So I downsized my gaming rig (which was also my first build) into this beautiful itx killing machine.
I really wanted 2 things: portability (because I move a lot because of my job) and air cooling so that I don't have to worry about leaks during transport and have the best reliability possible. My Grandpa made me an amazing wooden desk with metal feet that is easy to disassemble so when I need to move into a new dorm/apartment like I do almost every year, my whole setup is super easy to move and doesn't take too much space once built.
The internal layout of the Inwin A1 is the absolute best for air cooling in an itx case in my opinion. You can have 4 case fans plus your cooler tower. The only thing I didn't like was the transparent plastic feet that made the whole case look cheap, so I painted the silver to mimic a brushed aluminium finish. I also swapped the included PSU immediately because I've heard to many bad things and I needed extra space for the commander pro anyways (which I stuck on top of the PSU with Velcro tape). That said, I didn't want to leave my cables exposed so I cut a piece from a cheap mailbox and painted it in the same silver than the base. I attached it with Velcro tape to the top of the case.
Now please don't roast me too hard for swapping the NF-A12x25 on the Noctua cooler for an RGB one, I know this will be a sin punishable by death to Noctua fans, but worry not, I put the included fans into good use in the case feet under my GPU. The slightly overclocked 1080ti now sits comfortably in the mid 60s while gaming.
All in all, this was a challenging build for a novice like me on his second build, but the final result is worth all of it. Hope you guys like it :)
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