I feel stupid to ask this but it would not hurt to ask.
There is another issue that I am facing. I have been figuring out which direction to install the Sunbeam 1366 socket retention bracket into my motherboard and Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler on EVGA x58 3X SLI motherboard.
I am a bit puzzled about the direction for installing the fan because if I fasten the fan by an EVGA metal right next to the 8-PIN CPU Power Connector as it is in the way. Here is an image of it to get an idea:
How can you put a fasten by the EVGA metal? At this point, I put my bracket similar to this but a different motherboard. Here is an image of it:
I would love to see a snapshot of your EVGA x58 3x SLI motherboard so it will help me to understand how to install it properly as I have seen others are using same motherboard and fan heatsink.