It is very important that you make informed decisions when purchasing a new computer system. We help you make these choices by offering free, no obligation consulting -- we never charge for this service, and by taking advantage of it, you are in no way obligated to order your system from us. In fact, if you decide to order from anyone else, tell us why! We are confident that the more informed you are, the more you see that many online computer retailers simply do not take the time to correctly configure a system for your needs. Specifically, there are two things we need to know in order to make solid recommendations for you:
1) What will you be using the computer to do?
2) What is your target budget?
Of course, that information is not absolutely necessary, but it does go a long way in allowing us to help you make informed decisions, and come in on budget! So go ahead, . Let us help you get the system you deserve!
Read what our customers have to say about our professional consulting!
Trevor HittleFrom Bothell, Washington
3 months ago
"From start to finish, Puget Systems has exceeded my expectations for my new PC. I did a bunch of research before selecting Puget Systems, and boy am I glad I did. I got some great advice on my build from the sales team when first configuring my PC, and he helped me select the proper configuration for my use case. I also had a great experience with all the status updates while my pc was being prepared, built, tested, and shipped to me. I was struck by how detailed the steps were that were being described to me, and Puget Systems kept me very up to date with how the building and testing were going. When I received my PC, I was ecstatic that they gave me a clean install of Windows with none of the usual "bloatware" that comes with a prebuilt, they installed only the items I asked for. The PC was packaged very well, and arrived to my doorstep in perfect condition. One thing I love about my computer is it rarely makes noticeable noise, which is welcome indeed. I had some experience with their tech support as well, which I was so very impressed by. They treated me with patience and respect, and when the troubleshooting steps didn't fix my issue, they gave me an option of sending the computer back so they could install the new part, but also gave me to option to install the new part myself, which I was what I elected to do. They sent me a replacement part right away, and gave me instructions on how to replace it. The new part worked perfectly. The techs were respectful, helpful, and proactive, walking me through the replacement. I can't say enough about how kind and helpful tech support was. Since then, I have had zero issues. Everything is working as it should, and I am extremely happy with the purchase. I am super glad I picked Puget Systems, I had a far better buying and tech support experience with Puget Systems than with any other company I have done business with in the past. I would highly recommend buying a PC through Puget Systems."
Ruth ColemanFrom Canton, North Carolina
3 months ago
"I am an amateur photographer and videographer and bought my first Puget Systems workstation in July of 2011; I didn't hesitate to come back to Puget when I needed to replace my first computer which ran perfectly for ten years, although I did replace components (graphics card, power supply, RAM, etc.) when necessary. All good things must come to an end and due to technology advances and so forth, I knew that I needed to upgrade the whole system. I went on to the Puget site and studied for some time all the blogs and articles that I could find relating to my specific needs, and so this time I didn't feel the need for advice before ordering my workstation, as I had pretty well specced everything out. I would however advise anyone new to Puget to be confident in asking for help and advice--they truly are very honest and forthcoming and will definitely try to help you save money and not add anything that you do not need. Also, the first time, I had to have support with my graphics card and they quickly helped me resolve the issue and sent me a new one right away. As for the cost--yes, new quality computers that are powerful and dependable are quite expensive; if you are experienced with building your own equipment, you most likely will save money. But the expertise and professionalism at Puget made it a no-brainer for me-- I am a 75-year-old granny geek myself and the quality I got here and the convenience was just so worth the expense. I am very satisfied with my workstation from Puget Systems and am assured that it is as futureproof as possible for me; I would recommend them to anyone, but most especially to anyone who needs a serious workstation computer not readily available in the usual marketplace."
Steve HaggertyFrom Sanat Monica CA
9 months ago
"April 2021 - After seven years, --- Yikes! - that long - I've replaced my old Puget system, BIGX4 (4th Puget system - Intel i7-3930K - 16 GB RAM - SSD boot drive) with Puget5, a AMD 5900X - 64GB RAM - EVGA-RTX 3080 video - Samsung 980 Pro 1 TB M.2 SSD boot drive - so very fast! Photoshop CC 2021 and Premiere Pro were really dragging - making Covid video work not fun, so I went to check out Puget again. I spent hours researching AMD and EVGA video, thought of building it myself, went on Puget site, spoke to Puget folk about various components choices - very helpful, looked a pricing and availability for AMD CPUs and video cards (impossible to find except at tripled pricing). I spoke to Stubbers (yes - he is mysterious - but very knowledgeable, Jon Allman, Ben Bohnen, Alicia Menson, and other Puget folk.
Ordered, got my system in just a few weeks, plugged it in, and it worked. Oops - then I realized I had more to do. Bringing over my existing two hard drives was easy, but then when I was trying to install some Adobe software from a CD/DVD, I hadn't thought to order a new DVD drive. I needed help in installing the DVD drive from my old PC into the new Fractal Design case... did I need a new bracket?, did I have the power and data cables? So I called Puget System's support - one phone call and got a knowledgeable tech. After some discussions and a few emails - done! Same for installing a spare 2.5" SSD where I needed some extra cables. My wife has a Dell laptop and there's no comparison between Puget's excellent support and Dell's.
This is my 5th Puget system. While looking for a desktop upgrade, I looked at Dell, Acer, and others, finding PC choices put together by the hundreds but not on target matching my specific needs. Through dialogue with Puget folk we talked about what specific work I do - which software I use - their responses showed me they and their website are knowledgeable about the work requirements for photographers and video editors. We walked through the selection of each component based on my work. Again a clear difference from mass producers to Puget custom builds. I'm very satisfied with the system AND knowing the people who built it are standing behind it, just a phone call away if I need help. I recommend them highly.
Many thanks to Jon Bach and his excellent team at Puget Systems."
Scott NelsonFrom El Cajon
one year ago
"I saw the Smarter Everyday YouTube video with Puget Systems then realized that's the place my dad had purchased 2 computers from. I was actually using one of them as a hand me down since dad was buying another one from Puget. Even though I read all the reviews ( all very positive) I was still blown away by the customer care I received. I bought a custom built computer for my home not a business. I am a gamer on it mostly. I also do a lot of 3D modeling and I am starting to turn my set up into a recording, engineering and mastering studio. All are just hobbies. They helped me put together a system that is going to have no problem handling all of that. The daily updates were my favorite part. They made the waiting seem shorter. I am a very happy customer for life."
Edward CorbettFrom Norco, California
one year ago
"I wanted a new well built computer for RDR2 so naturally Puget Systems was my first call. Puget is a surreal experience. You call and an actual human being answers the phone, puts up with all your stupid questions and finally places an order for you. The encounter with Puget form top to bottom was excellent. Of course as soon as the computer was delivered my ISP went down for three days, but everything eventually turned out great."
James Markham Hall, Jr.From Los Angeles, CA
one year ago
"Puget Systems is an INCREDIBLE company with an intense focus on customer service. Satisfying their customers through the process of building them a custom computer that meets their needs is definitely their passion and top priority. When we reached out to them to create custom workstations that met the demanding needs of our project THROWDOWN, they didn't bat an eye when we told them about the intense specification that our advanced virtual production workflow required! The process began with an in-depth interview where we revealed not only the hardware requirements, but also what software we were using, what aspects of our current computer systems left us unfulfilled and what we expected from our new workstations. All of this information helped them to create a custom configuration specifically to meet our needs. Once we made our final adjustments to the order, the build began and Puget Systems kept us informed every step of the way. I've never experienced such detailed customer service before! We would receive order status updates from specific employees letting us know what stage of the process we were in and when to expect the next updates. The brilliant technicians building our systems were fun and brought such positive energy when they were constructing and testing our computers. They'd even share images of the build with personal notes attached, which motivated our team! Knowing how much care and attention to detail was placed on the building of our workstations, inspired us to dream up even more ambitious virtual production filmmaking scenarios, because we knew that we'd have the hardware to pull it off and that it was specifically optimized to allow us to perform at our very best. The quality never stops with Puget Systems. They delivered our workstations in high quality protective packaging and we were able to unbox and setup easily, due to them sending ahead instructions, which were also included in the box within a three ring binder, as well as hardware and windows discs, and they even tossed in a USB recovery drive, just in case. Puget Systems provides PHENOMENAL CUSTOMER SERVICE and creates FANTASTIC COMPUTER SYSTEMS that allow us to achieve groundbreaking results. If you or a loved one is interested in a custom computer solution, look no further than PUGET SYSTEMS!"
one year ago
"I am shocked with how good the experience with Puget is... from consulting on the build, communication before and after the build, and now I have personally experience amazing technical support from Ben. I am a big fan of Puget."
Dave OstromFrom Pullman, WA
2 years ago
"To begin, I’m extremely impressed with Puget Systems customer service. They go the extra mile to communicate what is happening as they accept your order and build your custom computer. They posted regular updates as the computer was built and by using the names of the employees who were assigned the tasks, they helped to really make one feel that Puget Systems is not just a big faceless company and that my own needs were being addressed. I’ve never seen anyone do a better job.
I read reviews to see what other customers are saying and I’m often very irritated by reviews on the web site of a large online retailer where some customers will give a poor rating because of something ridiculous like the fact that they cut their finger when opening the shipping box. With Puget Systems I read reviews on their site and a photography forum unrelated to Puget Systems and the comments were impressive. Their systems were reported as performing well using the software of their choice. One was a little surprised that things worked so fast that he could no longer watch the progress while using stacking software. One was from a customer who had a part failure and he described in detail how helpful the company was in quickly resolving the problem. Others said that from their experiences that they would never switch. Should I have a problem with my purchase it will be wonderful to talk to someone who will not be reading from a script where the first action will be to ask me to clear my cache!
Their level of expertise is also very impressive. It had never occurred to me that I could work with someone who knew the software I was using, had selected components that would work best for that software, and that even ran some of their benchmark testing using features of the software. The person I first asked for recommendations was also a photographer and he knew from the specifications for my current system what the problems were and how to address them. I use Lightroom and Photoshop for my work and when I saw that they tested my build using a current version of Photoshop and the Smart Sharpen Filter I was impressed! Puget Systems has also published numerous papers describing their research, testing, and conclusions that are available to anyone, not just the customers who have already made a purchase. This was very helpful to me in making my configuration decisions.
When the computer arrived, it was packed as described and was in great shape. Puget Systems showed their level of care again as they included extra cables to connect my monitor and a bag of extra knurled screws in case I lost one. The system has met my expectations in that all of the choke points I was experiencing have gone away, software loads quickly, and the “Edit in Photoshop” transfer from Lightroom to Photoshop is performed so quickly that Photoshop doesn’t hang during the process and there is no waiting time.
I couldn’t be happier."
2 years ago
"The customer service and knowledge that Puget systems has is incredible! I was able to speak with Jeff today and he took the time to answer all of my questions, take the quote that I had and offer tweaks and upgrades that I would never have know to ask for. Puget is the best!"
Stephan DolezalekFrom Portola Valley
2 years ago
"Puget Systems is a very bright light in the otherwise dark and unfriendly world of customer support. They build great performing systems. They know their stuff. Most importantly they treat their customers in a very special way -- they acknowledge that you time is important. Today was good example: even though the tech support team was busy, the sales person that answered my call simply jumped in and got the service call started. When I later had to call back and my service adviser was on another line, the person who answered the phone didn't say "let me have him call you back." Instead they simply looked up the status of my call, jumped right in and walked me through the problem -- which turned out to be a failed monitor part; not Puget system's fault. This type of customer service is really hard to find and is even better from a Company that starts by building the best PC systems! Thank you!"
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