Ok, here is that big update. I finally got around to putting the videocard blocks on the titans, and fully assembling the back plates. There are a ton of pictures, and as always, I show every single step... ;-)
Assembly Pic 141: Removing Stock TITAN Heatsink and Fan - Pic 1
Assembly Pic 142: Removing Stock TITAN Heatsink and Fan - Pic 2
Assembly Pic 143: Removing Stock TITAN Heatsink and Fan - Pic 3
There are 2 fan cables. The larger 4 pin cable is easier to remove in this position than the 2 pin. Also, do not forget to remove the 2 screws on the back side of the board where the DVI connectors are! The card will NOT remove without those out.
Assembly Pic 144: Removing Stock TITAN Heat Sink and Fan - Pic 4
Assembly Pic 145: TITAN GPU Cleaned
Assembly Pic 146: TITAN GPU Cleaned Close Up
I use 91% isopropyl alcohol and q-tips to gently clean the old TIM away. I try to get the large chunks of debris off with the q-tip before I use an air can to blow away the excess alcohol that is there after cleaning. You really can't use too much alcohol.
Assembly Pic 147: Old Stock TITAN Heat Sinks and Fans
Assembly Pic 148: All 4 TITAN Cards with Heat Sinks Removed and Cleaned
Assembly Pic 149: All 4 TITAN Cards with Heat Sinks Removed and Cleaned Close Up - Pic 1
Assembly Pic 150: All 4 TITAN Cards with Heat Sinks Removed and Cleaned Close Up - Pic 2
Assembly Pic 151: EK-FC Titan SE Unboxing
Assembly Pic 152: EK-FC Titan SE Installation - Pic 1
Assembly Pic 153: Cutting FujiPoly to Correct Sizes - Pic 1
Assembly Pic 154: Cutting FujiPoly to Correct Sizes - Pic 2
Assembly Pic 155: Cutting FujiPoly to Correct Sizes - Pic 3
Assembly Pic 156: R33 Thermal Pad Placement
Assembly Pic 157: U8/U9/U10 and U11/U12/U13 Thermal Pad Placement
Assembly Pic 158: R22 Thermal Pad Placement
Assembly Pic 159: M1/M2/M3/M4/M5/M6/M7/M8/M9/M10/M11/M12 Thermal Pad Placement
Assembly Pic 160: All Thermal Pads Placed
Here are the sizes of Thermal Pads used: (all were 0.5mm thick FujiPoly)
- R33 - 0.625" x 0.025" (5/8" x 1/2") - QTY: 1/card
- R22 - 1.3125" x 0.4375" (7/16" x 1-5/16") - QTY: 2/card
- U8-U13 - 1.125" x 0.25" (1-1/8" x 1/4") - QTY: 2/card
- M1-M12 - 0.5625" x 0.5" (9/16" x 1/2") - QTY: 24/card (12 top, 12 bottom)
Oh but wait, after placing them all I actually read the directions that came with the box and realized EK recommended a dot of TIM in between the component and the thermal pad to maximize its performance. Alright, time to back track...
Assembly Pic 161: Applying PK-3 TIM Underneath Each FujiPoly Pad on M1-M12
Assembly Pic 162: Applying PK-3 TIM to Main GPU Chip
EK recommended a star pattern like this, which is identical to how I did the chipset on the motherboard block.
Assembly Pic 163: EK-FC Titan SE Installation - Pic 2
Assembly Pic 164: EK-FC Titan SE Installation - Pic 3
Assembly Pic 165: EK-FC Titan SE Installation - Pic 4
I fastened the 2 outer most screws to secure the block enough to maneuver and re-position as I needed.
Assembly Pic 166: Removing Stock EVGA Serial Number Sticker
The serial number is permanently installed on each card. There really is no reason to keep these stickers unless you want to re-apply them somewhere else. I may reuse them somewhere else on the case, but most likely not.
Assembly Pic 167: EK-FC Titan SE Installation - Pic 5
Note I left 4 screw holes with no screws in them. This is so the back plate can be attached properly to cool the chips on the back.
Assembly Pic 168: Applying PK-3 TIM Underneath Each FujiPoly Pad on Back Side M501-M512
Assembly Pic 169: M501/M502/M503/M504/M505/M506/M507/M508/M509/M510/M511/M512 Thermal Pad Placement
Assembly Pic 170: Installing Red Back Plate
Assembly Pic 171: Red Back Plate Installed
Assembly Pic 172: Installing White Back Plate
Assembly Pic 173: All 4 TITAN Videocards with Waterblocks and Back Plates
Assembly Pic 174: White Back Plate Installed Close Up
Assembly Pic 175: Red Back Plate Installed Close Up
Assembly Pic 176: EK-FC Titan SE Installed Close Up
And the videocards now have waterblocks :-) I should get them onto the motherboard later this week. I have a few things I need to do to it still first before permanently fixing it to the motherboard tray.
Anyways, enjoy all of the pictures and the update :-DEdited by Hyperlite - 11/19/13 at 3:20pm