Published on May 1st, 2014 | by Joseph Saulnier0
NVIDIA and Falcon Northwest Auctioning Off Custom PC for Charity
NVIDIA and Falcon Northwest have partnered together to build a one-of-a-ind gaming PC, and now they are auctioning it off!
They’re doing this to raise funds for the Philip Scholz Memorial Foundation, honoring an NVIDIA brother who was tragically killed this year when he heroically removed an individual from train tracks and was hit.
The Foundation bearing Phil’s name provides scholarships to needs-based youth and promotes outdoor physical activities involving his favorite pastime: baseball.
The PC up for auction uses all the latest technology to deliver absolutely raging performance in a cool, quiet platform. It starts with the award-winning GeForce GTX Titan Black, which is considered the world’s fastest single GPU. And it includes Intel’s latest Core i7 CPU, the 4770K, running on an ASUS z87 Maximus motherboard loaded with 16GB of GSKILL DDR3 memory. The storage system is based on two 1TB M50 SSDs from Crucial. And it’s all wrapped up in an impressive chassis – the Tiki — customer designed in NVIDIA green, with a laser cutout window so everyone can see the beast that rages within. To top it off, the entire system is fully warranted by Falcon Northwest. Learn more in the video below.
As of the posting of this, the starting bid is $3,000 with no bids on the auction.
To learn more about Phil Scholz and the way he changed those around him, see his full story from the San Jose Mercury News.