Arctic Cooling was nice enough to send us a sample of their NV Silencer 5. The package came in from their office in Hong Kong. I couldn't wait to dig in!
When I opened the envelope, here it was. Secured by bubble wrap that was further reinforced by cardboard. Great packing.
So when I removed all of these, I saw the retail package. There's the NV Silencer 5!
It looks a lot like the VGA Silencer. The only difference that I can see is they used a copper base in the NV Silencer 5.
The plastic packaging was used to ensure that the NV Silencer survives nearly all kinds of torture while still allowing the consumer to fully see the product. They also provide six years of warranty. How nice!