If you are a reader of PCDIY you know first and foremost our focus is on the experience of building your PC and defining your technology experience with a hands on approach. To celebrate this as well as to inform and empower you, the PCDIY community, we are going to be holding our first PCDIY build party! The focus of this build party will be to allow you to get hands on with our latest and greatest motherboards, graphics cards, monitors and much more. Whether you bring your own hardware, come to learn or come to play it will be amazing opportunity to engage with us in a fun, personal and informative way. In addition you will be one of 25 attendees helping to celebrate our 25th anniversary.
We still have a lot of details to work out but have made some important changes. These changes will allow for more flexibility in who can attend. The new date for the PCDIY Build Party & Workshop is June 29st 2014.
So what do you have to do to get into this build party? Not much, all you need to do is ENTER in your details for the chance to be randomly selected. For those of you looking to do something special and are willing to elaborate, detail or demonstrate your passion for PCDIY and all things ASUS you can submit written or video submissions for the opportunity to get an ultra-exclusive prize and experience. If you submit a video please include your link to the video in the submission ( YouTube, Vimeo etc )
Stay tuned for more details and information on the PCDIY Build Party & Workshop! If you have questions, comments or feedback feel free to post them or send them my way at PCDIY@ASUS.COM
I and the ASUS team look forward to meeting and engaging with the PCDIY Build Party attendees!
Details and FAQ
What type of event of this?
This will be a technical workshop, build party and technology showcase. We will be building systems, demoing hardware, as well as have Q/A sessions and technical briefings. If you feedback on something you would like to see or learn about at the event feel free to comment and we can see what we can do. This is for the community first and foremost.
Are there age restrictions?
We hope this is just the first of many PCDIY build parties. With this in mind we hope to engage with the widest range of our PCDIY community whether they be young or old or novices to veterans. For this initial build party we are limiting attendance to 18 and older.
Where will the event be held?
We will hosting the build party and workshop at a location near our HQ in Fremont CA. Specifically LeMans Karting
More info here: lemanskarting.com
The event will be held in the SF Bay Area ( Northern California ). You must be able to reach this location on the designated date to be able to attend.
How many people will be there?
This is small private build party being held at location close to our headquarters. Total attendees will not exceed 25 people. While this is small it helps to make sure we get hands on time with each and every builder and those in attendance get a truly personal and engaging experience.
Do I have to bring my own hardware?
While not required this is a build party and it would be great for you to bring your hardware and get insight from the ASUS team on getting your system setup and running optimally! We will have limited sets of hardware for those that do not bring hardware to get hands on experience with and play around with. In addition there will be demo systems and experience stations to find out more about ASUS and its hardware.
Will there be prizes?
ASUS GTX 780 DirectCU II – Graphics Card
VG248QE – Monitor
MAXIMUS VII HERO – Motherboard
FRONT BASE – Motherboard accessory
MAXIMUS VII HERO – Motherboard
GTX 760 – Graphics Card
MAXIMUS VII GENE – Motherboard
Will there be anything outside of PC building occurring?
We have a number of activities being planned once all are finalized I will post them for reference. One activity that is confirmed will be a PCDIY speed build challenge. See if you can be the PCDIY Build A PC speed build Champion!
* Update 6/24/2014
So our PCDIY build party is only a few days away. Soon 25 PCDIY enthusiasts will be crowding a small room to build, discuss, tweak and tune and enjoy the PCDIY experience. I have been busy trying to prepare a number of activities as well as work with our internal team on logistics. As part of this update I am excited to show something that all PCDIY attendees will be receiving a limited edition motherboard PCB. We internally call these blank boards. While they are part of designing and developing and ultimately producing a motherboard our intended use is an awesome one. Throw some stand offs on one and you have a great foundation to do a test build on. For those of you not attending and excited about Z97 and the upcoming Devil’s Canyon cpus make sure to check out our upcoming build guides and our current and expanding PCDIY videos covering overviews and much more. For a PCDIY enthusiast looking to build a PC whether it be gaming, content creation, general productivity, HTPC or any other usage there is a board for you. Prior to our formal build guide getting released I have provide a small recommendation of a great mid range gaming build for those of you looking to kick off your builds.
It is a solid entry level gaming system focus at providing great gameplay experience at 1080 resolutions with medium to high settings. No CPU is included I would recommend you look to the newest CPU being relesed whether it be the 4970K or 4690K or the great entry level overclocker in the new Pentium anniversary sku.
[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4kd7pg) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4kd7pg/by_merchant/)
**Motherboard** | [Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-z97a) | $144.39 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f31600c9d8gao) | $72.00 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5″ 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex) | $57.99 @ Newegg
**Video Card** | [Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx750tioc2gd5) | $165.38 @ Newegg
**Case** | [Cooler Master N400 ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-nse400kkn2) | $59.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500m) | $59.99 @ Newegg
**Optical Drive** | [Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1stblkbas) | $16.99 @ Newegg
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) | $102.98 @ Newegg
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $649.71
Below some pictures of the ROG blank boards being given away and some near final production samples of the upcoming MAXIMUS VII IMAPCT and MAXIMUS VII FORMULA