Are you serious? An hour? All you have to do is stick it into the slot, screw the expansion slot bracket down, plug the power cable(s) in, put the side panel back on, and you're ready to go. That should take no more than 3-5 minutes.
Removing it is just as easy and as fast. Unplug the power cable(s), unscrew the screw, press the PCI-E tab in to release the card, and pull the card out.
I think it's even faster than that. If my computer didn't need to be cleaned (ugh), then I could turn my computer off RIGHT NOW, pull my card out, put it back in, and be back here in under 5 minutes. If you want, I can suffer through the disgusting dust to prove it. Actually, I don't know how I'd prove it without a video, but ...... you get the idea.
Twocables I suffer from a precious illness called OCD. Here is what I did I took my computer to my kitchen as there was no carpet (to avoide static). I then put on my anti static wrist band. I then began to remove the case slowly. I then unscrewed the screws holding my old video card. And then gently pulled out my old card. After that I opened my new card only to find out it was heavier then the old one. After finally struggling to find out the most effective way to place my new card into the slot I then found out that putting in the screws into the video card holder was a pain in the you know what. My fingers could not reach the holes as my case was designed that way. I did not want to accidental drop the screws on top of the motherboard as to avoid any damages. I finally managed to get one screw in but later realized the other screw required the same expertise. Once that was all in there. I had to figure out a way to plug back my chassis fan without pulling or bending the pins ( the fan cable is short) I also had to get another person to hold the case door for me. So as you can see all of this was done precisely otherwise I would feel very guilty and depressed. Now stupid Asus is asking me to repeat the same thing again.