So, I plan on buying a couple new graphics cards this year, and was hoping to watercool them using the Kraken G10 Adapter and couple cpu water coolers.
At this point I have:
A) Decided what cards I will likely buy
B) have decided to watercool them, because awesome, that's why
C) what case this will be going in.
That being said, I've come to a realization, the tubes in units like the H90 and Kraken X40 (I'm going with a couple 140mm rads) are designed to go a short distance, usually from the cpu socket to the back/top of the case, and what I was hoping to do was mount them with the two 140mm fans in the front of an Obsidian 750D, and use the included fans (from the cooler) to do push/pull. I'm curious if they will reach properly, and I'm hoping that either Wendell or a knowledgeable Tek fan can help me make sure this will work. I don't have the case yet, nor do I have my cards, or the coolers, or the Krakens, but I've made decisions every step of the way in preparation for this, so things may change if it won't work.
From my cursory research, the H90 has a tube length of about 12", and the X40 has a tube length of about 15". Both are trusted brands (imho) but I'd rather go with corsair because I've dealt with their warranty folks and know they take care of customers, it's also about $20 cheaper right now (adding up to $40 for two units, for you math illiterate). The Corsair Obsidian 750D has a total length of about 21", but obviously the actual gpu core isn't squished up against the back of the case, and the fan mounts aren't all the way at the front either (recessed a bit, and the cooler would be even more inset).
So it comes down to this, can anyone with a 750D report on the length they have from their GPU core to the fan mounts in front, and anyone with a 140mm Closed loop cooler chime in with the lengths of their tubes, and if I'm lucky enough that someone reading this has a similar setup, let me know what worked for you!
Thanks guys, I'm hoping I've come to the right community regarding this, you guys all seem to be tek savvy (get it?) and I know Wendell and Logan work to foster a nice community.