Thursday, May 12th 2011

NZXT Debuts Sentry Mesh Fan Controller

NZXT, a company built on realizing the dreams of gamers worldwide, is proud to announce Sentry Mesh, the latest in NZXT’s award-winning lineup of high-performance fan controllers. The newest Sentry’s black, mesh façade stealthily blends into the case’s exterior and empowers enthusiasts to maximize and customize airflow with five 30W easy-to-use fan control sliders.

“Sentry Mesh is a perfect minimalist solution for gamers who want to customize their airflow, but don’t need a ton of extra features” said Johnny Hou, Founder and Chief Designer at NZXT. The Sentry Mesh is available for $24.99. For more information visit the product page.
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37 Comments on NZXT Debuts Sentry Mesh Fan Controller

#1
Meizuman
by: Thrackan
Looks good, but they should have painted the sliders' insides black too.
Or put some black foam dust shields like on some old stereo systems.
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#2
mlee49
Not bad, but brushed aluminum looks better :)
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#3
erixx
by: (FIH) The Don
a fan controller is always better

also it depends on how many headers you have on your mb

for example, i would never use a Delta straight on a MB, i'd be afraid to fry my board lol
"hardcore" mobos have plenty of fan headers, what world do you live in?
Manual fan speed better? For sure you like to control your fans while you are gaming or typing! lol
I have had some fan control kits, and it is a waste of time, money and destroys cable manengement inside the case!!
(no harm intented, but of the opposite e-pinion! :)
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#4
NdMk2o1o
by: erixx
"hardcore" mobos have plenty of fan headers, what world do you live in?
"hardcore" define that please? most have 2-4 max and one of those is for the CPU fan

by: erixx
Manual fan speed better? For sure you like to control your fans while you are gaming or typing! lol
Yes, if I plan to stress my system during a heavy gaming session or encoding etc then I don't mind ramping the fans up, same is said for when I want to watch a movie and don't want to hear the fans I turn them down, letting the bios control them doesn't give you the same level of flexability

by: erixx
I have had some fan control kits, and it is a waste of time, money and destroys cable manengement inside the case!!
Wate of your time and your money, doesn't mean everyone has the same opinion nor does it mean yours is right.

And as far as cable management goes, if you take enough time and planning you can have a fan controller in a case and still have good cable management
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#6
AsRock
TPU addict
by: NdMk2o1o
"hardcore" define that please? most have 2-4 max and one of those is for the CPU fan
I have 7 on mine but then it was a $250 mobo when i got it. And to be honest i have not really noticed many on the newer mobo's but not been looking to hard for them though.
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#7
erixx
ndmk2010, thanks for pointing at the obvious. Did you expect me to express anything else then MY opinion? lol
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#8
TIGR
erixx, there are some fans that simply can't be safely run off the motherboard headers. Doing so would be risking overloading the motherboard's power circuitry. Although I am curious as to what fans newtekie1 is using that consume more than 30w. :twitch:

I like the look, the simplicity, the power rating, and especially the price point. Here's hoping they perform as advertised and are reliable longterm.
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#9
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: TIGR
Although I am curious as to what fans newtekie1 is using that consume more than 30w.
Delta PFB1212UHE-F00:D

Haven't found a decent fan controller yet that could handle it.
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#10
pr0n Inspector
I remember the sliding pots on my boombox, they malfunction all the time.
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#11
Zubasa
Looks nice.
Sadly NZXT isn't known for its build quality.
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#12
AsRock
TPU addict
by: pr0n Inspector
I remember the sliding pots on my boombox, they malfunction all the time.
Yup, they need cleaning often even more so in a PC.
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