NZXT Sentry 2 Performance Touch Screen Fan Controller Review

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NZXT’s Sentry 2 Touch Screen

NZXT Sentry 2

NZXT last summer released the Sentry 2 Touch Screen High-Performance Fan Controller and it got great reviews.  Fan controllers are great for monitoring and adjusting temperatures throughout the PC thus creating an optimal internal cooling solution.  While NZXT is probably better known for their computer cases aimed at PC enthusiasts and gamers, if you’re in the market for a high-tech fan controller, then you need to take a look at the Sentry 2.  The Sentry 2 is an updated version of the Sentry LX complete with a touch screen interface, ultra fast selection and response times and is half the size fitting into a single 5.25” drive bay.  It can be found at retailers such as newegg.com and frys.com for around $29.99 and in this article I will discuss the many features, the installation process and whether this product is a good value.

NZXT Sentry 2 Box

Inside the box was the Sentry 2, a bag with mounting screws, two extra replacement sensor probes, some sticky tape, installation instruction and an operation manual.  Not a lot of parts, so installation should be quite easy.  Let’s check out some of the features and specifications before moving on to the installation.


Inside the box was the Sentry 2, a bag with mounting screws, two extra replacement sensor probes, some sticky tape, installation instruction and an operation manual.  Not a lot of parts, so installation should be quite easy.  Let’s check out some of the features and specifications before moving on to the installation

NZXT Sentry 2 Parts

Some of the many features are as follows:

  • 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 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

Specifications:

 Dimensions:  150 (W) x 48(H) mm
 Connectors:   

5 x 3-pin connectors
5 x Molex connectors

 Temperature Probes:

5 x temperature probes 

 Max wattage per fan channel: 10W

 

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