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I recently bought the P280 and I'm looking to put some fans in it.

This is what I have in mind so far:

- 2x Enermax T.B.Silence 2x Gentle Tyhpoon 1850RPM intake (thanks Tyler).

- 1x Xigmatek XAF-F1255 exhaust.

- H100i radiator mounted on top w/ the included 2x SP120L fans. H220 radiator mounted on top w/ the included Helix fans. (not included in the order)

- Antec SpotCool for VRM cooling.

I'm getting all the fans for 60€ + shipping on Amazon.es (things are definitely more expensive here [import costs, taxes, etc.], so the euro to dollar conversion doesn't really apply too well).

Looks like a solid buy to me, so unless you guys have anything to add or say about it I'll be ordering soon. smile.gif
Edited by Trull - 6/8/13 at 7:32pm
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I've tried a bunch of different fans for my front intake for my P280. Without a doubt the best have been the Gentle Typhoons. I chose the 1850rpm AP-15's on a fan controller but the 1450rpm AP-14's should work great too. The Gentle Typhoons were one of the only fans that didn't seem overly restricted by the door and didn't greatly increase in noise when mounted in the front. I don't recommend those Enermax fans, they don't have enough static pressure to get past the door and hard drive cages.
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I've tried a bunch of different fans for my front intake for my P280. Without a doubt the best have been the Gentle Typhoons. I chose the 1850rpm AP-15's on a fan controller but the 1450rpm AP-14's should work great too. The Gentle Typhoons were one of the only fans that didn't seem overly restricted by the door and didn't greatly increase in noise when mounted in the front. I don't recommend those Enermax fans, they don't have enough static pressure to get past the door and hard drive cages.

Thanks for the input. The Typhoons run a little bit expensive here (15€ each) though, but if they're worth it like you say I'll get them.

And btw, I didn't even know the H220 existed until I read it now in another thread, lol. I'm taking the H100i off the order and getting the H220 elsewhere since they don't have it on Amazon.es yet.

So with the Typhoons and without the H100i the order is 60€ + shipping.
Edited by Trull - 6/8/13 at 7:36pm
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Thanks for the input. The Typhoons run a little bit expensive here (15€ each) though, but if they're worth it like you say I'll get them.

And btw, I didn't even know the H220 existed until I read it now in another thread, lol. I'm taking the H100i off the order and getting the H220 elsewhere since they don't have it on Amazon.es yet.

So with the Typhoons and without the H100i the order is 60€ + shipping.

Are you going to use a fan controller? The 1850RPM Gentle Typhoons aren't exactly quiet at 12v as you would expect from any fan spinning that fast. If your not using a fan controller, the 1450RPM Gentle Typhoons might be a better option if you want less noise. I run my 1850's at full speed during the summer when my AC is on and during the winter back them down to around 1250RPM which makes them very quiet.

Also another suggestion that might help you; I put one of the stock Antec fans behind the hard drive bays in the upper of the 2 spots. The stock fan actually works pretty decent there. I haven't been able to put any fan in the lower spot behind the hard drive bays; no matter what fan I put there I get a whistling sound due to the way the air moves through the hard drive cage.
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