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Written by Marc Fruchtman   
Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Table of Contents: Page Index
NZXT Sentry Mix Fan Controller
Closer Look: Exterior
Detailed Exterior Features
Closer Look: Interior Features
Test Results
NZXT Sentry Mix Conclusion

NZXT Sentry Mix Fan Controller Review

Manufacturer: NZXT
Product Name: Sentry Mix
Model Number: SEN-MIX
Price As Tested: $36.99 (Newegg)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by NZXT.

Have you ever turned your computer off, and noticed suddenly, just how quiet the room became? It is pretty amazing how loud those fans are when you compare their humming to pure silence. Many cases these days are built with silence in mind, but some are not designed to attenuate the noise. And, in some cases, the enthusiast, has purposely placed additional fans inside the case in order to wring out every last ounce of air overclocking they can get. But eventually, the incessant whine of the fans begins to bother, yes, even annoy. It is at that point, when having a fan controller becomes particularly useful. NZXT has released the Sentry Mix Fan Controller.


The Sentry Mix has 6 channels. Each channel is up to 50 watts. Those are some pretty big numbers considering many fan controllers can only handle 10 to 30 watts per channel. It also has some cool LEDs that illuminate the channel number in any of 5 different colors. When this particular fan controller arrived, there were several criteria that were needed to effectively review it. Does it have a quality build? Does it include any extras like temperature and RPM monitoring? Does it prevent fan stalling or have alarms for fan stalling? Are the voltages solid? Now that we have a decent list of criteria let us investigate the Sentry Mix.

NZXT is "a company built upon gamers 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 Mix Features*

  • 6 channels

  • 50 Watts per channel

  • 5 different colors (Red, Green, Blue, Orange, White) for channel illumination.

  • Uses only one 5.25” external drive bay

  • Slide Controls

  • 3 pin connectors for each channel

  • 40% minimal voltage

  • Voltage Control

NZXT Mix Specifications*

Material Type

Plastic and Rubber




Fits 5.25” ODD



Fan Channels



3 pin




Min 40%



* Features and specifications per box literature.


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