This is my first pc build in 20 years. I have recently found my passion again for building and decided to go for it. I was looking for a mini ITX case that would look good set up on top of my desk at home. Living in Tokyo for 12 years I understand the value of space. I really loved the look and tidiness of the A1 case. Sleek, compact and open allows for the case to look exposed and with the power supply cover it doesn't look sloppy. I wanted some RGB but not unicorn barf at a rave lighting. Hopefully it is not too much.
The biggest issue I faced while building this was the cable management and tiny motherboard. I had to use a magnifying glass many times to find the proper placement of cables going into the motherboard. This was rather time consuming but I hope my cable management turned out looking clean. I suggest inserting the RAM in later over putting it in early, as it just reduces the space you have to work with. Also, you will need 2 fan splitters if you plan on using all four fans. RGB for the bottom is enabled in the bios.
For cooling I went with H60 (2018). I was skeptical about this tiny AIO kit but I am liking this thing. Quiet and very good thermals. At idle, cpu is running at 37c in the Tokyo summer and under load it hits 55-60. Gpu is 35c at idle and 65-70 under load. I set up both intakes to draw air for the bottom 2 fans and the back and side to push air out. This luckly seems to have turned out very well as my thermals seem about right.
Anyhoo, without further ado I present my new rig.