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Oscar Tirado

technology consultant

  • 6 years with Puget Systems

Oscar joined Puget Systems in 2011. He started in Inventory, then moved into Shipping and Production before becoming one of the company’s technology consultants. Oscar will tell you the years he spent in Production helped tremendously with the transition into sales. He feels he gained valuable knowledge and skills he uses every day when helping customers configure the right workstation for their needs. Growing up, Oscar was always intrigued with computers, so working with computers felt like a perfect profession.

HOMETOWN:
Tacoma, WA


Oscar Tirado's Recent Comments:

  • Noctua NH-U12S picture
    Oscar Tirado (Technology Consultant) Says:
    This CPU coolers primary focus isn't on aesthetics. The band-aid fan can throw the color scheme off, but if you can get past that part, you'll have one hell of a cooler! Noctua is well known for their premium cooling components. If noise is a concern, then you will not be disappointed with this cooler. It includes an NF-F12 PWM; one of the quietest 120mm fans on the market. If reliability is a concern, well, Noctua has your back here too. This cooler comes with a 6-year warranty. Yes, you read that correctly, a 6-year warranty! A little ridiculous if you ask me, but hey, it shows you that they really stand behind their product.
  • Samsung 960 Pro 512GB M.2 SSD picture
    Oscar Tirado (Technology Consultant) Says:
    Samsung has done it again... I'm slowly becoming Fanboy. It's hard not to, when Samsung releases is amazing. When comparing it to a 950 Pro, this drive outperforms it by a large margin. It takes twice as long to throttle, meaning it can write ~336GB of data--as opposed to ~72GB--before slightly dropping performance, & in most cases, this drive will never throttle. I don't see this SSD becoming the bottleneck in your system for a longgggggg time.
  • Asus 24x DVD-RW SATA (Black) picture
    Oscar Tirado (Technology Consultant) Says:
    Not all reviews are positive & here's one of them. There isn't anything particularly wrong with this optical. This review is aimed more towards opticals in general. I am not really sure why they still exist. They're loud, run hot, & look terrible. Just about everything nowadays is downloadable from the internet & if you absolutely need an optical, I would recommend buying an external. That way you can put away (or in the trash can) when you're down with it.
  • EVGA SuperNOVA 850W P2 Power Supply picture
    Oscar Tirado (Technology Consultant) Says:
    In my opinion, when you're building a computer the power supply should be the most important component in your system. If your power supply dies, there's a probability that it can take other components with it. EVGA has always been one of the most reliable manufacturers when it comes to computer components, & their track record shows that. There's only 1 downside with this unit & that's the fan. It's a little louder than what we are accustomed to hearing, but in no way is it bothersome. Actually, due to its 80 Plus Platinum (~92%) efficiency & Eco Mode, the fan rarely turns on.
  • Corsair Hydro Series H60 CPU Cooler (Rev. 2) picture
    Oscar Tirado (Technology Consultant) Says:
    This all in one liquid cooling unit is great for those who don't want the hassle of maintaining a fully liquid cooled computer. This is an awesome all in one solution that gives you great cooling, which therefore allows you to overclock & get more performance out of your system.
  • Noctua NH-U12DX i4  picture
    Oscar Tirado (Technology Consultant) Says:
    First, let's start off by saying, I am a huge fan of Noctua. So this review may be a little biased. When you think of Noctua, the word that instantly comes to mind is, quality. This heatsink is no exception to that. The NH-U12DX i4 really shows how good Noctua is at designing heatsinks & fans. It will cool any (Intel Socket 2011) Processor & do it silently. If you can deal with the odd color scheme & afford to pay a little extra, you will not be disappointed.
  • Fractal Design Define R5 Titanium picture
    Oscar Tirado (Technology Consultant) Says:
    Fractal really outdid themselves with this chassis. It's the successor to the R4, & they made a lot of changes that really stand out & make this chassis feel complete. Personally, I think the fans are better, the bottom dust filter is now removable from the front (the bottom filter on a R4 was only accessible from the back, making it really inconvenient to remove), & the whole design overall allows for better cable management. The only downside to this case, is the quality. I feel that Fractal could've done a better job in this field. Then again this case is fairly cheap. At this price point, it blows all of its competitors out of the water.
  • Cooler Master Hyper TX3 CPU Cooler picture
    Oscar Tirado (Technology Consultant) Says:
    The Coolermaster Hyper TX3 is a great upgrade from a standard Intel CPU Cooler. Unlike other heatsinks, the TX3 has a unique heat-pipe design. Its copper pipes make direct contact to the processor causing it to cool sufficiently. If you're on a budget & want a reliable, quiet & affordable cooler, this would be my choice.
  • Kingston HyperX DDR3-1600 4GB Low Voltage picture
    Oscar Tirado (Technology Consultant) Says:
    Personally I think Kingston Lo-Vo is the best Memory that we offer. The heatsinks are oddly colored (Green) but, I'll take a weird colored heastink over no heatsink anyday. At the recommended voltage of 1.35v it can actually produce great timings & frequency. Also, since it doesn't require much volts to run, that gives you a ton of headeroom to overclock & give you a little extra performance.
  • AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB picture
    Oscar Tirado (Technology Consultant) Says:
    I'm a huge fan of AMD's new R9 Series video cards. The R9 290x is around the same price as a GTX 780 & performs on par with a Titan. Really the only downside of the card is the referance cooler. It's loud & doesn't cool efficiently. At the moment I wouldn't recommend buying one unless you plan on watercooling. If that's not something that your interested in doing, waiting for Asus, Sapphire, MSI, etc. to release their models with different coolers might be the better option.