Summary: I have always been impressed with the ingenuity and elegance behind products, and the Sentry 2 fan control panel does not disappoint. With such a simple design, and an equally simple user interface, the Sentry 2 can add much needed functionality to just about any PC, while also giving it a more...
Pros: » Can add a good deal of functionality to about any PC, » Control up to 5 fans, » Monitor up to 5 temperatures, » Looks great, » Low cost
Cons: » Manual isn't very useful, » Cable management could take some time
Excerpt: Almost a year ago, I reviewed the NZXT Sentry LX , and found it useful, but lacking in a few key areas. This week, I’m taking a look at the NZXT Sentry 2, and it’s obvious that NZXT was listening.
Pros: High Quality Components, Looks Swank, Installs easy, Super intuitive controls, Cuts noise, Conserves electricity, Wide LCD viewing angle, Half the price of the original
Cons: May require some additional cable management, Ships with poor thermistor adhesive
Excerpt: Sometimes using a fan controller can be difficult, and you don’t always get the necessary feedback to operate your fans. That’s why NZXT created the Sentry 2, an intuitive touchscreen fan controller with support for up to 10 fans.
Gamers: This Is How You Control Your Machine's Temperature
27 August 2009
Summary: Hardcore PC gaming can be seriously taxing on even the most advanced custom-made computer rigs . The latest and most impressive video games will require any system to work overtime, and because of this, it is extremely important to keep your computer cool and running safely.
Conclusion: The retail packaging is full color and very clear and understandable. Less is more in this case, no overwhelming technical specifications that most people will not read, just clear and precise descriptions. The Sentry 2 has a colorful touchscreen panel.
Pros: Single bay installation, 10w per channel, Intuitive interface, No pesky backup battery, Touchscreen, 3 wire or 2 wire fans
Cons: Plastic construction, Non existant instructions, Auto Mode is not very useful
Conclusion: Fan controllers have become just as unique as our computers. NZXT has added some of the best attributes of fan controllers into one simple easy to use unit. The Sentry 2 is easy to use, has a bright & large enough of a display to read our temperatures quickly and effortlessly.
Summary: Overall, I’d say the NZXT Sentry 2 is definitely a great fan controller. The touch screen interface is very easy to use and requires very little pressure; and the screen is a definite improvement over the Sentry LX.