Brett Nordquist (Customer Happiness Engineer)

Good, Better, Best

Written on October 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.

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Wilson Chau (Customer Service)

A Weekend of VR Gaming

Written on October 5, 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.

Brett Nordquist (Customer Happiness Engineer)

Let the Music Play

Written on September 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.

Matt Bach (Puget Labs)

Now Offering Glyph External Drives!

Written on September 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.

William George (Customer Service Lead)

Time for William to learn Linux

Written on September 14, 2016 by William George

I'm going to diversify my operating system portfolio, integrating the leading open source project into my existing range of Microsoft options. (Did I nail that financial analogy or what?)

Brett Nordquist (Customer Happiness Engineer)

Taking the Time

Written on September 2, 2016 by Brett Nordquist

I've never felt comfortable working on anything but the most simple plumbing jobs around my home. So when I noticed a leak in my sprinkler system, I decided to call a professional. I started by checking reviews on Yelp. That took me to a few Facebook pages which lead me to a handful of websites. I made a list of six companies that had positive reviews from work they performed in my area. Of those six, I was able to get quotes from three companies, and my experience with each couldn't have been more diverse.

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William George (Customer Service Lead)

Podcast - William on Photo Taco

Written on August 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.

Brett Nordquist (Customer Happiness Engineer)

Buy It For Life

Written on August 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?"

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Jeff Stubbers (Mr. Customer Service)

New Keyboard and Mouse options

Written on August 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.

Brett Nordquist (Customer Happiness Engineer)


Written on August 5, 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.

William George (Customer Service Lead)

Titan X is dead, long live Titan X!

Written on July 22, 2016 by William George

Meet the all new Titan X, and don't get confused by the name

Nick Krader (Production Technician)

Dual Socket Broadwell-EP Xeon Insanity

Written on July 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.

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Brett Nordquist (Customer Happiness Engineer)

Everyone is a Creator

Written on July 10, 2016 by Brett Nordquist

My 12-year old daughter recently returned from a weeklong trip to Boston. Her friend invited her to join their family as they visited various sights around this historic city. They visited an aquarium, several museums and threw tea in Boston Harbor. Her favorite stop was a tour around Old Salem that concluded with a visit to the Salem Witch Museum. Before she returned home, she purchased a number of trinkets for her siblings that included a mini Declaration of Independence she set aside for her old sister.

Richard Falk (Customer Support)

Confusion Regarding Product Specifications -Part One

Written on June 30, 2016 by

Today I am discussing product specifications, and if they can truly be trusted. In Part One, I will be covering Hard Drives and CPUs.

William George (Customer Service Lead)

Windows 7: The Big Goodbye

Written on June 30, 2016 by William George

Back in July of 2009, Windows 7 took over from the much-maligned Windows Vista. It has been widely received as one of Microsoft’s best operating systems, nearly as well liked as Windows XP. All good things must come to an end, though, or so it is said - and Windows 7’s end is nigh.

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Alicia Menson (administrative assistant)

Selling on Amazon

Written on June 28, 2016 by Alicia Menson

This article gives you a little insight of the process we had to go through to sell our products on Amazon-GPU Braces, TK1 Kits and TX1 Kits.

 (Customer Service)

Let us know!

Written on June 22, 2016 by

As a small business company, we value the the personalized touch we offer to our clients. Our goal is to ensure the client gets a great purchasing experience and that the system is tailored to their needs. We try our best to be as thorough as possible when discussing a system quote with a client and ensure we’ve addressed any questions, concerns, or requirements they have.

William George (Customer Service Lead)

Windows Downgrade Rights Frequently Asked Questions

Written on June 8, 2016 by William George

Microsoft has a program which few people are aware of that allows users of select Windows editions to run older operating systems. They call this “downgrade rights”, and even among those who are aware of this option there is often confusion about what all it covers and how to take advantage of it. This brief FAQ is intended to address some of the more common issues that can come up, and link to further details for those who need them.

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Christopher Lee Crader (Customer Support)

ASUS Live Update Utility and Broken Security

Written on June 5, 2016 by Christopher Lee Crader

The ASUS LiveUpdate utility has been found to have a security flaw. It allows remote HTTP requests to push updates. How does this impact Puget computers that use ASUS motherboards?

Richard Falk (Customer Support)

EVGA GTX 1080 Trade-In Offer

Written on June 3, 2016 by

If you have you purchased a new computer with an EVGA GTX graphics card within that last 90 days and want to upgrade to a new Pascal GPU, EVGA has a program to allow you to trade in your existing card and upgrade to a better or newer model.

Matthew Bach (Puget Labs)

A quick look at GTX 1080 performance in Premiere Pro

Written on June 1, 2016 by Matthew Bach

The new GTX 1080 has shown some impressive results in gaming benchmarks, but how well does it work in Premiere Pro?

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Samyntha Hubbard (Customer Support)

A word from a Support Technician at Puget Systems

Written on May 10, 2016 by Samyntha Hubbard

Although our hope is that you will never have to call in to Support for assistance (we hope our machines operate at optimal performance out of the box and for many years without any hiccups) we realize that from time-to-time, you will need to reach out to us. Whether it is assistance with setting up or troubleshooting an issue with a newly purchased system or working to resolve issues with a system that has seen its share of years, we are more than happy to hear from you.

William George (Customer Service Lead)

GeForce GTX 1080 & 1070 Frequently Asked Questions

Written on May 10, 2016 by William George

NVIDIA's announcement of the GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 video cards has a lot of folks excited, and I’ve responded to several questions over the last few days regarding these cards. In an effort to help a wider audience who probably have similar questions, I’ve put together a summary of what we know at this point about these upcoming graphics cards.

Eric Brown (account manager)

The Growing Puget Systems Community

Written on April 28, 2016 by Eric Brown

If you’ve been following us over the past few months you are probably well aware that we have been travelling quite a bit and have a lot of new projects going on. In fact, since the beginning of the year, we have travelled approximately 15,000 miles.. So what have we been up to?

 (Customer Service)

It's the Personal Touch

Written on April 22, 2016 by

Puget Systems is growing and as we continue to add more staff and infrastructure, we never want to be so large that we forget what makes us a great company. It’s the relationship we have with our clients. The personal touch we deliver time and time again. The experience we provide when you purchase a system from us that makes you always want to come back to us for all your computer needs.