NZXT Sentry LXE
The Sentry LXE is a very good overall unit. Aesthetically speaking, it is a very charming unit if you have the extra space on your desktop. And that’s the big consideration here: do you need the extra space in your case for other peripherals? If so then the Sentry LXE just might be right up your alley, however, if you don’t then there is no point to this particular controller as this unit’s greatest asset is being out of the 5 ¼” bays and freeing up some chassis real estate.
There is a lot of information coming at you all at once from the LXE: time, date, five different fan speeds, temps, and it may just be a little overwhelming. It is a very easy unit to use but it would also be nice to simply glance over and see what you’re looking for without having to search for the information. If you spend enough time with the LXE you should get to know where to look at a glance when looking for that information, but that will take a little time so this isn’t really a plug-and-play unit, so to speak.
There were some discrepancies between our rated fan speeds and what was reported by the Sentry, but there is always that variance since fans are giving +/- on actual RPM’s, though the temps were spot on when checked out compared to other monitoring utilities.
The NZXT Sentry LXE sells for $60 USD which is a fair price considering all of the features and build quality in this unit. NZXT is offering a fan controller that is versatile and informative, and if you are in the market for an external fan controller that does a very good job for a fair price the NZXT Sentry LXE deserves your attention.
NZXT Sentry LXE