Skip to content

OverclockersHQ.com


Increase font size  Decrease font size  Default font size 

Learn how to start your own review site:
Click Here




blog advertising
NZXT Sentry LXE Touchscreen Fan Controller Review
User Rating: / 0
PoorBest 
Written by Munk   
Hits smaller text tool iconmedium text tool iconlarger text tool icon

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSOb6LQbF6CATMDzVWkaIT9EqYNPTvo-y53F9AZPHQmYgzhQrk&t=1&usg=__aWo9XbV-0Atsp01DOlSeboRUY2Q=Gaming and enthusiast PC’s have always been the geek equivalent to a hot rod. The ability to customize color, lighting, cooling, and pretty much just about anything in todays PC’s make it a tweakers paradise. NZXT is one such company taking advantage of this new need for customizability; their full range of products makes their products a must have for just about any enthusiast. Today we will be looking at NZXT’s latest fan controller that is no longer tethers to your chassis but is free to roam onto your desk to provide complete control from the comfort of your office chair. Let’s take a look at the new NZXT Sentry LXE Touchscreen Fan Controller and see if it suits your needs for both aesthetics and control:

Provided by: NZXT

Price: $63.99

Closer Look:

 

 

 

Specifications and Features:

Features
table.feature_table tr td { text-align: left; vertical-align: top; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); }
Intuitive Touch Screen LCD – Advanced, touch screen LCD displays temperatures in C/F, RPMs, along with the date, time, and day of the week. Users have the ability to switch the display off for complete darkness for more immersive gaming sessions
Complete Control – 5 Temperature Probes keep tabs on thermals throughout the case while the 5 Fan controllers adjust the fans’ RPM speed for at least 10W per channel. Allows users to automatically adjust the fan speeds to correspond to a specific temperature, manually customize for extreme overclocking capabilities, or set to absolute silence
Temperature Alarm – Instant notification if temperatures rise above a designated point
Sleek Design – Brushed aluminum frame provides sleek aesthetics for any desktop.
Rechargeable Battery – The Sentry LXE features a rechargeable battery for up to 500 times, keeping the LXE life time longer without the hassle of replacing batteries constantly.
Using a NZXT developed PCI board and external touch display, the LXE allows for more 5.25" bays freed up for other peripherals.environment. Simply set the fan controller atop your PC or desktop and connect through PCI card interface.
 
External aluminum fan controller
Introducing Sentry LXE, a high performance external fan controller with an intuitive touch screen. Its unique patent-pending PCI card interface desktop design allows effortless control without having to reach underneath the desk to configure the settings. Some of the additional advanced features include touch screen capability, 5 channel fan control and temperature detect, time and date display, temperature alarm, and screen on/of functions.

 

Conclusion:

So overall I was pleased with the NZXT Sentry LXE. The ability to move fan control out of the chassis to where ever works best is a great idea. It is also beautifully design so it would be a welcomed accompaniment to any office desk. If you have your PC tucked away but part of you still wants to show it off a bit this is a great conversation piece. The overall control you get from this product is great it is well designed and very functional.

Would I recommend this product? Yes, if you like fan controllers but hate having to bend down to your PC to adjust the fans this is a great choice for you. Also if you are a MacGyver and want an HTPC this is a great fan controller to mod in order to extend the panel to your home theater stand or side table in order to have on the fly control of noise levels produced but your PC.

Pros:

  •  Price
  • Style
  • Functions
  • 8W Per Channel
  • Touch Screen
  • External Control

Cons:

  • A Little More Responsiveness Would be a Bonus
 

Comments
Search
Only registered users can write comments!

3.26 Copyright (C) 2008 Compojoom.com / Copyright (C) 2007 Alain Georgette / Copyright (C) 2006 Frantisek Hliva. All rights reserved."

 
Browse this website in:

Store and Forum Login







blog advertising is good for you