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TigerDirect Charity PC Race regional finals next week

1:00 AM on 12.18.2012 // Niero Gonzalez
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Jacksonville to Vegas, baby

We came to Dallas. We geeked out. We built computers for charity. Good times.

Destructoid would like to congratulate Colby Baird, who took home a $500 TigerDirect gift card and donated $500 to Texas Equusearch following his victory of building a functioning PC in 6 minutes and 30 seconds.  The second prize winner, Thomas Arvizu, completed his build in 7 minutes and 19 seconds. They'll be facing an insane 4 minute build time record holder in Vegas this January. No pressure, guys!

Want to check out the last regional event in Florida next-next Saturday, the 29th?  Tickets are sold out for Jacksonville builders, but you're still welcome to watch the race for free and cheer our charity builders on. The address of the next event is on Eventbrite; no RSVP to spectate is needed.  Good luck to the next set of builders!

Regional Races:

From the last race:

Dallas held it’s 1st Annual Regional Charity PC Race on December 15, 2012 at the Galleria TigerDirect.com Retail Store. This event was complete with racers lined up around the tech bench, ready to win the trip to Las Vegas as the “top builder” of the day.

The winners of the Dallas Regional PC Race were:

  • 1st Place: Colby Baird (with a time of 6:30)
  • 2nd Place: Thomas Arvizu (with a time of 7:19)

1st place winner received:

  • $500 TigerDirect.com Gift Card
  • $500 donation to racer’s charity: Texas Equusearch
  • Airfare for two to Las Vegas, NV (1/7-1/9)
  • Hotel accomodations for January 7 and 8th
  • Participation in the Finals Round on January 8th

2nd place winner received:

  • $250 TigerDirect.com Gift Card
  • $250 donation to racer’s charity: AT Childrens’ Project
  • Airfare for one to Las Vegas, NV (1/7-1/9)
  • Hotel accomodations for January 7 and 8th
  • Participation in the Finals Round on January 8th

A bunch of people were in attendance at the Dallas Galleria TigerDirect.com Retail Store to watch and cheer on the participants of this event, who we’d like to thank for their participation:

  • Kris Fawcett (3rd place at 8:27)
  • Michael Hubley (4th place at 10:14)
  • Chris Sagherian
  • Robert Whittington
  • Larry Eng
  • Colby Baird
  • and Joseph Thomas (5th place at 10:58).

Thanks to all who attended the race!

Disclaimer: Destructoid is a media partner sponsor of the Charity PC Race.  Find us lurched over a martini at the Las Vegas Charity PC Race Finals at the Consumer Electronics Show.

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