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NZXT Sentry 2 vs Sentry Mesh

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Okay, so from what I see, the Sentry 2 has an LED touch screen and is a lot more appealing than the Sentry Mesh.

However, what I'm stumped by is that the Sentry 2 is only a little more expensive than the Mesh. What in the world?

Some things that worry me about the Sentry 2 though is whether I'd be able to adjust the volume of the sound it makes when I change fan speeds and whether the screen turns off. Because I feel like its just wasting electricity if the little fan symbol will spin for the whole time my computer turns on until it shuts off. Not to mention it will be quite distracting.
Edited by AnotherLevel - 10/28/11 at 4:28am
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I would get the sentry 2, it looks cool but it gives great control over the 5 fans plugged in.

It doesn't draw that much power so I really wouldn't worry about it for that reason.

The sentry mesh is nice and clean no thrills but it looks too boring its not something I would buy but maby Thats just me.

Im fairly sure you can turn the screen brightness down so it wont distract you too much smile.gif
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ive got a sentry 2 and everything your fearing is wrong. the unit has a mute button, so the sound can be disabled. the screen does not turn the screen off when not in use but its not an actual screen its a touch pad that only has a sensor under each button. while this may put you off the product it is actually a really good and effective way to cut the cost and energy usage of the system. the whole system without any fans attached would use the same amount of power as a few LED's, also the screen is not that bright so its not distracting at all.

the unit is also pretty powerful, can run 6 120mm fans off the one fan connector and still adjust them and monitor the speed. its really worth the little extra.
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the sentry 2 is horrible. its incompatible with a lot of fans, (makes them very loud) and it makes LED fans flicker, also it dosent always remember your settings.
    
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I'm primarily using Noctuas so I think they should be compatible?
How do you mean they get louder?
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I have the sentry 2 and love it-for what it cost it works great, i have ap-15,s-scythe 110cfm and 88cfm fans, plus cm-r4 fans with led,s and silenx fans with leds. I have never had a problem with it, not matter what speed i set the fans at. And with the auto seetting, just touch it once and your fans are running %100 or touch it again and they are running at %50, those two settings are all i ever need. But you can set each fan to its own speed too.
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post #8 of 8
I have the sentry mesh, it looks great with my 800d (I don't like lights that much) and there are no nobs which again is something that i find as a plus.
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