NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller Review


From NZXT:

“Introducing the Sentry 2, a full system fan controller with an advanced touch screen interface. Sentry 2 easily installs in a 5.25: bay and is compatible with any fan that uses voltage control. The innovative touch screen features ultra fast selection and response time and displays all pertinent info including temperature readout in both Celsius and Fahrenheit. Sentry 2 allows users to control up to 5 fans with the option for manually tuning individual fan speeds or letting the automatic controls take over to correspond to a specific temperature. The controller’s advanced functionality sounds an alarm to alert the user should the temperature exceed a preset amount and stores saved settings even after it is turned off. Designed to maximize efficiency, the Sentry 2 supports 10W per channel and creates less heat than traditional temperature displays.”

The Sentry 2 features a plain black design to fit almost any case. Rounded edges falling into the panel give the Sentry 2 a sleek design. The edges surrounding the screen are plain except for a small NZXT indentation at the top of the panel.

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There are plenty of cables sticking out the backside of the panel. There are two sets of cables exiting the back panel: the temperature sensor cables, multicolored, and the fan controller cables, black. All of the temperature sensor and controller cables are formed together, making two giant cables. Each cable can be removed from the set of five cables or be left alone to form one massive cable; it’s easier to pull only the amount of cable you need.

Included with the controller cables is the power cable for the panel. This is easy to distinguish from the rest of the cables because it doesn’t have a FAN label on it, but rather a POWER sticker the molex. Not only are there labels for each of the fan controller cables there are also TEMP labels for each of the five temperature sensor cables. The temperature sensors are also protected by plastic tubing.

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The side of the panel is pretty simple. A short plastic edge with two screw holes is all that is needed to secure the panel to the case.

NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller