NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller looks awesome and manages your airflow

by Rafael Hernandez on December 23, 2009 · 0 comments

Fan controllers serve as a sort of peacekeeper whereby you can install those insane high airflow fans and tame them down to a respectable level where you can hear yourself think. Unfortunately most of them are a nightmare of dials to turn.

The NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller lets you control everything with a few touches of the finger. Overclock3D tests the controller’s prowess:

Further displays of the plus and minus abilities. Naturally it maxes out at 100%. On the other end of the scale the lowest value you can reach is 40%. Initially this seems strange, but logically it makes perfect sense. Low RPM fans will end up stopping around there, and if you want to reduce the speed of a high CFM fan below 40%, you might as well use a quiet one anyway. Thankfully NZXT have included a feature that a lot of fan controllers skip, and that is the ability to turn the fan off totally. With modern PC Chassis having multiple large fans, it’s great to be able to shut some of them up when you’re just browsing the net, or doing gentle tasks, but still have the ability to keep that graphics card cool when the gaming heats up.

A slick addition to give any case that futuristic look, even if all it does is a rather mundane task.

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