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The quality of any company's product is dependant on proper control procedures. Our extensive quality control system ensures that your machine receives all the attention needed to make sure you get what you paid for! Every one of our configurations receives a customized checklist, depending on the components in the PC, the use case, and other factors. See below for an example of the list of all the checkpoints your computer must pass though.

Sample Checklist

Build / Assembly

Preparation

  • Review Work Order and Build Notes

    We review the order and notes to ensure that any special build requests are performed.

  • Review All Part Notes

    We review all documentation for the parts in your system in order to avoid conflicts.

  • Check Parts and Serial Numbers

    Before starting assembly on your system, we verify that we have all the correct parts and everything is accounted for.

  • Remove Protective Film from Parts

    Parts frequently have plastic film applied for cosmetic protection. We remove this protective film from any part that will be mounted internally to the system.

Core Assembly

  • Test Power Supply for Correct Voltage Levels

    Using a tester, we check your power supply for basic functionality and correct output voltages before connecting it to any system components. For systems using an external A/C adapter, we use a voltmeter to check that the output voltage is correct.

  • Listen for Abnormal Noise from Power Supply

    While verifying voltages we also listen to the power supply to make sure the fan is not abnormally noisy.

  • Assemble Core Components

    We assemble the core parts of your system outside the chassis. This includes the motherboard, CPU, CPU cooler, and system memory.

  • Install Puget Badge on Motherboard

    We install a custom Puget Systems badge on the motherboard's chipset heatsink.

  • Check for POST of MB/CPU/RAM

    We check your motherboard, processor, and system memory for correct basic operation before integration into the system chassis, allowing us to catch any major issues early in the build process.

  • Update System BIOS to Approved Version

    We update your motherboard's BIOS to the most recent stable release provided by the manufacturer and approved by Puget Systems.

  • Verify correct CPU and Memory Settings and Capacity

    We check that your CPU is running at the expected frequency and your system memory is running at the manufacturer recommended settings for best stability and performance.

  • Glue CPU Fan to Heatsink

    We use a small amount of hot glue to help secure the CPU fan to the heatsink to ensure security during shipping.

Chassis Assembly

  • Verify Condition of Chassis and Panels

    We inspect your system chassis for any structural or cosmetic defects before beginning to mount components.

  • Verify Side Panel Fitment

    We verify and make any necessary adjustments to ensure that the your system's side panels fit nicely and close smoothly.

  • Verify Adequate Hard Disk Cooling

    If your system will be configured with two or more warm-running hard drives, we will make sure there is a front chassis fan configured for drive cooling.

  • Apply Puget Branding to Chassis

    We brand the front door of your chassis with the Puget systems logo.

  • Rotate and Align Rear Fan

    We rotate the rear fan so that the power wire is in the top-rear corner for tidy wiring.

  • Mount Drives

    We securely install your hard disks and optical drives in your system's chassis.

  • Mount I/O Shield

    We install the I/O shield that comes with your motherboard.

  • Mount Motherboard

    We install the motherboard in your system and ensure it is fastened securely and ports line up correctly.

  • Check Rear Ports and I/O Shield Alignment

    Before proceeding we check the alignment of the motherboard and I/O shield to verify that all ports are free of obstruction and easily accessible.

  • Mount Power Supply

    We mount the power supply securely in your system's chassis.

Wiring

  • Test Front Audio Ports

    We test the front audio ports to ensure they are functioning properly.

  • Wire Front Panel Connections

    We connect any switches and ports integrated into your system's chassis to the appropriate connectors on the motherboard or add-in cards.

  • Wire Power Supply Connections

    We run the cabling from your power supply to make all necessary power connections to the motherboard, drives, add-in cards, fans, etc. securely and neatly.

  • Wire Data Connections

    We connect the data cables for your drives securely and neatly.

  • Install Cards

    We install any video cards or other add-in controller cards in your system.

  • Secure Any Unsecured Cables

    We use hot glue on any delicate connections to help keep them from becoming disconnected during shipping.

Finishing

  • Install CPU Brace

    We install a custom CPU cooler support brace to help protect your system during shipping.

  • Install GPU Brace

    We install a custom video card support brace to help protect your system during shipping.

  • Verify All Screws Are Tightened

    We make sure that every screw in your system is secure so nothing shakes loose during shipping.

  • Sign System

    Your assembly technician will sign your system internally in a discrete location.

  • Apply Order Number Sticker

    We apply a small sticker with the order number to the back of your system.

  • Install WiFi Antenna

    We install the antenna so that we can test your WiFi controller for correct operation.

  • Verify Power Supply is in Eco/Hybrid Mode

    Your power supply is able to spin down its cooling fan under low load to reduce noise. We verify that it is configured to operate in this mode.

  • Check for POST of fully completed system

    With assembly fully completed, we make sure that the system still turns on and boots correctly.

  • Verify Fan Settings

    We verify that your systems fans are configured to operate as intended.

  • Load BIOS Profile

    We load a profile with the standard configuration settings for your motherboard and configuration.

  • Verify SATA Devices are Detected and Connected to Appropriate Ports

    We verify that all SATA devices are connected to the appropriate ports on your motherboard and are detected in the BIOS.

  • Verify Front USB Port Functionality

    We ensure that the front USB posts ports are functioning correctly.

  • Verify Optical Drive Tray Ejection

    We make sure that the optical drive tray functions as intended.

  • Save BIOS Profile

  • Bundle accessories

    Before moving on to initial testing we bundle any necessary accessories with your system and check the work area to make sure we haven't left anything out.

  • Verify All Checkpoints are Completed and Status Has Been Updated

    We double check that all the assembly steps are completed and that the status has been updated.

Phase 1 Testing

  • Verify all fans are spinning at desired RPM/Test fan controller

    We check that all system fans spin up and operate with the intended settings. For fans connected to a chassis controller, we check that they operate correctly on all settings of the controller.

  • Test Reset Button (If Applicable)

    We check that your chassis' reset button (if it has one) is connected and functional.

  • Verify front LED functionality

    We check that any appropriate chassis indicator lights, such as power or disk activity LEDs, are connected and functioning as expected.

  • Run memory test

    We run an initial test on your CPU and RAM to check for errors that could lead to instability or a corrupted OS install.

Install / Setup

  • Check order instructions

    We check for any special instructions there may be for your order to ensure that the system is configured exactly how you want it.

  • Prepare USB Restore Key

    Any order with a Microsoft based Operating System receives a USB key capable of booting into a recovery environment in case your OS becomes corrupted.

  • Apply Puget OS Branding

    Give the system a nice Puget Systems feel. We change the background and lock screen as well as add our contact information to the computer properties which can be viewed by pressing the Windows key + pause break buttons.

Primary OS

  • Install base operating system

    Your primary drive is installed with a base level install of the operating system, which is later customized to your order.

  • Install / update device drivers

    All the most recent drivers (downloaded from the manufacturer) are loaded for your devices.

  • Install approved Windows updates

    All Windows updates and service packs are applied.

  • Install Samsung Magician

    We install Samsung Magician in order to properly monitor and manage your SSD/NVMe drives as well as flash to the most current firmware.

Testing

  • Load Install Program

    Puget Systems uses an internally developed utility for deploying updates, software packages and customized benchmark suites.

  • Check partition sizes

    We make sure that all your hard drives are correctly partitioned, and that any special instructions about partition sizes are followed.

  • Optimize settings for SSD

    We optimize the operating system settings for your solid state drives using the appropriate software (i.e. Samsung Magician or Intel SSD Toolbox) and verify that the firmware version is current.

  • Test wireless connection

    If your configuration includes wireless, we check for normal reception.

  • Test DVD-RW burning

    If you have a DVDRW drive, we burn a short movie to a DVD to test the drive. This DVD is next used to verify DVD movie playback.

  • Play movie DVD

    We play a movie DVD in your drive to confirm drive functionality, as well as codec installation. DVD playback software is installed if needed. Not applicable if you do not order a DVD drive.

  • Confirm correct Add-in controller bandwidth

    We double check to make sure that the add-in controllers (Video cards, sound cards, network controllers, etc.) are running at the expected speeds in terms to the motherboard slots that they have been installed given the configuration of the system design.

  • Verify front ports (USB, firewire, eSATA, sound)

    All front ports on your case are verified to be functional. In some cases, it is not possible for all ports to be active (ie, if you have a sound card with no front audio support, we cannot hook it up to the front sound port on a case).

  • Check for sound output

    Your sound card is confirmed to output sound.

  • Test standby mode and power off

    We put your system into standby and back, and turn system completely off and back on, to verify normal behavior.

Phase 2 Testing

  • Double check system specs

    Your system specs are double checked for any mistakes, using an automated utility we have built that not only checks for the right parts, but that they are configured correctly.

  • Stress Test

    We run a combination of Prime95 and Furmark to stress your system far beyond typical loads.

  • CrystalDiskMark

    We run CrystalDiskMark to benchmark the read/write speeds of all your hard drives.

  • CineBench R15

    CINEBENCH is a real-world cross platform test suite that evaluates your computer's performance capabilities. CINEBENCH is based on MAXON's award-winning animation software CINEMA 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation

  • CineBench R20

    CINEBENCH is a real-world cross platform test suite that evaluates your computer's performance capabilities. CINEBENCH is based on MAXON's award-winning animation software CINEMA 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation

  • NeatBench

    NeatBench is a standalone benchmarking for Neat Video - a popular tool to reduce visible noise and grain found in footage from digital video cameras, DSLRs, TV-tuners and even digitized film or VHS.

  • OctaneBench

    OctaneBench is a benchmarking utility based on OctaneRender (a popular GPU-based rendering engine). This benchmark evaluates the rendering performance of your GPU(s)

  • V-Ray Renderer

    V-Ray is commercial plug-in for third-party 3D computer graphics software applications and is used for visualizations and computer graphics. This benchmark evaluates both CPU and GPU performance when using V-Ray

  • V-Ray Next

    V-Ray is commercial plug-in for third-party 3D computer graphics software applications and is used for visualizations and computer graphics. This benchmark evaluates both CPU and GPU performance when using V-Ray

  • Pix4D

    Pix4D is a popular photogrammetry application which utilizes both the CPU and GPU. We run two small image sets, a 3D model and a 3D map, through the standard processing steps to measure overall system performance in this type of application. The results shown are the time, measured in seconds, that each image set took to process.

  • Photoshop CC 2019

    Adobe Photoshop is the most widely used professional photo editing and manipulation software currently on the market. Our benchmark tests a wide range of tasks to give an idea of how your system should perform in Photoshop.

  • After Effects CC 2019

    Adobe After Effects CC is a widely used application for motion graphics and animation. Our benchmark tests two critical areas of performance - RAM Preview (live playback) and Rendering (exporting) - with a number of different projects.

  • Redshift

    Redshift is a GPU-based rendering engine, able to use all of the NVIDIA graphics cards in a system at the same time. This benchmark runs through the full render process on a single scene, measuring the amount of time it takes to complete (which we show in seconds).

  • Unigine Superposition

    Unigine Superposition is used to evaluate system performance in DX11 applications at display resolutions including 1080p, 4K, and 8K.

  • Geekbench

    Geekbench provides a comprehensive set of benchmarks engineered to quickly and accurately measure processor and memory performance.

  • Linpack

    LINPACK consists of the number of 64-bit floating-point operations to measure the peak theoretical performance of your CPU measured in floating point operations per seconds (FLOPS)

  • NBody CUDA

    The Nbody CUDA benchmark is used to verify the maximum theoretical compute performance of NVIDIA-based video cards

  • LAME MP3 Encoder

    LAME MP3 Encoder is used to test system performance when encoding MP3 audio files

  • Upload benchmarks and temperature logs

    All the benchmarks taken during the phase 2 testing process are recorded on our server, providing you with benchmark scores, and providing us with statistical information that will help us assist future customers. We also upload our temperature logs, giving you a baseline you can compare to after you receive the system.

Assembly Review

  • Review Build Log and Checkoff

    We review the build log entries and recorded notes for your system to check if additional testing has to be performed and verify requests are fulfilled.

  • Verify Accessories are Present

    Many of your components come with cables, manuals, CDs, or adapters that we check are included with the system.

  • Verify Documented License Keys Match Physical Copies

    We check that documented license keys match with the physical copies packaged with your system to ensure there are no activation issues.

  • Review Temperature Logs are at Expected Levels

    We review the temperature logs taken during benchmarks and check that the system temperatures in a normal operating range.

  • Review Benchmarks Show Expected Results

    We review the benchmark results to verify that configured components are performing as expected and are within manufacturer specification.

  • Check for Assembly Related Notes and Fulfillment

    We review recorded notes for your system to check if additional testing has to be performed and verify requests are fulfilled.

  • Verify Condition of Chassis and Panels

    We physically inspect the exterior and interior of the chassis for scratches, blemishes, and damage caused by mishandling the chassis.

  • Verify Puget Logo is Etched on Chassis

    We double check that your system is etched with a Puget logo on the front of the chassis.

  • Verify the Puget Order Number Label is Correct

    We check the sticker on the back of the chassis that we apply has a set of numbers that matches your order number and is applied in the correct spot.

  • Verify Rear IO Shield is Properly Mounted

    We check that the motherboard IO shield is properly seated to the chassis and that there are no obstructions to the ports.

  • Check Hot Glue is Applied and Neat

    We use hot glue to secure parts and cables that are at risk to become dislodged during shipping and check that it is properly applied.

  • Verify Wiring is Tidy with Sufficient Slack to Devices

    We check that the wiring meets our standards has has enough slack to the connected devices so that they will not become unplugged during shipping.

  • Check For Loose or Missing Screws

    We check that no essential screws are missing and that they are properly fastened.

  • Verify System Fan Orientations

    We verify that your system fans are moving air in the correct direction and make corrections that might be necessary to implement an optimal cooling solution.

  • Ensure Installed Components are Secured

    To make sure the system is ready for shipping to it's destination we check that the components inside, especially heavier ones like video cards and CPU heatsinks, are properly secured.

  • Check Bracing is Installed Correctly

    We verify that the bracing for your configured hardware is installed and secured properly.

  • Verify Expansion Cards are Seated Evenly

    We make sure your PCIe cards are seated evenly in their slots so that all the pins from the installed slot are making contact with card interface.

  • Verify Chassis Buttons are Flush and Do Not Stick

    We verify that the power and reset buttons are flush with the chassis bezel or frame and ensure proper operation. We also check that the buttons properly spring back to their original position and do not catch or stick.

  • Verify System LED Indicators

    We check that the chassis LEDs are working as intended

  • Verify BIOS Detects Installed Components

    We check the motherboard BIOS and OS to make sure that the configured hardware is properly detected.

  • Check BIOS Settings

    We check that expected BIOS settings have been adjusted based on our standard proceedures.

  • Disable PXE Boot and Network Stack in BIOS

    We use an imaging software in-house for installing Windows that requires settings in the BIOS to be adjusted. We turn these settings off as they are not normally used outside of our imaging software.

  • Verify Drives are in Correct Ports in BIOS

    We check that the configured drives for your order are detected in the correct order in the BIOS.

  • Verify BIOS Profile is Saved

    We check that a profile is saved in the motherboard BIOS that retains the settings we manually adjust to be used again in case BIOS settings are ever lost due to an unexpected occurance.

Quality Control

  • Verify System Boots to OS with USB Drive Attached

    We verify that the system boots normally to the primary drive when an external USB storage drive is plugged in.

  • Record Approximate Boot Time

    We record how long, in seconds, the system takes to boot into the OS and also to check that it is booting in the expected amount of time.

  • Check for OS Releated Notes and Fulfillment

    We review recorded notes for your system to check if additional testing has to be performed and verify requests are fulfilled.

  • Verify OS Detects Installed Components

    We check in the OS to make sure that the configured hardware is properly detected.

  • Verify Puget OS Branding

    We check that the OS system properties has a Puget logo applied and that our Puget desktop background is set.

  • Verify Drives are Present, Partitioned, and Labeled

    We review that all configured system drives are partitioned and drive letters are assigned based on drive priority.

  • Test All External USB Ports

    A USB thumb drive is plugged in and out from every external USB port to verify USB detection.

  • Verify Functionality of Networking Adapters

    We test available networking devices on the system for proper network and device detection.

  • Verify Sound Quality Output

    We check the audio output for clarity, stereo panning, and balanced volume.

  • Test All Video Outputs

    We verify that all video outputs are functioning correctly even if ports will be disabled or unused due to the system configuration.

  • Verify in Device Manager Components are Detected

  • Verify Sleep Functionality

    We check that the system enters sleep mode and wake it shortly after the fans spin down.

  • Record Wattage Draw at Idle

    We record idle wattage draw to make sure the system is drawing the correct wattage when no system load is being ran.

  • Capture Idle Thermal Image

    We use our thermal camera to take a picture of the system at idle to check for any unexpected hot spots.

  • Run System Load Test

    We run your computer under full load for at least three minutes to heat up the system to simulate how the system may be used.

  • Record Wattage Draw under Load

    We record the load wattage draw to make sure the system is not exceeding the rated wattage for the configured power supply while the system is under load.

  • Capture Load Thermal Picture

    We use our thermal camera to take a picture of the system under load to check for any unexpected hot spots.

  • Review the Windows Event Log

    We review the windows event log for errors we do not expect while the system is idling, under load, or performing simple functions.

  • Verify Updates are Applied

    We check that the latest OS updates are applied for your system to make sure that it is on the latest versions.

Phase 2 Quality Control

  • Clean Up Installation

    We remove the programs used to install and test the hardware on the OS and check that remnant files and folders are deleted.

  • Input Windows COA

    We input the Windows COA into our installation suite to be activated when the system is powered on and connected to the internet.

  • Verify Proper Out of Box Experience

    We verify that the system is ready for the final production phase by ensuring that when you power on the system for the first time it will initialize as expected based on the system configuration and requested services.

Final Preparation

  • Verify Check-Off is Completed for all Sections of Production

    We verify that all checkpoints have been completed throughout the production process.

  • Verify Restore Media is Present

    We include System Restore media with all Windows machines.

  • Take BIOS Screenshots

    We take screenshots of each page of the BIOS settings. Does not apply to laptops.

  • Take Pictures of the System

    We take pictures of each system before we ship.

  • Include HDMI Cable

    We include a HDMI cable with your computer so that you are sure to have everything you need when you set it up.

  • Include Display Port Cable

    We include a Display Port cable with your computer so that you are sure to have everything you need when you set it up.

  • Verify Power Cord and Essential Accessories are Present

    We double check to make sure you have everything you need for system set up!

  • Final Chassis Cleaning

    Since the computer has been handled, we ensure it is clean as a last step before boxing it up.

Packing / Shipping

  • Affix COA to Chassis

    Your Windows COA is attached to your case.

  • Include Marketing Materials

    Getting stressed out? Grab your stress cube and give us a call! We included a sticker to show you are Puget Proud as well as some Business cards.

  • Include invoice and packet

    A full packet of information, including registration information, contact information, and benchmark information is printed. Also, an invoice and business card packet is included.

  • Check latest shipping/Internal notes

    We look at all notes put on the order by your sales rep, and make sure the machine is built and shipped with your requirements in mind. This might mean adjusting shipping methods at the last minute as requested by your sales represenitive.

  • Create shipping tag and attach to box

    Your order number is placed into our shipping system, and a tag is generated and placed on your boxes to prevent the possibility of mixup before your boxes receive a shipping label.

  • Install Instapak

    If we are concerned about the possibility of shipping damage, we will install special foam packing inside the case to help hold the components in place.

Sample Benchmarks

Benchmarking - 07/28/16 12:40 PM

Note: The temperatures shown above were recorded during the benchmark process, when the temperatures are the highest. They are taken directly from the hardware sensors, which means that differences in calibration may lead to inaccuracy in the readings relative to each other. This graph is intended to show you the normal readings of your hardware temperatures, so you have a baseline to compare to when you receive your computer. Remember that a difference in ambient temperature will have an effect on the temperature of all your components.


System Test
We run various tests not covered by Performance Test to benchmark various aspects of your computer.

TestSettingsResult
Corona 1.3 BenchmarkBTR Scene 16 passes174 Seconds
CUDA Nbody Bandwidth - Device to Device Quadro M6000 24GB260010.7 MB/s
CUDA Nbody Bandwidth - Device to Host Quadro M6000 24GB12469.1 MB/s
CUDA Nbody Bandwidth - Host to Device Quadro M6000 24GB11678.9 MB/s
CUDA Nbody Double-Precision GFLOP/sQuadro M6000 24GB (CUDA 5.2)171.031 GFLOP/s
CUDA Nbody Single-Precision GFLOP/sQuadro M6000 24GB (CUDA 5.2)2642.405 GFLOP/s
Euler3dBenchmark7.427 Hz
Handbrake 0.9.5103MB .wmv to MP4 encoding35.15 seconds
Lame 3.98.259.97MB .wav to .mp3 encoding14.83 seconds
LinPack25000 Problem Size309.7607 GFlops
LinPack30000 Problem Size313.3648 GFlops
LinPack35000 Problem Size315.0221 GFlops
POV-Ray 3.7.0Benchmark2438.78 PPS
Wireless Signal Strength (2.4GHz) 50ft line of sight | 802.11n | Broadco...87 %
Wireless Signal Strength (2.4GHz) 75ft through 3 walls | 802.11g | Broad...20 %
Wireless Signal Strength (5GHz) 15ft line of sight | 802.11ac | Broadc...87 %
Geekbench 3
Geekbench 3 provides a comprehensive set of benchmarks engineered to quickly and accurately measure processor and memory performance.

SectionBenchmarkResult
Overall Multi-Core ScoresFloating Point29067
Overall Multi-Core ScoresGeekbench Score23137
Overall Multi-Core ScoresInteger26192
Overall Multi-Core ScoresMemory5167
Overall Single-Core ScoresFloating Point4062
Overall Single-Core ScoresGeekbench Score3823
Overall Single-Core ScoresInteger4088
Overall Single-Core ScoresMemory2816
Unigine Heaven 4
Heaven Benchmark 4 is a DirectX 11 GPU benchmark based on advanced Unigine engine. It puts heavy load on advanced features of your video card, and supports DirectX 9, DirectX 10, DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.0. It is a great way to stress test the GPU and test its more advanced features.

TestSettingsResult
DX11 Avg FPS1600x900, 8xAA, ULTRA, EXTREME Tessell...106.643486
DX11 Avg FPS1920x1063, 8xAA, ULTRA, EXTREME Tessel...84.889145
DX11 Avg FPS1600x900, 4xAA, MEDIUM, NORMAL Tessell...169.579590
DX11 Avg FPS1920x1063, 4xAA, MEDIUM, NORMAL Tessel...135.792633
CineBench
Cinebench (based on MAXON's Cinema 4D animation software) is a real-world benchmark that evaluates your computer's CPU and GPU.

TestVersionResult
Rendering (Single CPU)R15161.34 Points
Rendering (Multiple CPU)R151178.17 Points
Shading (OpenGL)R15168.5 FPS
OctaneBench
OctaneBench benchmarks your GPU using OctaneRender, giving you real-world performance numbers for GPU based rendering.

TestVersionResult
Total ScoreVersion 2.17123.333343
Idea (by Julio Cayetaño)info channels99.108110 Ms/s
Idea (by Julio Cayetaño)direct lighting23.307933 Ms/s
Idea (by Julio Cayetaño)path tracing19.512923 Ms/s
Idea (by Julio Cayetaño)PMC3.466713 Ms/s
ATV (by Jürgen Aleksejev)info channels39.882965 Ms/s
ATV (by Jürgen Aleksejev)direct lighting15.264129 Ms/s
ATV (by Jürgen Aleksejev)path tracing12.339639 Ms/s
ATV (by Jürgen Aleksejev)PMC4.550491 Ms/s
Box (by Enrico Cerica)info channels73.164071 Ms/s
Box (by Enrico Cerica)direct lighting14.787890 Ms/s
Box (by Enrico Cerica)path tracing14.685835 Ms/s
Box (by Enrico Cerica)PMC4.689493 Ms/s
SQLIO Hard Drive Test
We run hard drive throughput and IOPS tests to verify your hard drive is running at expected speeds.

TestSettingsResult
IOPS - Random Read 4K QD=1 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingc:17655.43 IOPS
IOPS - Random Read 4K QD=1 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingd:14463.43 IOPS
IOPS - Random Read 4K QD=32 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingc:95685.88 IOPS
IOPS - Random Read 4K QD=32 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingd:130145.91 IOPS
IOPS - Random Read 512K QD=1 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingc:1026.70 IOPS
IOPS - Random Read 512K QD=1 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingd:2812.63 IOPS
IOPS - Random Write 4K QD=1 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingc:49666.40 IOPS
IOPS - Random Write 4K QD=1 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingd:40872.93 IOPS
IOPS - Random Write 4K QD=32 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingc:86051.46 IOPS
IOPS - Random Write 4K QD=32 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingd:115723.86 IOPS
IOPS - Random Write 512K QD=1 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingc:970.93 IOPS
IOPS - Random Write 512K QD=1 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingd:2437.10 IOPS
IOPS - Sequential Read 256K QD=4 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingc:2073.56 IOPS
IOPS - Sequential Read 256K QD=4 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingd:6218.18 IOPS
IOPS - Sequential Read 64K QD=4 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingc:8262.91 IOPS
IOPS - Sequential Read 64K QD=4 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingd:24878.85 IOPS
IOPS - Sequential Write 256K QD=0 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingc:2013.33 IOPS
IOPS - Sequential Write 256K QD=0 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingd:4806.96 IOPS
IOPS - Sequential Write 64K QD=4 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingc:7959.45 IOPS
IOPS - Sequential Write 64K QD=4 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingd:19651.53 IOPS
MB/s - Random Read 4K QD=1 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingc:68.96 MB/s
MB/s - Random Read 4K QD=1 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingd:56.49 MB/s
MB/s - Random Read 4K QD=32 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingc:373.77 MB/s
MB/s - Random Read 4K QD=32 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingd:508.38 MB/s
MB/s - Random Read 512K QD=1 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingc:513.35 MB/s
MB/s - Random Read 512K QD=1 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingd:1406.31 MB/s
MB/s - Random Write 4K QD=1 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingc:194.00 MB/s
MB/s - Random Write 4K QD=1 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingd:159.65 MB/s
MB/s - Random Write 4K QD=32 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingc:336.13 MB/s
MB/s - Random Write 4K QD=32 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingd:452.04 MB/s
MB/s - Random Write 512K QD=1 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingc:485.46 MB/s
MB/s - Random Write 512K QD=1 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingd:1218.55 MB/s
MB/s - Sequential Read 256K QD=4 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingc:518.39 MB/s
MB/s - Sequential Read 256K QD=4 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingd:1554.54 MB/s
MB/s - Sequential Read 64K QD=4 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingc:516.43 MB/s
MB/s - Sequential Read 64K QD=4 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingd:1554.92 MB/s
MB/s - Sequential Write 256K QD=0 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingc:503.33 MB/s
MB/s - Sequential Write 256K QD=0 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingd:1201.74 MB/s
MB/s - Sequential Write 64K QD=4 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingc:497.46 MB/s
MB/s - Sequential Write 64K QD=4 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Bufferingd:1228.22 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark
CrystalDiskMark performs read/write and random read/write benchmarks on your harddrive(s).

TestDriveResult
Compressible Data - Sequential Read (QD=32)C:550.809MB/s
Compressible Data - Sequential Write (QD=32)C:527.934MB/s
Compressible Data - Random Read 4KB (QD=32)C:398.863MB/s[97378.7IOPS]
Compressible Data - Random Write 4KB (QD=32)C:353.536MB/s[86312.5IOPS]
Compressible Data - Sequential ReadC:498.695MB/s
Compressible Data - Sequential WriteC:483.859MB/s
Compressible Data - Random Read 4KB (QD=1)C:35.783MB/s[8736.1IOPS]
Compressible Data - Random Write 4KB (QD=1)C:125.058MB/s[30531.7IOPS]
Compressible Data - Sequential Read (QD=32)D:1611.032MB/s
Compressible Data - Sequential Write (QD=32)D:1278.052MB/s
Compressible Data - Random Read 4KB (QD=32)D:478.952MB/s[116931.6IOPS]
Compressible Data - Random Write 4KB (QD=32)D:431.085MB/s[105245.4IOPS]
Compressible Data - Sequential ReadD:1619.515MB/s
Compressible Data - Sequential WriteD:1088.211MB/s
Compressible Data - Random Read 4KB (QD=1)D:34.087MB/s[8322.0IOPS]
Compressible Data - Random Write 4KB (QD=1)D:110.753MB/s[27039.3IOPS]
Incompressible Data - Sequential Read (QD=32)C:548.006MB/s
Incompressible Data - Sequential Write (QD=32)C:514.118MB/s
Incompressible Data - Random Read 4KB (QD=32)C:398.356MB/s[97254.9IOPS]
Incompressible Data - Random Write 4KB (QD=32)C:354.061MB/s[86440.7IOPS]
Incompressible Data - Sequential ReadC:499.367MB/s
Incompressible Data - Sequential WriteC:484.058MB/s
Incompressible Data - Random Read 4KB (QD=1)C:44.962MB/s[10977.1IOPS]
Incompressible Data - Random Write 4KB (QD=1)C:120.713MB/s[29470.9IOPS]
Incompressible Data - Sequential Read (QD=32)D:1612.280MB/s
Incompressible Data - Sequential Write (QD=32)D:1280.536MB/s
Incompressible Data - Random Read 4KB (QD=32)D:481.162MB/s[117471.2IOPS]
Incompressible Data - Random Write 4KB (QD=32)D:433.987MB/s[105953.9IOPS]
Incompressible Data - Sequential ReadD:1619.439MB/s
Incompressible Data - Sequential WriteD:1084.678MB/s
Incompressible Data - Random Read 4KB (QD=1)D:36.578MB/s[8930.2IOPS]
Incompressible Data - Random Write 4KB (QD=1)D:110.441MB/s[26963.1IOPS]
PCMark 8 Creative Suite
PCMark is a very popular benchmark tool developed by Futuremark to test the performance of a PC at the system and component level. In most cases the tests in PCMark are designed to represent typical user workloads. The PCMark 8 Creative benchmark includes workloads typical of enthusiasts and professionals who work with media and entertainment content, including web browsing, photo editing, video editing, group video chat, media transcoding, and gaming workloads.

TestSettingsResult
Benchmark DurationDefault2748
Batch Photo Editing v2Default14.19434
Mainstream Gaming part 1Default141.38454
Mainstream Gaming part 2Default63.61134
Music To GoDefault5.51933
Photo Editing v2Default0.18009
Video Editing part 1 v2Default5.57334
Video Editing part 2 v2Default11.35003
Video Group Chat v2 / Video Group Chat encoding v2Default35.66667
Video Group Chat v2 / Video Group Chat playback 1 v2Default29.98787
Video Group Chat v2 / Video Group Chat playback 2 v2Default30.00625
Video Group Chat v2 / Video Group Chat playback 3 v2Default29.98732
Video To Go part 1Default7.04133
Video To Go part 2Default8.25367
Web Browsing - AmazoniaDefault0.13372
Web Browsing - JunglePinDefault0.31634

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David G.

From Beaverton, OR

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

"I was in need of a powerful Windows machine, but one that was also quiet. I started going down the "build your own" route, but stumbled upon Puget Systems during my research, and was impressed with how readily they answered my questions and their willingness to review a build that would meet my needs. I took the plunge and ordered from them, and could not be happier that I did. This is the best P.C. that I've ever had the pleasure of working on. And it is *sooo* quiet! (My monitor literally makes more noise). I'll definitely be looking to Puget Systems for any future machines!"
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Michael S

From San Diego, CA

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

"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

star yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow icon 2 years ago

"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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Kendra Yourtee

From Seattle

star yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow icon 2 years ago

"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 3 years 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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Bobbi McDonald

From Post Falls, Idaho

star yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow icon 3 years ago

"I am so amazed by this company. I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted and I was able to talk to someone who guided me in the exact computer that I needed. Then after I ordered it, their web site kept me updated to exactly what they were doing during the building stages, and through it all. It didn't take more than just a few business days to have the computer built. Then when they shipped it, it arrived in just 24 hrs. It was tightly package, and had no damage. It is sharp looking and works amazing. I am so excited to get to know my new system. I just got it today in the mail, and it is put together here in america. Thank you to Puget Custom Computers!"
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Seth Tebockhorst

star yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow icon 3 years ago

"Very positive purchasing experience. I went back on forth via email with a single person who understood my questions and provided thoughtful answers and suggestions (most of which would lower the price of the computer). As an example of the kind of customer service they provide, they offered to pre-wire the machine for an additional hard or have me mail it in to them to install with the build (they offered to same for my old sound card). I went with the pre-wire for the hard drive and it was done neatly and in a way that was very easy for me to access and plop my hard drive in. They sent a good amount of documentation including helpful tips on setting up the computer and a usb recovery drive. What is clear from my experience is that they really try to go the extra mile and I have nothing but positive things to say."
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Jason

From Philadelphia, PA

star yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow icon 3 years ago

"This is my second computer purchase from Puget--my first was almost nine years ago. Nine years ago I had a different job, a different car, a different waist size...

Not everything that you buy lasts. Sometimes that's okay. The batteries in your TV remote won't last long. But when you really spend on something, you'd prefer to benefit from it for years to come.

Puget systems are built to last. The assembly, quality control, and attention to detail (among other things) are to thank. When you purchase a computer from Puget, one of the checkpoints is literally "Clean any smudges from the chassis". C'mon. Buy from Puget."
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Brian Gildea

From Massachusetts

star yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow icon 3 years ago

"I am completely astounded with how amazing this company is. While I found my computer to be a tad bit pricey, I am never buying from a different computer company again. And I would recommend this company to anyone in a heartbeat.

Not only are their products top quality, but their workmanship is wonderful. My computer is wonderfully build and runs so smoothly. Its more than I could have asked for.

Also they have the best customer service I have ever seen. As someone who has always gone with big name computer companies like Dell and Toshiba previously, I DREADED contacting customer support. So far with my two times contacting Puget customer support, they have been quick, knowledgeable, sincere, nice, and treats you like a normal person, not someone who doesn't even know what a computer is (however they still make everything understandable to everyone).

I can not stress enough that you should buy from Puget systems if you want a seriously high quality computer from a seriously amazing company."
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Theresa McGuire

From Baltimore

star yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow icon 4 years ago

"My workstation is my tool. I needed a new one and could not find exactly what I was looking for until I found Puget Systems. They built me a custom computer that is high performance, silent and very cool. There is lots of room for expansion and it is beautiful inside the case. The customer service was great from help with evaluating my order to watching the building and testing process on their website. My machine was delivered safely and the packaging kept it safe. I may not need it, but Puget provides lifetime labor and tech support."

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