Gold power supply sold me on the idea. I ordered the case on Amazon and then took a trip to MicroCenter for the rest.

Went for an open box Asus ROG B450 I-Gaming that I practically stole for $49 dollars ($79 - $30 with a CPU purchase). Along with an open box MSI Ventus OC 2060 Super for $348! WITH mail-in rebate and two games–I couldn't pass it up. The ram was also a deal and a half at $57 dollars for 16gb of 3200 DDR4. Keeping things as cheap as I could, I stuck with the stock cooler for the CPU and borrowed hard drives from my old MacBook Pro.

Wanted to stick with keeping the system under 70degrees at load and since it was running so cool out of the box, I still had plenty of room to overclock. The CPU went up to 3.8 with tons more room for improvement, the GPU went up +900 on the memory and +~130 on the core using the built in OC in Afterburner. The ram got the biggest boost at a somehow stable 3466 and tighter timings.

Still plenty of space for improvement in the CPU cooling department and Monitor.

This is my first ever build. Coming from a long time Mac user.

Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

Very nice, the case fans look fantastic with the OE Ryzen cooler.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

They do for sure! I wanted to buy a cooler but it just looks so good and I dont really NEED the cpu to be any faster at the moment. :)

  • 3 months ago
  • 4 points

I wouldn't change it then, it is honestly what caught my eye and made me view the build. As someone who works on a computer, and has nothing to do 7 hours a day, I spend a lot of time on PCPP. Don't think I have ever seen someone make an OE cooler look as if it belongs lol

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, @Tisleet. :)

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

this is too frickin cool man, Great work! +1. Hope it gets featured.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh cool, I didnt even know that's a thing. Fingers crossed. :)

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

bro, just 3d print a 3d printer and return it to the store.

Nice biuld to!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

It'll be done printing in 3,220 hours. #3Dprintception

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

YES. everyything about this. The color coordination. The ITX case.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

It's about that balance. Name checks out. ;)

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

A beauty!!! I'm building in this case soon.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice. You'll love it. It's a cool little box.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice Build, I really like your color scheme. Those fans look amazing, I wasn't aware of them. I think I'll have to pick up a set, I currently have corsair HD120's.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I love how much more subtle they look in comparison to most "typical" RGB fans.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build! Love the green and that Ender 3

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you. The Ender has been goin for a year and half, non-stop. Love that thing.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks awesome and great prices jeez. How did you tighten your timings on your RAM? Did you use some software?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea they are! I couldn't pass it up. I used a RAM timings calc for AMD and punched in the numbers into the bios. Then once It was stable, I pushed each number lower one at a time until it wasn't. Huge improvement in benchmarks though, so it was worth it.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Which calc did you use? Just google one?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably ryzen ram calc (I'm hoping you were joking XD)

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha I wasn't. I'm new to adjusting RAM timings so honestly was a noob question.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

@Blaccsanta is right. I used "DRAM Calculator for Ryzen v1.6.0.3. and I started with a "SAFE" overclock and then tweaked them a bit later. I couldnt get the "FAST" timings running at all.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Sick setup man... In a good way ofc. 10/10 would build for me if i had that kind of prices here. Also, i love the cat... That's like a seal of approval in pc world.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, @RoyalSovereign. Yea car approves for sure! :)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Are any of the case fans intake ? From the pictures, they look like they're all configured for exhaust. Are there fans on the bottom underneath your GPU that I just didn't see ?

It's a good looking build. I'm somewhat jealous of how compact and small everything is compared to my NZXT H500 case.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Both case fans are exhausting at the moment. The cool air comes in from the bottom. The temps have been outstanding with this negative pressure setup.

The H500 is a damn good looking case though!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! Man those prices tho 🥺 I'm jealous

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. Either I got really lucky or MicroCenter is just amazing. Maybe a bit of both.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Such an aesthetically pleasing build! btw, you don't have intake fans on the bottom and just used the two inwin sirius loop fans for exhaust? and temps run below 70c with stock cooler and settings?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea that's correct. The CPU sat in the high 60s when gaming. :)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hows the cooling?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Really good, actually. Considering you can't overclock the CPU too high with the stock cooler.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Built!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Name of the cat?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Cat

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

What’s your favorite color?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Blue....why? LOL

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Yea I could just tell from the pictures! Gorgeous build

Edit: Gorgeous entire setup*

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

haha. Thank you!