I am planning my first WC build and settled on the Enthoo Primo. I don't have the case yet as I am waiting for the special editions to become available for pre-order. Since this is going to be a learning experience for me, I have decided to first try a low noise, low fan count, and Push or Pull rather than Push/'Pull. I have decided about much of the hardware. This what I want to try first:
Loop will be the CPU and GPU
Total fan count = 8x 140mm Phanteks
420 45mm radiator in top
280 60mm radiator in bottom
But I am really struggling with how I want to do the airflow.
Fan Placements = 2x front case, 1x rear case , 2x bottom radiator , and 3 fans top radiator.
So Obviously the front and bottom will be intakes and the single rear fan will be exhaust, but what I am strugging on is what to for with the airflow for the top radiator fans. Due to extreme dust in my house, I MUST HAVE positive case pressure. If I use the top radiator as exhaust, I would be at 4 intakes and 4 exhausts. But I think I would have a slightly negative case pressure due to the fact that the intakes are slightly hindered with more filters and the exhausts are going thru a thinner radiator. So this, along with the school of thought about using outside air as radiator air flow, I thought I might also use the top radiator as intake. But that just leaves one single case fan, and all of the honeycomb vents as exhaust. I have an immediate knee jerk reaction to 7 intakes and 1 exhaust but with all the honeycomb venting in this case, I am wondering if it would be ok. Below is a image I took from another forum describing the exact situation. But I was wonder if anyone in the club has done it like this with this specific case and what their experience was.