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william.george
customer service lead


  

THEN: - before Puget -
In my earlier career, I held a variety of positions - from copy shop assistant to cast member at Walt Disney World. I worked with computers in one capacity or another for over 17 years prior to joining the company.

NOW: - here at Puget -
I signed on at Puget Systems in October of 2005, as the company needed someone dedicated to overseeing inventory and computer assembly. I soon found my niche here in sales and customer service, where I have been helping folks configure and purchase systems since late 2006, while also writing various technical articles for the company.

MY FIRST COMPUTER:
The first system I used was an IBM Personal Computer, running the 8086 processor. It had a pair of 5.25" floppy drives, one of which my dad replaced with a 30MB hard drive. We ran DOS on it, of course - though I can't remember now which exact version of MS-DOS it was (I think it was upgraded at least once). The thing still runs, actually, though it is rarely used now. The first computer I actually owned was a similar setup I was given as a child, but using the 8088 processor with turbo mode.

MY DREAM COMPUTER:
Hmm, I guess this will constantly change - but right now it would be an Intel Core i5, lots of RAM, and a fast but quiet video card (like the Asus DirectCU series) running in a quiet case (like the Antec P183). I love quiet computers, and I'm not far off that with my current system - so maybe I'm already 'living the dream?' :)

RECOMMENDED SOFTWARE/GAME(S):
Windows 7 & 8.1, the Total War series of games for folks who like strategy, Portal for those who like puzzles, MechWarrior Online for those who like big robots, Lord of the Rings Online for those who like the books, Skyrim for those who like RPGs, Path of Exile for those who like the Diablo series, and Star Citizen for those who like space sims.

LIFE: - outside Puget's walls -
I reside with my lovely wife Rose, our children Gus, Ruby and Milo, and our rather spoiled dog Ringo. I enjoy movies, games, and reading, along with working on computers (even in my time off!). In recent years I have also become an avid blogger - writing on a variety of topics via my Blogger account. My family and I are part of Grace Church, and would love to invite anyone to come join us as we worship Jesus and learn to live in community with Him and each other!

HOMETOWN:
Seattle, WA


William George's Recent Comments:
  • William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    Path of Exile is a pretty fun game, if you like the Diablo style of top-down action RPG games. It is rather gory, so I wouldn't advise it for kids, but has a good story and fun gameplay - either solo or coop. It is also completely free to play: the only stuff you can even buy is cosmetic or extra in-game item storage, nothing that can actually affect character performance.

  • William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    This is effective the same processor as the Core i5 4570. They are based on the same Haswell architecture, and have the same clock speed, core count, cache size, and feature set. This Xeon model just adds support for error correcting (ECC) memory, and requires a motherboard that supports that as well.

  • William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    This is effective the same processor as the Core i7 4770. They are based on the same Haswell architecture, and have the same clock speed, core count, cache size, and feature set. This Xeon model just adds support for error correcting (ECC) memory, and requires a motherboard that supports that as well.

  • William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    This is effective the same processor as the Core i7 4771. They are based on the same Haswell architecture, and have the same clock speed, core count, cache size, and feature set. This Xeon model just adds support for error correcting (ECC) memory, and requires a motherboard that supports that as well.

  • William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    Finally we have found a good cooling solution for the Silverstone TJ08-E chassis! It is a solid mini-tower case, but previously all of the upgraded CPU cooling options we had either were too large to fit in it (Tranquillo), had the wrong airflow setup (Hydro), or blocked hard drive bays (Katana). This cooler fits well in that case and cools much better than Intel's stock fans... but it does increase the noise level a bit!

  • William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    This peripheral is built for those using digital cable, and wanting to access premium TV channels they subscribe to. If you want to add TV tuning capability to a computer, without having to open it up and mess with the hardware - or simply don't need the 4-channel support of the Ceton card we offer - this is a great way to go!

  • William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    It is worth noting that Windows operating systems are often limited to a specific number of physical processors that they can use. Windows 7 is limited to one (Home Premium) or two (Pro / Ultimate) CPUs - so if you want to use this motherboard then none of the normal versions of Windows will suffice. Instead you need a Windows Server edition or Linux.

  • William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    Please note that only the two SATA III ports provided by the X79 chipset will give the best speeds for SSDs. As such, I would hesitate to recommend using more than two SSDs with this motherboard. Hard drives won't have a problem with the speed differences, though.

  • William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    This is a fantastic gaming card! It outperforms the recent AMD Radeon R9 290X across the board, and is far quieter. It does cost more, but if you value being able to hear yourself think I believe it is worth the added price :)

  • William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    This drive is a great option for added storage space in our Echo II systems, if you want to use one as a media server or HTPC. They are quieter than other hard drives, though not completely silent, and offer a lot more storage space than anything else in the 2.5" form factor. They are thicker than most drives of that size, though, so we can only use them in a limited number of cases - like the Antec ISK 310 in the Echo II.