The performance of the NV Silencer 5 was good, according to our tests. 5°C difference at idle and 1°C under full load is not bad. The most important thing however is the decrease in noise levels where the NV Silencer 5 is not noticeable while working or gaming with your PC.
The installation procedure of the NV Silencer 5 was not too difficult. We could say that uninstalling the stock cooler was more difficult, requiring a lot of care and patience in order not to damage our expensive graphics card.
One disturbing point we would like to focus on is that we had to remove a heatsink that was cooling a series of components on the graphics card in order to install the new cooler. These components were no longer being cooled by the NV Silencer 5 however and this is something Artic-Cooling should look into.
The price of the NV Silencer 5, according to the manufacturer, is around to US$33 or 28€. Going by our tests and the knowledge that the NV Silencer 5 is covered by a six year warranty, as are most products from Arctic-Cooling, we believe that the price is quite low making this a recommended solution.
- Very low noise
- Good thermal dissipation
- Low price
- Some components left without cooling
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