Tuesday, July 1st 2008

NZXT Debuts Sentry LX High-Performance Fan Controller

California based NZXT debuted today its first fan controller named Sentry LX. While it looks cool and might actually be cool, Sentry LX is just another new fan controller on the market. All of its features listed below are pretty much the standard these days.
  • Simple Installation – Sentry LX slides easily into any dual 5.25” drive bay
  • Complete Control – 5 Temperature Probes keep tabs on all areas of your system while the 5 Fan controllers adjust the fans’ RPM speed
  • Auto/Manual Modes – Allows users to automatically adjust the fan speeds to correspond to a specific temperature or manually set your system for extreme overclocking capabilities or absolute silence
  • Temperature Alarm – Instant notification if temps rise above a designated point
  • Intuitive Interface and LCD Display – NZXT’s ergonomic interface design allows you to customize your airflow on the fly
  • Sleek Design – Aluminum plated front panel is designed to match any high-end chassis
Retailing for $59.99, Sentry LX will be available in July.

Source: NZXT
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11 Comments on NZXT Debuts Sentry LX High-Performance Fan Controller

#2
oli_ramsay
by: malware
Sentry LX is just another new fan controller on the market. All of its features listed below are pretty much the standard these days.
LOL I like the way they downplay their own piece of new hardware. "Just another" fan controller on the market, and the features are bog "standard" these days.

Looks nice though, wouldn;t mind one for myself, but I bet it will be about £30. I'm actually gonna get this one from ebuyer http://www.ebuyer.com/product/136404 for £7, bargain!
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#3
yogurt_21
take up 2 drive bays yet only controls 5 fans FTL I can get a single drive bay fan controler that will control the same 5 fans. lol
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#4
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
I think the "just another fan controller" was malware's comment, not theirs.

I have to admit it does look pretty slick.
I asssume it comes with some software to control everything?
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#5
Conti027
by: yogurt_21
take up 2 drive bays yet only controls 5 fans FTL I can get a single drive bay fan controler that will control the same 5 fans. lol
but does it look that nice?
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#6
eidairaman1
so when are they going to release the khaos case
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#7
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
At least it dont have all that marketing goodness going on. Lord knows we are tired of seeing and hearing that.

It does look sexy though. Ive never though about getting a fan controller, but this and the other one posted on the front page (today or yesterday with eSata and such) have really piqued my interests.
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#8
AsRock
TPU addict
Looks very nice but takes 2 5.14 bays which i cannot spare due to having 2 120mm and a 80mm fan in the front. Another thing it would be a downgrade from the ZALMAN MFC2 which is in my case.
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#9
Wile E
Power User
If it controlled at least 8 fans, I think I'd actually buy it. But not worth it for only 5 fans.
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#10
MAXLD
by: AsRock
Looks very nice but takes 2 5.14 bays which i cannot spare due to having 2 120mm and a 80mm fan in the front. Another thing it would be a downgrade from the ZALMAN MFC2 which is in my case.
Believe me, it wouldn't be a downgrade. The Sentry LX it's better than the MFC2, in my opinion. ;)

I currently have a MFC2 and I just reviewed a test sample of the Sentry LX here:

Virtual Legion preview: NZXT Sentry LX

(It's in portuguese, but at least you can see the pictures and youtube videos)

The only things that would be a downgrade is the fact that the Zalman has a "Power Consumption" display and the PWM fan support (also the rpm sensing is more accurate).
The Sentry LX detects the maximum speeds of the fans connected and displays a real and safe custom range of RPM for each one. The alarm is more user friendly than the one in the Zalman. The Sentry LX has an AUTO mode that can control the fan speeds (slows them down if the temps are close to your custom maximums and speeds them up if the temps are close or above the temps you choose). It reads temps more precisely too. And the "giant" LCD display is way more easy to read than the Zalman's one. :)
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#11
kadinho
Nice Preview !!! Excelent work :toast:


Great product !
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