You know, i was sittin round bored last night tryin to figure out how to attach fan air filters to the intakes in the front of my antec/chieftec style case (im sick of stuffing the back of the face plate with furnace filters every 3 weeks.) Anyway long story short i thought to myself "why am i so worried about having the intakes in the front?" So i thought about that for awhile and the way i figure it would be helpful if the air goin to my cpu was still at ambient temp instead of goin past my hard drives. And this way nearly all the air from the hard drives is evacuated instead of bieng billowed around as happens with the front intakes pointed at the HDs.
So i put the question to all yalls, which really is better, front intakes or rear intakes (chime in with top or side intakes too if u like, but please keep the origional question in mind, im a my curiosities are specific.)
The last time I messed with such stuff ,it was to mount a 12 inch aftermarket air breather for a car on the side of the case with a large fan mounted under it.I could then use a air breather filter,they last a good while plus you can choose from aluminum or chrome,polished or satin finish if you whant style....:<)