So then, it's time to introduce myself to you all!
Hi! My name is Jamie, I go by other aliases such as "Buzzin92" and "jlryan". So if you've seen me elsewhere, let me know!
The usual forum I use is Overclock.net, but it's time I get some fresh air and explore other forums!
I am currently 19 years old, about to turn 20 in just over a month, to some of you I may seem young/inexpedience but, I have been messing around with computer hardware and customization for 13 or so years now. I have a good knowledge on things from general end-user systems to high-end performance systems and server units.
My current residence resides in the East Midlands of the United Kingdom, lived here all my life but plan on moving to the States at some point.
My background in computing began really early on in my life, I remember constantly disassembling the socket 7 Pentium machine I was given and then putting it back together again... (I literally did this for two years of my life, I loved that thing!) Since then I have always been the go-to guy with family and friends as I seemed to always know how to remedy problems. I then proceeded to mess with the computers in primary school, of which the teachers weren't too pleased about, but they seemed to forgive me when I fixed it again heh.
I then took on GCSE level 1 IT while in secondary school, had some fun there with the teachers, and met a few friends with similar interests. Passed that with distinction grades.
I've now just finished my third and final year of college studying BTEC National Diploma - Level 2 IT systems (Got Distinction*) and BTEC First Diploma - Level 3 Systems and Support (Distinction).
Right! Now on to the fun stuff...
I've been building client computers for little over 3 years now, building computers to the clients needs and specification. I normally Ask the client what type of system they want, and what they will be doing daily. On that information I will price them up a system (to their budget) and see what they think of the final spec.
Until recently, I've started to take a more serious approach to my future in client spec builds. I will hopefully finish the website I've been designing soon and get my services back up and advertised.
Here's a few images of one of my recent builds for a client on a small budget.
Soon I will be starting a big project I've set myself, it will include my main computer and a lot of modification (and monies). I've spent the last month planning it, I'm actually still planning it now to be quite honest. All I know is it will be a long term project that I have set my dedication towards.
So yeah, I should wrap up my introduction... If you have managed to read through this without falling asleep then I thank you. It means a lot to me to know there are other enthusiasts as willing as I am in the computer industry.
Oh, and don't forget to keep a look out for the project! It will be posted on multiple forums when I get it rolling.