Build Your Own PC Race for Charity at CES 2010!

I guess a lot tech bloggers and journalists will be at CES 2010 participating in the charity contest, “Build Your Own PC”.  Darn, I would have entered if I knew but heck, perhaps I might go there to video tape the event perhaps.  Seems like a lot of fun!

MIAMI, Fla. – December 30, 2009 – Systemax, Intel and CA are teaming up at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show for the 13th Annual Build Your Own PC Race for Charity.  This event has helped raise nearly $2.5 million for charities around the country.  This year’s event will be held from 5:30-8:00 p.m. PST on Thursday, January 7, 2010 at the Wynn Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas.

The objective of the Race is to determine who can assemble a computer containing all the latest cutting edge technology in the fastest amount of time.  This year our racers will be building with an Intel Core i7 processor.   Last year’s winner, Al Hernandez from Fox Morning News, assembled his PC in just under 6 minutes, winning the event for the first time.  He designated Challenged Athletes Foundation as the recipient of his built computer and the $10,000 first prize cash donation.

This year, the 30 participating technology journalists represent major media outlets in the technology and PC industry.  Each racer will donate the computer they assembled, along with a complete selection of peripherals and upgrades, to the charity of their choice.  The top three winners also receive a total of $13,500 in cash which will be donated to their designated charities- $10,000, $2,500 and $1,000 respectively.  The 2010 participating racers include:

    • Aaron Broder, Scholastic News
    • Al Hernandez, Fox Morning News
    • Avram Piltch, Laptop Magazine
    • Benjamin Heide, BCC Hardware
    • Brier Dudley, Seattle Times
    • Cali Lewis, Geek Brief TV
    • Charlie Demerjian, Semi Accurate
    • Chris Null, Yahoo Tech
    • Chris Ramseyer, Tweak Town
    • Chris Scott Barr, Oh Gizmo
    • Colin Dean, Think Computers
    • Daniel Dumas, Wired Magazine
    • Daniel Lim, Slash Gear
    • Dave Matthews, G4TV
    • Doug Aamoth, CrunchGear
    • Frank Dimmick, Overclockers Club
    • Harry McCracken, Technologizer
    • Jason Jacobs, Techware Labs
    • John Burek, Computer Shopper
    • Julio Franco, Tech Spot
    • Justine Ezarik, iJustine
    • Keith Shaw, Network World
    • Matt Buchanan, Gizmodo
    • Matthew Murray, PC Mag
    • Nathan Kirsch, Legit Reviews
    • Norman Chan, Maximum PC
    • Robert Strohmeyer, PC World
    • Ryan Smith, Anadtech
    • Stephen Fung, Future Looks
    • Steve Bass, Tech Bite
  • Thomas Lower, ABC 33/40
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