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CES 2011 Coverage


The CA Technologies Race

Every year CA Technologies partners with Tigerdirect.com to put on a charity race to donate computers as well as money to be donated to the National Center for Missing & Exploited children in the winner's name. This year, there were a ton of companies that helped sponsor the race, such as D-Link, AMD, Microsoft, OCZ, Cooler Master, Gigabyte, XFX, Creative, and many more! Frank (ccokeman) was stationed at computer build station 28 and Chris (jlqrb), from our sister site Neoseeker, was stationed at number 22. 










At each station, you are given screws and a toolkit that includes all necessary tools to install computer components, as well as all the components — an XFX HD5830, OCZ memory kit, Creative sound card, a Wireless NIC card, a hard drive (already mounted in the HDD cage), and an optical drive. The motherboard, PSU, CPU, CPU cooler and all required cables are installed and in place to speed up the actual time it takes to complete the build. There were a total of thirty builders all racing against the clock with identical setups to see who is the quickest to get all components installed, get booted into Windows, and logged into the network. Frank (left) and Chris (right) are shown in their building aprons ready to compete for the number one spot! 




Frank and Chris went to their stations to check over and make sure everything was there and know exactly where each component was placed on the table. They then listened to the speakers talking about the race, one of which was actor Kevin Pollak with a little comedy act — you might remember him from Casino or The Usual Suspects. 




Everyone walked across the stage as they were introduced by the station number where they were going to be building their computer — Chris from Neoseeker at station 22 and Frank from OverclockersClub at station 28. Once everyone was introduced, they went back to their station and, as they gave the count down to start building, everyone had to hold their hands up to ensure a fair race with no early starters. 



  1. Pre-CES Part 1: Introduction & Corsair Press Event
  2. Pre-CES Part 2: Sapphire
  3. Pre-CES Part 3: Gigabyte Press Event
  4. CES Day 1 Part 1: Sennheiser
  5. CES Day 1 Part 2: Antec
  6. CES Day 1 Part 3: IN WIN
  7. CES Day 1 Part 4: LG Electronics
  8. CES Day 1 Part 5: LG Electronics (Continued)
  9. CES Day 1 Part 6: Samsung
  10. CES Day 1 Part 7: Corsair
  11. CES Day 1 Part 8: The CA Technologies Race
  12. CES Day 1 Part 9: The CA Technologies Race (Continued)
  13. CES Day 1 Part 10: MSI MOA 2011 Americas Finals
  14. CES Day 1 Part 11: MSI MOA 2011 Americas Finals (Continued)
  15. CES Day 2 Part 1: MSI
  16. CES Day 2 Part 2: MSI (Continued)
  17. CES Day 2 Part 3: Sony
  18. CES Day 2 Part 4: Zotac
  19. CES Day 2 Part 5: Mushkin
  20. CES Day 2 Part 6: Patriot Memory
  21. CES Day 2 Part 7: OCZ Technology
  22. CES Day 2 Part 8: Advanced Micro Devices
  23. CES Day 2 Part 9: Palit
  24. CES Day 3 Part 1: Creative Labs
  25. CES Day 3 Part 2: Shuttle
  26. CES Day 3 Part 3: NVIDIA
  27. CES Day 3 Part 4: PowerColor
  28. CES Day 3 Part 5: Razer
  29. CES Day 3 Part 6: Razer (Continued)
  30. CES Day 3 Part 7: Super Talent
  31. CES Day 3 Part 8: SD Association, Supermicro, Mad Catz, NEC
  32. CES Day 3 Part 9: Thermaltake
  33. CES Day 3 Part 10: Thermaltake (Continued)
  34. CES Day 3 Part 11: CyberPower PC
  35. CES Day 3 Part 12: Cooler Master
  36. CES Day 3 Part 13: Cooler Master (Continued)
  37. CES Extras: Cooler Master Party
  38. CES Extras: Bartenders, Sharp i3 Wall, Magician
  39. CES Extras: Convention Center, Counter-Strike 1.6 vs. EG.n0thing
  40. CES Extras: Booth Babes Part 1
  41. CES Extras: Booth Babes Part 2
  42. CES Extras: Booth Babes Part 3
  43. CES Extras: Booth Babes Part 4
  44. CES Extras: Booth Babes with Staff
  45. CES Final Thoughts
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