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Fellow PCPartPickers,

This is my newest build in the InWin A1 Plus. Took me some time to get this up and running since I spent most of the build taking pictures for an article I was writing about it on Medium.com--if you are interested in reading that article, you can check it out here: https://medium.com/@TheKaramazovs/impression-on-inwins-a1-plus-8acd245ca352.

This build will be mostly for gaming, photo/ video editing, and writing. Probably not the ideal CPU for photo manipulation and exporting large video files, but it does the job. I chose the i5 8600K over the newer i5 9600K because I look forward to delidding it someday. I was not completely impressed by the benefits of NVIDIA's RTX cards, so I decided to stay with my EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW. I swapped the factory applied thermal paste with Noctua's NT-H1 and saw lower idle and load temps.

The build process was easy as pie. Hope you all enjoy the pictures!

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  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Question: how much room do you have left on top of the cooler? Is there room for a Noctua Chromax NA HC2 heatsink cover? You need about 6mm for that.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

i am about to do the same thing and add a heatsink cover.. someone from one of the other inWin A1 builds mentioned that it is 165mm from cpu to glass ... aka exact fit for the cpu cooler (158mm) and the heatsink cover (6mm) will found out soon (next weekend is build time)

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

So, an update? :D

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I finished it On Tuesday and just found the time to make the post.. have a look on last photo.. it doesn't fit cause it hits the frame where the glass rests. Apart from that, amazing experience!!!!

https://imgur.com/gallery/mbm8doU

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the update!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Wish they sold the inWin A1 without charger and PSU, but beautiful build.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude, I completely agree. I even point that out in my review.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Two quick questions for you. 1) Why do these fans on your pictures show a brown trim on the sides? How quiet are these fans? and I ask specifically during their ramp up.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

The brown trim on the fans are gaskets that come with the Noctua NF-A12x25 PWM. They intended to be used with radiators, but I added them (1) for aesthetic reasons and (2) because I wanted a reduction in noise from the fan against the cooler.

The fans are extremely quiet. My board keeps them at a variable 900-1,000 RPM. I can barely hear them, especially sitting about two to three feet away from my case--my case is on the upper left portion of my desk. Under load, the highest speed I have seen them go is 1200 to 1300 RPM and again, whisper quiet.

If you're interested, check them out on Amazon. They're going for $13.

Hope this helps.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

This was super helpful! I have an Inwin A1 build but the V1, not this Plus version and I'm going to sell it to get the Plus in black. XD I love this case. Also, did you make any changes to the wireless charging area? It doesn't have the brown looking coil.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I wrote an article discussing my InWin A1 Plus build and in it, I detail the problem with InWin's packaging. My Qi charger came torn off from the case because of the power supply cables. So, I remove the entire thing altogether.

By the way, if I were you, I would keep the V1. The only difference is the included fans (they aren't the best), the gold-certified PSU (if you have your own, use that instead), and the qi charger (gimmicky, but some people like it).

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Well tbh the V1's PSU really is trash. I would prefer to get the V2 instead of pay buying an additional PSU. It's more costly in the long run. 650W Gold rated is actually quite good. As for the charger, I honestly felt it was gimmicky until I found myself using it more and it is faster now just means I'll enjoy it more. The fans are alright and I won't use them at all but if we look at it for the price difference, the V2 is substantially better. You pay around $40 more for about $130 worth of an upgrade. I also realized I made a mistake going with the white. It's beautiful, but I want the black case like yours. I honestly didn't even notice that unintentionally my build is almost scary similar to yours in some areas! xD

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

I know what you mean about the colors. I wanted to go with white as well and had a build ready to compliment it, but when I realized that the window was still tinted with black rims on top and below, I felt that the symmetry was off and went with the black version instead.

As for the fans, they aren't that bad, but for a case that doesn't have much air flow, it would be wise to get something with better airflow--static pressure fans would be best.

And the PSU, I think the gold-certified one is fine, I just have preferences when it comes to things like that, especially when a PSU can make or break your PC.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

HELLO,

I AM SORRY FOR MY GRAMMAR BECAUSE I DONT KNOW VERY WELL ENGLISH, AND I USED THE GOOGLE TRANSLATION TO TYPES

AND

I HAVE RIGHT NOW MOTHERBOARD IS B360-F AUSU AND I5 8600K, I DONT HAVE i7 8700k

SO PLS TELL ME WHICH GRAPHICS CARD IS BEST FOR MY PC

THIS IS MY SAVE PART LIST: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/RAJESHP786/saved/#view=WGYdXL

THANK YOU RAJESH

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

What's your budget? And what are you using your build for? Also, I couldn't see your list of parts. When I clicked the link, it said Permission Denied.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

hello friend,

pls check this link: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/RRRJ7P or https://pcpartpicker.com/list/zmVtLJ

and my budget is 50k Indian rupees

Thank you Rajesh

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello Rajesh,

I would consider buying a non-K CPU since your Asus ROG STRIX B360-F motherboard cannot overclock an unlocked CPU. You would need a Z board for that. Also, if you can move your budget around, I would consider at least two sticks of 8 gigabytes of ram. Having one is fine, but you want to utilize dual-channel memory; also, 8 gigabytes of memory might be too little for some games; therefore, I would consider two sticks of ram.

As for graphics cards, if you stay with the Asus ROG STRIX B360-F, you can go with the GTX 1050-Ti, GTX 1060, GTX 1070, GTX 1080, GTX 1660, RTX 2060, or the RTX 2070. You can find the 10th series graphics cards on eBay for cheap. Just be careful which sellers you buy from. And if you choose to buy a used graphics cards, make sure to ask the seller if the card was used for mining. If so, do not buy the card.

Hope this helps.

Cheers friend!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

okay, thank you for your suggestion I will keep in my mind and reconciliation my graphics card choices

and once I update my graphics card I will let you know

Thank you, Rajesh

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Do the bottom fans have a dust filter?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

See my response to you below.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Do the bottom fans have a dust filter? Nice build btw +1

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, they do! The filter is included and glued onto the bottom portion of the case.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

AH thx

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey awesome build! Quick fan question, how did you hook up 4 fans to your motherboard? did you use splitters or did you plug into the aio slot?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, thank you for the comment. I appreciate the love.

I used two four-pin threeway split PWM connectors I purchased off of Amazon, one attached to CPU_FAN and CPU_OPT. You can't use the AIO fan header because it forces the fan to blow at full speed. If you're planning on doing the same, just make sure not to put three fans with more amps than the fan header supports. You can accidentally blowout and destroy the header.