It's been a little delayed due to securing parts, but we are very happy and proud to announce TweakTown's Aussie Flood Appeal Dream System!
As many of you would know, much of the state of Queensland in Australia was devastated by one of the worst natural disasters in the country's history - it is being compared to the tragic Cyclone Tracy of 1974 which flattened 80% of Darwin's houses. The clean-up bill for the Aussie floods is expected to hit at least FOUR BILLION DOLLARS and it will take years to fully recover. People have lost everything, their homes are gone and towns have been completely destroyed.
We have teamed up with some of our closest technology company friends and rounded up some of the hottest new products on the market to build the TweakTown Aussie Flood Appeal Dream System. Currently the system is valued at $4930.80 USD (based on Newegg price where applicable), but keep in mind that value will only increase as we adding some extras such as Windows OS, games, monitors and anything else that comes our way from kind companies who are getting involved.
UPDATE 1: performance benchmarks are here!
UPDATE 2: issue with P67 chipset addressed!
UPDATE 3: An update on donations! (Feb 11)
UPDATE 4: An update on donations! (Feb 17)
UPDATE 5: An update on donations! (Feb 24)
UPDATE 6: Total Donations! (March 6)
UPDATE 7: The Winner! (March 8)
Without further ado, the Dream System consists of the following parts so far:
(Feb 1, 2011)
- Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz CPU (donated by AVADirect)
- GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD7 Motherboard
- SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6970 2GB Video Card x 3
- Western Digital Black 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s HDD x 3
- Corsair Obsidian Series 800D Case
- Corsair Professional Series AX1200 PSU
- Corsair Hydro H70 Cooler
- Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 Speakers
- Corsair HS1A Headphones
- Corsair Voyager GTR 128GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive
- Corsair DOMINATOR GT DDR3 Kit
- Corsair Force F120 120GB SSD x 2
- Thermaltake Max 5G USB 3.0 external hard drive enclosure
- Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS Challenger Ultimate Keyboard
- Thermaltake Tt eSports Black Mouse
- Thermaltake Tt eSports DASHER Mouse Pad
- Thermaltake Gaming Glove
- Western Digital WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player
Unfortunately due to time constraints, we couldn't provide an image of the system built as the parts are in the process of being shipped to Shane Baxtor, our video card guru, who will build the system up nicely for the winner. In around two or three weeks, he will have a performance article online covering stock and overclocked performance and of course plenty of hot pictures of the built system. He will keep the system overclocked at the maximum stable overclock he finds while testing.
We are still after three 24-inch or 27-inch gaming monitors to go along with the system to allow for some impressive EyeFinity gaming. We are also accepting retail boxed PC games and anything else that is not already covered here. If you are interested in donating towards the Dream System, please contact Cameron Wilmot via email. Please remember to come back to this page often as the list of parts above will hopefully grow.
If any company wants to make a corporate donation of any amount, please contact Cameron Wilmot via email. If the donation is large enough, we may provide free banner advertising impressions.
How do I win it?
Donate! Donate! Donate! Donating $10 USD will give you one raffle ticket into the Dream System draw. For example, if you donate $120 USD, you will get 12 raffle tickets entered and of course a better chance of winning. We are accepting donations via PayPal using the Donate Button below.
If PayPal is not suitable for you, please contact Cameron Wilmot via email for alternative arrangements. We will run the Dream System raffle from today until February 26th, 2011. However, we reserve the right to extend the length of the raffle if our donation target amount has not been reached. We will extend at intervals of one week up till March 31st, 2011 if required.
Anybody in the world can enter. You will not need to pay the huge shipping bill because our lovely friends over at Thermaltake signed on to be our "shipping sponsor" and cover that bill!
We urge you to get behind this and donate as much as you can. If you cannot donate, we understand that as well and hope that you will tell everyone you know about the Dream System raffle for charity. Please, we also ask everyone to post about this on Twitter and Facebook. If you run a website or blog, we would also very much appreciate if you could write about this. Of course, we want to generate as much attention as possible to generate as much money as we can to give to the victims of the Aussie floods.
Where does the donation go? How can I trust you?
Every cent that is donated will be given to the Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal which is operated by the Queensland government.
At the end of our appeal, we will be putting all of the raffle tickets into a box and a winner will be chosen. After the drawing, we will write out the check to Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal for the full amount generated and it will be mailed off right away. All of that will be videotaped and an article will go online covering it for all to see. For anyone that doubts this project, once the funds have been donated, we will provide a copy of the receipt from Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal to anyone who emails and asks and it will be posted on this page as well. Money will be transferred from PayPal to TweakTown's business account and then a check mailed to Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal. Additionally, if anyone requests screenshots from our PayPal account, we will provide those. If you have any doubts or questions, please contact Cameron Wilmot via email.
PLEASE DONATE AND SUPPORT THE VICTIMS OF THE AUSSIE FLOODS!
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