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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 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 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 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

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 6
6.0

TOO BIG.

Terrianne H., Newegg
8 October 2014
  • Summary: Worth the money. To get a high quality fan controller that could support my delta fans (minimum of 30w per channel), I was going to have to pay $300+. For $25, I can deal with a bent faceplate.
  • Pros: Sleek, no *insert language here* design, and no distracting logos or architecture. (That's a plus in my book) Generous 30w per channel, my delta fans spin to full speed with ease. The LED lights are the perfect brightness/shade. Very large control window, even though you can't turn fans completel...
  • Cons: The "Black" color is not actually "black". It's more of an in-between of glossy black and a grey. It does NOT match my case/other drive bays (which are black). IT DOESN'T FIT PROPERLY. If the face plate of my case (Corsair 300R) is off, it slides in perfectly. However, when I try to put it back o...
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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

Looks great but is not reliable

James K., Newegg
16 August 2014
  • Summary: I really love this looks of this fan controller but i think this guy eats up that watch battery way too fast. Its large enough that it could take AAA, AA, or 9V batteries instead of the tiny watch battery.
  • Pros: Looks awesome. Supports 5 fans. Temp sensors work great.
  • Cons: Resets quite often on its own. Replaced battery 6-7 times. Resets with full battery for no reason. Temp warning goes off even when its disabled and when there is no reason for it to go off, after which it immediately resets. I don't know if i got a lemon but i would imagine it is not supposed to ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Cheap, and for a reason

Michael K., Newegg
12 August 2014
  • Pros: Controls the speed of fans as advertised. doesn't look stupid like other options.
  • Cons: At a certain speed this controller makes my fans buzz. Other people complained about this too so it seems to be common. The fans are fine when they are either at the lowest setting or the highest, anything in between and the fans will buzz. I have af140 fans and i also tried other fans, they buzz...
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Overall 6
6.0

NZXT Sentry. Meh.

Braden A., Newegg
12 June 2014
  • Summary: I'd probably go with one without an alarm next time. I don't need my controller to tell me when the PC is overheating but that's just me. If it works on yours it might actually be a cool feature.
  • Pros: 5x 3pin fan control. Graphic interface. Temp sensors.
  • Cons: For some reason even though I have the temperature alarm set to "off" the thing still beeps sometimes for no apparent reason. You cannot remove the temp sensors from the unit so they are just bundled up behind it and they all read about 28*C. Maybe it beeps when it hits 30*C? Either way it should...
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