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William George (Product Development)

State of the CPU

Written on July 21, 2021 by William George

Earlier this year I wrote about AMD's comeback, as their processors were being included in more than half of the workstations we sold. It has been a few months now, marked by a lot of hardware shortages in this industry, so I wanted to revisit the situation and look at some additional metrics regarding CPU sales here at Puget Systems.


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Wilson Chau (Customer Service Manager)

Consultant's Corner: Adjusting with the Times

Written on June 2, 2021 by Wilson Chau

When the pandemic hit last year, it threw everyone into a tailspin. Not only did we have to adjust, but so did a number of our clients.


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Ken Colorossi (Repair Technician)

Building a Personal Cloud Gaming Server

Written on June 2, 2021 by Ken Colorossi

If you talk to any of my friends, they will tell you to not get me started talking about virtualization. I have done everything I can to virtualize every computer function in my home. Everything from my home automation, web server, media server, to the game servers I host for myself and friends.


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Mark Anthony Maninang (Technology Consultant)

Consultant's Corner: Future-proofing a Workstation for a Disney Animator

Written on May 4, 2021 by Mark Anthony Maninang

Mark from our consulting team recently worked with a man working on animation projects for Disney. He was coming from the Mac and wanted to decrease his rendering times in Octane. Read on about how Mark tailored a workstation to meet his needs today and in the future.


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Kari Heckenlively (Shipping Technician)

Going Paperless at Puget Systems

Written on April 22, 2021 by Kari Heckenlively

What changes can we make at Puget Systems to be a bit more gentle towards our planet? We are introducing one big change towards this goal.


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Jared Lewis (Technology Consultant)

Consultant's Corner: Can I Run Older Software on a new PC?

Written on April 20, 2021 by Jared Lewis

How can we meet the news of a customer who has legacy software needs? Recently Jared faced this issue where a customer wanted to run an older version of Windows but also wanted a new system with older port options.


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Jeff Stubbers (Technology Consultant Lead)

Consultant's Corner - Keeping One More Computer Out of the Landfill

Written on March 21, 2021 by Jeff Stubbers

BIOS and CMOS issues are rare, but when they happen, they can be challenging to replicate and repair. Learn how Jeff helped one customer solve these issues on a workstation not purchased from Puget Systems.


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William George (Product Development)

How We Handle Peripherals Is Changing

Written on March 9, 2021 by William George

Since our founding, more than twenty years ago, Puget Systems has offered a small selection of keyboards, mice, and other accessories for purchase and use with our computers. The exact categories and models we have carried changed over time, of course, but it was always just an assumed part of our business - after all, people need input devices, displays, backup drives, etc. But what if that isn't actually the best approach for our customers?


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William George (Product Development)

AMD - Return of the King?

Written on March 9, 2021 by William George

Back in 2015, we quietly dropped AMD processor options from our workstations. At the time, I wrote a post explaining what had happened, and ended it with a hope that AMD would come back someday with a more competitive CPU. That did, in fact, happen - and over the last couple of years we have seen them surge back into our product line with a vengeance!


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Geno Rosario (Technology Consultant)

Consultant's Corner - Why I Turned Down a Sale

Written on February 24, 2021 by Geno Rosario

We aim to provide the best solution for each customer. Sometimes that means turning down a sale.


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Kelly Shipman (Puget Labs Technician)

Changes coming to the UnrealBench test suit

Written on February 5, 2021 by Kelly Shipman

The more we dive into Unreal, and talk with users, the more we learn what needs to change in our test suit. After a few rounds of testing, some shortcomings have been exposed, and some new features have become available. We'll go over the plan to fix these and ask if you have any additional suggestions.


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William George (Product Development)

Cool New Cooler

Written on November 24, 2020 by William George

Here are Puget Systems our product qualification team is constantly looking at new components to make our workstations better. Noctua recently released their NH-U12A, which is similar to the NH-U12S we have been using in many of our builds... but actually is more than it seems, in multiple ways. Here is an inside look at how we evaluated this new cooler, and how it will change the systems we build going forward.


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Geno Rosario (Technology Consultant)

PC Gaming vs Console Gaming

Written on September 15, 2020 by Geno Rosario

I’m an avid gamer. It’s one of the things I love to do to pass the time late in my evenings after a good, solid bike ride out in the sun. One of the occasionally-hot topics of discussion at Puget with my friends here is which platform is the best one to game on.


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Kelly Shipman (Puget Labs Technician)

The Unreal Engine Benchmark Begins

Written on August 21, 2020 by Kelly Shipman

After spending time researching how various industries use Unreal Engine, I've begun learning Unreal's Blueprint system and have the beginnings of the benchmark.


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Jeff Stubbers (Technology Consultant Lead)

Does Puget Systems Offer a Rush Service?

Written on August 20, 2020 by Jeff Stubbers

If you are looking to get expedited service for getting your computer from Puget Systems more quickly, this is the post for you!


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Jared Lewis (Technology Consultant)

Consultant's Corner: Building a Workstation for Blender

Written on August 12, 2020 by Jared Lewis

A recent call from a customer came with a unique problem: She needed a system optimized to run Blender, a program that Puget Labs has not yet directly tested. Blender is an open-source application used for a host of content creation, from animation and visual effects, to virtual reality, rendering, and computer games.


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Kelly Shipman (Puget Labs Technician)

Being Adaptable

Written on July 31, 2020 by Kelly Shipman

Being adaptable is a key tenet of any business. That is especially true when the needs of your customers can change pretty quickly.


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Kelly Shipman (Puget Labs Technician)

Unexpected Data

Written on June 26, 2020 by Kelly Shipman

A lot of what we do in Labs is somewhat predictable. But what we are really looking for is the unexpected.


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Jon Bach (President)

The Path to Change

Written on June 17, 2020 by Jon Bach

Each of our voices may be small, but together we can make a difference, and we’re already seeing signs of that happening! This is a painful time for our country, but it is also a time of renewed hope, where we have a chance to grow and better live up to the principles on which this country was founded.


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Kelly Shipman (Puget Labs Technician)

Progress Comes in Many Forms

Written on June 12, 2020 by Kelly Shipman

The benchmark continues to progress, and results are rolling in.


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Eric Brown (Marketing Manager)

Silence Is A Luxury

Written on June 8, 2020 by Eric Brown

Puget Systems' employee, Eric Brown, talks about current events and his message for those trying to make sense of it all right now.


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Arianna Messex (Production Technician)

Give Me Liberty

Written on June 8, 2020 by Arianna Messex

Puget Systems' employee, Arianna Smith, talks about current events and her message for those trying to make sense of it all right now.


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Cameran Varner (Production Technician)

It's Right In Front of Your Face

Written on June 4, 2020 by Cameran Varner

Puget Systems' employee, Cameran Varner, talks about current events and his message for those trying to make sense of it all right now.


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Geno Rosario (Technology Consultant)

Managing Your Child's Internet Usage

Written on June 1, 2020 by Geno Rosario

While the entire world has been in quarantine for the last few months, many of us have had to stay home with our kids out of school. For some, that means we’re working as they’re doing school work, or enjoying some of their free time online.


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Jon Allman (Support Technician Lead)

My Journey into Gaming on Linux

Written on May 26, 2020 by Jon Allman

To the folks that know me, it’s no secret that I’m not a fan of Windows 10. Microsoft has made a number of decisions leading towards gathering more data and controlling the overall user experience. So what happens when I decide to install Linux and Steam for gaming?