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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 (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 GeForce GTX 1080 8GB picture
    William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    The GTX 1080 is a fantastic card all-around. It is great for gaming, even viable as a single card to at 4K resolution, and also a perfect choice for virtual reality experiences like the HTC Vive. It also does very well in scientific computing with single precision (FP32) calculations.
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB picture
    William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    The GTX 1080 is a fantastic card all-around. It is great for gaming, even viable as a single card to at 4K resolution, and also a perfect choice for virtual reality experiences like the HTC Vive. It also does very well in scientific computing with single precision (FP32) calculations.
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ACX 3.0 SC picture
    William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    The GTX 1080 is a fantastic card all-around. It is great for gaming, even viable as a single card to at 4K resolution, and also a perfect 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 (Quiet) <font color=red><b>ETA mid-June</b></font> picture
    William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    The GTX 1080 is a fantastic card all-around. It is great for gaming, even viable as a single card to at 4K resolution, and also a perfect 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 (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    The GTX 1080 is a fantastic card all-around. It is great for gaming, even viable as a single card to at 4K resolution, and also a perfect choice for virtual reality experiences like the HTC Vive. It also does very well in scientific computing with single precision (FP32) calculations.
  • Asus Z170I Pro picture
    William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    Despite having the word "Gaming" written on it, this motherboard is great for a wide range of applications and uses. It has a solid mix of connection options built-in, which is always helpful on smaller boards where expansion / add-on space is limited.
  • Corsair SF450 450W Power Supply picture
    William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    This should be able to handle powering almost any single-GPU video card, but I would not recommend it for use with dual GPU cards. Of course, such cards would probably be too hot to put in a small chassis to begin with.
  • Puget D770i 17.3-inch Notebook w/ TPM, 330W Power Supply picture
    William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    There are a few things worth noting about this notebook:

    - Even though it is a large laptop, intended as a desktop replacement, there is no optical drive bay.

    - The Thunderbolt 3 port is one of the new "Type C" connectors, and can also function as a USB 3.1 port.

    - One of the USB 3.0 ports is also an eSATA port. This laptop is also capable of housing (powering and cooling) a desktop-class GeForce GTX 980 video card. That makes it the ideal platform for mobile virtual reality and gaming, as well as scientific GPU-based applications.
  • Lapacker Unisex Water Resistant 17 Inch laptop backpack picture
    William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    Our Traverse Pro laptops are fairly heavy, so using a backpack to carry them spreads the weight out more evenly and makes traveling with your computer system much more comfortable.
  • Asus X99 Deluxe II picture
    William George (Customer Service Lead) Says:
    This board sports Asus' white-on-black color scheme, and it looks great in systems with a side window. It is also loaded with all the latest technology, so if you are looking for something that is future-proof this is a great choice.