MIAMI, Fla. – (January 10, 2011) – TigerDirect and  CA teamed up at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show on January 6th, for the 14th Annual  Build Your Own PC Race for Charity, hosted by TigerDirect at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort.  The race determined who could assemble a computer based on the AMD Phenom II X61090T Black Edition processor in the least amount of time.  This year, thirty top tech journalists from major media outlets in the technology and PC industry raced against each other to build a PC to benefit the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

“With nearly $3 Million given to charities around the country to date, our 14th annual event was another success,” said Gilbert Fiorentino, Chief Executive of the Systemax Technology Products Group.  “Record attendance only solidifies this race as a premier event at CES.”

There were more than 600 guests in attendance on hand to cheer the racers to the finish. Stephen Fung of Futurelooks took first place this year with a record time of 4 minutes and 9 seconds, beating last year’s time by nearly three minutes. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children will benefit from the $10,000 first place cash prize.

“This was my third year participating in the race,” said Stephen Fung.  “I came in with a strategy and was determined to build the computer in record time. I consider the Build Your Own PC Race a highlight at CES.”

In second place, first time racer Josh Martin from Techware Labs had a time of 4:44 and in third place with a build time of 5:30 was Al Hernandez of Fox Morning News. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children will also receive $2,500 and $1,000 in their names, as well as all 30 computers and related accessories from the race.

In addition to our name sponsors, (TigerDirect and CA Technologies) the event is also supported by other major companies including:  CoolerMaster, Dlink, HP, Kensington, Logitech, Microspft, Mitsubushi, OCZ, Onkyo,

Samsung Monitors, Seagate, Accutech- Thrustmaster & Hercules, Acer, Belkin, Gigabyte, Konica, Absolute Software, Archos, Hannspree, Laguna-elocity, Priceless Resource, Simplexity, Sony, Toshiba, Trendnet, Vivitek, Vizio, Cables Unlimited, Centon, Envision Monitors, Klipsch, Lenovo, Microsoft, Netgear, Phillips, Sanus, Smith Micro-Navarre, SMK- Interlink, Targus and Verbatim.

To find out more about the race, or for a full list of this year’s participants, visit To learn more about the event’s main sponsors, please visit the following race sponsors at, or

About Systemax Inc.

Systemax Inc. (, a Fortune 1000 company, sells personal computers, computer components and supplies, consumer electronics and industrial products through a system of branded e-Commerce web sites, retail stores, relationship marketers and direct mail catalogs in North America and Europe. The primary brands are TigerDirect, CompUSA, Circuit City, MISCO, WStore and Global Industrial.

About TigerDirect

TigerDirect ( serves the needs of both personal and business computer users, selling consumer electronics, computers, digital media technology and peripherals via retail stores, catalog and Internet channels. TigerDirect is a subsidiary of Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX).

About CA Technologies

CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) is an IT management software and solutions company with expertise across all IT environments – from mainframe and distributed, to virtual and cloud. CA Technologies manages and secures IT environments and enables customers to deliver more flexible IT services. CA Technologies innovative products and services provide the insight and control essential for IT organizations to power business agility. The majority of the Global Fortune 500 relies on CA Technologies to manage evolving IT ecosystems. For additional information, visit CA Technologies at

About the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Since it was established by Congress in 1984, the organization has operated the toll-free 24-hour national missing children’s hotline which has handled more than 2,475,300 calls.  It has assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 151,300 children.  The organization’s CyberTipline has handled more than 964,750 reports of child sexual exploitation and its Child Victim Identification Program has reviewed and analyzed more than 40,048,550 pornography images and videos.  The organization works in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Justice’s office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.  To learn more about NCMEC, call its toll-free, 24-hour hotline at 1-800-THE-LOST or visit its web site at

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