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NZXT Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller and NZXT Grid

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Posted June 13, 2013 by Vinny Petronio in Cooling
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The NZXT Sentry Mix 2 when paired with the NZXT Grid is simply an excellent investment. The lighting is easy on the eyes, and the ability to change the lighting is a great addition. When you consider an MSRP of just $29.99 for the Sentry Mix 2 and an MSRP of only $11.99 for the NZXT Grid, it makes this the perfect purchase.
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Introduction:

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.

 

“NZXT, a company built upon gamer’s dreams, hopes to create products that put consumers first. With the objective of designing unique products catered for hardware enthusiasts and gamers, NZXT has grown into a globally renowned brand recognized for dedication towards creating the next great gaming product. NZXT has won numerous awards from media and publications from across the globe with a product line spanning from gaming chassis, power, and gaming input devices. As a corporation formed by gamers, NZXT continues to expand into new horizons and push the limits further with each product unveiling.”

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