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Nzxt Sentry LX
5.1 out of 10

Nzxt Sentry LX

Simple Installation. Sentry LX slides easily into any dual 5.25- Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Nzxt Sentry LX

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Overall 2
2.0

Pretty, but useless...

David J., Newegg
2 April 2015
  • Summary: NZXT, in their replies to other similar reviews, has made the excuse that this was one of their first fan controllers, as if that makes it ok that this product was completely useless. An essential part of any company is the quality control department.
  • Pros: Looks nice. Always impressed people who saw my rig.
  • Cons: This fan controller is completely useless. I initially purchased it a few years ago because I wanted a fan controller that could automatically adjust speeds for real-time temps. After installing the controller, it was immediately apparent that I wouldn't be able to use the automatic setting becau...
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Overall 6
6.0

Ehhh its ok.

Noah A., Newegg
4 March 2015
  • Summary: I've had this running in a server for almost 5 years sitting in a closet. It has preformed it job well. I would give it a better rating if the cables were longer and that it wouldn't beep so much! But I just wanted a display that I could check the temps without having to log into the server.
  • Pros: Adds cool factor to case (no puns). Gives you an "at a glance" option for monitoring you temps. Controls fan speed.
  • Cons: Not well made. Locks up every so often. Randomly starts beeping every 6-10 hours then stops, even though nothing is wrong. Wires are too short to be able to get them where they need to be while keeping them tucked away.
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Overall 4
4.0

This isn't a problem for me since the temp data is useless and I have other ways to tell the time

pvs6, Amazon
26 January 2015
  • Summary: It controls the fans well on manual. The temp sensors don't functions correctly (see the other numerous reviews stating this problem) they never read greater than 81 f. I use "real temp" software to monitor my temps so for me this was not a purchase I'm total unhappy with.
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Overall 2
2.0

Dangerous to buy - part 2

ROBERT R., Newegg
22 January 2015
  • Summary: These units were not designed to allow your fans to operate with the unit off. When the unit's off, all your fans will shut down too, making it a very dangerous product to own. Buyer beware, purchase at your own risk.
  • Pros: Looks great when it works
  • Cons: This unit has temporarily died multiple times now. (Shut itself off.) Power cycling the PC seemed to bring it back in line. However, when the unit would shut itself off, ALL THE FANS CONNECTED TO IT WOULD BE OFF TOO. This is a dangerous condition that could damage your PC, possibly even cause a f...
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Overall 2
2.0

NZXT FAN CONTROLLER SUCKS

Curtis L., Newegg
16 January 2015
  • Summary: if YOU ARE GETTING IT BECAUSE IT LOOKS COOL........AVOID BUYING IT, BECAUSE THAT'S ALL IT IS......"COLORFUL:"......IT DOES NOT WORK WITHOUT CONSTANT RESETS.
  • Pros: BEAUTIFUL COSMETIC VIEW, IF IT DOES WHAT IS SAYS IT DOES........THAT WOULD BE GREAT TOO.
  • Cons: WATCH OUT FOLKS.......SHORT AND SWEET, THE CLOCK NEVER KEEPS TIME.......IT IS NOT "AUTOMATIC".....YOU HAVE TO ADJUST, AND RESET ALL THE TIME. HEY, THIS IS A COLORFUL AND FUN UNIT, BUT NOT PROFESSIONALLY BUILT. YOU MUST CONSTANTLY "RESET" THIS UNIT OVER AND OVER AGAIN....THE CLOCK PROBLEM IS BECAU...
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Overall 2
2.0

Gold-plated garbage

David B., Newegg
10 January 2015
  • Summary: I can't believe they still make this! I can't believe they get away with selling it at that price! I can't believe people still buy it! I got this device in August 2008, and nearly 6.5 years later, people are still reporting the exact same problems with it that I had.
  • Pros: - It looks good - the temperature probes seem to work - Works great as a timer, telling you how long your computer has been powered on (with no Resets), if you do the math, subtracting its base setting of Jan 1, 12:00 PM from its current date/time (yes, I'm being sarcastic)
  • Cons: - Unreliable - I gave up on it after about 2 years, and had my motherboard control all my fans instead; this thing IS dangerous, as other reviewers have said, as it will suddenly stop working on you, not powering your fans - Battery life - this thing is a vampire on the memory-back-up watch batte...
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Overall 2
2.0

DANGEROUS - Do NOT buy this!

ROBERT R., Newegg
4 January 2015
  • Summary: FAIR WARNING - DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!!! This product is deeply flawed, and is in fact DANGEROUS if you have ANY interest in not frying everything in your PC. (See the shut off problem as cited in the "Cons") The unit I have isn't defective per se, it's just a flawed design.
  • Pros: To be fair, this NZXT product looks awesome in my case. ...but that's about it. If you want a product that looks impressive, even if it's potentially hazardous to your rig, then look no further, this unit is for you.
  • Cons: 1. The display on the unit occasionally gets wonky - led segments randomly on or off. Hitting the Reset button "fixes" it. I see this happen once every few weeks. 2. The fan controller in "manual" mode is completely automatic, offering NO actual control. You can engage the per fan mode, and mess ...
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Overall 2
2.0

One bad decision ruined a good design

Redwood George, Amazon
28 December 2014
  • Summary: I just finished putting together a new system based around a core of NZXT products (case, cooler, fan control, etc) because the components had impressive features, the reviews were good and, coming from the same company, I expected the pieces to work well together.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice look but only useful as a monitor

Christopher D., Newegg
27 December 2014
  • Summary: Aesthetically speaking, this adds that "cool" factor to my computer which I wanted, but whoever programmed the hardware for this thing drank too much tampered eggnog. It never holds the time and after the first week of changing batteries I gave up on programming it each time.
  • Pros: * Adds an Upscale Look to the Computer * Functions great as a fan-speed monitor only
  • Cons: * Beeps when a fan goes too low which it's set not to do! * Useless time function - replacing batteries doesn't help! * Hardware controlled, no software to "use" it. * No USB controller, would have been nice!
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Overall 8
8.0

NZXT Fan Controller

Evan B., Newegg
6 December 2014
  • Pros: Seems pretty sweet, full fan control and it looks amazing. I like the date and time on it too is nice except when you just realized you been playing a game for way to long ha.
  • Cons: None so far little expensive
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