NZXT decided to be a little different this time around with their product release. If you recall from our Phantom 630 review, they decided to add a small box that allowed one to hub all their fans into one spot on the back of the motherboard tray. This feature was also present on their Phantom 820 which came beforehand. We thought the feature was great and now NZXT has decided to sell it to everyone as the new Grid Internal Fan Hub. And if sneaking a product under the radar wasn't enough, they also released an update to the original Sentry Mix fan controller, by slapping a 2 on the end and making some vital tweaks.
The Grid Internal Fan Hub allows you to hook up a maximum of 10 fans and power them off one 4 pin Molex power connector. The Grid is compact and can be mounted internally to help tame the wires in your case. This is especially helpful when you have a large number of fans and with it, a large number of fan cables to manage.
The best part is the MSRP which is an affordable $11.99 USD, making it standard issue for any cable management task.
Also being released from NZXT is the Sentry Mix 2 external Fan Controller which as we mentioned earlier, is an update to the original Sentry Mix controller, which looked like a DJ mixer hence the name "Mix". The Sentry Mix 2 seems to take in all the consumer suggestions and improves on the original. For example, there are larger sliders, 6 selectable LED colors, easy to see channel indicators, and the same sleek style of the original.
Coming in at an MSRP of $29.99 US, the Sentry Mix 2 is just also very competitively priced.
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Maximum Airflow, Minimal Hassle
Los Angeles, CA - When it comes down to balancing functionality and appearance, there is always one thing the NZXT design team has on its mind: cable management. With the inclusion of an integrated fan hub, the Switch 810 and the Phantom 630 chassis raised the bar for an entire industry in terms of cable management capabilities.
Now, NZXT is proud to bring its versatile fan hub to the mass market with a streamlined, sleek design fit for any case. Introducing the NZXT Grid- a modern, hassle-free solution for managing all of your case fan wiring. With its fully enclosed, low-profile design, the NZXT Grid lets you install up to ten fans in any location, keeping your motherboard and your build free from any unsightly fan cables.
In addition to the fan hub, the NZXT Grid also includes one 200mm Molex to 3-pin power adapter, one 200mm 3-pin female to female adapter and two 200mm 3-pin male to female extensions. With a matte-black finish, white LED indicator lights and matching fan extension cables, the NZXT Grid ensures the inside of your case looks just as good as the outside.
Available soon with an MSRP of $11.99, the NZXT Grid is a cost-effective solution that allows you to maximize the airflow in your case without compromising cable management.
Complete Control at Your Fingertips
NZXT is proud to announce the return of its Sentry Mix fan controller. Designed to satisfy the needs of mainstream users, gamers and enthusiasts alike, the Sentry Mix 2 comes with an improved design at an unbeatable price.
This high-performance fan controller brings six channels of continuous 30 watts of power to your fingertips, giving you complete control over an arsenal of fans. Like its predecessor, the Sentry Mix 2 offers a perfect blend of functionality and style.
Its matte-black finish, glossy-black sliders and customizable LED lighting ensures it will blend seamlessly with nearly any build. The Sentry Mix 2 also comes with PWM-ready connectors, offering users control over a wide variety of fan options.
Designed with inspiration from today's most sophisticated audio mixers, the Sentry Mix 2 will set the stage for your build with cutting-edge precision and style. The NZXT Sentry Mix 2 will be available for $29.99.