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Name: Shawn Knight
Contact Info: Email = reviews@ocia.net

I received my first computer, an AMD K6-2 333 MHz, many years ago as a gift. I've had a passion for computers and technology ever since and enjoy seeing what will come out next!




Name: Zahn "funkZ" Funk
Age: 36
Location: Chambersburg, PA
Occupation: IT Manager
Duties: Reviewer/Article writer
Contact Info: Email = funkz@ocia.net, AOL IM = IMFunkZ




My very first computer was a Commodore64. Following some Apple II/c and II/e exposure in school I moved up to an NEC 386sx16 at home. My last Intel-based computer was a Gateway Pentium-Pro 200 which was also coincidentally my last OEM-built desktop computer. I moved to AMD with the Athlon 900 Thunderbird, and followed up a year or two later with an XP 2000+ Palomino, the first system I built strictly with overclocking in mind. I moved through several different configurations of XP-based hardware until making the jump to A64, and currently maintain four AMD-based computers in the house. Iíve been involved in Information Technology professionally since 1993. I began my career on IBM System36 and AS/400. With the growing popularity of twisted pair Ethernet and the advent of Windows 95 I made the switch to PC-based networking and havenít looked back. Following the natural progression of workstation to server to network administration in addition to many other aspects of IT such as telephony, security, routing and switching, Iíve had the opportunity to gain experience in a diverse range of technologies. Iíve held certifications in Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix and others over the years, and am currently employed as the IT Manager for a local internet-based print procurement company here in rural PA.



AMD 1090T Phenom-II X6, Swiftech H20-320 Edge, MSI 890FXA-GD70, 2x2Gb Crucial Ballistix Tracer Red 1600, Asus EAH5870 v2, Zalman VF3000A, 128Gb Crucial C300 RealSSD, 1Tb WD Caviar Black, Hitachi 8x Blu-Ray DVD, OCZ Fatal1ty 750w, Cooler Master HAF 932 AMD Edition


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