Manufacturer InWin has introduced two new PC cases and the quiet and slim Mercury AM120S ARGB fan. We have summarized all info about the InWin A3 and A5 and fan.
InWin A3 and A5
The manufacturer’s A series of cases gets a new addition in the form of the InWin A3 and A5. The A3 is a Micro-ATX chassis, while the A4 is slightly larger in E-ATX standard. 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.
However, they naturally differ greatly in size. The A3 measures 401 x 215 x 347 mm (length x width x height) and weighs 5.24 kg when empty. The InWin A5, on the other hand, measures 473 x 277 x 483 mm and weighs 5.86 kg.
In addition, the A3 accepts Micro-ATX and Mini-ATX standard motherboards, while the A5 can also accommodate ATX and 12″ x 11″ E-ATX motherboards. Despite more space, however, the InWin A5 also turns out quite compact. 37 percent less volume than a normal mid-tower is promised by the manufacturer.
Conveniently, the glass side panel, as well as the covers on the front, other side and bottom can also be removed without additional tools. As for the I/O panel, the following ports are available on both cases:
- 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C (maximum 20 GB/s)
- 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A (maximum 5 GB/s)
- 1x 3.5mm jack combo port
Connectors, cooling solutions, and more
However, the size differences between the InWin A3 and A5 cases naturally result in different ports and compatibilities. For example, the A3 offers four PCIe expansion slots, while a maximum of two 3.5-inch hard drives and/or three 2.5-inch SSDs can be installed.
A maximum of five 120 mm fans can be installed. Two on the top and bottom, and one on the rear. An InWin Mercury AM120S is also already included in the scope of delivery. For water cooling, the A3 offers a maximum of space for a 240 mm radiator on the top.
Graphics cards can be a maximum of 340 mm long, whereas CPU coolers can be a maximum of 162 mm high. Power supplies can be between 140 mm and 200 mm long, whereas only graphics cards up to a maximum of 280 mm can be installed from a length of 170 mm.
Due to the larger dimensions, things naturally look quite different in the InWin A5, at least in the places for hard disks and SSDs. Here, the seven PCIe slots and a whole four places for storage solutions (two times 3.5 inches, up to four times 2.5 inches) are available. The A5 shares the remaining dimensions for GPU, CPU cooler and the number of fans with its smaller brother.
InWin Mercury AM120S ARGB fan
Included with both cases, but of course also available separately, is the InWin Mercury AM120S ARGB fan. It relies, as the name suggests, on customizable RGB lighting and is supposed to work particularly quietly.
The fan gets a maximum of 29 dB(A) loud thanks to newly designed fan blades and offers a significantly better cooling performance through increased airflow thanks to the new turbine design. With a thickness of only 20 mm, it is also significantly narrower than most normal fans.
The ARGB lighting can also be synchronized with various systems such as ASRock Polychrome Sync, Asus Aura Sync, Gigabyte RGB Fusion or MSI Mystic Light Sync and can optionally be controlled using the included controller. Here you have 14 lighting modes to choose from.
Prices and availability
All InWin innovations are available in stores now. The InWin A3 case starts at an MSRP of 115.00 euros. The A5 is only slightly more expensive with a suggested retail price of 127.50 euros. The InWin Mercury AM120S fan is available either individually or in a pack of three. The latter is URP of 33.00 Euros.