Subject: General Tech | March 7, 2019 - 10:37 AM | Sebastian Peak
Tagged: water, twitch, streaming, logitech g, logitech, IWD, International Women’s Day, gaming, fundraiser, event, charity, blue microphones, ASTRO Gaming
Logitech is hosting a 24-hour live stream beginning today (March 7) at 2:00 PM Pacific Time / 5:00 PM Eastern to celebrate International Women’s Day; with Logitech G, ASTRO Gaming, and Blue Microphones also involved in this "multi-city live stream".
"To celebrate International Women’s Day, we want to acknowledge the women who contributed to gaming. Some of our favorite games have women at the helm, and many women are involved in creating the amazing technology used to play these great games.
As a part of this celebration, Logitech, Logitech G, ASTRO Gaming and Blue Microphones will host a 24-hour, multi-city live stream on March 7 and 8 to raise funds for charity: water. Their goal is to bring clean and safe drinking water to developing countries improving health, education and opportunity – especially for women and children, who spend up to 40 billion hours a year walking to collect clean water. It’s our goal to help improve the quality of life for women globally."
You can access the stream via the Logitech G Twitch channel and on TILTIFY, featuring "female gamers and Logitech employees around the world." Donations can be made to the foundation during the live stream, with Logitech matching the first $15,000.
"Please join us for this one-of-a-kind event. Help us celebrate diversity and donate to a worthy cause. As little as a $30 donation will bring clean water to an individual for an entire year. And if we hit our $30,000 goal, we’ll be able to bring three full communities clean water!"
Logitech provides this 24-hour stream schedule:
Thursday, March 7
- 2pm – 10pm PT
- Broadcast from the Logitech office in Newark, Calif.
- Guest Streamer: @JessBrohard
- 10pm – 2am PT / Mar 8 7pm – 11pm Napier, New Zealand
- Broadcast from New Zealand
- Guest Streamer: LoriiPops
Friday, March 8
- 2am – 6am PT / 10am – 2pm GMT
- Broadcast from the Logitech office in Cork, Ireland
- Guest Streamer: Fuzzy Freaks
- 6am – 10am PT / 8am – 12pm CST
- Broadcast from Mexico City, Mexico (in Spanish)
- Guest Streamer: Why So Sara
- 10am – 2pm PT
- Broadcast from ASTRO Gaming in San Francisco, Calif.
- Guest Streamer: @JessBrohard
Cooler Master's MasterLiquid Maker 92 is a unique liquid CPU cooler that fits all of its parts into one cluster atop the processor, and does it with a clever, hinged construction that allows it to be switched from an upright to a horizontal position at will. While the Maker 92 only occupies about as much space as a large tower air cooler in its upright position, the ability to fold it down provides both enhanced clearance and the option of directing airflow down to help cool motherboard components. But the big question for this cooler is just how effective can a closed-loop system be when it’s this compact? We’re about to find out!
Let's get part out if the way right off the bat: specialty small form-factor products generally don't offer competitive price/performance numbers, and critics are quick to point to this aspect of SFF computing. The small form-factor side of enthusiast PC building is a pretty small niche, and a product like the Maker 92 might not be for you; but what is important to consider when looking at a specialty product like this is the performance for its size, as designs of the most compact cooling components typically sacrifice something in this regard given their reduced surface area, smaller fan diameter, etc.
Most SFF solutions for processor cooling are of the air variety, with liquid being an option if a given enclosure supports your AiO (or custom loop) cooling of choice. Ultra low-profile CPU air coolers are popular for slim builds, and a product like the Maker 92 isn’t going to replace one of these if your enclosure of choice has a very low profile. Any system using a standard height PCI Express graphics card will work, though that top fan may have to come off depending on the case - which of course will affect cooling performance (in theory, anyway). But enough speculation! Let’s take a close look at this cooler and test out the fit and cooling prowess in both orientations.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 29, 2014 - 03:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: noctua, water
The colours of the Noctua Industrial PPC family of fans are familiar but these 8 fans have some serious tricks up their sleeves. While most fans focus on the amount of air they can move and how quietly they can manage that feat these fans are also rated on how harsh the conditions can be while they can maintain full functionality. For instance the IP67 fans will operate perfectly even when submerged in water to a depth of 1m and provide complete protection against dust if used in air. While it is unlikely your computer will function when submerged there are builds which could take advantage of the ability to move water around. Generally these fans are intended for use cooling systems that reside in industrial plants and other harsh conditions but it is nice to know you can pick up fans specifically designed to operate in very dusty or wet environments. Check out the review at Modders Inc if the idea of having a ruggedized cooling system appeals to you.
"The Noctua Industrial PPC line packaging is similarly Spartan like the new Noctua Redux line, packed without extras such as adapters, splitters and alternate mounting options but comes with a 4-piece screw mounting kit."
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- Noctua iPPC and redux Fan Roundup @ Neoseeker
- Lepa LV12 CPU Cooler Review @ HiTech Legion
- Silverstone AR06 Cooler @ HardwareHeaven
- Scythe Mugen Max Review @ OCC
- Thermaltake NiC L32 Non-Interference CPU Cooler Review @ NikKTech
- Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Full Tower Computer Case Review @ Modders-Inc
- SilentiumPC Aquarius X90 Pure Black @ techPowerUp
- BitFenix Pandora @ techPowerUp
- Corsair Carbide Air 240 mATX Case Review @ Legit Reviews
- Another SPCR recommended article update - Case Basic & Recommendations
- Raijintek Agos Mid-Tower @ eTeknix