Hope it is okay to post here--
First build, first water-cooled build, and first Case Labs case (S3+ped). My second build will be Case Labs case in white. Bigger. Maybe water-cooled, maybe not.
and all done...
Best things about CL cases
+ space, space, and space
+ options, options, and options (also, potentially, a negative, especially if you are new to this)
Best things about OCN
+ smart folks who have done this before and share their knowledge; read slowly and pay attention
+ whatever it is, someone has fixed it, tweaked it, or just plain torn it apart
I'm not going to admit to how many acrylic tubes I burned through, but I will say this: A LOT. They aren't perfectly formed, my PSU is overkill, I haven't overclocked my CPU yet, but I have learned a lot, including patience.
Big thanks to all those who on OCN and especially the CL owners who have shared so much! You probably don't hear thanks often enough.