Not sure if any of you guys are still here and still active/lurking but I just want to say a big thanks to this forum! Names like Celgorm, Thelis, Setishock, and others I can't possibly remember after all these years >_>
My username has a story behind it that defined me on the path that I have taken today. When I was 12-13, my WoW account was hacked. Back in 2007 , I was devastated and wanted to buy a new computer because that was the cause. *Note, I had a Gateway PC that was not Hardware compatible with Windows XP SP2 - The biggest security patch Microsoft released of a OS.
I had heard from a neighbor that building one yourself could be cheaper. Well, I researched and joined this forum asking for help. Little did I know that this would carry on 8 years down the road!
Here's the post of my FIRST PC build: Finally Going To Get My New Parts!!!
I remember it totaling up to be around $1,200 (Ha, it would go for 200 now >_>). I built my first computer as I became a freshman in High School.
This interest in building computers didn't stop there. I helped out around the forums, kept up with information about computers etc. Decided to go to college and study to be a Computer Engineer. And now, after 4 years at New Jersey Institute of Technology NJIT, I am going to be graduating with a Bachelors in Computer Engineering!
I actually logged in just to check dates of when my computer interest first started but figured I would post a thanks/neat-o. It was this site that helped me facilitate my interest in computers!
Kinda weird how by a simple hacker hacking my stuff in World of Warcraft would put me on a Computer Engineering career path . . . Should thank that lil Chinese dude! Luls