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    Default NZXT Sentry 3 Fan Speed Controller Review

    As any system builder can tell you, the proper way to tune your system involves balance. Part of that balance which often goes overlooked by many novice builders is configuring your system fans; without proper airflow, your system might not be performing to its peak potential or might just be making a bit more noise than it needs to. Let us not forget that often times we find ourselves wondering how we are going to supply power to our fans without having to use motherboard headers and having all those unseemly cables running all over the place like so many cob webs. NZXT's Sentry line of fan speed controllers has been a staple for many system builders for several years, ranging in style from simple, mesh-style rheostat dials (varying resistor to control fan speed), to dual bay touch screen units. Here to serve another segment, as well as to update their lineup, is the Sentry 3. Offering 15 watts/three fans per channel, an increased size single bay touch screen, temperature probe, five total channels and an alarm monitor, can these features really create a more balanced build for you, or does this amount to nothing more than a bit of case bling? Before we find out, here's a bit about NZXT:

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    Default Re: NZXT Sentry 3 Fan Speed Controller Review

    NZXT really did a lot right with this controller. The "Link" function is something that has been sorely lacking at this price point given that it is so functional for rads.

    Nice review!

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    Default Re: NZXT Sentry 3 Fan Speed Controller Review

    nice review Mike
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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    Default Re: NZXT Sentry 3 Fan Speed Controller Review

    Good review Mike.I like NZXT product's.

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    Default Re: NZXT Sentry 3 Fan Speed Controller Review

    Great Review Mike of a nice fan controller thanks for posting

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    Default Re: NZXT Sentry 3 Fan Speed Controller Review

    Great review Mike, surely is a good fan controller.
    Always look beyond the limits...

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    Default Re: NZXT Sentry 3 Fan Speed Controller Review

    I have one of the first Sentrys and I like it. There were a few things I would liked to have seen different. It looks like NZXT updated and changed all of the things in this model. I will be looking to upgrade soon. Thanks Mike for the nice review! Good Job sir!!
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    Default Re: NZXT Sentry 3 Fan Speed Controller Review

    Great Review I use nothing but NZXT fan controllers they are very reliable built well and have enough watts to power all your fans with no problems

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