is a manufacturer of computer components that is most likely best known for their innovative computer cases. We have reviewed a handful of them here at Bigbruin.com, and they never fail to impress.
While cases may be their bread and butter, they do offer a variety of other items, including power supplies, mice, coolers, and fan controllers. This review is going to take a look at something they call the Sentry LX; a serious fan controller that occupies two 5.25 inch drive bays while providing control and feedback for up to five fan speeds and temperatures in a computer case.
The promotional image above provides an overview of the NZXT Sentry LX, where it can be seen that this definitely isn't your basic fan controller with just a couple knobs sticking out of a blank plate. The large display can provide a good deal of information all at once, and just a few buttons on one side allow you to take control of everything.
Before taking a closer look at the Sentry LX, let's take a closer look at some published data on it as taken from the official product page
on the NZXT website.
» 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
» Large dual 5.25" LCD screen
» NZXT designed intuitive control, set and change fan speeds and settings on the fly
» Auto/Manual modes, let the LCD take control or set fan speeds to your liking
» Temperature alarm
» Aluminum finish
» NZXT Designed graphical interface, easy to read and understand
» Saved Settings, calender and fan settings are stored even during system off
» Supports up to 4Watt per channel