TigerDirect.Com Donates Thousands to Charity at the 15th-Annual "Build Your Own PC Race" During the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show

Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:00am EST

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This year`s race featured an entertainment packed event as guests witnessed
Benjamin Heide of BCCHardware.com set a new record for fastest time, earning
$10,000 for charity
LAS VEGAS--(Business Wire)--
On January 8, 2013 TigerDirect.com, a subsidiary of Systemax, and Intel hosted
the 15th annual "Build Your Own PC Race for Charity" at the Wynn Resort Las
Vegas during the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show. This year Benjamin Heide of
BCCHardware.com broke the PC Build record for fastest time, beating out his 28
competitors, assembling his computer in 3 minutes and 53 seconds. On his behalf,
TigerDirect is donating $10,000 and the hardware package valued at over $2,500
to Alberta Children's Hospital Charity in Calgary, Alberta. 

The 2013 Build Your Own PC Race Event was bigger and better than previous years,
attracting a record number of attendees. For the first time in its 15 year
history, TigerDirect held two separate PC Builds during the event: The
traditional "Charity PC Race" for journalists and the 1st Annual National
Consumer PC Race Finals. 10 racers from across the country who placed 1st and
2nd at regional competitions were flown in to Las Vegas to compete in the
National Finals Round. Contestants for the two races were tasked with assembling
PCs in the fastest time. 

In addition to the races, guests were treated to a variety of floor acts with
jugglers, contortionist and acrobats during the first hour of the event, then
two high energy, interactive performances by Recycled Percussion, the
avant-garde performance band and finalists on NBC`s America`s Got Talent. 

15th Annual Charity PC Race Winners:

First Place: Benjamin Heide of BCCHardware.com: $10,000 donation to Alberta
Children's Hospital Charity in Calgary Alberta 

Second Place: Robert Squires of Fudzilla.com: $2,500 donation to Mendenhall
Middle School 

Third Place: Nathan Edwards of Wirecutter: $1,000 donation to Doctors Without

*All the equipment from the racers goes to each participant`s charity of choice 

1st Annual Consumer Build Your Own PC Race National Finals Winners:

First Place: Andrew Snyder of Delaware: $1,000 donated to the winner`s charity
of choice and a $1,000 TigerDirect gift card 

Second Place: Ryan Hoenga of Miami: $500 donated to the winner`s charity of
choice and a $500 TigerDirect gift card 

Third Place: Ramsin Gabriel of Chicago: $250 donated to the winner`s charity of
choice and a $250 TigerDirect gift card 

*All racers in the consumer race will receive their PC and hardware package 

Various leaders in the technology industry sponsored the Charity PC Race and
Regional Consumer Finals including title sponsor Intel, AMD, Trendnet, Kingston,
HP, Western Digital, Square Trade, Logitech, Microsoft, Seagate, Envision,
Samsung, iBuy Power, Coolermaster, Thermaltake, NZXT, Trendnet, Targus, Razer,
LG, and AOC. 

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).

Lorelle Kahn, 305-458-0940
Megan Pope, 323-397-5667

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