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Nzxt-sentry-lx.2539252
5.1 out of 10

Nzxt Sentry LX

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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. It beeps every so often just to let you know it can annoy you at random, and it sure would have been nice at this price for it to have been a touchscreen or at least have USB 3.0 Ports on the front.
  • 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

Looks great but is not reliable

Adam F., 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 operate this way.
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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 shouldn't because I have it set to "Off". It doesn't happen often enough to make me want to RMA but it is still annoying for a fan controller at this price.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice product with some limitations...

J. Berting, Amazon
16 April 2014
  • Summary: I bought this a long time ago and only recently started using it. It is very pretty and very complete, but I don't think it is going to meet my needs. I'm replacing this with a simpler unit. Pros: 1 - It looks like a party on the front of my PC. The animated fans are useful, but they're also a little distracting. 2 - Slows my four fans down very effectively. 3 - It's nice to have a clock and the 5 case temperatures at my fingertips. Cons: 1 - Lots and lots of wires...
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice

Jennifer A., Newegg
3 April 2014
  • Summary: I have to lean off my chair in order to see all the info on it.
  • Pros: Looks awesome, controls the fans.
  • Cons: Very annoying viewing angle.
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Overall 6
6.0

Cool but unnecessary

Richard G., Newegg
18 February 2014
  • Summary: Don't wastes your money on looks over functionality.
  • Pros: Looks cool
  • Cons: Doesn't report the right RPM's, suddenly drops RPM's without your consent and or losses data of doesn't display your fan(s).
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Overall 6
6.0

2 Years with my NZXT SEN-001LX

Scott C., Newegg
1 January 2014
  • Summary: I gave this product 3 eggs because of how beautiful it looks and that it provides me with the core functionality I purchased it for: temperature and fan speed readouts. It is disappointing that NZXT did not provide the same quality of engineering they applied to its visual design.
  • Pros: - Looks beautiful: the finish, layout, and animation behavior of the screen was very well designed - Fan speed readout with bar graph, number of RPMs, and relative animation speed of fan blades on the screen - Five temperature sensors which display numeric temperature in Celcius (default) or Fahrenheit
  • Cons: - Onboard battery to remember settings does not last (mine lasted all of a couple weeks; have not replaced); it will retain settings for a few hours of no power, but not beyond that - Will emit an alarm if any fan falls below 500 RPM; not sure if this is configurable, but that wouldn't matter since it doesn't retain my settings - Clock date/time is not useful when it does not retain settings
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Overall 6
6.0

Not very good for the price

Tuan T., Newegg
28 November 2013
  • Summary: Its cool, fits great in almost every case, easy to control things however its is used as an (automatic temperature controller/monitor) So its not very good at this which can cause your stuff to over heat. Instructs are not very good doesn't give examples of places to put heat sensors Its not very good for the price is looks cool but thats pretty much all your buying.
  • Pros: Easy to control fan speeds. Looks amazing. Displays everything that would make a fan controller good.
  • Cons: Cant control fans bigger then 140mm( Pulls to much current otherwise). Clock, date inaccurate after constant re-adjusting. Temperatures are not very accurate. CONSTANT BEEPING FOR ABSOLUTELY NO REASON!
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Overall 6
6.0

Beep, Beep, Beep

MATT B., Newegg
25 November 2013
  • Summary: I started with 5 fans on this controller in manual mode (I'm no expert but taping a sensor doesn't seem like a mode of measurement reliable enough to determine operating parameters) with the fans running 1000. A week or so ago I was hearing an incessant beeping, and looked at the controller to see the fan speed for Fan #1 fluctuating wildly, and beeping about every 5 seconds when it hit 0.
  • Pros: -Looks Awesome! -Works well for an amount of time! -Up to 5 Fan control! Simple to operate! -Easy installation (For control only)
  • Cons: Eventually something fails fan by fan, and the result is constant beeping that can't be turned off.
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Overall 6
6.0

This thing does it's job, but it has so much potential.

Glenn Burrow, Amazon
2 July 2013
  • Summary: To start, the retail packaging was full of typos and grammatical errors, as was the convoluted manual. It appeared as if a high school student with a general idea of what this product is took a stab at writing the documentation and they ran with it. After that, I expected the craftsmanship to reflect that. But to be honest, it works fine. Far better than the touchscreen variants.
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