With multiple core CPUs, multi-GPU video graphics sub-systems and hotter than hot mainboard north and southbridge chipsets it becomes necessary for most gaming computers to have more and more fans. With the fans comes noise. Of course there's water cooling, but not everyone is capable or even brave enough to give that a try. So what do you do? Well one option is to use a fan speed controller. There are many fan controllers available but today Benchmark Reviews will look specifically at the NZXT SEN-001LX Sentry LX aluminum digital dual-bay fan controller.
The NZXT SEN-001LX Sentry LX Aluminum dual bay fan controller has a beautiful brushed aluminum black anodized finish and a large multi-colored LCD screen. The screen shows temperatures and fan speeds for 5 different temp sensors and 5 different fans. It also has a clock and calendar. The unit allows for full adjustment of the five fan speeds individually among other things. Let's take a closer look at the Sentry LX and see if if this is just eye candy or the real deal.