NZXT Sentry LX review
We couldn't resist testing the Sentry LX, simply because it looks so outlandish. It takes up two 5.25in bays, so make sure you have two spare and adjacent before you order one.
Its colour LCD display is huge, and viewing angles are designed so that you can see it clearly when it's below your eye level – so your PC needs to be under your desk rather than on it. It shows the time and date (annoyingly in American format) along with the RPM and temperature for five three-pin fans.
Animated fans spin to the right of each temperature readout, which can be a little distracting. However, we were impressed at how quickly the temperature updated, and it was fairly accurate too.
Another bonus is that you can switch between automatic and manual control, but without knobs, it's quite fiddly to adjust fan speeds. Naturally, you can set thresholds at which temperature alarms sound – they also ring if a fan fails.
The Sentry LX isn't cheap, though and we prefer the look of Zalman's MFC-3, and the fact that it also shows your PC's power consumption.
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