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Nzxt Sentry 2
6.4 out of 10

Nzxt Sentry 2

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Overall 6
6.0

Worked

David K., Newegg
27 December 2015
  • Summary: This build was sold on e bay so I hope the new owner likes the fan controller. He's new to gaming computers so he probably never tried to change the settings. Not sure where the disconnect is with NZXT's QC. The cases are great (in my experience), but this device didn't measure up.
  • Pros: Esthetically great looking addon for my NZXT Phantom 410 build. It looked great. I really liked the quality of the thermal sensors and the cable length was just right. First time purchasing a DIY digi fan controller.
  • Cons: 3 eggs due to it never let me change fan spans after I set all fans to 50%. It would power on and power on the fans but I could never configure anything on it after the initial settings. I think I got a bad one from the factory.
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Overall 6
6.0

good product, but not perfect.

Debbie J., Newegg
25 June 2015
  • Summary: great product for taking control of your fans and adding more then your motherboard will support, but its not perfect. Also the thermal sensors are very hard to place, so often readings are a little off. I mean maybe its just me, but where are you supposed to put them?
  • Pros: -bright (but not too bright) LCD display -very responsive to touch commands -reads out in C and F scales -comes with 2 extra thermal probes -can read 5 temps at a time, thought the temps are a little skewed -Molex and 3pin power on each channel -Display can be dimmed
  • Cons: -makes some fans slightly louder -does not run fans below 40% -only type of power input is molex -tape for thermal sensors isn't very sticky and is basically useless.
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Overall 6
6.0

somewhat served its purpose

michael c., Newegg
23 June 2015
  • Pros: does what it say controls fan speed though i think the auto portion does not function very well if I turn the computer on and right away switch to manual the fan will start running at 60, 70 even 90% so that part does not work well and i think they should do a you tube video on temp probe placeme...
  • Cons: long wires, no directions on temp probe (proper placement), and unless you want your fans running high all the time don't use auto one last thing in manual if you run the fans on low (40%) there is this annoying low voltage sound that is the only way i can explain that
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Overall 6
6.0

Definitely does the job

Anonymous, Newegg
25 February 2015
  • Summary: If the company had charged 10 more dollars and put in more effort the product would have been a 5 egg product. But the went cheap and it has definitely some problems. Also a product like this should have a manual and warranty.
  • Pros: Great product for the price It comes with 5 fan headers either molex or 3pin so you can almost plug in all you fans needed. The touch screen works outstandingly well and is really bright. the device makes a bleep noise when you touch a button on the LCD and you can turn that noise off as well. Ju...
  • Cons: Has flaws because of the price The Plug to power the device was very flimsy and almost broke it by squeezing it to hard when plugging it in. This Item has to be screw in and doesn't work on non screw systems. It didn't come with instructions either so I had to learn how to use it online. I cant t...
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Overall 6
6.0

Works, but not without issues.

Anonymous, Newegg
16 January 2015
  • Pros: So, it works. Controls fans and controls them well. Temp reader is accurate, nice design, everything works, but...
  • Cons: The controller makes the fans buzz. You could argue that the controller doesn't do that with all fans, but I didn't buy the thing to get special fans for it. One final thing, is that one cable slipped out of the connector on the controller board! I was able to slip it back into the connector, but...
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Overall 6
6.0

Cheaply made

Andrew P., Newegg
8 October 2014
  • Summary: Don't like the plastic build. It's very very flimsy and small. If it's supposed to fit into a 5.25" bay, at least make the sides the length of a 5.25" bay so it secures in properly. Temp readers will take some experimenting to find the right placement.
  • Pros: - Nice display - Easy manual selection - Fan connectors don't require second connection to power (just 1 connection to the sentry controller) - Decent wire length of connections and readers
  • Cons: - Cheaply made plastic everyone (not metal!) - Fan connectors are male only therefore fans must have a female connection - Difficult to place temp readers without detecting air/fans vs component heat
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Overall 6
6.0

Not suitble for high performance fans

Kayvan B., Newegg
4 June 2014
  • Summary: Overall this thing on sale is definitely worth it, its half decent looking wiht 5 connections. I didnt use the temp probs, intead I use it to monitor temp. in various places. Its really a shame that this thing cant keep up with 7+ watt fans, the noise fans make every 7 seconds its simply too anoying...
  • Pros: - Good price when on sale. - has 5 fans, both with molex and 3 pin and temp sensors. - Personaly Like how it looks, not cheap nor its trying to say its cost alot of money. -Does decent job with medium performing fans. see below. - Good undervoltage settings in 10% increments.
  • Cons: - no 4 pin support, no 3pin to 4 pin or molex to 4 pin. pwm fans will simply not work without you breaking the 3pin connector or purchasing adapters. - it fails to power a phanteks 70 cfm fan at 100%. every 7-10 seconds you hear the fan shut off for 50-100 milliseconds, its actualy very noticble,...
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Overall 6
6.0

Doesn't like Cooler Master fans

skiier57, Amazon
26 February 2014
  • Summary: ****3.5 stars***** CM fans make a ticking noise when used with this controller. I have no idea why. If you have mainly CM fans, you might want to look elsewhere. If not, buy it.
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Overall 6
6.0

Cool display

Bart, memoryexpress.com
6 October 2011
  • Summary: Looks cool and does the job but could have more features. The buzzer can be disabled by touching the power icon in the lower right corner. It beeps twice for disabled and once to enable buzzer. If you disable the buzzer you also disable the alarm for temperature and fan not spinning
  • Pros: - Touch screen , - 10w per channel , - Temperature display , - Auto and Manual modes
  • Cons: - No way to set thresholds for temperatures vs fan speed , - Does not display fan rpm
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Overall 6
6.0

Pretty cool

RTP, memoryexpress.com
13 September 2011
  • Summary: Lots of features for a reasonable price. It loses one star because of the buzzer. Every time you adjust something, an ear-piercing beep is emitted. No way to disable it. I ended up desoldering the buzzer, because it is that loud and painful.
  • Pros: - Touch Screen , - 5 fan channels , - 5 temperature probes , - 10watts per channel , - Temperature control option
  • Cons: - Cannot individually connect/disconnect fan wires or temperature probes , - Super loud beep/buzzer , - Cable management is labour-intensive. , - Questionable voltage control incompatible with some fans.
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