Andres Hernandez

Andres Hernandez - Head Technician

Andres Hernandez - Head Technician

Before Bandi Tech:

Before Bandi Tech I was studying computer engineering at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico and I was working at a Chinese restaurant as a cashier.  During that time, I was saving up some money to buy parts for my first PC.  That was when my brother first told me about his friend Paul, which he said would build me the computer.  So I spoke with Paul and he agreed to build me my first computer.  After I saw the end result of the PC, I loved how it looked and it motivated me to go beyond simply being a PC user and I wanted that hands on experience with a PC.  

About a year later after Paul built my first PC, my brother invited me to a LAN party that Paul was hosting at Bandi Tech with some of his friends.  During the LAN party, Paul spoke with me about the possibility of working at Bandi Tech.  At the time I had realized that I was not going to get that fulfilling experience studying computer engineering, as it was mostly about programming, and I saw this as an opportunity to get that hands on experience I've been waiting for.  That's when I decided to accept his job offering, switched to a different college, and began studying aviation, which is also a different passion of mine.  I began at Bandi Tech shortly after that LAN party fixing and building computers.

 

Currently at Bandi Tech:

I'm currently the Head Technician of Bandi Tech.  Most of the time you'll see me fixing and troubleshooting PCs.  Even though that's what I specialize in right now, that's not the only thing I've done at Bandi Tech.  I've ran the webpage of banditech.com, Facebook, YouTube, our eBay store, helped coordinate the events, and lots more.

 

Life outside Bandi Tech:

I'm finishing my bachelors as a flight instructor.  When I'm not studying or at Bandi Tech, I tend to play video games, watch anime, go to the movies, or go dining with mi girlfriend and occasionally spend time with my family.  I also play D&D with my close friends to keep in touch with them mostly on a weekly basis.

 

Your first PC:

I can't remember the specs but it was a Compaq Presario that they came in different colors and mine was a blueish purple. I remember I used to play Toontown and Star Wars Galaxies on it, some of my first PC games I ever played, the first being Full Throttle on a Windows 95 PC.  The first PC I built for myself was one of the early signature PCs we did at Bandi Tech.  It's called the Amaranth (www.gobanditech.com/signature-pcs/amaranth).  It had an i5-4670K, Nvidia 760, 8GBs of RAM, 500GB Samsung Pro SSD, 500GB HDD, water cooled, blue ray player, with white LEDs.

 

What games do you play?:

I mostly play MMORPGs.  Some of my first PC games were Toontown and Star Wars Galaxies.  After that, I kept playing games similar games like City of Heroes, World of Warcraft, Warhammer Online, Guild Wars, Star Wars: The Old Republic, just to name a few.  

 

Tips and recommendations:

Once you upgrade, never go back after that.  For example, if you upgrade from a 1080p monitor to a 2k or 4k monitor, don't go back to 1080p!