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Old 01-24-2011, 04:01 PM   #1
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"We are testing today the Sentry LXE fan controller from NZXT, which has five channels, each one with an independent thermometer and able to control one fan, manually of automatically. Check it out!Unl..."

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Old 01-25-2011, 01:35 AM   #2
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This seems like an interesting product!
Too bad it doesn't support PWM-fans as well. The ideal would be to have all 3/4-pin connectors, with an option to chose between PWM or voltage regulation individually for each connector.

Also I'd like to learn more about the "automatic" mode. Does it used a fixed setting, or can the user define max/min fan voltages and threshold temperatures?

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This seems like an interesting product!
Too bad it doesn't support PWM-fans as well. The ideal would be to have all 3/4-pin connectors, with an option to chose between PWM or voltage regulation individually for each connector.

Also I'd like to learn more about the "automatic" mode. Does it used a fixed setting, or can the user define max/min fan voltages and threshold temperatures?

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The manufacturer says only that, if the temperatore is below 25C, the fan stays at 50%. They don't say the 100% temperature.

Sure, the output connectors should be 4-pin compatible, even controlling PWM fans only by voltage.

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The manufacturer says only that, if the temperatore is below 25C, the fan stays at 50%. They don't say the 100% temperature.
That setting seems fairly useless then...

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Sure, the output connectors should be 4-pin compatible, even controlling PWM fans only by voltage.
Often it's possible to connect a PWM fan to a 3-pin header, but using voltage control of those fans isn't that great.

Given this new info I don't think the controller deserves a silver award.
Even bronze might be pushing it, unless the price is right.

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