Originally Posted by Sazz
thats why people who put rads on their intake fans are pretty much heating their components back up and mostly the one that suffers are the GPU and chipset (SB and NB).
Thats why I don't get people using radiator on front (intake) panel and saying it doesn't heat up the system, one person tried to even argue with me and when he tested his NB temps went down by 6C under load when his radiator was set at exhaust not on intake.
but that doesn't mean you cant put rads on intake, if you got no where to place the rad except the intake slot, then no choice but to do it there, but try to avoid putting rad on intake slots.
This is actually exactly why I was asking this. I just got a 500r which will be used with my currentt sig system, didn't have a case lol, but I'm planning to use it next year after I've saved up to replace everything - and was looking into ways to make it work for water cooling. I got it for $90 so pretty good deal, and I really, really like the 500r in terms of aesthetics. So anyway, the plan was to cut everything out in the front and have a triple rad in the front with a slim dual rad in the top. There is a user who posted his rig in the carbide series club thread where he does this and it looks very nice. It inspired me to make it work with this case lol.
The 500r does have a bottom fan mount, and the side panels that could bring in some fresh air. I was hoping I wouldn't have to use them because I wanted to mod in a black plexiglass window, maybe the bottom one alone will be enough, or maybe I won't even need it, probably depends if I dual graphics cards or not... okay getting off topic.