A compact PC with room for a dedicated video card.
Puget Systems Professional Advice
The Puget Echo Pro is a nice combination of small form factor and performance. This configuration allows the use of higher-end graphics cards, so if you plan to run any programs that are more graphically demanding, such as gaming, etc., but also would like a smaller case, this is a nice choice. This system can be used in vertical or horizontal orientation. If you plan to use in the horizontal orientation, just let us know so we can setup the feet appropriately for you.
I used one of these when we went down to PDX LAN a while back. I absolutely loved it. It was snappier than my home gaming system and even quieter. They're easy to move around and when stood upright, they take up very little space. There's not going to be much, if any, room for adding extra expansion cards beyond the video card, but if you're looking for something that'll run high-end graphics in small form factor, this is a great option.
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Echo Media Coverage
This page details some of the more prominent media reviews and features that have been done.
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May 1, 2010
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March 3, 2010
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October 13, 2009
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September 9, 2009
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July 8, 2009
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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.
Margery TranFrom Irvine, CA
2 months ago
"Absolutely stellar experience! Great knowledgeable staff and excellent customer service. Each step of the internal process is inputted into a tracking system that is shared with the client - so I know the exact status and condition of my purchased product. I love seeing that level of thoughtful organization & process. I have yet to receive my workstation, but I am so blown away by the service that I needed to leave a review!"
3 months ago
"I appreciated the feedback during the built/test and the workstation is amazing. The attention to detail ranged from cosmetics, technical compatibility, and custom fabrication of some bracket assemblies. Researching the component costs, I was surprised to find Puget built the system for less then it would have cost me to buy the components myself. I have recommended Puget Systems to colleagues and will seek them in future computer purchases."
mmFrom Chicago, Illinois
4 months ago
"I ordered a 4-GPU digits machine for a deep learning project at work. Jeremy was helpful getting the machine configured and when it turned out the CPU I selected wasn't available from any of their suppliers, Jeremy and Wilson upgraded the CPU to another one they had in stock, answered some of technical questions about it, and expedited shipping so the order would make it in time. I got the machine a day ago, and it's already running at 100% and saving us $100s of dollars per day that we would otherwise pay for AWS. Very happy with Puget!"
6 months ago
"This was my first experience with Puget Systems, a company that I found when researching custom pc builders online. I wanted a custom computer which would be adequate for some video editing but I am not a professional and didn't want to go overboard. I was able to get a custom configuration via email in response to my email request within 2 days (I sent it Friday night and received a reply on Sunday) which met all my requirements while being affordable. I actually used the specifications and looked to see what it would have cost me to order all the parts and build the PC myself and the parts alone came within $200 of my total cost with shipping from Puget Systems. Puget's web page allowed me to follow the build step by step and I received my computer within 2 weeks of placing the order - if FedEx had not pushed back the delivery date it would have been 3 days earlier. The build quality is excellent and I am very happy with the performance."
Aaron StPierreFrom Albuquerque, New Mexico
7 months ago
"Let me start by saying that I've been building PC's for years. As you can imagine it was difficult for me to wrap my head around paying the extra money to have them build, test & install my system. Anyway it was time to upgrade my last build and I called Puget and spoke with them about my needs and concerns. I worked with Oscar who assured me that many of their clients are just like me: totally capable but time constrained.
After looking at the actual cost difference I decided to give them a shot! All I can so is that I'm so glad that I did!
I was involved throughout the whole process. The status updates, thermal images and pictures of my computer made the process a joy. The only thing I did miss out on was the actual building the machine but honestly I've built enough computers in my lifetime...
So what's the big deal right? Anyone can put together a machine right? Yes it's true but Puget Systems really goes the extra mile. From the burn in testing to bench marking to thermal imaging under load. Every aspect of the system is meticulously completed and the build steps were presented and checked off every step of the way.
What really put me over the edge with just how much they care is the binder that's included in the accessories which is a complete build log of the system.
I saved a ton of time by having them complete my build but I got a whole lot more than just a computer. I now have a relationship with a company that truly cares about their customers and the products that they create.
Thank you guys very much!
Aaron J. St. Pierre"
7 months ago
"I was sold on Puget Systems after spending an hour so on their extremely informative web site which describes various computer options tailored to a users’ needs. Their concise reviews of each component was easy to understand and navigate. I purchased a basically “stock” PC that I felt met my needs. Online ordering was seamless and fun to “watch” my computer being built. On-time shipment, packaging, and accompanying documentation were superb. Subsequent contact with the company to request several SATA cables and hard copies of the BIOS settings were answered quickly followed by FedEx shipment. Conversations were informative, professional - yet friendly. And Puget Systems followed up to make sure they had answered my needs! After about four months using the system on a daily basis, the computer has been rock-solid and a pleasure to turn on each morning. Kudos to Puget Systems. While I have built my own systems in the past (and, to be sure, it is a rewarding experience), my experience with Puget Systems was extremely positive and I highly recommend them."
8 months ago
"If you go to most big box stores, you will find several national brand desktop PCs that are sold at bargain basement prices. If you are lucky, the PC will last for a couple of years, and then it will start acting up – bad memory chips, unreliable hard drives, cheap motherboards, etc. I have purchased plenty of inexpensive PCs, and I have now reached a stage in my life where I am simply tired of compromising. After my last desktop died a horrible death after just two years of use, I decided to get a quality computer. This time I wanted a custom Puget Systems PC. Why Puget Systems? Well, Puget Systems is very well known for their excellent customer service. They helped me configure a custom PC that will meet all of my needs today, as well as several years in the future. I really liked that Puget’s PCs are carefully hand-built in the USA by technicians who really like their jobs and want to build quality computers.
It should be noted that Puget Systems only use the very best components, and all of the computers built by the company are carefully QC tested for a couple of days. I ended up buying a Puget Serenity Pro PC, and it is without a doubt the quietest computer I have ever owned. It is lightning fast, and it is truly the very best computer I have ever owned. I think there is an old adage that truly applies to my purchase -- You Get What You Pay For!"
Chris HunkelerFrom Carlsbad, CA
8 months ago
"I sent an email with my computer configuration and then followed up by phone. Oscar created a configuration and then Wilson followed up the next day and walked me through the configuration. I had asked for 64 GB of memory and they told me 32 GB would probably be plenty for my use saving me some money. They were right; as I type this I am only using 20% memory.
Wilson personally reached out to me to let me know a new motherboard and CPU chip was available that would be advantageous to my needs. He followed up once they had availability so we could finalize the order.
Their web site allows you to track the order through every step. The only hitch is when the computer showed up much quicker than I had anticipated as the shipping info had not updated the last time I checked. I was thrilled to get it on Thursday instead of having to wait until Monday when I would be back at the office.
The quality of the built computer is exceptional and the performance is great! I highly recommend Puget Systems to anyone looking for a system built exactly for their needs."
9 months ago
"This was by far the most painless a custom PC has ever been (waiting for it was the hardest part, and that wasn\'t even too long!). From the very beginning, I spoke with a real person who was able to answer all of my questions completely honestly. I had one question about a processor upgrade and whether it would be worth it for gaming - the answer was an extremely honest \"no.\" Instead of up-selling me on something I didn\'t need, they gave me exactly what my machine needed to perform the way I wanted it to. I will most likely be buying all of my high-end rigs through Puget from now on."
Carena PoothFrom Poughquag
11 months 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 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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