BmR writes: Cooling is a necessity for high performance gear. From the humble passive heatsink to the monstrous dual-fan tower coolers, airflow is an essential part of the process. Typically we connect fans to our devices via the motherboard, or directly to the PSU. If we're lucky, we can control the fans via software such as SpeedFan, otherwise the hum of high speed performance-orientated fans is permanent.
Sometimes we want to turn down the speed of fans to suit the level of cooling required. This is where fan controllers come into play. Here we have NZXT's top of the range fan controller solution, the Sentry LXE. Does it give us the level of control required for peaceful performance?