Introduction to the NZXT Sentry II
Thank you NZXT for sending me the Sentry II fan controller. Fan controllers have always held a little soft spot in my book. I started modding my computer more years ago than I can remember. Back before you could even find a case with a window or in any color other than beige I don’t think you could even buy windows at first. One thing I always wanted to do was build a fan controller. At that time I only remember Sunbeam as the only company that put out a mass produced fan controller, otherwise you built your own. It was not too difficult, the plans and parts were out there for all, it just required a solder gun, drilling and some other light tools. You gained total control of your fans though. Fast forward a decade (or more) to the NZXT Sentry II, all you need is a screwdriver, tape (provided) and wire management skills (or not). Not only do you get total control of your fans, you get touch screen technology, alarms, digital temperature displays and auto control. All this for less money that it cost me to build my own back then.
NZXT’s take on the Sentry II
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.
If you have not heard of NZXT, here is a brief introduction to the company
NZXT, a company built upon gamer’s dreams, hopes to create products that put consumers first. With the objective of designing unique products catered for hardware enthusiasts and gamers, NZXT has grown into a globally renowned brand recognized for dedication towards creating the next great gaming product. NZXT has won numerous awards from media and publications from across the globe with a product line spanning from gaming chassis, power, and gaming input devices. As a corporation formed by gamers, NZXT continues to expand into new horizons and push the limits further with each product unveiling.
Our dedicated sales and customer service team will work diligently to earn your trust and loyalty. All our products are built with high quality material and engineered in the best conditions.
NZXT products are designed and engineered in the United States and manufactured overseas in China and Taiwan.
NZXT was established in 2004 in Los Angeles, California.