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It will end up being a balance anyway. You cann't suck out more air than goes into the case and you can't pull in more than you can push out. The airflow is what is important and having well placed fans will give you good airflow.

You need intake in the front bottom and exhaust in the back. You can also have intake in the side and another top vent. You want air to be drawn into your case from the front and from the bottom. Then you want it pulled up and back, across the components, until it reaches the PSU and exhaust fans. Then it gets sucked out. If you have only exhaust, you won't have good airflow over your components because the air will be drawn from the gaps in the case, but not pushed over the components. If you have only intake, you also won't have good airflow over the components (but it will be better because the PSU has exhaust) and the air will be pushed out the gaps.
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