NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller Review

[ad#review1055-top]NZXT isn’t quite known for their fan controllers, but you may have come across their original Sentry fan controller. NZXT has now released an updated, full color, touch screen Sentry 2 to blow its predecessor out of the water. The NZXT Sentry 2 supports up to five fans and five temperature readouts in only a single 5.25″ drive bay. Some fan controllers support only 3 pin or only 4 pin connectors, but the Sentry 2 supports both! Read on further to see what else it has in store.


– Touch screen interface
– Five fan control through an intuitive interface
– Ultra fast selection and response time
– Display temperatures in both F and C
– Light switch turns off the meter when sleeping
– Automatic and manual modes of control
– Full compatibility with all types of fans using voltage control
– With a minimum of at least 10 Watts per channel, the Sentry 2 will support almost all high end fans
– Tuned accuracy with only a tolerance of one degree
– Sound alarm to alert when the temperature is over
– Stored settings, the Sentry keeps your settings even after power off


The NZXT Sentry 2 comes packaged in a very small black box. The front of the box shows an image of the Sentry 2 powered on along with basic features of the controller. The back of the package goes into more detail about the features of the device.

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Lifting open the lid of the box reveals the Sentry 2, protected by a red plastic bag and two pieces of soft foam on either end of the controller. Also included inside the box are some extra parts and the User’s Manual.

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