MIAMI, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TigerDirect.com, a subsidiary of Systemax, announced today that for the first time they will bring their popular "Build Your Own PC Race" for charity directly to consumers with five regional races across the country hosted by TigerDirect.
To celebrate the 15th Annual Charity PC Race, which will be held on January 8th at the Wynn Las Vegas during the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show, contestants will be asked to build gaming systems from the ground up. Two winners with the fastest times from each city will receive an all expenses paid trip to the National Finals at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas among other prizes and a monetary donation to the charity of their choice.
Starting on November 20th, TigerDirect will hold regional competitions in various markets highlighted below. All of the consumer races, except for Miami, will take place at TigerDirect.com retail stores. Additional details and how to register can also be found at www.charitypcrace.com.
Since 1997, TigerDirect's "Build Your Own PC Race" for charity has tasked 30 of the top industry journalists to assemble systems based on a processor in record time. For several years, the event has taken place during the Consumer Electronics Show. This year, TigerDirect will host two separate races during CES: the National Finals, which will determine who will win the consumer portion, and the traditional PC Race which will be open to editors. Since its inception, TigerDirect has provided over $2.5 million in cash and computer equipment to schools and non-profit organizations through the race. By extending the chance to compete to consumers, TigerDirect will make even more donations to local charities.
More information about the event can be found at www.charitypcrace.com.
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.
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).