After a 19 year wait, and 15 years since my last build, I figured it was time to put a new build together in anticipation of the release of Mechwarrior 5 (it better be good, PGI, you've had almost 20 years!).
Initially I wasn't really sure which direction to take the build but when my seven year old daughter saw the videos of Corsairs new QL fans, she was adamant that we had to give them a try. That's my excuse and I'm sticking with it...
As everyone else who's built in the O11 says, it's a dream to work with. Far easier than any of my previous builds, case design seems to have come on quite a bit in the last 15 years. Though, even with the amount of cable management space behind the motherboard, I did struggle a little with the sheer amount of fan controller cables, hubs and with the lengths of some of the standard PSU cables (CableMod here I come...).
Stupidly, I assumed the triple packs of QL120 fans would come with an RGB Fan Hub which would've integrated with my Commander Pro. However, they only come with the Lighting Node. Whilst that works, it's not ideal and does mean that I'm currently short of a USB header for the PSU Link. I'll probably pickup a couple of Hubs and maybe even a second Commander Pro when the credit card recovers.