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William George

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  • 13 years with Puget Systems

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:

  • MSI Z390M Edge AC picture
    William George (Puget Labs Technician) Says:
    I've been planning a new system for my home use (gaming along with some video editing) ever since I heard rumors about the Core i9 9900K and Z390 chipset, and this is the motherboard I have settled on for my new rig. I prefer Micro ATX so that I can have a more compact chassis, without sacrificing too much in the way of expansion space, and this board has the best combination of features and connectivity I have found on a board this size.
  • Gigabyte X399 AORUS Xtreme picture
    William George (Puget Labs Technician) Says:
    Threadripper 2, Quad GPU support, and 10Gb networking is a great combination for rendering nodes - either CPU or GPU based, or both!
  • Cyberlink PowerDVD 18 Ultra OEM picture
    William George (Puget Labs Technician) 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.
  • Asus WS C422 SAGE/10G picture
    William George (Puget Labs Technician) Says:
    Holy PCI-Express lanes, Batman! The Asus WS C422 SAGE/10G is a great solution if you need to stack a single-CPU system full of expansion cards. In the right chassis, and with the right power supply, this board will allow use of up to 4 dual-width GPUs at the same time! You may want to talk with one of our sales consultants, though, to make sure you have enough space, power, and cooling to run everything that you have planned.
  • 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 Storage 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