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Written by jamaicaobserver.com

At the tender age of 13, private school student Craig Powe has built one of the best computers in Jamaica.

Ordering the parts from Amazon.com, it took a year to build a gaming computer that sets new benchmarks in the industry. Young Craig says he began showing interest in computers from age two when his father, JMMB's Chief Informations Systems Manager Sheldon Powe's work brought him into close contact with them. He also had a penchant for computer games. I guess one can say that young Craig was destined to be a chip off the old block.

"From an early age he showed remarkable aptitude with computers, able to use a mouse and know his way around the machine before he could walk and talk. I used to play this game called Doom, which he took a particular interest in. Over the last few years his computer knowledge has grown by leaps and bounds and for some time now he has been telling me that he wants to build his own computer. I am very proud at what he has accomplished but I have some concerns that his school curriculum does not do his abilities justice. I bought him a book on building computers and realised very quickly that he takes computer science very seriously. I am now trying to find programmes that will challenge him," said Sheldon Powe.

His interest in creating his own computer was inspired by his two school buddies, Gavin Grant and Dylan Chang, who introduced him to computer games with stunning graphics. He had the notion that he could create something better and badgered his dad for two years to help him make it so...

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