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Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5 - Page 2 of 5

CONTENTS
The packaging should provide adequate protection, especially considering that it will be shipped in a well-packed box from most online retailers. Inside you will find:

  • the NV 5 Silencer
     
  • instruction sheet (nothing specific for a 6800 Ultra though)
     
  • two backplates (one for the exhaust and the other required for the necessary removal of the stock 6800 Ultra backplate)
     
  • thermal compound
     
  • four mounting screws
     
  • four mounting rubber grommets
     
  • case badge sticker
Contents

Here are some shots from various angles. It really is a cool looking piece of equipment.

Front

Back

Side

Exhaust

The bottom of the unit is obviously copper and not lapped by any means. It has a smooth, but textured finish. The aluminum heat sink assembly is a separate piece which is soldered onto the copper base. One can debate the heat dissipation and heat transfer qualities of both copper and aluminum. I didn't really have a problem with this approach instead of a solid copper block as it likely kept the price down.

Soldered Memory Pads

The memory pads are both good and bad. There can be variances in the height of memory modules and the GPU on video cards. These variances can present themselves in a variety of ways. At the same time, however, it must equally be assumed that this copper base could have variances as well. There's really no single answer/approach to these possibilities. It's better to have too much material to start with than not enough.

INSTALLATION
The disassembly of the stock cooler will be straightforward for most of you. For those that are new to this sort of thing though, I've included a quick nine step image gallery to walk you through disassembly of the stock cooler. You can click on the image to see a larger version (~1,000KB 1500x1200).

Nine Step Disassembly

Next Page: Installation Continued

 


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