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I apologize in advance as I am very new to Overclocking/Cooling. Having spent several hours reading through the forums here it is apparent how juvenile my first and only build was five years ago.

I understand the how air is supposed to flow through the case: http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...uide-fans.html

On my new build I am going to buy a HAF 932 and would like to give this Corsair CPU cooler a go.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181010

Question:
As I understand it cold air is to be brought through the radiator. How is this accomplished, while mounting the radiator at the top or back of case (as recommended by posts on these forums), and maintaining airflow consistent with diagram in the first link above?

I have follow up questions and other questions regarding my build I will save for a later post.
    
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You can flip the directions on that airflow diagram, air doesn't necessarily NEED to flow from front to back and bottom to top. If you set the radiator on the top of your case as intake, flip the other top fans to be intake as well and just flip your bottom fan to push air out. The front-back air flow can stay the same.

You won't really notice that big of a difference in temperatures unless you have all fans pointed one way. Just make sure that the bottom and top sets of fans both point in one direction (in one, out the other) and the same goes for the front/back sets.
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As long as you have a consistent airflow from one end of the case to the other you'll be fine. If you mount the radiator to the top and pull air through the top into the case it won't interrupt airflow as long as the front to back flow is good. I could be wrong though.
    
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Thank you. I suspected as much. As your response was very quick I will press my luck with a few more questions.

(1) Is this cooler best mounted on the top or back? Or neither if you think I should air cooling. (I intend to overclock an i7).

(2) I have read that the HAF 932 does not come with dust covers. Should I invest in such?

(3) Will I need fans in addition to the CPU cooler and the ones in the case?
    
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Either or, the orientation of the Radiator really doesn't matter.

Only if you like things nice and clean, dust covers won't prevent ALL dust from getting in there but it will help.

yes and no, If want the extra airflow it won't hurt keep your case temps down.
    
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