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William George

puget labs technician

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William’s love for computers began when he was four years old. An internship at Disney World and experience in retail electronics sales helped him hone his customer service skills. William’s career with Puget Systems began in 2005 in Inventory and Assembly. He worked in Sales and Consulting for nine years, helping customers configure and purchase their systems. In 2017, William moved into Labs, where he researches the applications our customers use, testing them on various types of computer hardware, and publishing articles and system recommendations. William loves the Puget Systems work environment and says there is no where else he’d rather be.

HOMETOWN:
Seattle, WA


William George's Recent Comments:

  • EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ACX 3.0 picture
    William George (Puget Labs Technician) Says:
    The GTX 1080 is a fantastic card all-around. It is great for gaming: viable as a single card at up to 4K resolution, though better suited to 1440P - and a good choice for virtual reality experiences like the HTC Vive. It also does very well in scientific computing with single precision (FP32) calculations.

    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 GeForce GTX 1080 8GB picture
    William George (Puget Labs Technician) Says:
    The GTX 1080 is a fantastic card all-around. It is great for gaming: viable as a single card at up to 4K resolution, though better suited to 1440P - and a good choice for virtual reality experiences like the HTC Vive. It also does very well in scientific computing with single precision (FP32) calculations.

    And yes, I did buy one... on launch day... because I'm running 3440x1440... :)
  • Corsair Hydro Series H80i v2 CPU Cooler picture
    William George (Puget Labs Technician) Says:
    This is a newer closed-loop cooler from Corsair, alongside the H60 we've carried for years. Its main advantage is a thicker radiator which can dissipate more heat, allowing it to better handle the high core count processors like AMD's Threadripper. For chips that don't run as hot, though, the H60 is still a better fit since it doesn't require as powerful (and thus noisy) of a fan.
  • ASUS WS C621E SAGE picture
    William George (Puget Labs Technician) 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 3.1 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.
  • In Win RS424-02M 24 bay 4U Rackmount w/ 800W Redundant PSU picture
    William George (Puget Labs Technician) Says:
    While very well suited to be a storage and CPU processing power-house, this system is *not* ideal for high-end GPUs. The power supply lacks sufficient wattage and PCI-Express connectors, and the motherboard layout isn't right for it either.
  • Seasonic PRIME Gold 850W Power Supply picture
    William George (Puget Labs Technician) Says:
    This is a great PSU for pretty much any CPU and dual GPU (video card) configuration - or potentially dual CPUs and a single GPU
  • Noctua NH-U12S TR4-SP3 picture
    William George (Puget Labs Technician) Says:
    Noctua fans and heatsinks are of the highest quality, and extremely quiet (at least the band-aid colored ones). This particular model is designed to work with AMD's Threadripper processors, and is much quieter than the close-loop coolers we've used for that platform in the past.
  • MSI X299M Pro Carbon AC picture
    William George (Puget Labs Technician) Says:
    Please note that the PCI-Express slot speeds depend on the processor installed. Lower-end chips have fewer PCI-E lanes, so if you plan on using a lot of expansion cards please check with our consultants to make sure you get a CPU that will support everything you need.
  • Gigabyte X299 AORUS 7 (rev. 1.0) picture
    William George (Puget Labs Technician) Says:
    Please note that the PCI-Express slot speeds depend on the processor installed. Lower-end chips have fewer PCI-E lanes, so if you plan on getting a lot of expansion cards you may want to check with our consultants to make sure you get a CPU that will support everything you need.
  • Gigabyte X299 Designare EX picture
    William George (Puget Labs Technician) Says:
    Please note that the PCI-Express slot speeds depend on the processor installed. Lower-end chips have fewer PCI-E lanes, so if you plan on getting a lot of expansion cards you may want to check with our consultants to make sure you get a CPU that will support everything you need.