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TMCNet:  TigerDirect Prepares for the 16th Annual Build Your Own PC Race for Charity Event During the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show

[December 30, 2013]

TigerDirect Prepares for the 16th Annual Build Your Own PC Race for Charity Event During the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show

MIAMI --(Business Wire)--

TigerDirect (http://www.tigerdirect.com), in partnership with title sponsor Lenovo (News - Alert), is gearing up for its 16th Annual "Build Your Own PC Race for Charity" during the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show on Tuesday, January 7 at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort and Convention Center. The event will kick-off with the Consumer Build Your Own PC Race National Finals as the grand finale to 15 Regional PC Races, which took place among consumers over the past year.

Throughout 2013, Regional PC Races have been taking place at TigerDirect.com retail stores across the country, all leading up to another memorable extravaganza during CES (News - Alert). The 2014 racers will uphold the fun and excitement of previous years as they battle against one another to compile processors, motherboards and hard drives into a comprehensive PC. The Regional PC Race winners who will battle it out are: from Chicago, Ramsin Gabriel, Daniel Moran and Valeriy Yermolenko; from Raleigh, Andrew Snyder and Kai Presler-Marshall; from Miami, Ryan Hoekenga; from Orlando, Scott Geller; from Ontario, Gangadhar Vaidy; from Fort Myers, Marc Juliano; from Dallas, Colby Baird; from Jefferson, GA, Tom Arivzu; from Tampa, Johnathan Nolan; from Jacksonville, FL, Andrew Geller; from The LAB Miami, Fidel Lopez; nd from Christiana, DE, with the current record-breaking time of 3:04, Damian Muzzi.

Following the Consumer National Finals, 15 journalists from a wide variety of media outlets are stepping up to the plate to participate in the Charity PC Race during its 16th year.

The journalists who will be going head-to-head are: from BCCHardware.com, Benjamin Heide; from Benchmark Reviews, Hank Tolman; from The Boston Globe, Hiawatha Bray (News - Alert); from Bright Side of News*, Sag Anshel; from CFML Vancouver, Colin Jones; from Computer Shopper, John Burek; from CoolHotNot, David Whittle; from CuteGeek.com, Nina Pena; from Fudzilla, Rob Squires; from FutureLooks.com, Stephen Fung; from Insight 64, Nathan Brookwood; from TechwareLabs, Ben Weber and Eric Guest; from Tested, Norman Chan; and from The Social Media Monthly, Robert Fine.

In addition to title sponsor Lenovo, several big name technology brands will join the fun as official partners at this heralded tech spectacle including: AMD, C2G, Coolermaster, Corsair (News - Alert), Cyberpower PC, GearHead, Hanspree, HP, Ingram Micro, Intel, Kingston, Logitech, Microsoft, MSI, PayPal, Seagate, Solaxx, Square Trade, Targus, Total Defense, Trendnet and XFX.

Additional information about the event and attending can be found at www.charitypcrace.com.

ABOUT TIGERDIRECT

For over 25 years 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.com is a subsidiary of Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX).

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.


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