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The CA Technologies Race
As soon as they were told to start building, Frank started by pulling the chassis down and installing all the components that he could as quickly as he could. Once he had everything in and the side panel on, he began hooking up all the rear IO cables and then powered on. Once he pressed the power button, he sat there eagerly waiting for the computer to go through the POST screen and boot into Windows to be able to connect to the network.
Chris had a very similar idea. He set the case down on its side to get the best angle possible to get the components installed to ensure he could work as quickly as possible. Once everything was installed in the case and the power button was pressed, he looked right over with a very satisified look on his face as he finished pretty quickly.
The results are in! Frank ended with an impressive time of 5:05, which was quick enough to finish in 4th place. Chris was a few seconds slower with a time of 5:29, to finish in 6th. The first place time was 4:09, which was by Stephen Fung.
First place, Stephen Fung (4:09) was given a check for $10,000. Second place, Josh Martin (4:44), was given a check for $2,500. Finally, third place, Al Hernandez (5:03), was given a check for $1,000. All checks that were handed out are going to be donated to the National Center for Missing & Exploited children. Frank's time was just two seconds away from being in third place!
Once everyone was done with the race and the checks were given out, they were all inivted back up on the stage to get a group shot with all the builders.