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NZXT’s Sentry LXE touchscreen fan controller

No more room in your chassis for a fan controller to ease your system’s cooling/sound management? Don’t worry, and maybe be happy, as NZXT has something just for you, the Sentry LXE external controller that comes equipped with a color touchscreen LCD…..

El Monte, CA – June 30, 2010 – NZXT, a company built on realizing the dreams of gamers worldwide, is proud to announce the Sentry LXE, a high performance external fan controller with an intuitive touch screen. Its unique patent-pending PCI card interface desktop design allows effortless control without having to reach underneath the desk to configure the settings.

Wednesday NZXT said that its Sentry LXE external high performance fan controller will hit the market “soon.” The kit will come packed with a “patent-pending” PCI card, a touch screen LCD, and the necessary cabling. Not only will this setup look cool on the desk sporting a brushed aluminum frame and a futuristic-looking interface, it will even send out an alarm when temps rise above a preferred point.

We know, you’re probably scoffing at those mortals still using “fans” to “cool their gaming rigs,” but unless you’ve thrown down the cheddar on a swank liquid cooling solution, you’ll probably find yourself at least mildly interested here. NZXT has taken a break from the mice and keyboard routine to break out a rather unique piece of kit in the Sentry LXE. This touchscreen fan controller connects to one’s desktop via PCIe, and from there provides finger control of up to five internal fans.

Sentry LXE is a unique blend of high performance, complete monitoring and control, intuitive operation, and sleek design,” said Johnny Hou, Founder and Chief Designer at NZXT. “The customization capabilities are perfect for the enthusiast who wants to tweak every aspect of airflow and keep tabs on system thermals

Complete Control – 5 Temperature probes keep tabs on thermals throughout the case while the 5 Fan controllers adjust the fans’ RPM speed. Allows users to automatically adjust the fan speeds to correspond to a specific temperature, manually customize for extreme overclocking capabilities, or set to absolute silence.

Sleek Design – Brushed aluminum frame provides sleek aesthetics for any desktop environment. Simply set the fan controller atop your PC or desktop and connect through PCI card interface.

Among the features of the new external controller for the fans NZXT Sentry LXE distinguished by having a color touch LCD screen that displays the number of revolutions per minute, five temperature measurements and five channels of 10 watts, each of which operates one fan. The very same controller has a frame of rough aluminum, which imparts an attractive appearance.

Integra profiles Auto Mode & Manual Mode that allows the user to select the type of control used to control the fans : with the automatic speed is for detecting the 5 channel each for as many Mode & Manual Mode that allows the user to select the type of control to control the fans: with the automatic adjusted according to a specific temperature. adjusted according to a specific The function Temperature Alarm indicates instantly when a monitored device has exceeded a certain threshold temperature .

LXE is a unique blend of high performance , comprehensive monitoring and control , intuitive operation , and sleek design. “Sentry high performance, comprehensive monitoring control, intuitive operation, The customization capabilities are perfect for the enthusiast who wants to tweak Every aspect of airflow and keep tabs on system thermals . thermals. Having Already Launched Several highly- acclaimed fan controllers , we feel That Truly Sentry LXE offers unparalleled value and is a must -have Addition to Any PC performance . ” said Johnny Hou , Founder and Chief Designer at NZXT . highly-acclaimed controllers, a must-have to Any performance. Hou, Chief Designer NZXT.

The LCD display will present RPMs and temperatures in C/F while also serving as a desktop clock, showing the current time, date, and day of the week. Housed in the brushed aluminum frame, the display connects to the Sentry LXE PCI card pre-installed in the PC.

Users can adjust each one individually, set it to automatically keep the machine at a given temperature or create a silence that would spook even the Reaper. As you’d expect, there’s an inbuilt temperature alarm to notify you if temps head north of a designated point, and all this fun awaits you in exchange for a low, low $59.99. Head on past the break if you’re in need of a video demonstration.

Resources :engadget.com,tomshardware.com

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