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.
Build / Assembly
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.
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 to 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.
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.
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
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.
Verify Condition of Chassis and Panels
We inspect your system chassis for any structural or cosmetic defects before beginning to mount components.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We install any video cards or other add-in controller cards in your system.
Hot Glue Unsecured Cables
We use hot glue on any delicate connections to help keep them from becoming disconnected during shipping.
Verify Pre-Wiring (If Applicable)
We make sure that any requested pre-wiring for drives or add-in cards is in place. Additionally, for our more user-serviceable chassis, we ensure every system is wired for at least two hard disks to allow for easy addition of storage to single-drive configurations.
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.
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 Boot Order
We verify that your system's boot device priority is set appropriately.
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.
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 Build Notes are Fulfilled
We verify that all the build notes in your order have been fulfilled.
Check that Applicable Systems are Branded
We verify that our Puget branding is on your system.
Verify Assembly Check-Off is Complete
We verify that all the steps in the build process have been completed.
Verify Last Five of Windows/Office Keys
We verify that the last five digits of your Windows and/or Office keys match the part assigned to your order.
Verify Plastic Film Has Been Removed
We verify that all the plastic has been removed from internal components and internal window panels.
Verify Condition of Chassis and Panels
After assembly is complete, we check the condition of your chassis and panels again to verify that there is no damage or scratches.
Verify Side Panels Are Not Stiff to Install onto Chassis
We verify that the side panels are easily removed and reinstalled onto the chassis.
Verify Puget Sticker Matches Order Number
We verify that the sticker we attach to your chassis matches the order number.
Verify that System is Physically Signed
All of our builders sign or initial their builds after assembly is complete.
Inspect Wiring for Tidiness
We inspect our wiring for tidiness and to verify it is not obstructing any installed components.
Verify SATA Cables are Labeled (RAID Only)
When your system includes a RAID, we mark the SATA cables to match the corresponding SATA ports.
Check for Additional Pre-Wires
We verify that requested pre-wires have been added to your system.
Verify Hot Glue on Applicable Parts
We add hot glue to wiring to verify that connections don't come loose in shipping.
Verify Case Feet and Case Mods are Installed
We verify that required case modifications have been made and appropriate feet are on your system.
Ensure Proper I/O Shield Mounting
We check for proper mounting if your I/O shield and verify that none of your ports are obstructed.
Verify All Motherboard Screws are Present and Secure
We verify all motherboard screws are present and secure.
Verify CPU Cooler Screws are Secure
We verify all CPU cooler screws are secure.
Verify All Populated Hard Drive Trays are Secured to the Chassis
We verify that all populated hard drive bays are secured to the chassis.
Verify All PCIe Card Screws are Present and Secured
We verify that all PCIe card screws are present and tightened.
Verify All GPU Brace Screws are Present and Secure
We verify that all screws in your acrylic GPU brace are present and secure.
Verify Upper and Lower Drive Cage Screws are Secure
We verify that the drive cages for your drives are properly secured.
Verify that all CPU Brace Screws are Present and Secure
We verify that your CPU bracing is properly assembled and secured.
Verify All Power Supply Screws are Present and Secure
We verify that all the power supply screws are present and tightened.
Verify Rear Fan Screws are Present and Secure
We verify that all rear fan screws are present and secure.
Verify all Front Fan Screws are Present and Secure
We verify that all screws in front fans are present and secure.
Verify Fan Riser Screws are Present and Secure
We verify that your fan riser is assembled properly and securely.
Verify All Door Screws are Present and Secure
We verify that all the screws attaching front doors are present and secure.
Verify Optical Drive Screws are Present and Secure
We verify the screws in your optical drive are present and secure.
Verify PSU Eco/Hybrid Mode is Enabled
We verify that Eco/Hybrid Mode is enabled on your power supply.
Ensure CPU Brace is Installed
We verify that the correct CPU bracing has been installed in your system.
Ensure GPU Brace is Installed
We verify that the correct GPU bracing has been installed in your system.
Verify Cards are Evenly Seated and Ports are Accessible
We verify that your expansion cards are seated evenly and that all ports are accessible.
Test Power Button for Functionality and Feel
We verify that your system's power button functions correctly and has a good feel when pressed.
Test Reset Button for Functionality and Feel
We verify that your system's reset button functions correctly and has a good feel when pressed.
Verify System LEDs are Working
We verify that all the LEDs on your system are working properly.
Verify POST Beep from System Speaker
We verify that your system POSTs and that the system speaker is working properly.
Install Wi-Fi Antenna
We verify that the WiFi antenna has been installed for testing.
Verify Accessories are Included with System
We verify that all accessories that were included are sent with the system through the Production process.
Verify CPU is Recognized Properly
We verify that your CPU is recognized correctly in your system BIOS.
Verify the RAM is Properly Recognized
We verify that all the RAM is properly recognized in your system BIOS.
Verify Chassis Fan Orientation and Speeds
We verify proper orientation of your chassis fans and that they are set to the correct speeds.
Verify BIOS Version, Settings, and Profile
We verify that your system has the most stable, up-to-date BIOS version and that the proper profiles and settings have been loaded.
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 hard drive test
We run a quick test of any hard disks in your system in order to catch any major defects before OS installation. Your drives will be put through additional testing during system benchmarks.
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.
Synchronize time with server
Your time is synchronized with an atomic US government clock.
Load Install Program
Puget Systems uses an internally developed utility for deploying drivers, updates, software packages and customized benchmark suites.
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.
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 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.
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.
Check for sound output
Your sound card is confirmed to output sound.
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).
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.
We run a combination of Prime95 and Furmark to stress your system far beyond typical loads.
We run CrystalDiskMark to benchmark the read/write speeds of all your hard drives.
Cinegy Cinescore covers a fair number of commonly used formats and codecs and measures the encoding speed as well as the system load for doing that for the different target resolutions - SD, HD, UHD and 8K.
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
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 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 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 2018
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.
Unigine Superposition is used to evaluate system performance in DX11 applications at display resolutions including 1080p, 4K, and 8K.
Geekbench provides a comprehensive set of benchmarks engineered to quickly and accurately measure processor and memory performance.
CPU Frequency Test
WE verify that the CPU is running at the proper frequencies when various cores are under load
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)
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.
Review Build Log and Order Notes
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.
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.
Verify Condition of Chassis
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 High Risk Heatsink Mountings
We check that heatsinks are properly secured so that they are not at risk of damaging the system during transit.
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 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.
Check BIOS Settings
We check that expected BIOS settings have been adjusted based on our standard proceedures.
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.
Verify System Detects Installed Components
We check the motherboard BIOS and 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.
Check that Drives are Partitioned and Labeled
We review that 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 Sleep Functionality
We check that the system enters sleep mode and wake it shortly after the fans spin down.
Verify System Boots to the OS with a USB Drive Attached
We verify that the system boots normally to the primary drive when an external USB storage drive is plugged in.
Record Wattage Draw Under Idle and Load
We record the wattage draw of your system under idle and load to check that your power supply can reliably support the system configuration.
Capture Idle and Load Thermal Images
We use our thermal camera to take pictures of the system at idle and under load to check for any unexpected hotspots.
Run System Load Test and Investigate for Hot Spots
We run your computer under full load for at least three minutes to heat up the system and use a thermal camera to check for hot spots that can be addressed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Packing / Shipping
Create Restore Media
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.
Affix COA to Chassis
Your Windows COA is attached to your case.
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!
Include Puget Stress Cube
Getting stressed out? Grab your stress cube and give us a call!
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.
Clean any smudges from the chassis
Since the computer has been handled, we ensure it is clean as a last step before boxing it up.
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.
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.
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.
We run various tests not covered by Performance Test to benchmark various aspects of your computer.
|Corona 1.3 Benchmark||BTR Scene 16 passes||174 Seconds|
|CUDA Nbody Bandwidth - Device to Device||Quadro M6000 24GB||260010.7 MB/s|
|CUDA Nbody Bandwidth - Device to Host||Quadro M6000 24GB||12469.1 MB/s|
|CUDA Nbody Bandwidth - Host to Device||Quadro M6000 24GB||11678.9 MB/s|
|CUDA Nbody Double-Precision GFLOP/s||Quadro M6000 24GB (CUDA 5.2)||171.031 GFLOP/s|
|CUDA Nbody Single-Precision GFLOP/s||Quadro M6000 24GB (CUDA 5.2)||2642.405 GFLOP/s|
|Handbrake 0.9.5||103MB .wmv to MP4 encoding||35.15 seconds|
|Lame 3.98.2||59.97MB .wav to .mp3 encoding||14.83 seconds|
|LinPack||25000 Problem Size||309.7607 GFlops|
|LinPack||30000 Problem Size||313.3648 GFlops|
|LinPack||35000 Problem Size||315.0221 GFlops|
|POV-Ray 3.7.0||Benchmark||2438.78 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 provides a comprehensive set of benchmarks engineered to quickly and accurately measure processor and memory performance.
|Overall Multi-Core Scores||Floating Point||29067|
|Overall Multi-Core Scores||Geekbench Score||23137|
|Overall Multi-Core Scores||Integer||26192|
|Overall Multi-Core Scores||Memory||5167|
|Overall Single-Core Scores||Floating Point||4062|
|Overall Single-Core Scores||Geekbench Score||3823|
|Overall Single-Core Scores||Integer||4088|
|Overall Single-Core Scores||Memory||2816|
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.
|DX11 Avg FPS||1600x900, 8xAA, ULTRA, EXTREME Tessell...||106.643486|
|DX11 Avg FPS||1920x1063, 8xAA, ULTRA, EXTREME Tessel...||84.889145|
|DX11 Avg FPS||1600x900, 4xAA, MEDIUM, NORMAL Tessell...||169.579590|
|DX11 Avg FPS||1920x1063, 4xAA, MEDIUM, NORMAL Tessel...||135.792633|
CineBench (based on MAXON's Cinema 4d animation software) is a real-world benchmark that evaluates your computer's CPU and GPU.
|Rendering (Single CPU)||R15||161.34 Points|
|Rendering (Multiple CPU)||R15||1178.17 Points|
|Shading (OpenGL)||R15||168.5 FPS|
OctaneBench benchmarks your GPU using OctaneRender, giving you real-world performance numbers for GPU based rendering.
|Total Score||Version 2.17||123.333343|
|Idea (by Julio Cayetaño)||info channels||99.108110 Ms/s|
|Idea (by Julio Cayetaño)||direct lighting||23.307933 Ms/s|
|Idea (by Julio Cayetaño)||path tracing||19.512923 Ms/s|
|Idea (by Julio Cayetaño)||PMC||3.466713 Ms/s|
|ATV (by Jürgen Aleksejev)||info channels||39.882965 Ms/s|
|ATV (by Jürgen Aleksejev)||direct lighting||15.264129 Ms/s|
|ATV (by Jürgen Aleksejev)||path tracing||12.339639 Ms/s|
|ATV (by Jürgen Aleksejev)||PMC||4.550491 Ms/s|
|Box (by Enrico Cerica)||info channels||73.164071 Ms/s|
|Box (by Enrico Cerica)||direct lighting||14.787890 Ms/s|
|Box (by Enrico Cerica)||path tracing||14.685835 Ms/s|
|Box (by Enrico Cerica)||PMC||4.689493 Ms/s|
We run hard drive throughput and IOPS tests to verify your hard drive is running at expected speeds.
|IOPS - Random Read 4K QD=1 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||c:||17655.43 IOPS|
|IOPS - Random Read 4K QD=1 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||d:||14463.43 IOPS|
|IOPS - Random Read 4K QD=32 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||c:||95685.88 IOPS|
|IOPS - Random Read 4K QD=32 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||d:||130145.91 IOPS|
|IOPS - Random Read 512K QD=1 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||c:||1026.70 IOPS|
|IOPS - Random Read 512K QD=1 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||d:||2812.63 IOPS|
|IOPS - Random Write 4K QD=1 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||c:||49666.40 IOPS|
|IOPS - Random Write 4K QD=1 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||d:||40872.93 IOPS|
|IOPS - Random Write 4K QD=32 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||c:||86051.46 IOPS|
|IOPS - Random Write 4K QD=32 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||d:||115723.86 IOPS|
|IOPS - Random Write 512K QD=1 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||c:||970.93 IOPS|
|IOPS - Random Write 512K QD=1 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||d:||2437.10 IOPS|
|IOPS - Sequential Read 256K QD=4 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||c:||2073.56 IOPS|
|IOPS - Sequential Read 256K QD=4 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||d:||6218.18 IOPS|
|IOPS - Sequential Read 64K QD=4 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||c:||8262.91 IOPS|
|IOPS - Sequential Read 64K QD=4 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||d:||24878.85 IOPS|
|IOPS - Sequential Write 256K QD=0 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||c:||2013.33 IOPS|
|IOPS - Sequential Write 256K QD=0 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||d:||4806.96 IOPS|
|IOPS - Sequential Write 64K QD=4 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||c:||7959.45 IOPS|
|IOPS - Sequential Write 64K QD=4 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||d:||19651.53 IOPS|
|MB/s - Random Read 4K QD=1 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||c:||68.96 MB/s|
|MB/s - Random Read 4K QD=1 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||d:||56.49 MB/s|
|MB/s - Random Read 4K QD=32 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||c:||373.77 MB/s|
|MB/s - Random Read 4K QD=32 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||d:||508.38 MB/s|
|MB/s - Random Read 512K QD=1 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||c:||513.35 MB/s|
|MB/s - Random Read 512K QD=1 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||d:||1406.31 MB/s|
|MB/s - Random Write 4K QD=1 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||c:||194.00 MB/s|
|MB/s - Random Write 4K QD=1 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||d:||159.65 MB/s|
|MB/s - Random Write 4K QD=32 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||c:||336.13 MB/s|
|MB/s - Random Write 4K QD=32 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||d:||452.04 MB/s|
|MB/s - Random Write 512K QD=1 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||c:||485.46 MB/s|
|MB/s - Random Write 512K QD=1 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||d:||1218.55 MB/s|
|MB/s - Sequential Read 256K QD=4 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||c:||518.39 MB/s|
|MB/s - Sequential Read 256K QD=4 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||d:||1554.54 MB/s|
|MB/s - Sequential Read 64K QD=4 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||c:||516.43 MB/s|
|MB/s - Sequential Read 64K QD=4 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||d:||1554.92 MB/s|
|MB/s - Sequential Write 256K QD=0 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||c:||503.33 MB/s|
|MB/s - Sequential Write 256K QD=0 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||d:||1201.74 MB/s|
|MB/s - Sequential Write 64K QD=4 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||c:||497.46 MB/s|
|MB/s - Sequential Write 64K QD=4 - 60 Seconds - 1024MB Test File - Hardware Buffering||d:||1228.22 MB/s|
CrystalDiskMark performs read/write and random read/write benchmarks on your harddrive(s).
|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 Read||C:||498.695MB/s|
|Compressible Data - Sequential Write||C:||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 Read||D:||1619.515MB/s|
|Compressible Data - Sequential Write||D:||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 Read||C:||499.367MB/s|
|Incompressible Data - Sequential Write||C:||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 Read||D:||1619.439MB/s|
|Incompressible Data - Sequential Write||D:||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 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.
|Batch Photo Editing v2||Default||14.19434|
|Mainstream Gaming part 1||Default||141.38454|
|Mainstream Gaming part 2||Default||63.61134|
|Music To Go||Default||5.51933|
|Photo Editing v2||Default||0.18009|
|Video Editing part 1 v2||Default||5.57334|
|Video Editing part 2 v2||Default||11.35003|
|Video Group Chat v2 / Video Group Chat encoding v2||Default||35.66667|
|Video Group Chat v2 / Video Group Chat playback 1 v2||Default||29.98787|
|Video Group Chat v2 / Video Group Chat playback 2 v2||Default||30.00625|
|Video Group Chat v2 / Video Group Chat playback 3 v2||Default||29.98732|
|Video To Go part 1||Default||7.04133|
|Video To Go part 2||Default||8.25367|
|Web Browsing - Amazonia||Default||0.13372|
|Web Browsing - JunglePin||Default||0.31634|
Read what our customers have to say about our quality control!
Michael SFrom San Diego, CA
2 months 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."
Jedidiah MitchellFrom NYC
4 months 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."
Kendra YourteeFrom Seattle
12 months 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."
David AslesenFrom Orfordville, WI
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."
Bobbi McDonaldFrom Post Falls, Idaho
2 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!"
2 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."
JasonFrom Philadelphia, PA
2 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."
Brian GildeaFrom Massachusetts
2 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."
Theresa McGuireFrom Baltimore
2 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."
2 years ago
"I ordered a system with an Intel i5, Noctua NH-U125 cpu cooler, and a SSD in the Fractal Design case. It is absolutely silent. All the components are first rate. I use Linux and you just can't buy a computer with it installed from a lot of companies. Puget gives you the choice of operating systems. Also the Fractal Design case is excellent. Inside there are just no cables lying around disrupting air flow. The power supply is modular and you can route cables behind the motherboard tray. Try buying something like this from Dell. Ha! The single criticism I've read of Puget is that they are somewhat pricey. Well I totaled up the cost of all the components in my system bought from Amazon. Puget had what I consider a quite reasonable markup. If I had put it together myself, I would have had to worry about getting a bad motherboard, a bad power supply, or perhaps bad memory. Well returning these things is always a hassle. Plus, the testing they do is rigorous. Not to mention the installation of the operating system with everything updated. The bios too. When I consider the time it would have taken me to put it together plus the possibility of mistakes, the extra money put out for them to do it expertly is a no brainer. It is too easy for some companies to serve you "mystery meat" components. Take my advice and support a company who does it right."
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