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I wish to build my own computer

“ Aiden was so thrilled to find out he was visiting Corsair, his favorite computer parts company ”

  • Aiden's Wish to Build his own computer

  • Aiden's Wish to Build his own computer

  • Aiden's Wish to Build his own computer

  • Aiden's Wish to Build his own computer

  • Aiden's Wish to Build his own computer

  • Aiden's Wish to Build his own computer

  • Aiden's Wish to Build his own computer

  • Aiden's Wish to Build his own computer

  • Aiden's Wish to Build his own computer

  • Aiden's Wish to Build his own computer

The following excerpt is from a blog post written by John Beekley, VP at Corsair and Make-A-Wish board member, who helped grant Aiden’s wish:

Aiden is a serious fourteen year old with muscular dystrophy. In spite of the challenges he faces on a daily basis, he is focused, positive, and has a smile that lights up the room. When asked what he wants to do when he grows up, Aiden responded that he wants to start and run his own company. He knows his computer gear and his favorite brand happens to be Corsair.

The wish day was incredible. Aiden's family, his parents and three brothers, started the day at Intel to pick up the CPU. The folks at Intel took every one into one of their advanced labs and showed them some extremely cool demos and technology.

After collecting his CPU at Intel, everyone went to Nvidia to collect graphics cards. Nvidia pulled out all the stops; as a graphics company, they have some incredibly cool stuff to show, and they did not hold back.

Once Aiden had his CPU and graphics card, it was time to head to Corsair to build the PC. The team there had some surprises up their sleeves; a custom internal cabling and a specially customized side panel for Aiden’s PC. The build was finally done around 5PM, with everyone completely exhausted. The next morning, one of the Corsair engineers went to Aiden’s house, made sure the rig was completely installed with all three monitors optimally configured, and left it to Aiden to optimize and tune his new PC.

 

Granting the wish brought out the best in EVERYONE. All participants took substantial time out of their very busy day – from engineers in the lab to CEOs of billion dollar companies. The air was thick with the spirit of enthusiasm, of generosity, and yes, with the joy of being a computer geek. Everyone pulled together to help make the day special for Aiden, and I believe in turn made the day special for themselves as well. It was one of those days when you just can’t help but be blown away by the goodness that truly is inherent in ordinary people. ”

— John Beekley

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