TigerDirect.com and Intel Build Your Own PC for Charity @ CES


TigetDirect.com and Intel are hosting a build your own PC for charity and our own Andrew Van Til has been selected to compete in the journalist race. He is racing for the charity of his children’s school. Here is hoping he wins. There has been regional competitions all around the country and some of the contestants have built computers as fast as 6:30 minutes. You can view the entire completion on www.charitypcrace.com. They are tasked with assembling Intel CPU Based Systems from the ground up. Let cheer on Andrew.

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Hold on to your motherboards!  After a year hiatus, the TigerDirect.com PC Race is back! TigerDirect have released the official competitor list and plan to live-stream the entire event via CharityPCRace.com


Las Vegas, NV (Monday, January 7, 2013) – TigerDirect.com, a subsidiary of Systemax, will host their 15th annual “Build Your Own PC Race” for charity TOMORROW, January 8th from 6pm – 9pm at the Wynn Resort Las Vegas during the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show. This year, TigerDirect.com will live-stream the event via the dedicated site, www.charitypcrace.com.


WHAT: For the first time this year, TigerDirect will host three separate PC Builds during the event: The traditional race for journalists, the consumer finals and a special race exclusively for industry executives. Contestants for all three races will be tasked with assembling Intel® CPU Based Systems from the ground up.


WHEN: Tuesday, January 8th from 6pm – 9pm

WHERE: Wynn Resort Las Vegas, 3131 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109


MORE: TigerDirect’s “Build Your Own PC Race” for charity has become one of the most highly produced and memorable events during CES. This year, the race returns with an evening that is bigger, better and more entertainment-packed than the preceding years.  Guests will experience a high energy, interactive show by the Recycled Percussion, the avant-garde performance band and finalists on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, while they enjoy their complimentary gourmet food & crafted cocktails and cheer on their favorite racers from the sidelines. More information about the event and how to compete and/or attend can be found at www.charitypcrace.com.


WHO: The competitor list is a who’s who of industry leaders and the traditional race includes the following journalists:


Benjamin Heide

Avram Piltch


Laptop Magazine

Bob Belongie

Radford Castro


Lazy Tech Guys

Hiawatha Bray

Nathan Kirsch

Boston Globe


Anshel Sag

Marvin Lipschultz

Bright Side of News

LV Tribune

Colin Jones

Andrew Van Til

CFML 104.5

Missing Remote

John Burek

Dewayne Carel

Computer Shopper


Dave Whittle

DaJuan Harris

Cool Hot or Not


Tyler Dikman

Frank Dimmick



Yosun Chang

Brier Dudley


Seattle Times

Scott Ertz

Julio Franco

F5 Live/ Tech podcast Network


Rob Squires

Ben Weber



Devin Connors

Norman Chan

Game Front


Wade Arenberg

Robert Fine

High Tech Legion

The Social Media Monthly

Nick Hernandez

Nathan Edwards


The Wirecutter

Nathan Brookwood

Nik Parenti

Insight 64


Stephen Fung

Jane McEntegart


Tom’s Hardware





About Systemax Inc.: Systemax Inc. (http://www.systemax.com), a Fortune 1000 company, sells personal computers, computer components and supplies, consumer electronics and industrial products through a system of branded e-Commerce websites, retail stores, relationship marketers and direct mail catalogs in North America and Europe. The primary brands are TigerDirect, MISCO, WStore and Global Industrial.


About TigerDirect: For over 20 years, TigerDirect (http://www.tigerdirect.com) has served the needs of both personal and business computer users, selling consumer electronics, computers, digital media technology and peripherals via catalog, business to business, and Internet channels. TigerDirect is a subsidiary of Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX).


About Intel®: Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.


About Recycled Percussion: Formed in 1995 in New Hampshire at a high school talent show, Recycled Percussion gave birth to the style of music now known as JUNK ROCK. During every show, the band mixes their gritty assault on buckets, power tools or anything else they can get their sticks on with a sense of humor and gravity defying athleticism. The band was introduced in living rooms across the country on the NBC hit television show “America’s Got Talent.” The group has appeared on the cover of “USA TODAY” and has performed on the “Today Show,” “Carson Daly,” “Talk Soup,” “Crook and Chase” and recently played their biggest show ever by performing on “China’s Got Talent.” Recycled Percussion’s new show is re-opening mid January on the Las Vegas strip. For more information, go to www.recycledpercussionband.com.