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William George

customer service lead
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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 (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 & 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 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:

  • Supermicro X10QBL-4CT picture
    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 10 is limited to one (Home) or two (Pro) 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.
  • Asus Z10PE-D16 WS picture
    William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    If you want a powerful, dual CPU system for roles outside of the server room, I highly recommend this board! It has all the standard connectivity you'd expect on a desktop or workstation, like USB 3.0 and audio, which are so often missing from server-class hardware. It also has several PCI-Express slots, allowing a wide range of add-on card configurations.
  • Cyberlink PowerDVD 15 Ultra OEM picture
    William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    Windows 10 does not natively support DVD or Blu-ray playback, so if you want to watch those sorts of movies on your computer then you need software like this.
  • 1 Year Next Business Day Onsite Service + 24hr Help Desk FREE w/ Genesis Workstation picture
    William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    Onsite service is a great option for businesses without their own IT staff, as well as individuals who depend on their computer for income. It can save a lot of time compared to sending a system in to us for repair, and also provides peace of mind for those who might not be comfortable opening up a computer for even small component replacements. Since a year of this coverage comes free with our Genesis workstations, it is a no-brainer to get it!
  • 3 Year Next Business Day Onsite Service + 24hr Help Desk picture
    William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    Onsite service is a great option for businesses without their own IT staff, as well as individuals who depend on their computer for income. It can save a lot of time compared to sending a system in to us for repair, and also provides peace of mind for those who might not be comfortable opening up a computer for even small component replacements. If you live in the Seattle area, close to our facility, then this won't save as much time since you could just drop a computer off for service here... but it may still be worth the convenience of not having to box it up and bring it down.
  • 2 Year Next Business Day Onsite Service + 24hr Help Desk picture
    William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    Onsite service is a great option for businesses without their own IT staff, as well as individuals who depend on their computer for income. It can save a lot of time compared to sending a system in to us for repair, and also provides peace of mind for those who might not be comfortable opening up a computer for even small component replacements. If you live in the Seattle area, close to our facility, then this won't save as much time since you could just drop a computer off for service here... but it may still be worth the convenience of not having to box it up and bring it down.
  • 1 Year Next Business Day Onsite Service + 24hr Help Desk picture
    William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    Onsite service is a great option for businesses without their own IT staff, as well as individuals who depend on their computer for income. It can save a lot of time compared to sending a system in to us for repair, and also provides peace of mind for those who might not be comfortable opening up a computer for even small component replacements. If you live in the Seattle area, close to our facility, then this won't save as much time since you could just drop a computer off for service here... but it may still be worth the convenience of not having to box it up and bring it down.
  • Western Digital Red 1TB 2.5 inch SATA 6Gb/s picture
    William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    I wouldn't recommend using one of these as a boot drive, due to their relatively slow speed, but they are great for added storage capacity in a laptop or other computer where 2.5" drives are required. Some small network attached storage boxes use this size of drive, for example.
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB ACX 2.0+ SC+ picture
    William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    This is one of the few video cards from 2015 which I am comfortable recommending for gaming at 4K resolution. The 6GB of memory in particular helps with such high resolutions, especially as newer games come out that need more video RAM, and although that is half of what the Titan X has it is still a solid amount of memory. Further, the actual in-game performance of the card almost matches the Titan X... but for a fair bit less money.
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB ACX 2.0+ SC picture
    William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    This is one of the few video cards from 2015 which I am comfortable recommending for gaming at 4K resolution. The 6GB of memory in particular helps with such high resolutions, especially as newer games come out that need more video RAM, and although that is half of what the Titan X has it is still a solid amount of memory. Further, the actual in-game performance of the card almost matches the Titan X... but for a fair bit less money.