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Help Cooling / fan placement solution for the new bitfenix prodigy M

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September 9, 2013 8:19:37 AM

Important points:
1. Stock cooler.
2. Single card.
3. 64/120 gb SSD x1
1TB HDD x1

FAN PLACEMENT:
FRONT-TOP: stock bitfenix 120mm fan included
BOTTOM: TWO Bitfenix spectre pro LED 120mm
REAR: Bitfenix spectre pro LED 140mm

Specifications:
PROCESSOR : Intel i5 4570
MOTHERBOARD : B85M Haven't yet shortlisted
GPU : Gigabyte/ASUS GTX 660
RAM : Corsair Vengeance 1600 2x4GB
STORAGE : Seagate Barracuda 1TB
Samsung 840 series 120GB -OR- Corsair Neutron 64GB (boot drive)
POWER SUPPLY : Corsair CX500M power supply
CABINET : Bitfenix prodigy M


Is my airflow right? Any other suggestions?
AIRFLOW MAP 1:



AIRFLOW WITH STOAGE:



Where should I place the HDD and SSD, especially HDD?
Near GPU or near CPU ???

FAN PLACEMENT:
FRONT-TOP: stock bitfenix 120mm fan included
BOTTOM: TWO Bitfenix spectre pro LED 120mm
REAR: Bitfenix spectre pro LED 140mm

Am I doing the right thing by choosing TWO 120mm spectre pro instead of 230mm spectre pro for intake at the bottom ?
Help me get optimum cooling out of this.
Thanks.
September 9, 2013 11:07:23 AM

I have gone against the rules by bumping this thread.
This is an edited comment
October 16, 2013 7:23:04 AM

I am wondering about the air-cooling on mATX.
Soon I will have the same problem.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Intel Core i7-4770K
ASUS Maximus VI Gene (C2)
Corsair Vengeance Pro 2x8 16GB DDR3
x2 Samsung SSD 840 Pro Series 128GB
ASUS GeForce GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5 2GB GDDR5
-----------------------------------------
Enermax Platimax 600 Watt ATX 2.3
BitFenix Prodigy M
Included are 2x12oo mm case fans.
-----------------------------------------
Afermarket:
Arctic Freezer 7 Pro PWM Rev.2/Arctic Thermal Paste MX-4
x2 120mm Scythe Slip Stream SY1225SL12L
x1 230mm BitFenix Spectre 230mm
------------------------------------------------------------------------
I might try:
bottom OUT from PSU
bottom IN from x1 230
back OUT from x1 120
back OUT from x1 140
top OUT/IN from x2 120
---------------------------------------
CPU cooler oriented towards back
PSU intake from inside
---------------------------------------

Still investigating...
K
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October 16, 2013 8:22:40 AM

kraft_mkd said:
I am wondering about the air-cooling on mATX.
Soon I will have the same problem.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Intel Core i7-4770K
ASUS Maximus VI Gene (C2)
Corsair Vengeance Pro 2x8 16GB DDR3
x2 Samsung SSD 840 Pro Series 128GB
ASUS GeForce GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5 2GB GDDR5
-----------------------------------------
Enermax Platimax 600 Watt ATX 2.3
BitFenix Prodigy M
Included are 2x12oo mm case fans.
-----------------------------------------
Afermarket:
Arctic Freezer 7 Pro PWM Rev.2/Arctic Thermal Paste MX-4
x2 120mm Scythe Slip Stream SY1225SL12L
x1 230mm BitFenix Spectre 230mm
------------------------------------------------------------------------
I might try:
bottom OUT from PSU
bottom IN from x1 230
back OUT from x1 120
back OUT from x1 140
top OUT/IN from x2 120
---------------------------------------
CPU cooler oriented towards back
PSU intake from inside
---------------------------------------

Still investigating...
K


It's confirmed that PSU can intake fromthe front mesh, externally and it exhausts bottom,
and as the psu exhaust is bottom its better to exhaust everything at bottom, hence bottom 230mm/(2x 120mm) exhaust.
cpu cooler acting as back intake and enough fans on top as intake to push down air down, out of case.
October 16, 2013 12:37:24 PM

I am more confused than amazed about "M" airflow solution.
Everything needs "pushing", and that means lots of fans and lots of noise. I am getting second thoughts.

Also I stumbled upon this. And, I might wait for a month to become available.





K
October 17, 2013 11:41:23 AM

kraft_mkd said:
I am more confused than amazed about "M" airflow solution.
Everything needs "pushing", and that means lots of fans and lots of noise. I am getting second thoughts.

Also I stumbled upon this. And, I might wait for a month to become available.





K


Looks awesome, you could even have a look at the HAF 915, pretty long and thin, very easy to put away somewhere
!