This is not only the best non-LCD fan controller to date, but I believe the best of any fan controller that I’ve ever reviewed. It’s simple, easy to use, and quick to install. You can use only the cables you need or you can choose to leave them attached.
Summary: The NZXT Sentry Mix is simple and powerful. It does nothing more than manually control fans, but there are not many products in the market able to handle 50 W per channel. If your fans are not so powerful, however, you can look for products with more features and a lower price.
Pros: Simple to use, Unused cables are removable, Controls up to 50 W per channel
Cons: Supports only three-pin fans, Cannot turn off a fan, There is no indication of the fan’s actual state
Excerpt: NZXT‘s newest fan controller eschews touchscreens, blinking lights, and complexity for five sliders – also known as linear potentiometers. Both elegant and simple, the Sentry Mesh fits in without standing out – especially on the many enthusiast cases with steel mesh front panels.
Summary: Conclusion: In conclusion I would definitely recommend the Sentry Mix to any computer enthusiast that has an interest in controlling their fans. The design of the product is simple yet effective.
Pros: 50W per channel, Unique rubber face plate, Multiple LED colors, Simple to install and use
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Pros: 50 Watts per channel, 6 channels, Easy Installation
Cons: Watt rating exceeds Molex Rating., No PWM channel(s), No Temp or RPM monitoring., No Stall detection or Alarms, Faulty Slider on Channel 6, No 4 Pin Molex Adapters to fit majority of case fans., Widely varying output voltages.
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Pros: Aesthetically Pleasing, Mess Design, Controls Up To 5 Fans, Simple To Install, Simple To Operate
Summary: The NZXT Sentry Mesh is about simplicity and functionality. It is no more than a simple fan controller, but it is awesome in this role, with a very intuitive operation. Those of you who like flashy gadgets with lights, colors, and lots of functions, should look for another product.
Pros: Simple and intuitive to use, Great looks (if you like black meshed panels), You can remove unused cables, Controls an awesome 30 W per channel
Cons: Cannot turn off a fan, Supports only fans with three-pin connectors, There is no indication of the fan’s actual state