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IN WIN A1 Cube (2nd Build)

by Veko


My Personal Build: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/b/68bXsY

Built my first pc a year ago in the IN WIN 301. Decided to build in the IN WIN A1 Cube for a sibling.

On June 25th this PC was featured of Pcpartpicker! Thanks for the upvotes everyone!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Gaming PC Prices I have paid below in Canadian without 13% tax

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor $225 @ Canada Computers
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $26.99 @ Amazon Ca
Motherboard MSI - B360I GAMING PRO AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $129.99 @ Amazon Ca
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $219 @ Canada Computers
Storage Western Digital - Blue 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $152.99 @ Newegg Ca
Video Card NVIDIA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB Founders Edition Video Card $562 @ Nvidia Store
Case Inwin - A1 (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case w/600W Power Supply $209.99 @ Canada Computers
Case Fan Thermaltake - Riing Plus 12 RGB TT Premium Edition (3 Fan Pack) 48.3 CFM 120mm Fans $122.69 @ Amazon Ca
Case Fan Thermaltake - Riing Plus 12 RGB TT Premium Edition 14.0 CFM 120mm Fan $37.99 @ Amazon Ca
Total $1686.64


Type Item Price
Monitor [Dell - S2316H 23.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor] $156.24 @ Dell.ca (2017)
Monitor [MSI - Optix MAG24C 24" 1920x1080 144Hz/1ms Monitor] $299.99 @ Canada Computers (2018)
Monitor Stand [PWR+ Duel Monitor Stand] $50 @ Amazon.ca (2018)
Monitor Adapter [HumanCentric Dell VESA Adapter] $35.99 @ Amazon.ca (2018)
Keyboard Razer - Ornata Chroma Wired Gaming Keyboard $70 @ Used Kijiji
Mouse [Razer - DeathAdder Chroma] (https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/ZdZQzy/razer-mouse-rz0100840100r3u1) $40 @ Used Kijiji
Mouse pad [Steelseries mini ] $9.99 @ Amazon Canada
Headphones [Monster DNA ] $79.99 @ Best Buy Canada
Chair noblechairs ICON Series Black/Gold $459.99 @ Newegg
Total $1202.19

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customgtp 18 Builds 6 points 22 days ago

I love it!!! I'm working on my in win A1 mini build right now! Can't wait to share

Veko submitter 3 Builds 3 points 22 days ago

Great to hear! Yeah it really is something else when its all done and put together

customgtp 18 Builds 1 point 22 days ago

I have a watercooled 303 and I'm making this one to sorta match it! Kinda fun.

customgtp 18 Builds 1 point 22 days ago

Your pictures came out great btw!!

Veko submitter 3 Builds 2 points 22 days ago

Cool!, thanks a lot. So will you be water cooling this one ?

customgtp 18 Builds 1 point 22 days ago

I thought about it but it's really small and I am building it for a travel pc. Always wanted one and being it'll match my 303 I love so much I had to build it

The gpu I am using had a block on it already too... I took it of and put back the stock cooler,but I thought about it

PrivatePengu 4 points 21 days ago

Toasters come with RGB aswell now?

Veko submitter 3 Builds 0 points 21 days ago

Good thing about this toast is that it only costed ***$19.99, and you get another for free!

HelloEarth 4 points 21 days ago

Feature or Riot

Veko submitter 3 Builds 1 point 21 days ago

awww thanks :*

HelloEarth 1 point 21 days ago


HelloEarth 3 points 19 days ago


Veko submitter 3 Builds 1 point 19 days ago

Omg dude, I completely surprised. I always wanted to be featured on my first build. And here we are now. I think your comment made the pcmaker gods make it feature, thanks!

HelloEarth 2 points 19 days ago

Surprises are good then

Flika1999 2 Builds 2 points 22 days ago

Very nice! +1

Veko submitter 3 Builds 1 point 22 days ago


Gmantoon3 2 points 21 days ago

Stunning build a quite fancy this case my self now.

Veko submitter 3 Builds 2 points 21 days ago

Thanks Mate

Reconyx 2 points 21 days ago

Awesome build! That case is pretty sweet, the only downside for me is the cable management, but I’m just a little ocd when it comes to that part. Solid build though!

Veko submitter 3 Builds 1 point 21 days ago

Oh no, the Cable management is pretty good in this case. The PSU cables are shortened so it is easier to manage throughout the case. It just looks like a slob in the back, since I didn't take the time to organize them that well. Just imputing some of the cables on the MOBO which are right beside the PSU are a pain, but well worth it.

Keidan94 1 Build 2 points 21 days ago

I just love it ! For the temperatures it is good (VRM and the rest)?

Veko submitter 3 Builds 2 points 21 days ago

Thanks, Yeah temps are pretty good. Cpu at idle is around 38-40 degrees celsius. And around 50-52 Degrees Celsius when doing demanding task like Fortnite at 120 fps on high. I have yet put it through a bench marking application tho. Gpu idle is 40-45 running these 2 monitors. If it was just the dell 60hz 1080p monitor it would idel around 32. When gaming it will reach to 80 degrees.

Keidan94 1 Build 1 point 20 days ago

They are really good temperatures, it's perfect :)

RawrCantBuild 2 points 21 days ago

Hey I have no clue abou PC builds and how good these parts are. Could you try give me a fps count on games like pubg fortnite and overwatch and csgo etc if possible? might just buy the parts and watch a video on how to assemble it if it has good fps. Edit: Just realised how expensive this is in Canada although it is super cheap in England right now!

Veko submitter 3 Builds 1 point 21 days ago

Hey, I guess these are more on the high to mid tier parts. They will shred any game on high to ultra settings. For Fortnite on high, i get like 160-200fps. CSGO around 300-400fps on high. overwatch prob around 150-180. PUBG around 150-170 ish. Yeah thats exactly how I built my first pc, through youtube vids. Yeah well the 1$ euro is $1.55 Cad.

RawrCantBuild 1 point 21 days ago

I just realised most these parts dont have a price tag which is wh they were so cheap. might have to improvise on some stuff. any opinions on what i could change to make it cheaper but have more or less the same experience. i dont mind fps 100+ since i play on xbox currently so alot of stuuf would be an upgrade.

Veko submitter 3 Builds 1 point 21 days ago

Yeah you can go cheaper on the CPU, maybe opt for a AMD ryzen one. you can get 8gb instead of 16 gb ram. You can get a regular hard drive instead of an SSD. A Gtx 1060 is good enough for the games you wanna play which is a lot cheaper. And you dont need fancy rgb fans. Also you don't need a fancy expensive motherboard. You just gotta do the research and you'll be good

RawrCantBuild 1 point 21 days ago

ok ty

HellRaizrRod 1 Build 2 points 21 days ago

looks great. I like the new WIN A1 case.

Veko submitter 3 Builds 1 point 20 days ago

Thanks, Agreed.

DaMysteryMan 1 Build 2 points 19 days ago

Amazing work!

Veko submitter 3 Builds 1 point 19 days ago


SamuelParker 2 points 19 days ago

Love this case!

Veko submitter 3 Builds 1 point 19 days ago

Indeed, on of the best ITX cases in my opinion

tragiktimes101 1 Build 2 points 19 days ago

Dude, that's pretty damn cool.

Veko submitter 3 Builds 1 point 19 days ago

Thank you :)

slimshelly 1 Build 2 points 19 days ago

I am a fan of ITX cases and Inwin. Thanks for showing me what case to get for my next build! Very beautiful and congrats on the feature! +1

Veko submitter 3 Builds 1 point 19 days ago

Awww thanks :) it’s a great case

imerino 1 Build 1 point 21 days ago

Love the build its very clean! I am trying to determine if I am going to use a small AIO cooler for the CPU or a regular fan / heatink design.... not sure yet... times tickin :P

Def a sweet build though something you can hold onto for a long while because it's so small and clean and out of the way and beautiful haha I dont see myself upgrading the case for a long ways to come once i have it

Veko submitter 3 Builds 1 point 21 days ago

Thanks a lot! If I had a better CPU or extra cash to spend, I think I would opt for the new NZXT kraken M22, or something like that. Yeah its a super elegant case, def won't change for a few years!

Wolklung 1 point 21 days ago

Looking superb = very nice work!

Veko submitter 3 Builds 1 point 21 days ago

Thanks! much appreciated

freindlybuild 1 point 19 days ago

Everything is squeezed, and yet the build look fantastic +1

Veko submitter 3 Builds 1 point 19 days ago


Mr.Jackson 1 point 19 days ago

How good is the included psu that comes with case

Veko submitter 3 Builds 1 point 19 days ago

I wouldn't say its the best. Its your classic Bronze 80+ 600w PSU. However sometime it makes a whining noise when doing demanding task for a few minutes then its gone. I was also sketched out, cause inwin isnt known for making PSU's. However, my CX550m Corsair PSU sometimes made a whining noise, in the beginning, but slowly dissipated. The good thing about this PSU, is that it has custom smaller cables which helps soo much in cable management. If you are building a super high end PC, I suggest getting a SFX PSU, then get custom cables that are shorter in length. But all in all, it does the job!

Veko submitter 3 Builds 1 point 19 days ago

The first guy comment here, said he was just building in the A1, and the PSU was DOA, so im sure INWIN will send him another. Also it is pretty simple to take out if you wanted too

scatterforce 1 point 17 days ago

Question: How effective is the fan behind the GPU? You currently have set to intake, but the PSU exhausts into the same space that's it in-taking from. Doesn't that create a loop of hot air? You are the third person I've seen install that fan as an intake and I wonder how the thermals are vs. it as an exhaust.

Veko submitter 3 Builds 1 point 17 days ago

Ugh I don't think its that effective. Naw there is no loop of hot air, since the PSU is on the top, the hot air rises, and the fan is below sucking in cooler air, which is fed directly to the PSU fan, which is then exhausted. Its more of an aesthetic piece IMO, as my sibling wanted one cause they thought it would be better. However I rock 1 exhaust and 2 intake on my INWIN 301, and the INWIN A1 still has a bit better temps, due to the lest volume of air needed to be replaced

recklessbaboon 3 Builds 1 point 17 days ago

im downsizing from the 301 also to the a1. but both are white!

Assquatch23 1 point 12 days ago

what is the default led color of the case without the rgb header by chance?

Veko submitter 3 Builds 1 point 12 days ago

There is no lights on without the rgb header plugged in. Its an rgb strip that connects to the motherboard essentially. So your motherboard should have one

itsbrandonevans 1 point 10 days ago

Very clean build!

Veko submitter 3 Builds 1 point 9 days ago


RIPRoyale 1 point 3 days ago

Beautiful Pics and a Beautiful setup +1

Veko submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 days ago

Thanks! taken all on the iphone X

Illicits 1 point 23 hours ago

Very nice pics and your build looks amazing. I almost have all the parts necessary to complete my first mini itx with this glorious case so I have a few question:

1) How long did it take and how hard was it to build in?

2) Would there be any benefit to Liquid cooling in this case over air cooling? I can’t decide between a be quiet dark rock 4 and whatever decent liquid cooler (never used one due to fear of leaks)

3) Will I have to delid my 8700k due to high temps and a gtx 1080 ti?

Thanks in advanced for responding and thanks for further justifying my purchase of this case

Veko submitter 3 Builds 1 point 8 hours ago

Thanks, I hope yours goes well!

1) I came back from a long month vacation and started building the next day i came back home. It took me from 9:30 Am to about 6 pm. However you can probably skim 2 hours off, since I had to go to the store to buy a sata/molex adapter since the PSU didnt have a molex one and some cables took forever to get in right. So for me some cables on the right side of the MOBO took forever. It is such a tight space there, I had a lot of trouble trying to plug in the RGB cable, and the set of cables such as the power led, power reset etc. Also the 24 pin wasn't clicking in to one side after 30 mins trying, and just pushed really hard and it went in lol. Took some breaks too cause I got frustrated at times ahah.

2) So with smaller cases, they have to displace less air, which is better for airflow. Both are good options. But If you are gaming at high fps, or doing lots of heavy work loads and obviously overclocking, I personally would go for a 120mm closed loop cooling solution. Imo, I would choose the NZXT or Deepcool versions. Or whatever offers the better temps. The newer ones improve on the mistake of others so I wouldn't be to fearful of leaks.

3) If you have a good cooling solution I don't think you will need to delid. Unless you want to go out of your way to get the lowest temps possible. However, I think you will be fine with a closed loop liquid cooling solution on it. For your gtx 1080ti, as long as you got a good airflow fan for intake underneath you will be fine.

Also a tip, I had to take off the PSU shroud to even try to plug stuff in on the MOBO, if not unscrewed its basically impossible. I probably should have removed the PSU to as it would have been easier. Also, I had to remove the Ram to fit the cables on the side to. Any other questions feel free to ask.

Illicits 1 point 5 hours ago

You are a hero thanks for the detailed response. Btw Im gonna copy you and go for the ML 120 fans. I saw them in person and they are gorgeous

Veko submitter 3 Builds 1 point 4 hours ago

No problem glad I can help and can’t wait to see your build on here! :)