Build Your Own PC Race for Charity at CES 2010

by Mark R

CIMG2287Last night, at the first night of CES, Systemax, CA, and Intel teamed up to sponsor the 13th Annual Build Your Own PC Race for Charity.

It was held at the Latour Ballroom at the Wynn Casino in Las Vegas (right next to CES Showstoppers), and it was actually more spectacular than I ever thought it would be.

When I got there, it was nothing but food and subtle party atmosphere, but on some tables in the corner were some casing for some desktops, and all the parts and tools necessary to complete them.

There was an announcer who was going throughout the room, hyping up everything, and the event didn’t swing into action until two hours after it had started. This is when all 30 competitors, who are journalists that represent the PC industry took their positions at their PCs.

When the contest began, they frantically built their PCs with both speed and precision. As you can see by the photo, some contestants took their fight to the floor. The first contest who got their PC working won. That person was Chris Ramseyer of Tweak Town, who now gets $10,000 donated to the charity of his chioce.

In short, last night’s event was nothing short of GeekSPN. It’s something that I wouldn’t mind seeing televised.

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