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ASUS AU builds a kick-ass gaming PC for 16-year-old disabled gamer

Kieren Watts, a 16-year-old disabled gamer, receives a kick-ass gaming PC courtesy of ASUS, Cooler Master, NVIDIA and more

By Anthony Garreffa on Dec 23, 2015 01:22 am CST - 1 min, 38 secs reading time

The holiday season is here, and ASUS Australia has really struck a chord with us here at TweakTown by having their handover event for a new gaming PC for a disabled Australian gamer.

16-year-old Kieren Watts has Congenital Muscular Dystrophy, which is a general term for a group of genetic muscle diseases that occur at birth (congenital) or early during infancy. ASUS Australia teamed up with the Australian departments of Cooler Master, NVIDIA, Intel as well as community members like Good Gaming Fun (GGF, run by Stuart Tonks), Simple Modz (run by Alex Ciobanu), Mods by ACS (Drew Lawrence), IMFACEROLL Gaming (Corey Gregory) and members of the "Australian PC Gaming and Enthusiasts", and the "Australian PC Modders and Enthusiasts" Facebook groups.

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Everyone came together to build a rather kick ass gaming PC, which consists of the following components:

  • Intel Core i5 6600K processor
  • ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Ranger motherboard
  • ASUS ROG Matrix GTX 980 video card
  • Intel 730-series SSD (x2)
  • Cooler Master Master Case 5 Pro
  • Cooler Master Nepton 280L
  • Cooler Master V850 PSU
  • Cooler Master JetFlo LED Fans

It's so great to see this type of thing happening - with a huge community of enthusiasts, gamers, and companies to help gamers out - and as ASUS Australia said in an email to TweakTown exclusively, that this is a story of "how a group of Aussie PC enthusiasts banded together to make a beautiful new gaming PC with the support of some community focused vendors, to put a smile on the face of a lad who otherwise wouldn't have the opportunity to experience such a rad gaming PC".

Kicked me right in the feels, guys.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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