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So I'm planning a new build, with the following:

 

Phanteks Enthoo Primo (with 5x 140mm fans included)

Corsair H115i

MSI SeaHawk X in SLI

 

Was wondering what the optimal fan/radiator placement and orientation would be?

As per website (and OCC review), there's space for the following (although outdated):

 
FAN:
Front: 140mm fan x 2 (2 x 140mm blue LED included)
Top: 140mm x 3 (1 included)
Rear: 140mm fan x 1 (1 included)
Side: 140mm x 2 (optional)
Bottom: 140mm x 2 (1 included)
HDD cage: 120mm fan x 2 (optional)
 
LIQUID COOLING:
Front: Up to 240mm (with 120mm fans)
Top: Up to 480mm (with 120mm fans) or up to 420mm (with 140mm fans)
Side (w/o HDD cages): Up to 240mm (with 120mm fans)
Rear: 120mm or 140mm
Bottom: Up to 480mm (with 120mm fans) or up to 280mm (with 140mm fans)
 
Was thinking:
Front: 2 intake fans
Top: H115i Radiator (exhaust) + ?
Rear: 2 exhaust fans
Bottom: 2 GPU Radiators (intake)
Side: ?
 
So have an extra 140mm fan that can either go up top or on the side.
Suggestions on where ideal to place it?
 
Would it be bad to have the CPU radiator up top, exhausting air out (so intake would be lukewarm air from the case)?
There's also a filter up top so intake is possible.
 
Would it be ideal to have the GPU down on the bottom for intake?
There's quite a small headroom for air to come in.
I can also place the two radiators on the Side, provided I remove the HDD Cage (planning on getting hot-swapable HDD cages that fit in the 5.25 bay in the future).
 
Thanks!
 

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I prefer to have radiators as intakes, since they get the coolest air that way.

 

I would do front and side rads, both intakes, and leave the top as exhaust :).

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So I'm planning a new build, with the following:

 

Phanteks Enthoo Primo (with 5x 140mm fans included)

Corsair H115i

MSI SeaHawk X in SLI

 

Was wondering what the optimal fan/radiator placement and orientation would be?

As per website (and OCC review), there's space for the following (although outdated):

 

FAN:

Front: 140mm fan x 2 (2 x 140mm blue LED included)

Top: 140mm x 3 (1 included)

Rear: 140mm fan x 1 (1 included)

Side: 140mm x 2 (optional)

Bottom: 140mm x 2 (1 included)

HDD cage: 120mm fan x 2 (optional)

 

LIQUID COOLING:

Front: Up to 240mm (with 120mm fans)

Top: Up to 480mm (with 120mm fans) or up to 420mm (with 140mm fans)

Side (w/o HDD cages): Up to 240mm (with 120mm fans)

Rear: 120mm or 140mm

Bottom: Up to 480mm (with 120mm fans) or up to 280mm (with 140mm fans)

 

Was thinking:

Front: 2 intake fans

Top: H115i Radiator (exhaust) + ?

Rear: 2 exhaust fans

Bottom: 2 GPU Radiators (intake)

Side: ?

 

So have an extra 140mm fan that can either go up top or on the side.

Suggestions on where ideal to place it?

 

Would it be bad to have the CPU radiator up top, exhausting air out (so intake would be lukewarm air from the case)?

There's also a filter up top so intake is possible.

 

Would it be ideal to have the GPU down on the bottom for intake?

There's quite a small headroom for air to come in.

I can also place the two radiators on the Side, provided I remove the HDD Cage (planning on getting hot-swapable HDD cages that fit in the 5.25 bay in the future).

 

Thanks!

You can save a lot of time by drawing a scalled 3D model, taken 1 on 1 measurings. Draw all stuff in you want to make flexible to be workable.

 

But by God please calculate the largest tdp amount that you will ever need worst case scenario.... Even than, I guess you could do with halve of the amount (rough guess). 723d0d71d8519536bf431b672a710ea3.jpg

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With the H115i you will most likely be using the top of the chassis for exhausting the heat from the CPU.  I would put the upper card in your combo pushing air out of the rear 140mm fan area and the bottom one if it reaches in the front fan slot.  The side panel is an option though if you need to use it. 

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