Welcome to TitaniumNX

Technology is my life. Has been from a very young age. From computers to smart phones, technology has driven me into the industry I work today. Currently  working in information technology in the gaming sector, I've developed many skill sets from past and current jobs over the years. Some of those jobs include:

- Computer sales
- IT Help desks & Service desk
- Local technical support
- Windows Server administrator
- Application Specialist

I'm the type of person who really excels with a challenge. With over 16+ years of experienace in large corporations. I'm always selling technology and upgrading to the latest devices. Do you want to know more about me, check out my resume Click here

From a very young age, I showed a lot of interest in computers. Going back  to the 80's, my father received our very first plain beige computer that laid sideways. It came with "super duper" i286 processor with 6 MHz and a shiny turbo button!

I spent many weekends installing floppy games and wreaking havoc on that machine. After watching my parents invest money to fix problems caused by those games, I made it my goal to fix the problems myself. Having grown up though the golden age of Windows, I've experienced almost every version of Windows OS going back to Windows 3.1.

Skipping ahead to 2021, I pride myself on being able to fix issues not only for for myself but to have made a career out of it.. Computers have evolved from monotone bland boxes into works of art. Custom designs & lights have taken the spot light. I love putting a new computer together and turning it on for the first time. That scary moment, heart racing "Will it boot"  watching the final product come to life.

Feel free to take a look at some of my most recent builds. Lately I've been bias on AMD Zen 3 processors for their aggressive performance but with Intel's latest 12th gen, things are starting to heat up. Unfortunately, the prices of 12th gen is just out reach for most people due to the high price of DDR5 and Z690 motherboards. Hopefully, prices will come down soon but rumors have it, the 12th gen will be just a short life span and a stepping stone for Intel's 13th gen Raptor lake.


- So recently some good news  for consumers. Prices of GPUs are starting to return to normal and closing in on MSRP prices. If you're looking to build a new system, now might be the time.

- Nvidia 4000 series GPUs reviews are starting to surface. Get those power supplies & wallets ready!

- In processor news, I'm looking forward to seeing the newest Zen 4 from AMD. I recently upgraded to a Zen 3 5950X and I'm happy with the performance but I have a feeling these new processors will be a beast.

I often get asked, should I buy a prebuilt PC or make one myself?

Well, there are a few things to consider, so lets take a look at both. Lets start with prebuilt. Prebuilt machines are computer that are put together by a store. They can be convenient for some as nothing needs to be done other then plugging it in and setting Windows up but there are many things to consider:

Positives for pre-built

- Comes normally with a Windows license
- Plug and play with minimum setup time
- Sometimes offers better deals or specials

Negatives for Pre-built:

- Older hardware, not always the newest or best
- Build quality & cable management can vary
- Cannot choose vendors for GPU
- Weird proprietary parts or connectors.
- Massive Windows bloatware
- Dealing with the store warranty when something breaks.

Positives for DIY:

- Better choice of hardware and named brands
- Additional bling factor of adding lights, and visual elements
- Installing only the software you need
- Additional cost management
- Accomplishment of building something

Negatives for DIY:

- No Windows licenses included, (extra costs)
- Must install the OS yourself.
- Learning curve, lots of watching videos and reading
- Building mistakes can happen (extra costs)
- Can sometimes cost more money per item

No matter which option you choose, there is no right or wrong answer. Experience, budget and willingness to learning a new skill can be a driver to build. Plug in play. might be more interesting to you if you want less trouble.

I always recommend people look at
JayzTwoCents (videos on the side) to get a good understanding of what is required to build a computer.

This creative artform can set off emotions, help us remember moments in life and give us chills & goosebumps. I've been playing musical instruments for the longest time. My father who was a guitar player bought our first Roland Synth keyboard when I was very young. Since growing up, I've always been interested in soundtrack / orchestra  music but I cannot read sheet music and play by by ear.

Technology has changed a lot over the years, It's always fun seeing advancements in electronics. Today's keyboards can sound almost like anything. Incorperating electric drums, synth pianos and computers, has allowed me to create all types of music.  Just some of the keyboards I've owned over the years:
PSR-S900, MOXF, MOTIF-XF, Tyros5, MODX6, PSR-SX700, Korg Nautilus and the Korg Pa4X. I recently sold my PSR-SX700 & Pa4X with the announcement of the Pa5X cannot wait to get it and open a new door of creativity.

Update: So in a disappointing turn of events, After months of waiting and having pre-ordered the Korg PA5X, I received the fun run around of playing ping pong between Korg Canada/USA. To find out when I would receive my keyboard.

It seems like Korg really dropped the ball big time and only sent a limited number of (4) keyboards to Canada.
Of course the excuse of "due to Covid19, shipments have been delayed" So now the wait time increased to projected date of February 2023+. The funny part is most of the UK received all their shipments. After many e-mails and running around, I decided to go back to Yamaha and bought the
Genos. Very disappointed in Korg's customer service and their ability to keep clients updated.

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Email: adamgervais@titaniumnx.com
Location:: Montreal