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    Default NZXT Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller and NZXT Grid

    Today we are looking at a new arrival from NZXT. It is a successor to the Sentry Mix, and appropriately labeled the Sentry Mix 2. For those of you who are not familiar with its predecessor, the general design was a little gaudy with those big plastic silver sliders. It is reminiscent of some of the older styled audio mixing equipment. But boy did it perform, boosting 6 channels at 50 watts per channel. The new Sentry Mix 2 from NZXT along with its continuation of customizable lighting features, also brings with it a new look. The Sentry Mix 2 now sports a matte black finish with slim-recessed, long, glossy black sliders. Aesthetically, it is a very welcome change. But that is not all it brings; the Sentry Mix 2 also comes with a completely revamped circuitry and a PCB boosting 6 channels with a pure 30 watts per channel output, for a grand total of 180 watts! The sliders are not just there to supply power to the six fans. They also offer up a larger connector at each end for PWM fans' connectivity as well.

    Also on my test bench today is another new arrival from NZXT, it’s called the NZXT Grid. This is a fan hub that sports LED lighting, and is designed not only for the NZXT family of controllers, but can also be powered by your power supply’s 4-pin Molex connection. The NZXT Grid can be attached to the back side of your MB tray, and gives you the options of installing up to ten fans in any location, thus keeping your motherboard and your build free from any unsightly fan cables. Read on to see what else these two dynamic duos may have to offer and if the NZXT Grid can become the perfect companion when paired together with the NZXT Sentry Mix 2. Our thanks go out to NZXT for providing us with our review samples.

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    Great review Vinny of an excellent product From NZXT thanks for posting

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    Good job Vinny.
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    Thanks They have done a much better job on this one with the face plate and sliders
    and the Grid just puts the icing on the cake

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    Great Job Vinny!!!

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    nice review Vinny. i like them both. i almost bought the original sentry mix a while ago but didnt. the grid is a nice touch too. its like the controller in the back of the newer nzxt cases with a cover.
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeBlack View Post
    nice review Vinny. i like them both. i almost bought the original sentry mix a while ago but didnt. the grid is a nice touch too. its like the controller in the back of the newer nzxt cases with a cover.
    I reviewed the original and liked it a lot and yes your right they put a cover on it and added the LED
    and re-did the circuit board which is configured to work with the 30 watts of power that the sentry mix 2 provides

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinman View Post
    I reviewed the original and liked it a lot and yes your right they put a cover on it and added the LED
    and re-did the circuit board which is configured to work with the 30 watts of power that the sentry mix 2 provides
    if i needed them id definitely get them
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    Great job as always Vinny, reading this makes me want to put the one i have in!

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    Great review Vinny!

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    Great review Vinny !

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    Nice. Thanks Vinny.

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