(Customer Service Lead)

Update Woes!

Posted in Blog on 12/07/2016 by Wilson Chau

I had a client who recently contacted me over the weekend in a bit of a panic because he had just upgraded to the latest Adobe Premiere CC 2017 and that caused him some grief.

Samsung 960 Pro vs 950 Pro Performance & Thermal Throttling

Posted in Articles on 12/01/2016 by Matt Bach

M.2 drives like the Samsung 960 and 950 Pro can give incredible performance, but under sustained loads they can get hot enough that the drive needs to throttle the performance to stay within safe temperature limits. In this article, we will not only compare the 960 Pro to the 950 Pro in terms of raw performance, but also in terms of how quickly each drive will throttle.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Giveaway

Posted in Landing Pages on 12/01/2016 by Jon Bach

Here at Puget Systems, we are cleaning out our shelves for end of the year, and we have 5 NVIDIA GTX 980 cards just sitting here. We want them to go to a good home for Christmas! We are giving away one each Friday in December.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015.4 Storage Optimization

Posted in Articles on 11/30/2016 by Matt Bach

More than almost any other hardware component, the advice you will often see concerning how many and what kind of storage drive to use along with the best way to configure them is based either on anecdotal evidence or information that is vastly out of date. In this article, we will be benchmarking a variety of drive types and configurations to see what actually makes a difference when working in Premiere Pro.

 (Production Technician)


Posted in Blog on 11/28/2016 by Ruben Romero

How the weight of a video card can affect a PCIe slot

 (Customer Happiness Engineer)

Visiting Supercomputing 2016

Posted in Blog on 11/25/2016 by Brett Nordquist

I made the trek to Salt Lake City to attend the Supercomputing conference. I've attended conferences both large and small going back 20 years, but nothing could prepare me for what I saw at Supercomputing. If you're not familiar with Supercomputing, it's an annual conference where scientists, researchers, and engineers gather to discuss high-performance computing, network storage and related technologies.

Recommended Systems for Panopto

Posted in Featured Systems on 11/21/2016

Leveraging our years of experience producting quiet desktops and rackmount systems, we have worked directly with Panopto to design and implement servers configured specifically for the Panopto video platform. With enterprise class hardware, and our extreme attention to detail and quality control, our solutionss are not only quiet but extremely reliable as well.

 (Production Technician)

When stock solutions just won't cut it

Posted in Blog on 11/16/2016 by Nick Krader

Thought and work behind getting a problem fixed with one of our bigger chassis.

 (Customer Happiness Engineer)

Person to Person

Posted in Blog on 11/11/2016 by Brett Nordquist

Yesterday, I awoke to the sound of my phone buzzing on the nightstand. I answered it assuming it was another automatic message from one of the schools my kids attend. But this time I was jolted awake when the person on the line said, "Your bank account has been hacked." I grabbed my phone, punched the app to my bank and there it was: my account had been drained.

Autodesk University 2016

Posted in Landing Pages on 11/03/2016 by Eric Brown

We will be showing of our Recommended Systems for various Autodesk products for our freshman year at at Autodesk University 2016 in Las Vegas, NV. Be sure to swing by our booth (2866) to talk with us about your work.

 (Production Technician)

[BuildLog] 10Core i7 Workstation

Posted in Blog on 11/03/2016 by Nick Krader

A series showing the assembly process of customer machines here at Puget Systems. This time is an i7 with Quadro GPU inside a Fractal Define R5.

Recommended Systems for Autodesk Revit

Posted in Featured Systems on 11/02/2016

Puget Systems has performed extensive analysis of Revit to configure a pair of systems that are designed specifically for the needs of Revit users.

Recommended Systems for Autodesk VRED

Posted in Featured Systems on 11/02/2016

VRED can be a very resource intensive program, but our VRED workstations are designed to give you the power you need to allow you to quickly and efficiently complete your work.

Recommended Systems for Autodesk Inventor

Posted in Featured Systems on 11/02/2016

Our Inventor workstations are designed using only the most optimum hardware choices to give you the power you need to quickly and efficiently complete your work.

Intel Holiday Season

Posted in Landing Pages on 11/01/2016 by Jon Bach

The unlocked Intel Core i5-6600k and i7-6700k processors features Intel Turbo Boost Technology which gives you an automatic burst of speed whenever you need it. With overclocking enabled, it allows flexibility to set your system specs the way you like. Take control with our 6th gen Intel Core unlocked i5 and i7 processors.

Featured: Case Study for Vomund Photography

Posted in Featured Systems on 11/01/2016

Vomund Photography uses a workstation from Puget Systems to deliver professional photography services for home builders, interior designers, architects, and land developers.

 (Customer Happiness Engineer)

Backup Your Critical Data in 5 Minutes

Posted in Blog on 10/28/2016 by Brett Nordquist

At least once a year, I take a call from a friend or family member who is despondent because they've lost pictures or video or other critical data stored on their computer. Sometimes they accidentally delete a file or a directly. Or worse, a hard drive dies, taking all their data to the grave. I listen and try to have empathy. I really do, yet I can usually predict the answer to the question I'll ask next: "Did you have a backup of your files?" It's probably a good thing they are explaining their situation to me over the phone when they tell me, no, they did not have a backup.

How to Activate Windows 10

Posted in Support Software Guides on 10/26/2016 by Alicia Menson

Once you get your new system, if you miss the window of opportunity to 'auto activate' your Windows 10 operating system, this article will help you when manually activate your OS or if you are having problems when entering your product key.

 (Customer Happiness Engineer)

Good, Better, Best

Posted in Blog on 10/14/2016 by Brett Nordquist

A few weeks ago, I managed to get three kids in the van. On this morning, I wouldn't have to speed to get them to school on time, but I was cutting it close. I slammed my door shut, hit the button to open the garage door and turned the key in the ignition. Nothing.

 (Customer Service Lead)

A Weekend of VR Gaming

Posted in Blog on 10/05/2016 by Wilson Chau

Since I work for Puget Systems and have access to some cool stuff, I had been “demo-ing” the new HTC Vive and Oculus Rift at work. Remember the Nintendo Wii and how it revolutionized gaming at the time? I was one of those that got up early in the morning and stayed in line for hours to get my hand on one. It ended up being one of the best purchases I made because I kept playing with that console for quite some time. I had the same feelings toward the HTC Vive with its controllers and room scale play. However, plopping down $800 for the Vive is a lot more than $250 (at the time) for the Wii. I had to make sure. So, I borrowed the HTC Vive for an extended weekend to see. I wanted to find out whether it was just “newphoria” as well as how my wife and kids would like it. The results were quite interesting.

What is Aggregate CPU Frequency and why is it wrong?

Posted in Articles on 10/03/2016 by Matt Bach

While not yet a common term, over the past year or so we have started to see a rise in the usage of the term "Aggregate CPU Frequency" as a way to estimate the performance between different CPU models. While at first glance this term seems reasonable enough, in the majority of cases it is unfortunately going to be inaccurate and wrong.

 (Customer Happiness Engineer)

Let the Music Play

Posted in Blog on 09/30/2016 by Brett Nordquist

While cleaning my garage this summer, I came across what remained of my music collection: about of 300 CDs consisting of jazz and classic rock. It's been three years since they’d seen the light of day, so I decided to donate them to a local thrift store. What was worth thousands of dollars me to a few years ago, was worth less than a tax write off today.

Recommended Systems for Stock Trading

Posted in Featured Systems on 09/22/2016

Puget Systems has put together a system configured for stock trading that features multi-monitor support and our most reliable hardware

Recommended Systems for Bitplane Imaris

Posted in Featured Systems on 09/21/2016

Puget Systems has worked extensively with both our existing customers as well as Bitplane sales representatives and application scientists to configure a pair of systems that are designed specifically for the needs of Imaris users.

Now Offering Glyph External Drives!

Posted in Blog on 09/20/2016 by Matt Bach

As a part of our goal to provide not only quality workstations, but a complete workflow solution, Puget Systems has recently partnered with Glyph Tehchnologies to offer their robust and reliable external drives to our customers.