NZXT Sentry Temperature Controllerrobgs - June 18, 2007
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NZXT sure has some attractive and practical cases and power supplies on the market. As a product outside of NZXT’s traditional line-up, the Sentry also has similar aesthetic qualities that may be appealing to some. For performance, the Sentry is useful for gauging approximate temperatures, but I doubt that it could replace existing hard wired RTDs for accuracy. Also, the Sentry should have come equipped with 4 wire fan connectors and some Molex adapters to make it more compatible with some computer setups.
On a positive note, I really like the idea of being able to use the temperature probes almost anywhere in the system that I want. However, it would have been nice to be able to program different names for each of the three sensors and fan controls. With it, you can keep track of other components like RAM or DVD ROM drives, as well as getting a good idea of how your system is performing. The Sentry should appeal to those who are budget minded and also like cool-looking gadgets for their computers.
- Blue backlit LED screen
- Temperature alarms
- Ability to sense temperatures anywhere in your system
- Low cost
- Not as accurate as internal temperature sensing
- Not programmable