Fans and Case Cooling
The Antec P193 advanced mid-tower enclosure comes with four pre-installed fans with provisions for mounting three more 120mm fans if desired.  The included fans should provide very good airflow and case cooling for the majority of users. 

P193 Cooling System:
•    (1) Rear 120mm Tri-Cool exhaust
•    (2) Top 140mm Tri-Cool exhaust
•    (1) Side 200mm Big-Boy intake
•    (1) Lower front chamber 120mm (optional)
•    (1) Upper front chamber 120mm (optional)
•    (1) Middle chamber 120mm (optional)

Here are the specs for the four bundled fans (straight out of the P193 User’s Manual 🙂

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All four included fans incorporate 3-position (Hi-Med-Low) fan speed control switches.  The switches for the three Tri-Cool exhaust fans in the motherboard tray area are located at the top of the rear panel for easy access.

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The large Big-Boy™ 200mm side intake fan also includes a 3-position slide switch but you have to take the side panel off to get to it.

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The combination of four fans with speed control makes for a very versatile cooling system.  Each user can fine tune the speed of the fans to provide the optimum balance between performance and noise.  I measured the P193 fan noise with all four fans running at three different speeds.  SPL measurements were recorded 3′ away from the rear of the case in a quiet room (28 dBA background).

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With all four fans set on Low speed the P193 was quiet but not silent and still managed to generate good airflow.  Bumping up to Medium speed on all four fans increased the airflow noticeably along with the noise.  There was not a significant change going from Medium to High speed.

The P193 incorporates easy to remove and clean dust filters on the side intake fan, front intake openings, and front drive bay covers – very nice!

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