Wollongong University wins PC assembly contest

Teams Press Play ‘Split Second’ PC Assembling Competition had to build a PC in a limited time and on a budget

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Wollongong University wins PC assembly contest The University of Wollongong in Dubai has won the UAE's first PC assembly contest.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  June 19, 2011

A team from the University of Wollongong in Dubai has won the Press Play ‘Split Second' PC Assembling Competition held at the Living Rooms Video Games Café in Dubai Festival City, with second prize won by Middlesex University.

Teams participating in the competition had to build the fastest and most powerful possible PC within an allocated budget. Computer parts were provided by Golden Systems Middle East, GIGABYTE and Coolermaster.

Participating teams in the UAEs first PC assembling competition also included the American University of Sharjah (AUS) and BITS Pilani Dubai.

The event was organised by The Republic (TR), a club for university students and youth in the UAE and was sponsored by Middle East IT product distributor - Golden Systems Middle East, GIGABYTE, Coolermaster, Cobone, Viva Entertainment, Geekay Games, Playshots and Tea Junction.

"We would like to congratulate the winners and participants at this event. All the participating teams were good and the team that got the highest score won the competition," says Sina Dadras, manager - Marketing & Communications, Golden Systems Middle East. "We were happy to support The Republic, a dynamic student community for the Press Play PC Assembling event, which was very well organised and had a fantastic turnout. Golden Systems is committed to encouraging students to hone their talents and interests in technology and gaming and help them standout by supporting such events. We look forward to supporting more such events in future."

Participating teams were judged on speed of PC assembly, speed of dismantling the components, processing power, graphics performance, WEI and 3D Mark Vantage game.

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