The installation guides of our Phanteks CPU cooler and Enermax case reviews provide all of the information a casual builder would need to figure out our rather basic configuration. I do have a couple installation notes, however.
The PH-TC14PE cooler’s fans are larger than its sink height, so that air will escape either above or below the fins. Below is the way to go, I think, since that air helps cool on-board components. In this case, the height of my RAM forced me to raise it slightly.
Better results might have been available by substituting G.Skill’s Ares modules for the chosen Ripjaws X.
The Ostrog GT offers 11.5” of card mounting space, but also features a removable center drive cage to enable the use of longer cards like my chosen PCS+ R9 290X. I relocated the bottom-mounted 2.5” cage atop the lower 3.5” cage to simplify the power cable’s path.
The height of the remaining drive cage was the one thing I didn’t think about when designing a system to support a CrossFire upgrade. An extended fan shroud would prevent the installation of an identical graphics card, though shorter versions of the Radeon R9 290X are still an option.