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William George

customer service lead

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Phone: (425) 458-0273 x6002

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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 (perhaps something in the Fractal Design 'Define' series). 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 & 10, 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 in White Center 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!). 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:

  • ASUS X99-E-10G WS picture
    William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    Holy PCI-Express lanes, Batman! The X99-E-10G WS is a great solution if you need to stack a single-CPU system full of expansion cards. If you want more CPU performance at the same time, the Asus Z10PE-D8 WS also has quite a few PCI-Express slots. In either case, you may want to talk with one of our sales consultants to make sure you have enough power and cooling to run everything that you have planned.
  • EVGA SuperNOVA 550W G2 Power Supply picture
    William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    I've really come to appreciate fully modular power supplies in the last couple of years, and am pleased that even affordable models in our line like this now have that feature. This PSU also has a fan that turns off entirely at low power draw - another feature inherited from higher end models - so it is very quiet and offers enough wattage for most single-GPU systems.
  • Asus PA328Q 32 Inch 4K IPS LCD Monitor w/ 100% sRGB picture
    William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    This is a great monitor, but it is worth noting that it defaults to using DisplayPort 1.1 - which limits the refresh rate to 30Hz and will make motion on the screen look very choppy. To correct that, simply go into the on screen display controls and change the mode to DisplayPort (DP) 1.2.
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB SC picture
    William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    The GTX 1060 is an amazing value card for gamers, handling 1920x1080 resolution great and doing well even at somewhat higher resolutions. It is also the entry-level card in the GeForce 1000 series for virtual reality. The performance it offers for the price is amazing: GTX 980 capabilities for half what that card cost in its day.
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB ACX 3.0 picture
    William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    The GTX 1060 is an amazing value card for gamers, handling 1920x1080 resolution great and doing well even at somewhat higher resolutions. It is also the entry-level card in the GeForce 1000 series for virtual reality. The performance it offers for the price is amazing: GTX 980 capabilities for half what that card cost in its day. This quieter version is great in single-card configurations, but for dual card setups I would tend to recommend the reference style cooling which exhausts more of the heat out the back.
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB FTW+ DT ACX 3.0 picture
    William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    The GTX 1060 is an amazing value card for gamers, handling 1920x1080 resolution great and doing well even at somewhat higher resolutions. It is also the entry-level card in the GeForce 1000 series for virtual reality. The performance it offers for the price is amazing: GTX 980 capabilities for half what that card cost in its day. This quieter version is great in single-card configurations, but for dual card setups I would tend to recommend the reference style cooling which exhausts more of the heat out the back.
  • NVIDIA Titan X 12GB <b><font color=red>LIMITED SUPPLY</font></b> picture
    William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    I don't normally recommend a card as expensive as the Titan X for gaming, since the GTX 1080 gets you about 80% of the Titan X's performance for several hundred dollars less - but if you want to have the best 4K experience with a single video card then this is it (for this generation of video cards, at least). Its real purpose, though, is for computational workloads that can harness the GPU: there the Titan X and its 12GB of memory really shine, and the price is more justifiable.
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB picture
    William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    The GTX 1060 is an amazing value card for gamers, handling 1920x1080 resolution great and doing well even at somewhat higher resolutions. It is also the entry-level card in the GeForce 1000 series for virtual reality. The performance it offers for the price is amazing: GTX 980 capabilities for half what that card cost in its day.
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB picture
    William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    The GTX 1060 is an amazing value card for gamers, handling 1920x1080 resolution great and doing well even at somewhat higher resolutions. It is also the entry-level card in the GeForce 1000 series for virtual reality. The performance it offers for the price is amazing: GTX 980 capabilities for half what that card cost in its day.
  • Silverstone FTZ01 picture
    William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    The FTZ01 is the same size as the ML07 we used previously, and the same internal layout, but has a much nicer looking exterior. There is no eject button for the optical drive on this case, because there is no standard for where the eject button should be physically located on slot-loading drives. To eject a disc, then, you would use the command from within your operating system. For Windows based systems, that means right-clicking on the drive in Explorer and selecting 'Eject'. You may also be able to initiate that command more easily from within media playback software.