I just installed a cpu cooler on my intel i7 chip, on a x58 motherboard, is it facing the wrong way? the fan faces the RAM http://img148.imageshack.us/i/img0026xj.jpg/
You are good.
The cpu cooler fan sends cool air through the cooler to be exhausted by the rear fan.
It would have been equally good to orient the cooler so that the hot air is directed to the big top exit fan.
Not a biggie either way.