Now if you have one of the many cases that has a fan on the side panel that can pull air in, I would definitely also add that.
However heat rises, I do not suggest putting your top fans or back fan as intakes, that will screw with stuff, a lot.
Oh lol! I got confused and thought you want me to put a fan at the bottom of the case next to the PSU. What you suggest is what I usually do. I was cleaning the case when I took the picture and forgot to put the 2nd fan back on the cooler.
I do have side fans...but I cannot put a 200 mm on the side because my cooler is too damn huge. Right now, I only have two 120 mm side fans.
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Also Delt does have a point, even though there isn't a huge difference in temps you'll still see tower coolers with 1 fan set up in push 95% of the time (Hyper212, etc).
My first ever build, put it together about two months ago. Cables are still a bit messy but it looks fine with the side panel on so I don't mind. The Noctua fans are moving so slow it's not even blurred in the first picture. :P
The top 200mm fan makes this clicking sound, drove me mad at first but I got used to it... I did buy a BitFenix spectre pro 200mm to put in there but it doesn't fit, apparently I need to get an Antec Big Boy as it's the only other fan that fits on the 1100. >_>
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Xigmatek-XLF...0242774&sr=8-1 (theres some different colours)
Im using a noctua nh-d14 which is apparently a tiny bit higher than yours at 160mm and that just fits in my case, because the fans only 20mm wide. I had to use screws that didnt come with the fan though, think i used screws from the nh-d14 that werent for my motherboard.
Apart from people using LED fans, most I see with custom watercooling are doing it pull. If you want a concrete example, Linus Sebastian.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiaQD0AAMnk @ 11:45 - This might help you out a pci express stopper. Also it depends on the plastic latch on the pci express slots I mean Asus uses better quality and it "raises" the card more than on Gigabyte motherboards.
I realize you said little difference but it's normally 2c+ difference which is a pretty decent amount when it comes to watercooling.