(Customer Service Lead)

Podcast - William on Photo Taco

Posted in Blog on 08/23/2016 by William George

William was recently a guest on the Photo Taco podcast, hosted by Jeff Harmon. You can listen to the podcast on the Improve Photography website, with William's interview starting at about 13 minutes in.


 (Customer Happiness Engineer)

Buy It For Life

Posted in Blog on 08/19/2016 by Brett Nordquist

A few weeks ago, I called a customer who had recently purchased a computer from us. She explained to me she'd configured this new system to run Adobe Creative Cloud to support her business. I had her profile on my screen and noticed she'd purchased a computer from us back in 2008. I said, "Did the last computer we built for you finally stop working?"


Windows 10: What’s left on the menu?

Posted in Support Hardware Guides on 08/18/2016

Now that Microsoft has ended the ability to upgrade to windows 10 for free, what options do we have left? Users can purchase the software through many different portals, and many different media types. This article explains the different types, locations and installations of these installs, as well as alternative installation procedures


Premiere Pro 2015.3 Pascal GPU Performance

Posted in Articles on 08/18/2016 by Matt Bach

The latest video cards often get a lot of press, but unfortunately for content creators (and other professionals), it is almost impossible to find any non-gaming benchmarks. In this article we will be looking at the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 to see how the perform compared to the previous generation video cards.


Installing Windows 10 with a Microsoft Windows 10 USB Key

Posted in Support Software Guides on 08/18/2016

This article describes the process of installing and setting up a new clean installation of windows, or an upgrade install from a Pre-made Windows 10 USB key that has been supplied by Microsoft. It also includes information on using the media creation tool for upgrading.


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series Notebooks

Posted in Landing Pages on 08/16/2016 by Jon Bach

Unleash your gaming dominance with new GeForce® GTX 10-Series GPUs that turn your mobile rig into a sleek, high-performance gaming weapon—powered by the game-changing NVIDIA Pascal™ architecture.


 (HPC and Scientific Computing)

NVIDIA Titan GPUs (3 generations) - CUDA 8 rc performance on Ubuntu 16.04

Posted in HPC Blog on 08/12/2016 by D

I have a Titan Black, Titan X (Maxwell) and a new Titan X (Pascal) in a system for a quick CUDA performance test. Install is on Ubuntu 16.04 with CUDA 8.0rc. We'll look at nbody from the CUDA samples code and NAMD Molecular Dynamics. It is stunning to see how much the CUDA performance has increased on these wonderful GPU's in just 3 years.


Recommended Systems for Fallout 4

Posted in Featured Systems on 08/11/2016

Puget Systems has put together systems configured for Fallout 4. These gaming PCs will also work great with other role playing games (RPG) like Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Dark Souls III, and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


Recommended Systems for Flight Simulator X

Posted in Featured Systems on 08/11/2016

Puget Systems has put together systems configured for Microsoft Flight Simulator X. These PCs will also work great with other flight simulators like X-Plane and Prepar3D (P3D).


 (Mr. Customer Service)

New Keyboard and Mouse options

Posted in Blog on 08/10/2016 by Jeff Stubbers

In a continued effort to offer higher quality components and better options, we recently took a look at our keyboard and mouse selection in answer to some recent feedback from customers.


Recommended Systems for Total War: Warhammer

Posted in Featured Systems on 08/09/2016

Puget Systems has put together systems configured for Total War: Warhammer. These gaming PCs will also work great with other titles in the Total War series, as well as other real time strategy (RTS) games.


 (Customer Happiness Engineer)

Loyalty

Posted in Blog on 08/05/2016 by Brett Nordquist

About six months ago, a new grocery store opened a few blocks from my home. On my first visit, I was handed a loyalty card and told to attach it to my key-chain, which I did without much thought. The checker explained that rewards would automatically appear on my card depending on how much I spent at the store. She also mentioned that using my loyalty card would give me a discount at their gas station.


AutoDesk 3ds Max 2017 Quadro GPU Performance

Posted in Articles on 08/05/2016 by Matt Bach

Even though AutoDesk officially recommends professional-class video cards like the NVIDIA Quadro series, it can be extremely difficult to determine which card withing that series you should use in your workstation. In this article we will be looking at a number of video cards from the NVIDIA Quadro product lines to see how they perform in 3ds Max.


AutoDesk 3ds Max 2017 GeForce GPU Performance

Posted in Articles on 08/05/2016 by Matt Bach

Video cards often get a ton of reviews and benchmarks, but unfortunately for content creators (and other professionals), it is almost impossible to find any non-gaming benchmarks. In this article we will be looking at a number of video cards from the NVIDIA GeForce product line to see how they perform in 3ds Max.


AutoDesk 3ds Max 2017 CPU Performance

Posted in Articles on 08/03/2016 by Matt Bach

Video cards often get a ton of reviews and benchmarks, but unfortunately for content creators (and other professionals), it is almost impossible to find any non-gaming benchmarks. In this article we will be looking at a number of video cards across the NVIDIA GeForce and Quadro product lines to see how they perform in 3ds Max.



SIGGRAPH 2016

Posted in Landing Pages on 07/19/2016 by Eric Brown

For the first time, Puget Systems will be exhibiting at SIGGRAPH 2016 in Anaheim, CA. Be sure to swing by our booth (828) to talk with us about your work.


Recommended Systems for Virtual Reality

Posted in Featured Systems on 07/15/2016

Puget Systems has put together systems configured for virtual reality through head mounted displays like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift


Recommended Systems for Live Streaming

Posted in Featured Systems on 07/15/2016

Puget Systems has put together systems configured for professional and enthusiast gamers who live stream on sites like Twitch and YouTube


Dual Socket Broadwell-EP Xeon Insanity

Posted in Blog on 07/12/2016 by Nick Krader

A log of a dual CPU Puget Systems customer machine build, with an abundance of pictures showing step by step process putting one of these amazing computers together.


Recommended Systems for GPU-Based Rendering

Posted in Featured Systems on 07/11/2016

GPU based rendering is able to complete renders incredibly quickly and can be even faster through the use of multiple GPUs. Our recommended systems can utilize up to four video cards to give you the fastest possible render times.


Recommended Systems for CPU-Based Rendering

Posted in Featured Systems on 07/11/2016

CPU-based rendering can utilize all the available power from your processor to complete a render. Due to this, our recommended systems focus on providing the most CPU power possible.


Recommended Systems for Maya

Posted in Featured Systems on 07/11/2016

Creating models, adding rigging, and performing animations in Maya needs a responsive workstation in order to allow your creative process to flow. Our recommended systems are designed to allow you to do your work without any hardware bottlenecks.


Recommended Systems for Cinema 4D

Posted in Featured Systems on 07/11/2016

Whether creating or animating scenes and models in Cinema 4D, our recommended systems are designed specifically for the needs of C4D users.


Recommended Systems for 3ds Max

Posted in Featured Systems on 07/11/2016

Puget Systems has performed extensive analysis of 3ds Max to configure a pair of systems that are designed specifically for the needs of 3ds Max users.