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.
Phase 1 Build / Assembly
Review Work Order and Build Notes
We review the order and notes to ensure that any special build requests are performed.
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.
INTERNAL: Remove Plastic Film from Motherboard
Assemble Core Components
We assemble the core parts of your system outside the chassis. This includes the motherboard, CPU, CPU cooler, and system memory.
INTERNAL: Install All Included M.2 Standoffs and Screws
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.
Verify Condition of Chassis and Panels
We inspect your system chassis for any structural or cosmetic defects before beginning to mount components.
We securely install your configured system drive or drives.
Apply Order Number Sticker
We apply a small sticker with the order number to the back of your system.
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.
INTERNAL: Bundle Items in Motherboard Box
Phase 2 Build / Assembly
Review Work Order and Build Notes
We review the order and notes to ensure that any special build requests are performed.
INTERNAL: Remove Plastic Film from Components
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.
INTERNAL: Install System Speaker
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.
INTERNAL: Number Data Cables
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.
Secure Any Unsecured Cables
We use hot glue on any delicate connections to help keep them from becoming disconnected during shipping.
Mount Power Supply
We mount the power supply securely in your system's chassis.
Check for POST of fully completed system
With assembly fully completed, we make sure that the system still turns on and boots correctly.
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.
Load BIOS Profile
We load a profile with the standard configuration settings for your motherboard and configuration.
Verify All Devices are Detected and Connected to Appropriate Ports
We verify that all configured devices are connected to the appropriate ports on your motherboard and are detected in the BIOS.
Save BIOS Profile
Phase 1 Testing
Verify all fans are spinning at desired RPM
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.
Begin memory testing
We run an initial test on your CPU and RAM to check for errors that could lead to instability or a corrupted OS install.
Complete memory testing
We review the initial CPU and RAM test results to confirm that everything is working as expected.
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.
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 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.
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.
Install approved Windows updates
All Windows updates and service packs are applied.
Load Install Program
Puget Systems uses an internally developed utility for deploying updates, software packages and customized benchmark suites.
Initialize and format additional disks
We initialize all additional internal drives as GPT and format them as NTFS. We then assign them a drive letter based on how they appear on the order (i.e. secondary drive = D, tertiary drive = E, etc.). If Linux is on the order, these drives will be reformatted when the final OS is installed.
Confirm latest SSD firmware
We open the manufacturers management software for your drive(s) and confirm it has the latest firmware. If needed we will flash them to the latest firmware.
Confirm wireless and bluetooth functionality
We check signal strength with in house devices to confirm the controller is working as expected.
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 Discrete GPU bandwidth
We double check to make sure that the systems video card(s) are running at the expected speeds in terms to the motherboard slots that they have been installed given the configuration of the system design.
Test front panel USB ports
All front USB ports are tested to confirm connectivity and speed.
Test front panel audio
We confirm that the front panel audio jacks (sound and microphone) are working as expected. The rear audio ports will be inspected during the QC phase.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
Adobe After Effects
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.
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Premiere Pro CC is an industry-leading non-linear video editing application. Our benchmark tests two critical areas of performance - Live Playback and Exporting - with a number of different media codecs, resolutions, and effects.
Unigine Superposition is used to evaluate system performance in DX11 applications at display resolutions including 1080p, 4K, and 8K.
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 and review benchmark results
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 Order Updates and Checkoff
We review the order updates as it contains a build log for all actions performed by the various technicians and recorded notes for your system to check if additional testing has to be performed and verify requests are fulfilled.
Verify Expected GPU and Disk Results
We review the benchmark results to verify that components are operating as expected.
Verify Condition of Chassis and Components
We physically inspect the exterior and interior of the chassis.
Verify System Initialization Noise
When the system is powered on and components are initializing before the system POST beep, we check that the configured components do not have excessive noise.
Disable 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 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 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.
Verify System Properties
We check in the OS system properties to make sure that the configured OS, processor, and correct memory capacity is detected.
Verify Puget OS Branding
We check 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.
Verify in Device Manager Components are Detected
Verify Sound Quality Output
We check the audio output for clarity, stereo panning, and balanced volume.
Verify Functionality of Onboard Networking Devices
We test available networking devices on the system for proper network and device detection.
Test All External USB Ports
A USB thumb drive is plugged in and out from every external USB port to verify USB detection.
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.
Monitor System at Idle
We verify that the system is running as expected and within tolerances by monitoring the system at idle. This is performed by using a thermal camera and a wattage meter to monitor the system as load tests on the configured hardware are ran.
Monitor System under Load
We verify that the system is running as expected and within tolerances by monitoring the system under load. This is performed by using a thermal camera and a wattage meter to monitor the system as load tests on the configured hardware are ran.
Clean Up Windows Installation
We remove the programs used to install and test the hardware on the OS and check that remnant files and folders are deleted.
Scan 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.
Prepare and Verify Restore Media Creation
After a system inspection we create restore media for your system
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.
Affix COA to Chassis
Your Windows COA is attached to your case.
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!
Packing / Shipping
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 binder 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.
Take Pictures of the System
We take pictures of each system before we ship.
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.
Final Chassis Cleaning
Since the computer has been handled, we ensure it is clean as a last step before boxing it up.
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!
10 months ago
"You guys are incredible... The attention to detail is mind-blowing -- careful quality assembly and testing is *everything* for a PC. Everything from part selection, to testing, assembly, thermal imaging, personalized manual composition, cable selection, and shipping... just amazing, and very fairly priced for the service one receives.
I shared all the details of my purchase with my friends.
I just wanted to thank you all!! Puget Systems rocks!!
The system has shipped... I know I will be pleased when it arrives :)."
David G.From Beaverton, OR
4 years 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!"
Michael SFrom San Diego, CA
4 years 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 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."
Kendra YourteeFrom Seattle
5 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."
David AslesenFrom Orfordville, WI
5 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."
Bobbi McDonaldFrom Post Falls, Idaho
6 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!"
6 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
6 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
6 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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