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NZXT AC-SEN-3-B1 Sentry 3 5.4'' Touch Screen Fan Controller

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  • Steel, ABS Plastic, Capacitive Touchscreen, PCB
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Take your build to new heights with the Sentry 3's perfect blend of precision and power.

The Sentry 3's huge 5.4 inch color touchscreen is 33% larger than any other single bay fan controller screen on the market. The newly introduced PowerSlide Bar gives you ultimate control over your fan channels, letting you adjust speed on the fly. The reimagined UI and high quality construction means you'll never have to choose style over performance with the sleek, empowering Sentry 3.

  • Capacitive touchscreen interface with ultra-fast response time
  • 33% Larger screen than any other single bay fan controller
  • Five fan channels to handle a large amount of fans or fan groups
  • Use Link to group channels of your choice and manage the entire Link group simultaneously with the intuitive PowerSlide Bar
  • 15 Watts of raw power to handle even the most power hungry fans
  • LCD is toggleable to make the Sentry 3 blend into your front bezel when not in use
  • Integrated short circuit protection to keep you and your PC safe
  • Automatic Performance and Quiet fan profiles in addition to manual control
  • Full compatibility with all types of fans, including PWM equipped fans, due to hybrid 3/4pin connector
  • Incredibly accurate control for even the most precise adjustments
  • Integrated failure alarm lets you know if a fan becomes blocked, stops spinning, or becomes unplugged
  • Display temperatures in both F and C




Single Bay 5.25"
Steel, ABS Plastic, Capacitive Touchscreen, PCB
129mm x 31mm


Fan Connector: 3-Pin or 4-Pin
Finish: Textured Injected Plastic
Included Accessories: 4x M3 Screws
Connections: 1x Molex, 1x Temperature Sensor, 5x PWM Male Fan Connectors
Maximum Combined Wattage : 75 Watts
Brightness Levels: On / Off
Control Modes: Manual / Performance / Quiet
Fan Channel Quantity: 5 Channels
Fan Channel Wattage: 15 Watts
Temperature Range: 0 to 120 C degree
Minimum Power To Fans: 0%
Screen Size: 5.4 Inches
Screen Type: Capacitive Touch

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • Michael C.
  • 8/16/2014 12:28:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBroken!

Pros: Cool looking.

Cons: Doesn't work. Touch Screen is not responsive, wont read RPMS. Essentialy a expensive nightlight.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi NKitty,

We're sorry to hear about the non-functioning features in your Sentry 3. Have you tried to contact our support team or browsed through our FAQs at We're here to help. We are also available via Live Chat from 9:30-5:30pm PST M-F to assist you with any issues regarding NZXT products. Please let us know how we can assist!

NZXT. Support

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/14/2014 8:21:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks great

Pros: Works great, set it to performance mode, stuck the thermal probe in the fins of my gpu heat sink, and I was good to go. All 5 fans adjust depending on my gpu temp.

Cons: Viewing angles maybe but why are you staring at it? Set it and forget it.

Other Thoughts: Yes

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  • Wesley T.
  • 8/11/2014 9:36:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBeautiful and is a pleasure to use.

Pros: The screen is an absolute pleasure to look at, control of the fans ranges from Off/40%/ and increases at 10% interval. Link mode is a welcome addition since it allows control of all 6 of my fans at once. 15w per channel can support up to 3-4 120mm fans. 1 Thermal sensor instead of 5 works wonders for cable management, I mean seriously, how many of us needs 5 thermal sensors?

Cons: Screen is washed out if looked at from a direct line of sight, but I don't know anyone who has their computer right in their face so it should be fine.

Other Thoughts: Wonderful product and simply the best fan controller I have ever owned.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/18/2014 11:14:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsnot bad

Pros: works
looks nice
easy installation

Cons: yup terrible viewing angle. you have to look at it from every other angle except straight lol. this next ones not really a con.. read other thoughts. this is going to be long...

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/2/2014 11:17:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsfailing

Pros: awesome look and great build quality.

Cons: touch screen doesn't work. I opened the box hooked it up turned it on and the only part of the screen that responds is the temp read out :-( sry nzxt love your other stuff but this thing was junk right out of the box.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We're sorry to hear about the difficulties you encountered with your new Sentry 3 unit! Have you tried to contact our Support team either via Live Chat or the Submit A Ticket feature to troubleshoot the Sentry 3? We are available from 9:00-5:00pm PST M-F via our online helpdesk at Please let us know how we can help, as we can arrange a replacement RMA for your defective Sentry 3 unit in exchange for a brand new working one.

NZXT. Support

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  • Michael B.
  • 6/12/2014 4:36:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsEh

Pros: 15 watts per channel
removable fan connectors
touch interface
black cables
shows RPM
can turn off sound and screen
detects failed fans
support for 3 and 4 pin

Cons: only 1 temperature sensor. the Sentry 2 had 5 with 2 extras. You CANNOT control your fans without a temperature sensor plugged in for some reason. So if your sensor dies then youre out of luck.

bad viewing angles. I have my pc on the floor so I cant see what im doing unless I lean all the way back and look at it from the front, luckily I learned how to configure it quickly.

White light bleeds through the 5.25 bay space

Other Thoughts: Overall I highly recommend the Sentry 2 over this. Both have a 2 year warranty both configure 5 fans and can be split, but the sentry 2 offers more temperature sensors, a better viewing angle, is 15$ cheaper, and can also be configured to power fans through molex.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Misha,

Thank you for your constructive feedback about the Sentry 3 fan controller! We appreciate and rely on customer feedback to improve our future designs. :) Should you have any inquiries about our products in the future, please note that our Support team is available at from 9:30-5:00pm PST M-F either via Live Chat or email.

Please let us know how we can help!

NZXT. Support

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  • Alexander V.
  • 6/5/2014 10:40:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggscontrols fans, horrid viewing angles

Pros: 1: Controls my fans well:
2: comes with extensions to reach every fan around my case
3: can turn screen of which is nice if you're room is dark

Cons: 1: VERY VERY bad viewing angles. if anyone has ever played a game on a nintendo 3DS, its 10X's worse than that. You have to looks perfectly straight on to see what you are doing.

2: the colors what you are selecting are blue and if you're not looking straight on, you can't even slightly make out what you're picking being that the touch screen color is close to the blue (you can see the touch sensitive parts of the screen when off, hard to explain in text)

3: Does not like tool's free mounting. My Corsair air 540 didnt seem to want to hold it (even with the one end locked in) i had to take about the 5.25 bay mount and screw in both ends. For some this is not an issue but how the 5.25 bay's sit in my case (sideways) its a pain.

Other Thoughts: the product quality is good. i really like NZXT stuff, i just find this screen very poor. a cheap 30 straight talk smart phone from wal mart has a better screen than this.

I recommend getting the NZXT Sentry mix 2 or mesh fan controller. they are just slider nubs. granted you can see the fan's RPM but at least you can see what you're doing without having to look straight at your case.

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  • Christopher S.
  • 6/1/2014 9:49:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCool But...

Pros: -Stunning display
-Easy connections with or without extensions, literally reaches anywhere.
-Link Capability
-Pushed my fans to their true potential.

Cons: -here it comes, why the -2 eggs you ask?...
-To appropriately hook up the temp sensor, you must re-install your heat-sink.... no thank you.
-The metal frame was bent.... from the factory because the box was perfect.
-My temp sensor was hot glued to the circuit......
-Last but not least, the display on/off button does NOT work...

Other Thoughts: Shout out to NZXT (would love some feedback)

Is my temp sensor supposed to be hot glued to the circuit board? If so, why give me another temp sensor in the box... not like I can switch it out =O

Beyond that, Do Better On QUALITY CONTROL... I believe in you guys/gals... do better dangit!

I will be starting the RMA process tomorrow.....hope it was just a lemon, here's crossing fingers eh?!

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  • Bilal F.
  • 5/22/2014 7:04:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Fan Controller

Pros: -Works up to 5 channels.
-Anti shortage capabilities to protect your parts.
-Black cabling to hide colorful cables.
-Very cool looking.
-Touch screen is very responsive.
-Long cables to reach anywhere in your case (I have an ultra tower)
-link feature to link any combo of fans.

Been using for a day now and it works as advertised. will report back the next couple of weeks on progress.

Cons: Haven't owned long enough to find any major cons. but here are some trivial ones.

-Bad viewing angles.
This is the reason why I did not choose The Bitfenix Recon instead. but It seems to be an issue with most touch screen interfaces on fan-controllers, I thought since this is a relatively new product NZXT might have solved this problem. Basically you have to be staring at the screen in the DEAD CENTER to actually make out anything going on. you can vaguely tell where things are at any angle other than center. was not too bad to make my dock an egg. I just think that this should be communicated a little bit more on the packaging.

-Temp sensor not very accurate.
My other fan controller and other software shows case temps to be at least 10 degrees lower than the ones displayed on this unit. again not a big deal as the fan-controller does its job of controlling fans.

Other Thoughts: Will make your case a little more eye-catching. For me It is a bit of an annoyance to use the touch screen interface (takes longer that a manual knob fan controller) but this is from me being used to using a manual controller.

Over good product and works so far as described.

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