Well I'd like to get as much performance out my 1080 as possible, I dont plan to change it anytime soon. I could re-use the x53 (x72 see below) or sell it on. Same with G12.
I saw the jays2cents video, however the MSI Armour/Gamingx plates dont seem to intefere with install - see here ->https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjCeCebWexU&t=338s
So heres whats happened. Today I noticed that the X72 and G12 were on offer!!
I will go for these, just because its cheaper to go for x72+G12, instead of x53.
I will therefore place the 360 x72, in front as intake. Keep Kuhler at rear as exhaust. Two fans on room for exhaust and two fans below as intake.
Thats 5 fans intake (front 3 and bottom 2) and 3 fans exhaust (rear 1 and top 2).
Does that sound reasonable?
fyi - gpu will be vertically mounted with riser cable.