Description

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.

RATILDA

Comments

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Bravo man! I've been planning a build in this case but you did such a great job that I'm not going to improve on this.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Your cable management looks positively amazing, especially considering the size of the case you were working in.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

I’m thinking I might need 1 more led white fan at the back, just for balance. Do you think that would improve the esthetic without becoming too loud?

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

I think it would look pretty good, but it might overshadow the LED's on the CPU block.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

unicorn barf at a rave lighting

xD great build!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot. I haven’t done this since windows 98 lol. I have forgotten how much fun it is. Next my daughters `My Little Pony’ build ;D.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you replace the stock PSU or just sleeve the cables? I'm very interested in doing a build in this case, but would prefer a different PSU, as I've heard noise complaints. If you are using the stock PSU, how do you find the noise?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

pog

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