Alex is the name, PC modding is the game.
When it comes to building PCs, I aim for the best possible outcome. Starting with hardware compatibility, to cable management, all the way to custom designs that I build entirely from scratch, it's the details that define the final shape of my projects.
It all started during my early childhood years.
My father's hobby back then was technology. In December '89 (I was almost 2 years old) he bought a Junior XT, which was a Romanian PC running MS-DOS on the Intel 8086 CPU. One year later he showed me what's it all about, and I loved it. However, PC modding only got me recently, considering that I started working on my first project in 2017.
As for the nickname, I really loved Escape from L.A. when it came out, back in '96, so I decided to use the name Snake in every game I played, which not much later, due to IRC era, changed to $n@k3. Then Need For Speed: High Stakes launched in '99, being the first racing game to display the player's name on the cars' license plates. However, it didn't handle special characters as well, so it only showed nk3.