Lovely write up. I went the same route, just with the Alpenföhn Blackridge instead, complete with a A12x25 and a chromaxx A9x14. It's a really solid solution and it makes for quite a capable, very compact cooler. I used the regular Noctua L12 before, and I really prefer the Blackridge.
"I found a fabrication problem with our Console(CL520) and Conswole(CL530) products where the hole pattern for the motherboard on some units is 1/2" a hole width to close to the rear of the case. This issue causes motherboards with integrated IO shields to be very difficult, or...
I've had my Conswole for a couple of weeks now, and I've been using it upright, without the baseplate, using the included rubber feet. Granted, mine is not in a position to reall tip over, but it feels quite solid. I've received the baseplate this week, but actually decided against using it.