Having labored through the process of mounting and un-mounting each block a minimum of 3 times, you all get to share the experience through video. We included stock HSF removal along with video of how I mounted the block to the card for the first time. We are rookies in the video realm, so you will see the early videos are a bit rough as we worked out the kinks. Click the thumbnails to launch the YouTube video in a separate window.
If you just sat through them all without falling asleep, bravo. The biggest stand outs to me are the variety of methods or approaches to mounting amongst the blocks, screws around the GPU core, use of the fan hole for mount pressure on the VRM’s, backplate use and the EK revision of the washer and plate around the core. The most difficult was removing the stock cooler thanks to the use of Loctite on the screws. Many have reported completely stripping more than one screw, we did have one that was drilled out (cut from the video since I was cussing like a sailor) after I stripped the head using the wrong size Philips screwdriver. Biggest advice I can give overall, just take it slow and think about each step before you proceed. No sense in rushing only to ruin your brand new card or block.