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Nzxt Sentry LX
5.5 out of 10

Nzxt Sentry LX

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

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Overall 2
2.0

Not a PWM controller

Jeffrey S., Newegg
26 March 2015
  • Summary: The explosion of 4-pin fans in the marketplace has led to an explosion of 3-pin fan controllers (voltage modulation) advertising 4-pin functionality. This controller is not capable of pulse width modulation.
  • Pros: This "controls" 4-pin fans in that it will control them by varying the voltage on the 12V lead. So, I guess its description is technically accurate, albeit this is also how 3-pin fans are controlled.
  • Cons: This is exactly how 3-pin fans are controlled. If you have 4-pin fans you would like controlled using Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) on the 4th pin, you cannot do that with this controller.
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Overall 8
8.0

Looks nice

Anonymous, Newegg
18 March 2015
  • Pros: Nice looking user interface. Easy to use and install. Comes with temperature nodes to monitor temps throughout your case.
  • Cons: Each fan connector comes with a standard 3 pin fan connector and a 4 pin molex. Makes for a nasty rats nest to try to hide in the back of the case.
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Overall 10
10

Works Great and Looks Great

Wil B., Newegg
17 March 2015
  • Summary: For the light bleed over I just cut a small piece of black cardboard and slid it between the light and slider. Now it looks perfect. I guess it would have been nice if this would have been done from the factory, but it is an inexpensive unit.
  • Pros: I put a new build together and have 4 - 140mm fans and 1 - 120mm exhaust fan. Because my case is very well ventilated, I run each separately at ~40%, the lowest setting. The PC is so quiet, it is hard to hear it running. If I need more air, I can just crank them up to 100%. The fit was a little s...
  • Cons: There was a small amount of led bleed over from the power light to the #5 slider. See other thoughts.
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Overall 10
10

Perfect for case cooling!

Jonathan D., Newegg
15 March 2015
  • Pros: I have 3 of them on my case for 22 fans (Rosewill Blackhawk Ultra case) and work as advertised. Two of them have 3 Silverstone CPF01 PWM Fan Splitter Cable on each for 3 additional fans on each controllers and I don't have any problem yet. Nice leds, 4 connector pins, fair price and nothing other...
  • Cons: None
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice unit bogus power connectors.

Steve T., Newegg
14 March 2015
  • Summary: I would have gladly given a 5 star review if NZXT atleast put some decent molex 4 pin connectors in the unit. If it were possible I would give a 3 1/2 egg review but 4 is just too nice for such careless workmanship.
  • Pros: -Very nice unit, sleek design. -Can change 5 different colors. -Powers six fans. -Works fine.
  • Cons: -Totally bogus 4 pin Molex power connectors, extremely cheap. (There are 2) -One power pin (the ground pin) slipped completely out so I had to shove it back in, seems to work... But still upsetting for a nice unit to have such terribly cheap and awful connectors.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty cool

Great C., Newegg
14 March 2015
  • Pros: Looks cool. Easy to use. Got it cheap. Works great. Recommended
  • Cons: Some of the temp sensors have fallen off where I stuck them
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Overall 10
10

Works great

Michael M., Newegg
13 March 2015
  • Pros: Works great -- was fun hooking everything up together. Has a really annoying beep, but it can be turned off.
  • Cons: Controls are a little bit hard to get the hang of, but when you do, they make sense.
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Overall 10
10

Works Great!

Boyd G., Newegg
5 March 2015
  • Pros: * Easy to plug in * easy to hook up * the fans never turn off, they just go very slow
  • Cons: * the fans never turn off, they just go very slow
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Overall 8
8.0

Simple and cheap. More tech-savvy people may want something with more capabilities.

Kyle B., Newegg
5 March 2015
  • Summary: This is my first fan controller. I did not see the need for any fancy displays nor fan speed monitoring. The product matches my Fractal Design 1000 case beautifully and serves its purpose very well. I'd recommend it to anybody that just needs a simple, affordable, and effective fan controller.
  • Pros: Dead-easy installation. Cable Management is great, you can just stuff all of the wires within the tray. Comes with two tabs that you can tie the wires onto, or simply wrap them under. Very simple, practical, and good-looking design to fit black cases. Five fan connectors. Even if your case has a ...
  • Cons: No fan monitoring. The lowest speed you may put fans at is 40%. Can't turn them off (I personally don't have any reason to turn them off in the first place, but some people would want this capability) Switches are free-slide and not notched. Not a big deal, but I'd appreciate some tactile feedbac...
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Overall 10
10

Just What I Needed

Anthony A., Newegg
4 March 2015
  • Summary: I like this little bit of tech and would recommend for any case that does not have in-built fan controllers.
  • Pros: Low power consumption and does exactly what it should. Feels well made and has a nice weight to it. Can manually and quickly adjust through multiple colour settings, which was mildly important for my setup.
  • Cons: Not a true con, but the form factor did not play well in my case. Nothing a little know-how could not fix, but it is a tight fit indeed.
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