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I have seen some people placing 360mm radiators in the front of the case, with a solid (non-mesh) panel in the front. Does this affect the performance of the radiator at all? What is the purpose of it? 

 

At present, I am debating between the following three set-ups:

 

1. 420/480 on bottom, 240 on top, 120 on bottom on opposite side of bottom.

2. 420/480 on bottom, 240 or 360 on top.

3. The option with the 360 in the front that many do.

 

What are the pros and cons of each set-up? 

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7-4770k  ASUS Sabertooth z87 GTX 780 12GB DDR3 1833 G.SKill 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WD Caviar Black WD Caviar Black Seagate External (put inside machine) Crucial SSD 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Black ASUS DRW-2014L1T SCSI Noctua NC-14 Windows 8 Pro  
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
CentOS Dell U2412 Dell U2412 Razer Blackwidow Ultimate / CM Cherry Browns 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
AX850 Silverstone TJ-07 Steelseries Sensei Audio Technica W1000x 
Audio
WA6 
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