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

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.
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  1. I have gone against the rules by bumping this thread.
    This is an edited comment
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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
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