We can all agree that the last 12 months have been challenging and stressful for everyone, and I wanted to utilise Kitguru in a positive way for a great cause. Over the next two weeks, we are holding a silent auction via email for our readers and supporters, with 100% of the proceeds being donated to the Northern Ireland Children's Hospice. Additionally KitGuru will be donating the same amount as the winning bid, effectively doubling the donation to the charity. This is a very worthy cause that we want to support this year and everyone who enters will know that they are potentially going to help children in real need.
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The NI Children's Hospice has been helping children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions as well as their families for over 35 years. It is a cause that we are very much in support of and we hope many of our readers will be interested in getting involved on some level. We discussed possibly holding this auction on the UK's biggest platform – EBAY, however we really wanted to involve as many of our readers as possible, without directing it towards the mass public who are not associated with the KitGuru audience. I didn't want this system going to a random person in the UK who doesn't really understand what we are trying to do.
KitGuru will be matching the winning bid for the chance to own this Gaming PC, doubling the overall amount we donate. KitGuru will also give the winner a full 1 year warranty directly. So if any component or peripheral was to fail in the first year, we will replace it and it will be shipped to your door, completely free of charge.
In the gallery below, you can see the gaming PC and accompanying peripherals that make this build, including a 144Hz gaming Monitor.
Here are the full specifications for the system:
- AMD Ryzen 3800X CPU
- Asus ROG Strix B550-F (Wi-Fi)
- Gigabyte Gaming OC 5700 XT
- T-Force Xcalibur 16GB kit (2X8GB) DDR4-3600
- Cougar Trofeo Case
- Cougar Aqua 240 AIO Cooler
- Cougar GEX 650W PSU
- Cougar Attack X3 Keyboard RGB
- Cougar Bunker mouse Bungee RGB
- Cougar Revenger S mouse RGB
- Cougar Neon mouse mat RGB
- Viper VPN100 1TB M.2 SSD
- AOC 24G2U 24” 144Hz monitor
While the prices of these components are constantly changing, the current market value as we go live to print today is around £1700. Special thanks to all the great companies involved that jumped at the chance without questions to help such a great cause.
Entering is really simple. If you want to be in with a chance to get this system delivered to your door just send your single best ‘bid' to ‘[email protected]‘. Subject field ‘Bid for Hospice Charity System'.
Please do not send your address or any personal information in the email – we just need to know your final bid for the system in pounds sterling – please only submit a bid you can afford and will be able to send when it ends. There is no minimum bid you can offer, but the more you can bid, the greater your chances of winning the auction.
Please do not send multiple entries with various bids from the same email, and only submit a bid that you can afford. We do not want anyone to have financial problems due to entering this auction.
At the end of the auction period, we'll contact the person with the best offer – get payment sent to our business account directly over bank transfer then KitGuru commits the same amount – effectively doubling the donation – which we directly send to the Children's Hospice.
The charity auction will end 10th Of March and the winner will be announced by 15th of March and contacted directly by email.
Shipping information: We can only accept submissions inside the United Kingdom due to complex and troublesome Brexit terms which came into play January 2021. Kitguru covers all of the shipping costs inside the United Kingdom – all of the hardware will be shipped UPS tracked and insured directly to the winner. From date of delivery KitGuru will cover the cost and replacement of any hardware that fails inside a one year period including any related shipping costs.
Terms and Conditions: In compliance with GDPR, all emails and correspondence will be deleted from our servers once the auction ends. We do not keep or store your personal data and you won't be signed up to any mailing lists by entering. No personal data is shared with any companies. We value your privacy as much as we value our own.
KitGuru Says: Thanks to all who participate in this charity auction. Good luck to everyone who enters – Allan ‘Zardon' Campbell. KitGuru Editor In Chief/Managing Director.