It is always interesting to see cases from InWin that don’t have your standard design and the A5 is one of them. Because of the different internal design this is actually one of the smallest cases out there that will support not only an E-ATX motherboard, but a full-size power supply.
Cooling is all about the airflow, and one tiny advantage that smaller cases sometimes have is that there can be fewer places to hide a hot spot. To put this simply, a case that’s only three fans deep should perform similarly to one that’s four fans deep if both top panels are filled front to back with fans. But what about a case that’s more than two and less than three fans deep?
The InWin A series includes A1 Prime, A3, and A5 chassis. With such planning, this series covers ITX, mATX, ATX, and E-ATX motherboards to meet the needs of different consumer groups. Following the minimalistic, modern design traits of the popular InWin A1 Series, the new A3 and A5 provide new opportunities for PC builders to maximize support for larger hardware while retaining the smallest footprints. Offered are both cases in a black color scheme. They are made of aluminum and ABS plastic and feature a Tempered Glass side panel. Visually, both PC cases go for a subtle, minimalist look. With the mid-tower E-ATX market so congested, finding the right case for a new build can be a minefield. With looks, value, performance, and features all being so important, today we are taking a look at the A5 and using it for a full system build. Paired with the company's Mercury AM120S fans, let's see what we can put together inside this chassis…
The InWin A5 is the largest of the A series, with the A1 being an ITX variant and the A3 being able to handle M-ATX boards. Being the biggest of the bunch, the A5 is not only capable of ATX but also E-ATX builds, while being surprisingly compact. While such big motherboards can fit in a slew of Mid-Towers out there, most demand some sort of tangible compromise when employing that biggest form factor, but the A5 aims to provide a useful balance by keeping things simple with a focus on the same sturdy build quality as the original A1.