Summary: I can say the first one we ordered we open the box in the bag was a loose part noticed that right off the bat. So closed it back up contacted Amazon easy peasy return, so easy they sent a new one so fast it was like 5 business days. They don't mess around Amazon they definitely wanted to keep us happy. Bad thing is take my computer apart to install it my bad I don't have the right connection for it lol .
Summary: This controller does its job and it looks good doing it at an awesome price. The reason I took off 2 stars is because it has some minor faults. The instructions leave a lot to be desired, installation is pretty easy but it does a poor job explaining the features and certain things I had to look up myself (to turn the beep off you have to press the power button.
Nice LCD touch-screen fan controller, but has a few issues..
1 May 2012
Summary: I purchased NZXT Sentry 2 to use in a NAS box that I built. The control layout is clean (not overly cluttered) and easy to use, it can automatically spin up the fans based upon readings from temperature probes that can be affixed to various locations inside a PC case, and unlike other fan controllers I've purchased, it doesn't have blindly bright annoying LEDs that are on 24/7 that can't be easily switched off.
Summary: I decided to get this as a cheaper alternative to controlling some side panel fans I purchased. I got this over others because of the touch screen style. To that end, it works ok. It isn't the most responsive touch screen, but that's whatever. Now, dealing with multiple fans can be burdensome as you have to keep switching between each fan to adjust settings.
Summary: I bought this fan controller thinking that it was going to be compatible with most case fans. With that being said, all my case fans were three pin configurations. So when it came to installing my fans it ended being a useless tool for my PC rig. I ended up having to buy mole to three pin connectors so i would be able to utilize this device.
Summary: I hooked up 3 fans to this controller and when I trun on my computer, I immediately noticed the fan sounds a little bit louder then before; so I disconnectd all the fans from controler then the fan sounds normal again. For now, I just use this as temperature displayer. The LCD display is very cool.
Summary: I bought this fan controller to help reduce the fan noise coming from my 4 120mm fans. Lowering the RPM of each fan should reduce the total noise. Well, when the fans were connected to the fan controller, they made a loud whining sound. When connected directly to the power supply, they did not make the noise. So technically, yes they lowered the RPM of my fans, but made up for it by whining. Totally defeated the purpose of having the controller.
Summary: Item does not measure Temp as accurate as expected...materials are low grade quality, i would not mind paying a few xtra dollars for top quality materials. there are no step by step installation instruction so good luck with that....overall and ok product i give it 3/5.
NZXT SENTRY 2 Accessories 5.25-Inch Touch Screen Fan
G. Vergis "tech advancement", Amazon
4 October 2009
Summary: My unit arrived with one dead channel (Channel #4 out of 5). I will RMA the unit, but it is a major inconvenience as I have routed all the wires very neatly in the chassis. I expect them to test the unit prior to shipment. The unit gives you 8 possible fan speed states (3 bits). Off, 40%, 50%, 60%, 70%, 80% 90%, 100%. If you don't count the "Off" and "On (100%)" states as meaningful fan speed control, you are left with only six speed adjustments.