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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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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 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 2
2.0

The looks are about it!

Bryan B., Amazon
24 June 2014
  • Summary: After using it for a few weeks I noticed it won't keep my two 80mm 2k RPM fans above 1700 RPMs. When you press the fan select on those fans the highest it will show while blinking is 1600 rpm. And now for one of those it just went down to 1400rpm.
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Overall 2
2.0

It died

Robert, Amazon
17 February 2014
  • Summary: 2 months after I installed it in the newly built computer it died and bout took out my computer. I was lucky we were home. We started hearing a popping sound and then the screen went out. I pulled power on computer and pulled apart expecting to see the worst.
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Overall 2
2.0

Garbage - DO NOT BUY

Mark W., Newegg
1 December 2013
  • Summary: I could deal with several beeps on boot, but a fan controller that FREAKS out and irritates the user when everything is cold is ridiculous. Now I am stuck with a very pretty looking piece of garbage in my closet since the problem did not reveal itself until the colder season.
  • Pros: In a hotter climate, or with a less efficient cooling setup, this fan controller IS pretty, which is why I bought it.
  • Cons: In the summer when I bought it, the fan controller would beep six or seven times on boot. I have since discovered that this is because at temperatures under 17 or 18 C, the fans are shut off. The beep is the warning that a fan has stopped operating, Turning the temp alarm off does not help. Manua...
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Overall 2
2.0

Completely Useless Controller with completely useless costumer support to match

Harrison T., Newegg
17 August 2013
  • Summary: This has been by far my most regrettable purchase from newegg and I hope any readers steer clear of this particular $50 mistake.
  • Pros: Well, the screen turns on, and it can properly display the time and date. That's about it.
  • Cons: Whether it is set in automatic or manual mode this "controller" does not control any of my 3 pin fans for my machine. The temperature sensors are functioning properly but the fan controller simply allows the the heat to build and build without spinning a single fan (this is in automatic mode). I ...
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