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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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Reviews and Problems with Nzxt Sentry LX

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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 2
2.0

Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller

Roger P., Newegg
28 February 2015
  • Summary: The initial shipping cost from Newegg was free. The first RMA shipping cost was about $10, plus time & travel. Another RMA return of this unit would mean I would spend more than $55 for a $35 controller that might or might not work.
  • Pros: Works well -> when it is working.
  • Cons: First controller started acting-up after a month or so, but not all the time. It would take all six fans to max RPM, and the LED's on the controller face would pulsate. This would last for a few minutes to an hour - unless I rebooted, which usually "fixed" the problem. After many months of this o...
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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

Do not buy

Justin I., Newegg
19 January 2015
  • Summary: I contacted support about the one that caught on fire... they didn't really seem surprised, or particularly apologetic that they could have destroyed my computer and possibly my home. They offered to replace it, or refund credit... but I mean comon? after one caught on fire...
  • Pros: Looks nice, pretty easy to use and install. Does what its intended to do.
  • Cons: I bought two of these about 18 months ago, and now both are broken. The first caught fire about 6 months after I bought them. I was lucky I was home, otherwise it would have destroyed my fiance's PC... and also possibly my apartment. Despite that I continued to use the 2nd one until recently, abo...
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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

Piece of garbage: Noisy pulsating fans

Anonymous, Newegg
29 November 2014
  • Summary: Really tried very hard to keep this Fan controller in my tower because of the eexcellent looks and functionality and because of the great price I got it for (15 bucks on aybay) mounted it and unmounted it 3 times, and every time I got fed up with fan rattling even at their lowest speeds.
  • Pros: -Looks -Controls -price -installation
  • Cons: - This controller makes fans run much noisier even for the lower speeds, with fans with leds you could easily see fan revolutions changings with pulsations of leds and fan rotation: that is not as much annoying as the noise level for the lowest speeds, compared against a regular knob like fan con...
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Overall 2
2.0

DOA

Anonymous, Newegg
27 September 2014
  • Pros: Stylish looks and up to 5 fans.
  • Cons: Sadly it came DOA and I'll have to RMA it.
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