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by pcdlab
Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: PCDesignLab Qmicra v2 SFF System (Made In USA)
Replies: 15
Views: 6133

We did have a spring-saddle rubber spacer mounted HDD bracket on the first model but that was actually reviewed as being "too flimsy" here. (We felt that this assessment was totally incorrect.) The saddle was split up and hard mounted in Qv2 to account for the radiator bracket but then I increased t...
by pcdlab
Sun Dec 23, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: PCDesignLab Qmicra v2 SFF System (Made In USA)
Replies: 15
Views: 6133

Well this is the SPCR forums so your desire for an uber-quiet PC is obviously understandable. :D I will say that 3x120mm fans is really overkill with Qv2 due to the airflow design and most high-end systems will cool extremely well with just one or two fans... which helps with the noise. But ultimate...
by pcdlab
Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: PCDesignLab Qmicra v2 SFF System (Made In USA)
Replies: 15
Views: 6133

It's not easy to design a case that is perfect for everybody. From the looks department.....very nice looking, from every angle, with a unique look to it that obviously lends itself to many custom designs. After that.....the assembly looks to be a bear. I guess the extra PSU wires are stuffed into ...
by pcdlab
Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:49 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: QMicra from PC Design Lab: SFF Super-sized
Replies: 33
Views: 24702

There would be no point to adding more holes to the front as the current pattern already extends beyond the inner fan intake area. I believe Tibors meant to add a bottom intake to the case's floor, between the motherboard and the front panel. Looking at the pictures, I think this area could serve a...
by pcdlab
Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:36 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: QMicra from PC Design Lab: SFF Super-sized
Replies: 33
Views: 24702

As the review shows, the air intake is the most important weak point in this case. There seems to be some free bottom space between the front edge of the mobo and the front of the case. How about adding some holes there? There would be no point to adding more holes to the front as the current patte...
by pcdlab
Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:23 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: QMicra from PC Design Lab: SFF Super-sized
Replies: 33
Views: 24702

You see, that is a very high quality switch. If you've never attempted to find a decent SPST switch, let me tell you, it's not easy in low quantity. The power switch is a Bulgin stainless steel LED ring illuminated anti-vandal pushbutton switch which is actually designed to withstand extreme weathe...
by pcdlab
Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:53 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: QMicra from PC Design Lab: SFF Super-sized
Replies: 33
Views: 24702

I think a little damping material where the bracket makes contact with the tray would go a long way. Yes, that's a very good idea. I trust your expertise in dampening so can you suggest a material/product to use there? Once I have a solution, I will post the mod in our forums and include it standar...
by pcdlab
Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: QMicra from PC Design Lab: SFF Super-sized
Replies: 33
Views: 24702

Thanks for your review!

First and foremost, I want to thank Mike Chin of Silent PC Review for taking time out his busy schedule to review our Qmicra case! His opinions are highly valued and his work was integral in designing Qmicra. (For example, I adopted his suggestion of using a 2-in/2-out low RPM 80mm fan configuration...