deluge pro

Extreme performance PC with Intel X299 chipset and NVIDIA GeForce.

Puget Systems Professional Advice

Jon Bach (President)
Jon Bach (President) Says:
Liquid cooling is very impressive, but in these days, is seldom necessary. Unless you are up for the extra risk and maintenance that comes along with liquid cooling, you should consider the Deluge A2. We are very skilled here at making sure we cool all our PCs very well!
Jeff Stubbers (Mr. Customer Service)
Jeff Stubbers (Mr. Customer Service) Says:
The Puget Deluge Pro offers some of the most powerful hardware and replaces the air cooling for the CPU with a self contained, fully sealed, liquid cooled CPU cooler. Our Puget Deluge systems are where we can offer our CPU overclock service, which can be selected in the CPU drop down menu on the CUSTOMIZE tab.
Chris Stephens (Vice President - Operations)
Chris Stephens (Vice President - Operations) Says:
The Deluge is a fun, but classy system that keeps many of the aesthetics of the overall Puget Systems look, but allows you to show off what is under the hood. The Deluge XL adds the comment, "I wasn't joking around when I bought this."

Reviews from Reseller Ratings

Deluge Media Coverage

This page details some of the more prominent media reviews and features that have been done.
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Tekzilla

Tekzilla

May 23, 2014

Quote: Puget Systems sent Tekzilla a monster rig, and we had to test out the capabilities on our Steam library..


Anandtech

Anandtech

November 30, 2011

Quote: ...it's easily the least gaudy looking gaming system I've ever tested and the components are always quality. The customized Antec P183 V3 enclosure is also much appreciated, guaranteed to keep the noise down better than other boutique builds might. If I weren't so invested in rolling my own, this would probably be the desktop I'd order for myself.

Read the full review here.

Anandtech

Anandtech

November 24, 2011

Quote: This is really the first tricked-out system we've received from them, and it's a doozy aimed at demonstrating what Intel's new Sandy Bridge-E and X79 platform can do.

Read the full review here.

Anandtech

Anandtech

April 5, 2011

Puget Systems brings more to the table than any one of us can really achieve, though. I've had the privilege of looking at the extensive reliability testing they do on the components they use in their builds, and the fact is that very few of us have thermal imaging hardware required to get a really good idea of where the hot spots in our builds are. And then while I'm sure many of you own a dremel and wouldn't have any problem modding your cases, I don't. The Deluge Mini is a custom build of the highest order.

Read the full review here.

Tech Spot

Tech Spot

August 26, 2010

Quote: Remember when the term "customer service" actually had some validity to it? It almost seems like a pipe dream these days, but there are still a few companies that pride themselves on providing top quality products with equally as good customer service. One such company is Puget Systems, a custom computer shop based in Auburn, WA. that has been in the business for nearly 10 years and has seen significant growth as a result of their well-known attention to detail.

Read the full review here.

PC Perspective

PC Perspective

June 11, 2010

Quote: From the moment we placed our order on their website we felt like we were a part of the construction and testing of our own machine and not just because we were a member of the media getting special treatment. Puget offers this same level of interaction, including the near real-time monitoring, benchmarking and photos, to all of their customers whether they spend $6000 or $1000.



Watch and read the full review here.

PC Perspective Podcast

PC Perspective Podcast

May 20, 2010



See their full podcast here.

Boing Boing

Boing Boing

May 18, 2009

Quote: Its latest product is the Puget Mini. It is like a small, dangerous sports car. Lavish customer service surrounds assembly and delivery. They overclock, benchmark and burn in it. Performance is stellar.

Read the full review here.

WIRED Magazine

WIRED Magazine

October 20, 2008

Quote: Very tidy build, without a rat's nest of cables. Quality hardware components. Lots of handy benchmark logs and data included (useful if you know what it all means). Case-lighting-lumens are directly proportional to awesomeness.

Read the full review here.

PC Magazine

PC Magazine

May 7, 2008

Quote: So what does this all mean? It means that the Deluge is a kickass gaming system. It scored 73 frames per second on Crysis, a notoriously hard gaming test. 73fps means that the visuals will be smooth and stutter-free. The Deluge also scored 73 frames per second on the World of Conflict gaming test. These are pretty decent scores. The system also aced our multimedia tests.

Watch the full review here.

ThinkComputers.org

ThinkComputers.org

August 1, 2007

Quote: Puget has come up with the perfect intermediate watercooling system. This system is for people that want to do watercooling, but don't want to hassle with installing the components themselves. Overall I really could not find a single problem with this case. ThinkComputers gives the Puget Systems Liquid Cooled Gaming Case a 10 out of 10 score!

Read the full review here.

3DGameMan

3DGameMan

May 24, 2007

Quote: Puget Custom Computers have been fantastic throughout the entire process, right from the build to the delivery, and that's what customers want. With a Intel Core 2 E6700 CPU, Asus P5N32-E SLI motherboard, BFG GeForce 8800GTX 768MB Water Cooled Edition Video Card and 2GBs of Kingston HyperX DDR2-800 memory, it's an amazing gaming rig.

Watch the full video review here, and view the review system details here.

Anandtech

Anandtech

February 15, 2007

Quote: Puget Systems takes the opposite approach, focusing on exceptional customer service and providing only the highest quality components. If you want a high-performance computer and you need advice on the subject, Puget Systems looks like a very good choice, and they are more than willing to discuss your particular needs with you at length to make sure that you get the exact system you want/need.

Read the full review here.

Planet X64

Planet X64

July 17, 2006

Quote: Sleek clean lines, unmarred by the massive cooling system hidden within, are the hallmark of this chassis. Ease of access and assembly adds to its mystique. Throw in that it comes as part of a custom system of your choosing and you have all the makings of a winner. PlanetX64 proudly awards Puget Custom Computers a Best on The Planet with a final score of 19 out of 20.

Read the full review here.

Microsoft's new enthusiast website, called "10", featured a Puget Custom Computers liquid cooled machine. Puget launched the new liquid cooling solution that day.

Watch the video here.

Computer Shopper

Computer Shopper Magazine

January 24, 2006

Quote: The tricked-out Liquid Cooled SLI we tested proved to be a top 3D performer.

Read the full review here.

Toms Hardware

Tom's Hardware

August 24, 2005

Quote: Of all the companies, there are two that stand out from the rest: Puget Custom Computers and All American Computers. Puget allows you to customize your computer with a lot of variations. If you look at their website, you will might be surprised at the number of options available.

Read the full review here.

Read what our customers have to say about Puget Systems!

While reviews and awards from major publications are great, nothing speaks louder than the words of our customers.

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Carena Pooth

From Poughquag

star yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow icon a month ago

"I would recommend Puget Systems to anyone looking for a computer that is built to meet their specific needs AND built to last.
I purchased a custom system from Puget in August 2014. I wanted to wait a while before writing a review. Well, here we are 3 years later and I am finally writing that review:
I could not have had a better experience. Before I found Puget Systems, I had been buying computers since the 1980s, always well known computer brands. That was not a bad approach for the most part, but I now knew that I wanted a system that had the performance I needed for my workflow without the unnecessary bells & whistles aimed at gamers and without all the bloatware that comes with most computers from the big brands. At the same time, I wanted to feel comfortable that I was making the right hardware and software choices and that I'd have the necessary support if something went wrong.
So I started researching my options online and came upon Puget Systems. I was impressed by the detailed information they provided on their website -- not only about their product, but about their company, their philosophy, and their people (those PEOPLE are a huge part of their success). In addition, there was a ton of information about computers on their website. This information helped me understand what I really needed to focus on to best meet my needs. I started configuring a system and was impressed with their dedicated support during the sales process. William George was very responsive to my many questions via email, making recommendations on what I'd need without overselling in any way. In fact, he convinced me to scale back my choices on a couple of things in order to save me some money. Once we had settled on all the specifics, I loved getting photos of the system before it was shipped. Even more, I loved getting a binder with photos, a video, and excellent documentation and test results for MY unique system when the computer arrived. I still have that binder right next to the computer, so that it's handy when something breaks. But nothing has broken and I've had no need to contact Puget. The system is still performing very well. The Puget website is still chock full of useful information that was never presented by other sellers when i bought other systems.
The biggest risk for me to consider was that Puget is so far away and if something went wrong with the hardware I could be stuck for a while. I was given the option to purchase an onsite support contract. But I had decent backup systems, both online and offline, and another computer I could switch to in a pinch, so I decided not to buy the additional insurance. Fortunately, I have not had a need to test my backup scheme in spite of my heavy use of the system for the past 3 years.
I repeat:
I would recommend Puget Systems to anyone looking for a computer that is built to meet their specific needs AND built to last."
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Kendra Yourtee

From Seattle

star yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow icon a month ago

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

Seriously, this is a GREAT experience. Kudos to Puget Systems."
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Sai Nayar

From Springfield MO

star yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow icon 4 months ago

"I just received my Puget System PC today. I must say that from start to finish it has been an incredible experience. Never have I experienced such top notch customer service! Emails are answered promptly. The meticulous detail involved in the builds are impressive. I had a lot of customization requirements and all was accomplished without difficulty. I had a previous frustrating experience with another large PC builder and while they tried to do the best they could I ran into a lot of difficulties and the lack of communication was a major issue. No problems like that here. I feel that if I do run into problems I can easily get the answer from Puget Systems and have full confidence in them. They really make you feel special and the transparency with giving you all the details of the build as its happening as well as pictures of the bios and of your system with thermal imaging etc is quite impressive. Also, the system is so quiet. I am thoroughly impressed with the company and Jeff Stubbers for all his help. I am a customer for life!

Sai"
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Alison Green

From Newport News, VA

star yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow icon 4 months ago

"Puget systems made the process of purchasing a system very easy! I was looking into purchasing my first computer system. I am not very savy with all the components that go into a great system, but Puget walked me through it every step of the way. In particular, I worked with their representative Jeremy. I told him exactly what I wanted out of the system, as well as my budget. He came back with a few suggestions on what would best fit my needs. There was not any pressure at all throughout this process. I had every question and concern answered confidently. I will definitely go back to them for any computer needs in the future!"
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David Aslesen

From Orfordville, WI

star yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow icon 4 months ago

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

From Newfield, NY

star yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow icon 4 months ago

"My experience with Puget Systems has been the best in about 35 years of buying or building personal computers. Configuring a system on the web site was easy using the extensive information and expert recommendations for each component. The smart system designs optimize power, sound, and heat management. The detailed status updates as my system was being built was quite interesting--I got to virtually look over the shoulder as the build, configuration, test, and burn-in steps proceeded. All performance test results are available for viewing. My very well-packaged Serenity system arrived in perfect condition and powered up off the fast SSD drive (a first for me). It took less than a day to migrate 50,000 images and a few dozen applications and everything is working perfectly and quietly. I confidently recommend Puget Systems to anyone looking for a custom system in this class."
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Francis Speranza

star yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow icon 6 months ago

"When I first saw my new Puget next to my other computer it looked like a little guy sitting next to a weight lifter, what a unit. This is just the first couple of hours working with the Spirit and it is going well, extremely fast and soooo quite. This whole experience with Puget has been nothing short of excellent, right from talking to Wilson to get the build correct, to the status updates, to the professional binder that comes with the computer, to the excellent shipping and packaging to protect the computer during shipping. Excellent job!!!"
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Bobbi McDonald

From Post Falls, Idaho

star yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow icon 9 months ago

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

From Salt Lake City

star yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow icon 9 months ago

"I'm not so much a PC guy. I use one because I have a business-critical application that just doesn't display well in a virtualized instance of Windows running on my Mac. That makes it a very expensive app. Windows has improved a lot recently, so other than the duplicate costs of redundant platforms, I don't mind working in Windows.

My current outdated machine was made by a local boutique PC builder, now out of business (along with my "life time" service warranty). I've had enough of Dell and HP for a life time, so I researched boutique builders again-but this go I wanted to find one a bit less "boutique," and one with real service chops.

After exhaustive research, I decided to give Puget Systems my business. They compete in a commodity business where others make their margin selling the perception of top-shelf quality but delivering something less to make their margin. Puget curates hardware components with the end in mind.

If you take time to lay it out in a spreadsheet, it makes sense. With the law of large numbers at work, putting enterprise quality gear in a computer pays off in the end by generating fewer support tickets. It's kind of a virtuous cycle-better design and parts today means less support burden later. While it seems like simple math, it requires uncommon foresight and character to shift your profit margin to the end of the business cycle.

Like any business that survives, Puget experiments and iterates creating seemingly minor innovations. Keeping copious records of which manufacturer's parts have longevity and which ones generate fewer support calls, they gain organic efficiencies.

The omnipresent threat to computers is heat, so Puget manufactures their own fan mounts. Instead of using the case mounts for the fans-the ones all other computer builders use, farther away from the heat-they design and manufacture their own fan mounts enabling them to locate fans directly next to the heat source (CPUs and GPUs).

This yields two huge benefits: first, your computer operates under a lower stress load bolstering durability and secondly, the computer runs significantly quieter because Puget perches the fans right where they're needed-they spin at a lower rate and less often. End result is a computing experience that sounds more like you're using a solar-powered calculator than piloting a fighter jet (every computer I've owned). Puget pursues noise like doctors nag us about cholesterol.

While their web site is decidedly not "web 2.0," I found the online ordering and fulfillment process more articulate than any e-commerce transaction I've ever had. My order had its own status page detailing every component. With all other transactions, there's a communications gap between the checkout cart and when Amazon delivers your box. Not with Puget.

They show you each step: staging, assembly, installation, quality assurance, final preparation to packing and shipping. Each major step has dozens of discrete work flow tasks (read anal) that must be completed in sequence-and it's all tracked online for the despotic, overlord, control freak in all of us. I changed part of my order, switching to a less-popular CPU. It was a one-day order cycle, and I was able to track it from a staging bin to the production bench.

Every aspect of the build is captured to your status page as well as being documented in an extensive build log including beauty shots of the end product and screen captures of every bios configuration. They also include two infrared camera photos highlighting the heat signature of your system at a normal and exaggerated loads, ensuring quiet, cool computing. All of this is available online and in a hard-copy record in a binder. I didn't have this level of disclosure and detail when I bought my last car or my home-many orders of magnitude more of a considered purchase.

In searching for customer reviews, I bumped into a live stream of them building customer ordered computers live on Twitch. I know...stimulating...Netflix will not be calling Puget for a content licensing deal. Dork confession-it was captivating.

It's more interesting than I imagined seeing how it all comes together, like an episode of "How it's Made." I watched a second build job (these videos are hours long) of the company founder getting interviewed while a tech was building a machine on the bench next to him. As the build took shape the interviewer hit President John Bach with a torrent of questions requiring nuanced answers only a journeyman builder could provide. It's reassuring to know the desk jockey running operations up front can empathize with every potential production variable.

But the most interesting part was watching the top-down camera angle on the bench. The technician building this computer was Houston Bennett, and while it seems like hyperbole, Houston's hands move like someone disarming an explosive device or maybe like Sam Maloof making a rocking chair.

As the build progresses and fills with components, the space for his hands grows more and more sparse, and the case is regularly pivoted for securing parts and routing cables. I been around craftsmen. My grandfather was a shoemaker and my father was a painter. Their hands were nimble and sure, and Houston moved with similar confidence and restraint.

I realize this is starting to sound like a fanboy obsession. It's just a pile of parts, and whether it turns out to be a blunt instrument or a magic wand is much more dependent upon the hands working the keyboard than the ones seating the RAM. But I also know it was built in an exacting workflow and will be readily supported when needed.

So anyone can charge a premium for better parts, right? Puget's systems may have the best components, but they're nowhere near the most expensive. They're one of the few shops who will explain why a Xeon chip might be a better fit (and cheaper) for your work flow. If you want a bitchin' case and seizure-inducing, dance floor luminescence buy from Origin. All you get from Puget is boring old reliability and friendly, skilled service.

I gain nothing by writing a review (no discount). My only upside is that they're in business when it's time for my next build. And people who build quality and offer superior service should be blessed with continued success. Small businesses grow by word-of-mouth. Puget Systems deserves your consideration."
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Rose Wellman

From Portland

star yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow icon 10 months ago

"I do a lot with VMWare (work) and Adobe CC (hobby) and my old system just wasn't cutting it anymore. I did a lot research and couldn't find a PC from the box sellers that met my needs or budget. So I decided to take the plunge with Puget. I ran across them a few years back but thought they were too good be true.

My only regret is not contacting Puget sooner!

They made the entire process easy and enjoyable. It was refreshing to work with true professionals that not only know what they're doing but enjoy it as well.

William was great at understanding my requirements and suggesting ways to alter the specs to save me money while still meeting my needs.

As bonus, I got to see my computer being built with Houston. I decided to check on the progress of my system one night and found his early video where he recorded his craft while chatting with other likeminded folks.

The rest of the team (Justin, Kyle, Josh, and Stephanie) kept me totally update on with online reporting as their worked on my system. I knew exactly where my new baby was in the process at all times. Try getting that from another vendor.

Puget Systems is a great company to do business with. If you're in the market for a new system, look no further. You won't be disappointed. I promise."
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