So, I recently did a couple of upgrades to my computer, swapping my ASUS P5B motherboard for an ASUS P5KC, mainly for the DDR3 support, and my old Rosewill LGA775 cooler for a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO. I've been running this setup without a case and it's working pretty well, but when I try to put it in my case, a Cooler Master Storm Scout, there isn't enough vertical clearance for my heatsink to fit. Now, I could take out the top fan of my case to make it fit, but that would greatly reduce my case's cooling capabilities. I may also be able to mount my heatsink horizontally with the fan facing upwards or downwards, but I'm not sure if this is even possible, or how well it would work since hot air tends to rise. You'd think Cooler Master would design its cases to accommodate its own heatsinks...
Drinking: iced tea