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Building Your Own PC With Puget Systems

At Puget Systems, we do a LOT of research to build the best computer systems. We carefully qualify and test each component, and we benefit from the experience of building thousands of computers each year. We test dozens of major software packages to find the optimized hardware for each application. Best of all, we publish all of this information. If you are looking to build a computer on your own, we invite you to use our website as a resource. If you would prefer that we build the computer for you, of course we'd be happy to do that as well! If you have any questions, email us and we'll be there!

Thinking about building your own computer or server? Be sure and read The Pitfalls of Building Your Own Computer.

Build Your Own Computer

Build Your Own PC

Configuring your own PC requires knowing what you want, and knowing the difference between all the new technologies out there. Our online configuration tool has been praised over and over by our clients as being informative and easy to use.

Build Your Own Gaming Computer

Build a Gaming PC from Scratch

Customizing a gaming PC requires special attention to key areas like your video card, CPU and memory. Our gaming configuration page will give you all the information and tools you need to make a great gaming PC!

Build Your Own Quiet Computer

Build Your Own Quiet PC

A quiet computer is a delicate balance of performance and cooling. We design each of our quiet systems with an approach to keep your machine quiet with superior cooling...not reduced cooling!

Build Your Own Video Editing Computer

Build Your Own Video Editing Computer

A video editing computer needs high end hardware and rock solid video cards! You need a lot of disk bandwidth, and enough processing power to do the job. Take a look at what we can offer, and then design your own computer -- the sky is the limit!

Build Your Own Mini Computer

Build Your Own Mini PC

Based on the Mini-ITX and Nano-ITX form factors, these Mini PCs pack a big punch into a little box! Smaller than even your toaster, these systems are small to fit just about anywhere, and light enough to be very portable! Since these machines are very specialized, please email us your needs and we'll put together a custom quote for you.

Build Your Own MicroATX Computer

Build Your Own MicroATX Computer

MicroATX PCs are a great way to get the flexibility of a full size system, but still packing it into a tiny place! With a tower only one foot high, you can still use a high end video card, have multiple hard drives, and more!

Build Your Own HTPC

Build Your Own HTPC

Specially designed to fit in your entertainment center, our Home Theater PCs give you advanced DVR functionality, and will also play your DVDs and music. Pause and rewind live TV and record your favorite shows, with much greater capacity than you find in set-top DVR units.

Build Your Own Server

Build Your Own Server

Multiprocessor systems and servers can be quite difficult to build, and with something as critical as your server, you cannot afford to make mistakes. Draw on our experience at Puget Custom Computers to get it done, and get it right! Full tower systems, rackmount systems, servers...single, dual and quad processors, we can do it all!

Build Your Own HPC Workstation

Build Your Own HPC Workstation

Puget Systems has over 16 years experience designing and building high quality and high performance PCs. Our emphasis has always been on reliability, high performance, and quiet operation. We take this experience to the HPC sector with our Peak family of workstations and servers.

Build Your Own Rackmount Server

Build Your Own Rackmount Server

A rackmount server is a great way to maximize your shelf space by packing a lot of power into a small space. Rackmount Servers are durable and extremely well cooled! If you are looking for more rackmount options, please email us your needs and we'll put together a custom quote for you.

Client Testimonials

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Michael S

From San Diego, CA

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"I've purchased my past 3 gaming computers / workstations from Puget and this latest one is the best yet. The 3d modeling / rendering programs I use are running great on this setup, yet this computer is incredibly quiet. I also always appreciate the clean internal layout they do inside the desktop tower."
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Jedidiah Mitchell

From NYC

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"I've been using custom PC workstations for film post production & VFX since the early 2000s, and I've always preferred to build them myself for cost savings & flexibility.

When my current studio brought up the idea of purchasing a pre-built workstation to replace our (woefully insufficient) Mac Pro 6,1 color grading system I was hesitant to let someone else assemble a box for me. I wasn't thrilled with the configuration options on many vendor websites, and the cost premium seemed a little high, but our EP wanted to give it a shot with Puget due to their apparent focus on the post production industry.

First, my concerns about flexibility were addressed in about 5 minutes on the phone with Puget: they took my requests, understood why I was making them, and proposed a custom build not available through the online tools which met all my needs, even down to specific wire routing for ease of future upgrades. Really surprised that the first person I spoke with -- in sales no less (not engineering) -- was so knowledgeable about build options and why a customer might want something "off-menu" like I did.

Second, when we got the new workstation it was just as fast as I expected from the parts list, but the big surprises for me have been how stable it is, how well laid out the box is, and more than anything else how *shockingly* quiet the system is even under maximum load. They warned me that with some of my custom requests the sound dampening wouldn't be as effective as stock options, but I don't even know what that means in practice: we have laptops, water-cooled systems, tiny desktop RAIDs, etc -- all of them are louder at idle than this box is under maximum load. Hell, our router is louder than this thing. Really impressive tuning & testing, far better than I've ever done for myself.

In addition to the great build, some 3rd party hardware did not function as expected when we initially received the system -- despite it not being their responsibility they have been responsive and helpful in diagnosing the issues and we've been very happy with support so far. Having struggled with workstation support from Boxx & Dell in the past this was a very pleasant surprise.

I love tinkering with hardware so I intend to continue building my own workstations at home, but for anyone on the fence about buying pre-built, this is the bar for how it's done."
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star yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow icon 4 months ago

"In my search for a new computer I found two websites that were easy for me to navigate and read: AvaDirect and Puget Systems!

I tried using both sites for pricing but in my case it just did not matter as I had already decided on a specific video card type, a specific minimum amount of RAM and once I knew more about the available hard drives a specific hard drive!

I went with Puget Systems because their site was (at least for me) was easier to navigate and at the time their customization selection was the only one that allowed me to combine all three (video card, RAM and hard drive) that I wanted into one computer!

Also, their help section for comparing specific item choices and an explanation of what it is and what it does helped me out a lot!"
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Kendra Yourtee

From Seattle

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"System arrived early, in pristine condition. The cable work was the best I've ever seen! And the problems I had (which I caused) were swiftly fixed. The customer support is top notch.

Seriously, this is a GREAT experience. Kudos to Puget Systems."
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David Aslesen

From Orfordville, WI

star yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow icon one year ago

"This is the first one of three video workstations that I've bought in the last 10 years that is acceptably quiet. The other two I've bought from other vendors had fans that ended up sounding like tanks. I did go with the quiet fans and case modifications just to be sure, but it would probably be quiet even without those. Excellent, relevant research articles and advice. Fun to see the 'real-time' progress in assembly and test. Would definitely recommend."

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