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Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

be quiet! Pure Rock CPU Cooler Review
BitFenix Neos Case Review
Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB Fully Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Doogee Pixels DG350 Smartphone Review
How to make a file immutable on Linux
Kingston HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset Review
Kingston SDCA3 microSDHC/SDXC UHS-I U3 Card Review (64GB)
Logitech G402
Plextor M6e Black Edition M.2 PCIe SSD Review
Raijintek Metis Mini-ITX Aluminum Chassis Review
Reveen Steropes
SteelSeries Siberia Raw Prism Review
Thermaltake Core V21 Stackable Micro-ATX Chassis Review
Tt eSPORTS Poseidon ZX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review



be quiet! Pure Rock CPU Cooler Review

One of the strangest, often repeated, comments that I see in forums is “noise doesn’t matter”. How could noise not matter? You point out that you can’t even watch a movie on the PC and the response is…..”it doesn’t matter”. Gaming…..”I’ll buy headphones”. It’s distracting and simply irritating….”it doesn’t matter”. If you are in the “it doesn’t matter” crew, you may as well stop reading now. However, if you value silence, or at least reasonable noise levels that don’t require the need to use headphones to be near your PC, read on; there are good things in store.

Personally, I have always placed a great amount of importance on noise/performance, as well as price/performance. I own several sets of headphones, but I don’t want to be forced to wear them, thank you very much. Nor do I want it to sound like someone is vacuuming in the room while I transcode a video. I certainly don’t want it to sound like there is a window fan on when I sit down to watch that video, either. So, ideally, I want a cost effective cooler that offers adequate performance for my needs along with the ability to give me relative quiet. That shouldn’t be too much to ask.

Read full article @ HiTech Legion

BitFenix Neos Case Review

BitFenix is a company known for their cost-effective products and unique designs. Today well look at the Neos, a low-cost case designed primarily with aesthetics in mind. Is it able to face the competition within the largest sales portion of the case market? Well find out in this review.

Read full article @ Anandtech

Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB Fully Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Corsair have really outdone themselves with the release of the K70 RGB keyboard, by providing near unlimited possibilities regarding the LED lighting configuration thanks to the CUE software but also a large number of customizations are available per-key.

Read full article @ Madshrimps

Doogee Pixels DG350 Smartphone Review

Today I'll be reviewing the Doogee DG350 Smartphone that sports a 1.3GHz Quad-Core processor in the form of the MediaTek 6582, 1GB of RAM, 4.7" IPS 720p display, Dual SIM, and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Today's review was made possible by Pandawill. PandaWill.com is a global e-commerce company which provides worldwide free shipping and quality warranty on most types of Android-related devices.

At the time of writing, the Doogee Pixels DG350 Smartphone sold for around $115USD which made it compete in the budget Smartphone category. This long term review of the Doogee Pixels DG350 allowed us about 6 months of long-term testing, so now we can fully share how it performed.

Read full article @ ModSynergy.com

How to make a file immutable on Linux

Suppose you want to write-protect some important files on Linux, so that they cannot be deleted or tampered with by accident or otherwise. In other cases, you may want to prevent certain configuration files from being overwritten automatically by software. While changing their ownership or permission bits on the files by using chown or chmod is one way to deal with this situation, this is not a perfect solution as it cannot prevent any action done with root privilege. That is when chattr comes in handy.

chattr is a Linux command which allows one to set or unset attributes on a file, which are separate from the standard (read, write, execute) file permission. A related command is lsattr which shows which attributes are set on a file. While file attributes managed by chattr and lsattr are originally supported by EXT file systems (EXT2/3/4) only, this feature is now available on many other native Linux file systems such as XFS, Btrfs, ReiserFS, etc.

Read full article @ Xmodulo

Kingston HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset Review

The Kingston HyperX Cloud II Pro Gaming Headset is much like it’s predecessor in both features and aesthetics. The HyperX Cloud II features 7.1 channel virtual surround, which is accomplished with an advanced USB audio control box with built-in DSP sound card. The Cloud II still retains the ability to function with other devices that utilize a 3.5mm plug, including cell phones, tablets, and gaming console controllers. In this article, Benchmark Reviews will investigate how well Kingston delivers this revamp to it’s acclaimed HyperX Cloud headset.

Read full article @ Benchmark Reviews

Kingston SDCA3 microSDHC/SDXC UHS-I U3 Card Review (64GB)

For the latest and greatest action cams or even cellphones like the Note 4, microSDXC cards are essential. With 4K video output becoming a norm and high bit rates following it, flash memory with high write speeds is in great demand. Typical UHS-I U1 cards may not be able to keep up, that is where UHS-I U3 cards come into play. The U3 designates a minimum write speed of 30MB/s, plenty for most 4K video recording. High read speeds also allow for faster file transfer time from the card to PC. The faster you can copy all your media the faster you can get to work and share.

Read full article @ The SSD Review

Logitech G402

With the introduction of their G502 Logitech introduced the world to a new styling direction and at the same time they also introduced the first mouse that they ever named. Well with the G402 we are back at it again with their second mouse sharing the same aggressive styling and yes it also has a name. The G402 is also known as the Hyperion Fury. The G402 is Logitech’s FPS focused mouse that sits as a price point just below the G502. This replaces the G400s, an evolution of the original G5 mouse that played a big part in creating the gaming peripheral market altogether. So you can say this mouse has big shoes to fill.

Read full article @ LanOC Reviews

Plextor M6e Black Edition M.2 PCIe SSD Review

Plextor made headlines at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month when they debuted the M6e Black Edition PCI Express Gen 2×2 SSD as well as the M7e PCI Express Gen 2×4 SSD. The Plextor M7e PCIe SSD looked amazing at the show and in CrystalDiskMark it was showing 1411MB/s Sequential Read and 1028MB/s Sequential Write speeds. Those are damn impressive performance numbers, but the Plextor M7e is many months away. The Plextor M6e debuted at CES 2014 and was designed to the first PCIe SSD aimed at gamers with read/write speeds of 770/625MB/s and random read/write speeds of 105K/100K IOPS thanks to the PCIe Gen2 x 2 interface. The M6e 256GB PCIe SSD did okay in our performance review, but the add-in card featured a traditional green PCB and silver back panel bracket. Plextor has come up with the M6e Black Edition PCIe SSD series, which is basically a gamer themed makeover for what was originally a pretty bland card. Read on to see how the Plextor M6e Black Edition performs in our review!

Read full article @ Legit Reviews

Raijintek Metis Mini-ITX Aluminum Chassis Review

Raijintek are one of the hottest components brands right now, they’ve only been on the market a couple of years and they’ve already proven time and time again that they can do great things. Of all the CPU coolers and chassis products I’ve tested from the Raijintek range, every single one of them has been an award winner. They’ve shown that they can make exceptionally well-designed products, with great build quality, premium quality features and still maintain a budget friendly price tag; which obviously makes them very appealing to consumers.

The chassis I’m reviewing today is the Metis, a mini-ITX cube style chassis with aluminium construction. There’s a lot of mini-ITX chassis hitting the market over the last couple of years and their demand is still growing thanks to the booming LAN gaming market, as well as the need for sleek HTPC style systems and Steambox style system. The Metis comes in a wide range of colours, giving it a lot of appeal as it’s easy to find one that best suits your taste and to colour match to the rest of your setup, with the added bonus of a luxurious brushed aluminium finish that should look great in any setting.

This chassis may be small, but as you can see from the specifications below, it’s rather well equipped. dEspite its tiny size, it’ll still handle a 170mm graphics card, an ATX power supply, a pair of 2.5″ hard drives or a single 3.5″ hard drive and a 120mm cooling fan.

Read full article @ eTeknix

Reveen Steropes

Reveen looks to impress with their small-form-factor friendly Steropes low-profile CPU cooler. At just 60 mm tall, this diminutive cooler may lack size, but it certainly doesn't lack style. Offering solid performance and low noise, it might be just what you need for a SFF or HTPC.

Read full article @ techPowerUp

SteelSeries Siberia Raw Prism Review

'Raw' by definition means unprocessed, unrefined, fresh or pure. So in context, SteelSeries are describe their Raw products as a straightforward, clean design. This results in a minimalistic design approach that offers a sleek aesthetic in a simple material construct. What is then presented is a lightweight USB headset that should provide good comfort and 'Siberia' quality audio at a good price.
As The icing on top, the Siberia Raw is part of the latest 'Prism' group. Powered by USB, we are able to customise the LED lighting via the SteelSeries Engine 3 with 16.8 million colours to choose from.

Let's move on and take a closer look and see how Raw the Siberia has become.

Read full article @ Vortez

Thermaltake Core V21 Stackable Micro-ATX Chassis Review

Why have one chassis, when you can have two for twice the price! That’s the motto I’m sticking to for today’s review, because the new chassis from Thermaltake, the Core V21, has a funky trick I would like to show you.

Thermaltake are one of the biggest names in the business and they have a rock solid reputation with the enthusiast PC market, thanks in no small part to their efforts in creating some of the most capable chassis products on the market. The Thermaltake chassis range is packed full of feature heavy chassis’, capable of extreme air and water cooling, holding epic amounts of hardware and there’s no shortage of innovative features along the way; hopefully the new Core V21 is no exception.

Read full article @ eTeknix

Tt eSPORTS Poseidon ZX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Something that we have seen over the past year is many eSports companies that have traditionally been using Cherry MX mechanical keys have developed their own mechanical keys. Tt eSPORTS is one such company and the keyboard we are taking a look at today features the Tt eSPORTS certified blue switches that are rated for 50 million keystrokes. Beyond that this keyboard is in the Tenkeyless form factor, is LED backlit and carries an industry leading 5-year warranty! How does it stack up to other gaming keyboards out there? Read on as we find out!

Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org