I recently put together a rig with an ASUS P6T motherboard and a Sunbeam Core Contact cooler. Due to the builds of the board and cooler, I could only fit it one way without bending things or cutting off motherboard heatsink fins.
The cooler is oriented in a way that air is moved from the bottom of the case to the top. The air that moves through the cooler comes from ~1.5" from the top of the video card. This doesn't seem ideal and I my i7 is running quite a few degrees above what I feel it should be at stock. I'm holding off overclocking until I can get the stock heat down more.
I have a Coolermaster 690 case and there is room for a fan to blow upward out of the case. I'm wondering what the best thing to do is. I could buy a fan and see if that helps, mutilate my motherboard so I can point the cooler to blow through and out the back of the case, or buy a different cooler that will mount easier and let me blow air out the back.
The first and last options are preferred, I really don't want to bend (resistors?) and I don't want to or have the tools to cut the heatsink fins. I'm curious if anyone else is using this combo and has come up with a good solution.