Two openings for 120mm cooling fans can be found at the top panel, near the rear side of the case. The openings form a graceful honeycomb mesh and are carefully designed to house a dual watercooling radiator if the user wishes to install one. Unfortunately, because of their location and minimal shielding, these fans are destined to become the primary source of noise.

The rear of the Antec P280 case is black, indicating that the entire chassis has been sprayed with the same paint. One can easily discern that Antec, like many other manufacturers, moved the PSU compartment at the bottom of the case.

Two rubber grommets cover the round holes Antec opened for those wishing to route watercooling hoses to the outside of the case.

A very basic fan controller can be found at the near the top of the P280’s rear side. It can control the speed of all three installed 120mm fans, although users only have two settings they can choose from, high and low speed.