Ok so I've an 140mm intake in the front and 2 x 120mm intake in the bottom, A 120mm exhaust in the rear which leaves the top for the H100i. In general, the top is better for exhaust (right?) but Corsair's manual says the H100i would perform well if it's a intake.
Would I lose anything if I ignore Corsair's advice?
i to had the same question. but i ended up have the rad at the top off the case and an exhaust. (i have to front fans as intake and rear fan as exhaust). i did this because i don't want to pull dust into my case and my front fans are dust filtered.
i see many people using the rear fan as an intake and i'm not sure how much off a difference that makes. i have a dust filter on order so i can test have the rear fan as intake myself later on.