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.
Reviews from Reseller Ratings
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.
Rob PannoniFrom San Francisco Bay Area
3 months ago
"I've bought a lot of computer equipment over the years. But I've never had an experience quite like dealing with Puget Systems. It's not just that the computer itself is stellar (although it is). It's the confidence that comes from dealing with a vendor that obviously knows their stuff and the ability to customize every detail and still get a system with the fit and polish of an off-the-shelf product.
I used to assemble computers from parts in the early days of the PC industry. I briefly considered purchasing parts and assembling a system myself to save a few bucks. Then I had a flashback to the endless tech support calls with parts vendors, the RMA numbers for returning defective components, the Russian roulette of whether a given set of components would work together seamlessly, browsing user forums trying to determine why I was getting some random error, etc. I decided that I am not a masochist. Dealing with a vendor who knows the current technology, has experience with the quirks of each component they use, and knows which components play well with others is invaluable. Add to that the thorough testing they do (which they share with you) and the overall buying experience and I would buy another system from Puget in a heartbeat.
I purchased the Serenity Pro system. It is as-advertised--so quiet that I have to check the light on the power button to see if it's on. Speed, build quality and delivery were exactly as promised. I couldn't be happier with a computer purchase."
5 months ago
"I had a difficult time looking for a good computer company. I cared about the performance and the uses for my next desktop. Never again will I get one from a big chain type of store, it had too much 'bloat-ware' and it did not last long. However, I happened to search for this computer company. After reading so many reviews from real people, watching videos, and reading information provided on the website, I decided to take action. I've coordinated with a staff member in sales, helped me get started on the process. Also, a great thing to know is that while the desktop was being built, statistics were provided, it was an amazing thing to see. To make a long story short, the shipment was very quick and when I first turned on the system, it was very silent, which I value too. An 'A plus' quality, would do business with them again in the future. Thank you!"
Steven SerdikoffFrom Philadelphia, PA
7 months ago
"I tend to look for companies that do business the right way. Until finding Puget Systems, I hadn't found any in the PC business. Puget's builds priced favorably to the rest of the market, but the real value isn't just the well-designed systems, its the level of service. I gave Jeff a detailed list of needs and he guided me toward the right components and build. From then on, I was informed at every step of the process: who was working on my PC and what they were doing. The give tons of info on the parts they use and why, a wealth of info on my system (benchmarks, thermal imaging, etc.), and the final delivered product is flawless (it was so well packed, the FedEx guy who delivered it was impressed!) They provide an old-school binder manual, recovery disks and drive, and a flawlessly built PC -- tidy cable management, lots of efficient and quiet cooling, and great parts. The PC is fast, quiet (often inaudible), no bloatware, everything was installed and ready to go (including all available updates). It boots fast, it runs better than any previous PC I've owned, and I have no doubt it will be far more reliable also. Puget Systems does it right. I've paid premium prices before, but this is the first time I got equal value! My Puget PC doesn't look flashy, but it's a beast of a system, backed up by people who really seem to care about building a machine that does what I need. I've a hard time imagining buying a PC from anyone else ever again."
Ken S.From Monroe, WA
7 months ago
"Two things stand out for me when watching Jon's video giving an overview of Puget Systems. First, their sales staff actually will talk you down from more expensive systems. Frankly they've saved me over a thousand dollars. Second, his comments about transparency and relationships, by which he means trust. I bought a system from Puget nine years ago, and they supported me ever since. When I felt the need to modernize with a new system, there was only one company on my list of candidates."
Phil PetersonFrom Warner Robins GA
8 months ago
This is the first computer purchased from Puget (Aug 2018). The experience was enjoyable. Jeff answered my questions when were we determining what I needed for my system. Puget kept me informed every step of the way and the computer arrived trouble free sooner than promised. I am very satisfied with the computer and will recommend to my friends that they contact Puget next time they need a computer. To date I have not had a reason to call for any problems or questions. This company is first class."
Scott BrownFrom Metro NYC area
8 months ago
"Trying to find a legitimate workstation that will handle Octane was a nightmare. After years on Mac, I looked at the iMac Pro and winced at the specs and the ridiculous price. No NVIDIA, over $12K for an adequate machine? After days looking, I found Puget Systems.
I am so glad I did. After making the call, Oscar was GREAT. I highly recommend Puget Systems and will never shop anywhere else. From the first call, I was hooked. The integrity, value and quality this company offers is exemplary.
Here’s a few bullet points on what makes Puget Systems easily the best place to go for custom workstations:
• They were nice. No talking over your head, no tech-nerd attitude. Just helpful and down to earth.
• They listen. They helped me transition from Mac to PC with little to no trouble and were very helpful with follow-up questions.
• They diagnose what you’ll need without trying to up-sell
• They have the best technology in stock, usually
• The wait time was minimal, two weeks from phone call to up and running in my case
• There’s a step-by-step progress report/checklist as your system is being made complete with what’s being done and who is doing it
• Most important, the system was EASY to set up
• AND it’s blazing fast
• AND the price was by far the best out there. In fact, they saved me money by helping me direct my budget toward the components that were most helpful for the applications I was using.
• They followed up to ensure everything is working properly
• Finally, the beards at PS are as impressive as the render times on my workstation
TL;DR Puget Systems should give other companies lessons in customer service, value and quality. I’m a fan and will be ordering from them again soon."
Oslyn CharlesFrom Brooklyn
9 months ago
"There are no words to express the level of comfort and satisfaction having being a customer of Puget systems. The timely process from the confirmation of the order to the building of the machine and being informed at every stage. Excellent and knowledgeable support staff who are able to tailor the system specs to my specific need. The after sales support, even after two years of purchase they want to make sure every thing is ok with you. My system runs oil-smooth and is very silent for a big machine.Thank you Puget, you have a customer for life!"
Sara CarpenterFrom Queensbury NY
9 months ago
"I've been using custom built systems for sound and video editing for almost 10 years. This is my first purchase from Puget. The ordering process was simple and smooth and the sales technician was very knowledgeable. The system arrived on time and was well packaged. I've plugged it in and two things are apparent:
- it's wicked fast!
- it's insanely quiet!
Looking forward to working on this new system. Thank you Puget!"
Erik StenslandFrom Estes Park, Colorado
10 months ago
"I've now bought two computers from Puget Systems and have no intention of going anywhere else. I used to build my own computers to meet my needs but have found the staff here to be so knowledgeable about each piece of equipment and what I actually need, that I trust them more than myself.
On my last purchase they talked me out of buying a more powerful PC. They assessed my needs and were able to help me identify what equipment would give me the best system to meet my particular needs, even though it meant I didn't spend as much with them. They also build these things really well. I don't think I've had a single hardware issue with the computers I've purchased from them. They also prepare them for me so that they are almost completely silent. I love it!
Even a couple of years after I put one of their computers into service they are ready to help and troubleshoot if problems arise.This is how I wish all companies were run. They have won my respect and have made me a very happy customer. Thank you Puget Systems!"
10 months ago
"Puget Systems has been an incredible experience. The best way to describe how I felt when I purchased my computer, was as if a company was formed just to build a personal computer for me. The way Puget Systems reach out to their customers on a personal level is outstanding. The step-by-step build process and updates left me not only excited, but kept me in the loop to ask any questions. I have recommended this place to friends and family and will continue to do so."
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