A question I got, thought I'd paste it here so it could answer anyone else who was curious.
Here are the questions
1.) How did you mount the 120mm fans in the front? I couldn't see how you mounted them in the pics you provided.
2.) How are the noise levels in the case?
3.) Did you consider using the side panels as mounting points for the fans? Or would that cause issues based on the design of the Qmicra?
4.) What advice would you give to someone building in a Qmicra for the first time? I'm planning to buy one with the next production run that is done.
It's a great case, you can easily open the case and start fiddling around with your components without getting your screwdriver out, just a couple of thumb screws and you're in.
1.) I mounted the front 120mm fans with double sided automotive tape that easily handles heat and is padded, in order to absorb the vibrations of the fans. Works great, and holds very well.
2.) The noise levels are awesome, I've got all my fans running at 7v, i.e. using transistors to lower their voltage, they run quite but still move plenty of air for my overclocked CPU and and dual GPU's.
3.) I'd rather have a front to back airflow pattern, plus with dual gpu's there might not be enough space for fans on the GPU side of the case. Though on my case the GPU side is totally covered (which I love since it keeps the sound down, I never hear my GPU'S)
4.) It's a super case, totally love it. On the advice side, careful with the PSU selection, don't go for something too big, check the PSU dimensions before you buy, since it could interfere with your top 5.25 bay.
I don't use optical drives, and I've got an external USB one that is never used between my systems, I just download everything. Would be awesome to use this with the case on the top 3 5.25 bays
that way you could have a 120mm fan on the top too (I used a dual 5.25 slot HDD carrier with a 80mm fan on the top)
I didn't go into watercooling, because I just didn't want the hassle of having to flush the loop and constantly checking water levels and adding additives to the water, plus the dreaded cleaning off the gunk that forms.
Enjoy the case, it's awesome