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. This “mixer” style is sure to be attractive for all types of buyers. It’s available for
at my favorite online retailer, which is an appropriate price for a fan controller of this quality.
Summary: During installation, I ran into an issue where my system would try to power on, turn off, then try again ad infinitum, or at least until I flipped the off switch on my power supply. This was not an issue with the Sentry Mix itself, but rather a subtle grounding problem with my case that the Sentry Mix brought to light.
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. For the many more cases with some kind of bay covers, this baybus is even lower profile than the average DVD burner; this is especially relevant given that almost every single similarly simple...
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.
Excerpt: NZXT, a company that is known more for their PC cases, have released their fourth fan controller. This controller is definitely more on the simpler side of things, using hassle-free sliders to control the fan speeds of which are connected. Nothing more, nothing less; simple function, simple results.
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. Installation was very easy, and even someone with limited knowledge when it comes to installing hardware would have no trouble installing the Sentry Mix. This fan controller looks good, works well, and is an all around quality product.
Pros: 50W per channel, Unique rubber face plate, Multiple LED colors, Simple to install and use
Excerpt: Today we look at the Sentry Mesh fan controller from NZXT . I had hoped to look at it a few months ago, but due to an issue with the initial test sample things got delayed. I want to set this out clearly up front as my review may not follow a linear format, some of the info provided will refer to the first unit while other data will apply to its replacement. In an effort to be clear, I will make note of which unit is being referenced as necessary. Now on to our review.
Conclusion: IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. The author's experience with the product may differ significantly from your own.
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.
Summary: The NZXT Sentry Mesh Fan Controller is one of the best looking, functional and affordable fan controllers on the market today. The mesh front along with the sliders for controlling the fans look incredible. Also, this fan controller is cable of 30W per channel.