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Bid on This System, Help Japan!

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Get a new gaming system AND help out Japan!

Everyone knows that the chaos happening right now in Japan is devastating for the locals. Yes, Japan makes some of our most beloved electronics and gear, and yes, Japan also makes some of the coolest games. But now Japan is in trouble.

Maybe you'd like to help, but maybe you haven't figured out the best way. No worries, several component vendors have joined together to produce a gaming rig that's posted on eBay.

Check out the system specs:

There's less than a day left on the auction, so if you feel generous to donate to the Red Cross efforts in Japan, then bid! The bonus is, you get a cool gaming rig and you help out!

Check out the auction here.

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    eklipz330 , April 16, 2011 1:52 AM
    id like to remind everyone there are other ways to support japan other than spending a few paychecks on a computer that was put together by ibuypower
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    eklipz330 , April 16, 2011 2:04 AM
    jozWhich is why I'd only bid $5 on it.

    too bad its at $2000
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    Lutfij , April 16, 2011 2:10 AM
    what makes you people so sure the poster on ebay is not a dogdy fella!?!?!?!
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    tuannguyen , April 16, 2011 3:08 AM
    lutfijwhat makes you people so sure the poster on ebay is not a dogdy fella!?!?!?!

    Because the PR manager there contacted me directly about it. :) 

    / Tuan
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    Lutfij , April 16, 2011 3:11 AM
    wa'kat-tiru! :) 
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    copy , April 16, 2011 8:40 AM
    That's nice!
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    carcharocles_theory , April 16, 2011 10:27 AM
    The ZOTAC brand GPU and Zalman PSU kill this rig for me. Is it really hard to ask for an Evga, MSI or Asus VGA and a Corsair or Seasonic (heck, even XFX) Power supply?

    Also, for gaming the I7 2600K would be a lot cheaper and outperform that processor, if I'm not mistaken.
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    Ciuy , April 16, 2011 11:37 AM
    its a scam. I bet the cash goes to ibuypower`s pocket :D 
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    razzb3d , April 16, 2011 3:11 PM
    Asus VGA card suck. Trust me, I work in RMA. Zotac is ok. Best RMA score - MSI.
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    Anonymous , April 16, 2011 8:14 PM
    I don't understand why would people think this is a scam? Tom's Hardware is a very legit and top news review site. Plus they also mention they will donate all the money to Red Cross and show the certificate. So don't know how is that fake and scam. Anyways, everyone have their own opinion, I just think this is a good cause. PUSH PUSH!
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    geekapproved , April 16, 2011 8:43 PM
    How is two thousand dollars going to help Japan?

    Japan right now is worse than Chernobyl.

    Nothing is under control.

    Bodies everywhere, thousands still missing, 13,000 found dead.

    $2000??
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    memadmax , April 16, 2011 10:33 PM
    It's not worse than chernobyl, because the firefighters there are not playing soccer with glowing chunks of uranium and graphite that happened to be laying all around the power plant......
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    aaron88_7 , April 17, 2011 8:59 AM
    GeekApprovedHow is two thousand dollars going to help Japan?

    Helps a lot more than you complaining about how others help, (and if you could read you would know the entire amount the PC is sold for is going directly to the Red Cross for Japan relief efforts).

    That case is f-ing amazing by the way. Why doesn't NewEgg carry it? I want it, it looks expensive. Very sexy.
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    Darkerson , April 17, 2011 4:05 PM
    GeekApprovedHow is two thousand dollars going to help Japan? Japan right now is worse than Chernobyl.Nothing is under control.Bodies everywhere, thousands still missing, 13,000 found dead.$2000??

    It may not be that much in the grand scheme of things, but every little bit helps and it all adds up. At the very least, its better then not doing anything at all.

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    mediv42 , April 18, 2011 12:17 AM
    "it's better then not doing anything at all"

    The problem in japan is that there is a melting nuclear reactor and not a lot of good ways to fix it. Lack of money is not a problem, they are one of the richest countries in the world.

    How does giving them money help in any way? they can afford all of the rebuilding efforts. Its like throwing money at someone who is about to get hit by a car. Sometimes, money just doesnt help.
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    HavoCnMe , April 18, 2011 7:32 PM
    mediv42Its like throwing money at someone who is about to get hit by a car. Sometimes, money just doesnt help.


    ROFL but so true.
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    copy , April 20, 2011 6:21 PM
    Zalman posted the donation.
    http://www.facebook.com/zalmanusa?ref=ts#!/notes/zalman-tech/thank-you-letter-auction-for-donation-to-japan-/10150164384929010