The ram definitely isn't going anywhere. The set is the exact specification that I want for the machine, runs well at 1866 through XMP and all the sticks work. It looks black in there with the red light on at night, and I did want to incorporate the 'red light helicopter panel' look on the inside.
I think it looks just fine, especially if it is running at the specs you want.
First of all, I'm not certain how the cubic feet a minute (CFM) a fan pushes is affected by stacking two fans over the same port, as in on my push/pull radiator setup. I do know that I will not settle for anything other than a net positive case air pressure: a negative case "sucks in" dust through the cracks, and I have spent too much time on this build to deal with a systemic problem like that.
Push/Pull yields more CFM, which is why it gives the best cooling on a radiator of given size. So you can "guess-timate" the CFM through the H100 as greater than that of only two fans, though I am not completely certain how much the restriction of the radiator affects it.
Since you're running the H100 as exhaust, my vote is to keep the front 2 fans, and the fan on the HDD cage as intake, and then add the 2 140mm fans on the bottom on intake as well. This will keep the general flow of air up and back over your mobo towards the H100 and rear fan as exhaust, and should yield you slight positive pressure.
I know you mentioned some concern that the air from the bottom fans will just push up and do nothing, however because of the negative pressure created by the H100 and rear fan, plus the flow of air from the 3 front fans pushing to the rear, I would expect you to feel good flow right at your graphics card. I know I did with 2 front fans and a single 140mm bottom fan when I was testing that setup in this exact case.
And, if I do this, I know most people seem to like acrylic for their windows. I've done a window on one other case, and I tried both acrylic and lexan polycarbonate. The acrylic was shinier, but the lexan was a lot easier to work with (it bends/stretches as opposed to shattering) but maybe a little less clear and shiny. Anyone have a comment or suggestion on which to use?
I attempted to use too thin (.10in) "plexiglass" acrylic and it shattered, however, that was only because I wasn't careful drilling. With thicker gauge (.25in or so) I doubt I would have had trouble. I know the acrylic looked perfectly clear though.
Edited by Stevoandaredk5 - 10/9/12 at 1:35pm