A quick look at what hardware components have been popular in workstations we have sold here at Puget Systems over the last six months.
2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Supported RAM Speeds
Just like the original Ryzen CPUs, the 2nd Gen Ryzen processors from AMD support a range of different RAM speeds depending on a number of factors. This information is not easily accessible to the public, however, so we decided to put together a quick post with the information we received from our contacts at AMD.
Why are we only using DDR4-2666 RAM with Threadripper?
Plenty of reviews show you can get higher performance by using faster memory, so why are we limiting our workstations to DDR4-2666?
What I Wish I Had Known
As part of my job at Puget Systems, I speak with many of our customers at various stages of ownership that range from about a week to a couple of years. These customers often share feedback that we use to improve our products and services.
Occasionally customers share what they wish they had done differently when they were configuring their computers. I share this information with our sales team, and figured it might be helpful to those of you considering a new computer today.
So in the vein of “If I could do it all over again…” here are a number of items our customers would change if they could turn back time:
Gaming Computers: Its All About Balance
We sell all sorts of computers here at Puget Systems, and one of the more popular requests is for a gaming computer. In fact, we have designed one of our main brands around gaming – the Puget Deluge is an excellent system to consider for a gaming rig. Some gamers come to us already knowing what specs they want, but others are seeking more detailed guidance on what processor, video card, and other components to go with. The exact advice we give depends on the situation: the sorts of games they are interested in, the screen resolution they plan to run, their budget, and other preferences. However, a lot of that advice can be distilled down into the following basic principles.