Staying on the cutting edge of technology is a passion of mine; including building, optimizing and maintaining my personal systems. I have been building my own systems for almost 20 years, and regularly apply that experience and acquired knowledge for both myself and clients.
I have been a member of the benchmarking and overclocking scene since its infancy, starting out at the MadOnion/Futuremark forums and progressing from there. From 2002 through 2007, I served there as a moderator/IRC operator, and still continue to participate in the forums over 10 years later.
I build my systems with work in mind, but I also greatly enjoy gaming! Currently, I mostly play World of Tanks whenever time affords.
Something to note: I am by no means a fanboi of Nvidia (IE: Nvidiot), but I currently only use (and recommend for business) their graphics hardware… until AMD/ATI can get their act together with good Linux AND Solaris (They presently do not even have the latter) drivers, I can’t afford to sacrifice functionality, stability and ease of use when I depend on my systems for my livelyhood.
The issue with their drivers extends into the business arena, as their Catalyst driver program is rather haphazard so far as tests and releases are concerned. Nvidia works directly with software vendors to not only test, but certify their drivers with the vendors’ application(s). While no driver is ever flawless, testing and validation go a long way; especially when your time and productivity matter!