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_JohnB330ci

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    _JohnB330ci reacted to desertcomputer in Wondering what a technician job is like   
    Don't expect been earning 2k a week if going to work for someone. More like 10-15 dollars a hour MAX, if you can find work at IT, i don't think at your age you can open up a store without parent/guardian anyways.
     
    Do it outside of school, you don't need learn everything at school. All the useful thing i have learnt regarding living in "real world" has not come from teaching from classroom but with own experiences and stuff you learn on the way. I learnt HTML/C++ on my own, by going online and researching and actually making something such as creating websites and maintaining website for friends/family. I learn shit all in my IT class at school, i learn everything from midnight assessment rushes. 
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    _JohnB330ci reacted to knightslugger in Wondering what a technician job is like   
    sounds like you're after some life advice here... and i'ma give it to you straight.
     
    love what you do, but don't make your hobby a job.
     
    Learn a craftsman's trade. Learn to weld. learn to machine. learn to swing a hammer or wire a complicated electrical circuit.  they are infinitely more useful in the real world than building computers EVER will be.
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    _JohnB330ci got a reaction from knightslugger in Wondering what a technician job is like   
    This is damn true lmao 
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    _JohnB330ci reacted to Kick in Wondering what a technician job is like   
    I hope I don't offend anyone, but I think it's a great way to *start* a career. It's how I started mine, working in a small computer repair shop, but it was clear the industry was hurting. We didn't get a lot of business, and the business we did get was almost all returning customers. Got a gig setting up a SMB office, though, so that helped. 
     
    I'd recommend following your passion by helping friends/family with tech. Try to see if your school needs IT help, mine did and I managed to get a lot of experience just hanging out in the computer lab talking to the computer people there. Don't be irritated if all they need is someone to go mark down the serial number of every monitor, it's a start (plus you'll get a sense of what tech inventory is like). My High School didn't offer much in the way of tech electives, but if yours does go for it! Learn the basics of networking (routing, switching, IP addressing), learn a programming language (doesn't have to be fancy, C++ is good to get a sense of what programming is like), and keep up with tech trends. 
     
    But back to what you were asking... I didn't make good money as a tech. I don't recommend it as a career, more as something to help while you go through school. I made more money putting boxes on trucks for UPS (and that paid for school and gave me full medical coverage). But my experience fixing problems--sometimes with exhaustive research, sometimes with a quick whack from a hammer--was invaluable and helped me get where I am now.
     
    You're young. Stay in school, when given a choice, opt for classes that pique your interest. Look at local computer tech shops, see if they would take on an intern or hire you part-time. Good luck!
     
    P.S. I don't mean to sound like a know-it-all or anything, just had the same thoughts when I was around your age and wanted to share advice I would have given myself
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    _JohnB330ci got a reaction from MrDynamicMan in Wondering what a technician job is like   
    If he went into corporate coding (software engineering) he wouldn't be required to handle any hardware.
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    _JohnB330ci got a reaction from MrDynamicMan in Wondering what a technician job is like   
    If you're not good with your hands go with coding. I'm good with my hands, but also a logical thinker, but I found Software Engineering to boring for me, so I went into hardware.
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    _JohnB330ci got a reaction from Kick in Wondering what a technician job is like   
    If he went into corporate coding (software engineering) he wouldn't be required to handle any hardware.
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    _JohnB330ci got a reaction from PigWithAMustache in Good Cheap MicroATX Case   
    This is great, thanks
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    _JohnB330ci reacted to Fooshi in Windows 10 Reinstallation.   
    Windows 10 gives you a "I don't have a key" option during install. Since you've already installed W10 on it, it should automatically activate when going online.
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    _JohnB330ci got a reaction from Mike87 in What Gpu is good for the next 10 years?   
    No card will be good for 10 Years, the way displays and graphics in games has been progressing nothing will cover that much, but either wait for the 1080ti / Vega cards would be the best bet
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    _JohnB330ci reacted to pwn_intended in Corsair K95 problem?   
    Yea, then there's a good chance you brokened (its a word ok) more than just the usb2 ports....
     
    GL.
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    _JohnB330ci reacted to Morgan MLGman in I7 6700K + Mobo   
    Yeah but you should go for a dual-channel kit. Also, 8GB's of RAM is a minimum requirement for new AAA titles so you should look at 16GB's.
    This has a pretty good price: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/MYH48d/corsair-memory-cmk16gx4m2b3000c15
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    _JohnB330ci reacted to steffeeh in 'Soundproof' Room   
    Hopefully I can post this link without people getting triggered and jumping me this time:
    https://www.gearslutz.com/board/studio-building-acoustics/
     
    Post there as well
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    _JohnB330ci reacted to W-L in 'Soundproof' Room   
    For a door get an exterior insulated door that would be less hassle and just a cheap one from your regular homedepot will have decent sound dampening. As for the walls if you wanted to go really sound proof to the point of not being able to hear anything outside the room you can get sound proof drywall that uses a polymeric dampening material in conjunction with sound proof insulation in between the walls. 
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    _JohnB330ci reacted to DolphinOps in 'Soundproof' Room   
    if you're willing to diy these homemade panels seem to work really quite well
     
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    _JohnB330ci reacted to W-L in 'Soundproof' Room   
    I've seen a demo of Quiet rock it works quite well but it require a lot of attention when installing to apply acoustic sealants between drywall sheets and around electrical boxes to ensure good soundproofness. However it can get a little costly as the drywall material isn't cheap.  
    https://www.lowes.com/pd/QuietRock-Drywall-Panel-Common-1-2-in-x-4-ft-x-8-ft-Actual-0-5-in-x-4-ft-x-8-ft/3069747
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    _JohnB330ci got a reaction from TheRandomness in How to Move a newly built PC   
    Remove the CPU Heatsink (clean CPU and Heatsink) and remove the GPU, put some packing of some sort, lay the pc down so that the motherboard is flat, if your Powersupply is hanging, maybe remove that as well.
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    _JohnB330ci got a reaction from adithyay328 in How to Move a newly built PC   
    Remove the CPU Heatsink (clean CPU and Heatsink) and remove the GPU, put some packing of some sort, lay the pc down so that the motherboard is flat, if your Powersupply is hanging, maybe remove that as well.
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    _JohnB330ci reacted to saladcrack in Trade   
    Umm..I'm gonna say yes take that trade.
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    _JohnB330ci got a reaction from Geoffrey in Will Battlefield 1 become better optimised?   
    Nahh, the conductive coating on one of the coils in my PSU went brittle and cracked off, so it overheats and causes the PC to crash, new PSU wont be here for a week or so.
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    _JohnB330ci got a reaction from PlayStation 2 in PC GAMING WITH XBOX?   
    It only works for Microsoft licensed games that support cross system compatibility, Battlefield 1 isn't one of these as its sold on Origin exclusively for PC therefore cannot be linked to the microsoft store.
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    _JohnB330ci got a reaction from Canada EH in My cpu was running at 98C and I thought I fixed it   
    I swear K chips don't come with stock coolers?
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    _JohnB330ci got a reaction from poker1059 in My cpu was running at 98C and I thought I fixed it   
    I swear K chips don't come with stock coolers?
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    _JohnB330ci reacted to AshleyAshes in My cpu was running at 98C and I thought I fixed it   
    You're incorrect.  Top teir consumer K chips shipping without coolers is only a very recent trend.  While my experience is limited, I assure you I have i5 2500K and i7 3770K stock intel coolers.
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    _JohnB330ci reacted to Megah3rtz in What components should i get?   
    for minecraft you don't need an i5. minecraft runs on java, it only uses 1 core of your processor. Get an i3 6100 + GTX 1050TI/RX470 if all you plan on doing is light gaming and minecraft.
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