No I did not try that. I pretty much mounted the cooler exactly as it's specified in the manual. The tubes are pretty short but they are VERY sturdy. I believe you can order longer tubes from Corsair or aftermarket though.
Hey all, I updated the parts list to reflect the actual prices I paid. Didn't mean to make it seem like I got this rig for less than 1k!
haha I need to fix the totals. For some reason it carried over the $0 for the items I marked as purchased.
If you mean why are they $0 it's because I marked them all as purchased to keep track of them. I built this rig over 3 months.