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NZXT Sentry 2. Does it support 12v fans?

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October 14, 2013 2:02:34 AM

Hi guys.
I'm looking into buying the NZXT Sentry 2 fan controller.
I like to aks 1 question though:
~If I hook up 3 LED 12v fans, will the lights dim or will it be possible to run them at a good speed and keep them bright?

If you have any other suggestions in the price range of $400 and displays RPM and Celcius, please tell them.

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October 14, 2013 3:03:35 AM

Yes, 12V is the default fan voltage.
This controller can provide up to 10watts per channel. This is more than enough for any LED fan.

If you want to verify that, find out the fan specification and multiply the rated power (12V) by the current (in Amps), you will get the power needed for this fan in watts. Example:
COOLER MASTER SickleFlow 120 red LED
Rated Voltage: 12 VDC
Current (Ampere): 0.35A ± 10%

So power consumption is 12*0,35 = 4.2W (± 10%)
October 14, 2013 5:15:59 AM

Hi Bejusek.

Do you recommend the NZXT Sentry 2 or the Bitfenix Recon.

Also what will the Cougar Dual-x green led (120mm)'s watts be?
October 14, 2013 5:59:51 AM

The fan motor is specified for 0.3A (seems too high, maybe thats total power consumption with LED?), what means 3.6W. Even with LED there is plenty left from 10W.

Bitfenix has some nice features, but the NZXT lower price makes it a better deal imho. As far as power and number of channels are concerned they both are identical.