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OBSIDIAN

Our most stable, reliable desktop.

Puget Systems Professional Advice

Jon Bach (President)
Jon Bach (President) Says:
This is one of my favorite PCs here at Puget Systems. All of our systems are reliable, but Obsidian is incredible. This is the PC I would buy for home or office. It isn't the cheapest, but if your PC goes down, how much is your time worth? For me, a more reliable PC is worth a LOT.
Jeff Stubbers (Technology Consultant Lead)
Jeff Stubbers (Technology Consultant Lead) Says:
We base our entire product line on low-failure rate components. The Puget Obsidian uses the most reliable of those components in one system. If you are looking for an exceedingly reliable system, this is it.
Brett Nordquist (Customer Experience Engineer)
Brett Nordquist (Customer Experience Engineer) Says:
When engineering the Obsidian, we asked ourselves, "What is the most reliable computer we can build?" Although all of our systems are reliable, the Obsidian takes it to the extreme with hand-picked parts from a small pool of components that have proven over time to be incredibly reliable.
Chris Stephens (Vice President - Operations)
Chris Stephens (Vice President - Operations) Says:
If I had to pick only one PC from Puget Systems this would be it. The selection of components on this system only includes our most reliable and the nearly non-existent failure rate for this system proves it.

Obsidian Media Coverage

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

Anandtech

November 30, 2011

Quote: ...what you get in return are simpler configuration options backed up by more careful, stricter component selection than you're liable to see from other boutiques and certainly way more than from a major vendor. ... What makes the Obsidian such a solid choice is the smart component selection all around. ... This system is cool, fast, and quiet.

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Anandtech

Anandtech

April 7, 2011

Quote: Taken at face value, the Puget Systems Obsidian is a reasonably solid enterprise-class tower. The very basic configuration keeps costs, power consumption, heat, and noise incredibly low. ... Ultimately, taken at face value the information we've seen from Puget Systems indicates their Obsidian is a highly reliable build that would be ideal for mission critical situations.

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Hardware Logic

Hardware Logic

December 5, 2006

Quote: At HardwareLogic, we'll always advocate building your own system whenever possible, but when that's not an option, we would absolutely recommend browsing Puget's website. While many OEMs focus either on rock bottom prices at the expense of quality control and customer service, or high end systems with extravagant price tags worthy of a second mortgage, Puget Custom Computers will give you the best of both worlds.

Read the full review here.

HardOCP

HardOCP

November 17, 2005

Quote: Can $2600 get you a dual core processor, 2GB of RAM, a top-end video card, and backing from a quality company? We ordered a custom-built high-end computer from Puget Systems and subjected it to our systems evaluation program.

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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Tim Benner

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"What I wanted out of a new computer experience at this stage of my life is reliability. I wanted the confidence that when I hooked up the system the first time it would work and continue to work for a long time after. I've had the system now for a month and so far have been happy with it. I've been in the computer industry for the last 30 years so I knew what I wanted, so I did not have too much interaction with support when creating my system. The interaction I did have I was certainly happy with. And knowing I can talk with someone in the US if I need it, and that if the system needs fixed, there is no labor charge are both reassuring. My only gripe, if you want to call it that, is when the computer goes to sleep for some time, I need to press the power button for the computer to come out of sleep mode No big deal; if this is all I have to worry about, I'm happy! I was surprised to find a Windows CD with the binder, this is nice to have, and is practically unheard of today. You do pay a few hundred dollars more up front, but I believe having the support behind you at Puget systems is worth it."
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Rod Nakamoto

From Torrance

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"The best buying experience I have had in ANY industry. The essence of making a large online purchase is centered around communication. Puget Systems surpassed my expectations with constant and detailed communication. I NEVER had to inquire about a delay or any other issue because each phase of the buying. parts gathering, assembly, testing and QA was communicated nearly in real-time. I've been working in technology for nearly four decades and worked with hundreds of manufacturers/distributors for a variety of components and assemblies as well as finished products. The icing on the cake, is that the end product works as expected and better than advertised. Kudos to a well-run organization that cultivates loyal and repeat customers. I know I will be buying all my future computers from Puget Systems"
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William Murray

From Tampa, FL

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"I have nothing but positive things to say about my entire experience from the initial research phase to the ordering process to feedback on the system's build, benchmarking and shipping, and finally to follow up questions. I decided to purchase my new computer from Puget Systems because I was impressed with the company's ability to tailor-make a system that matched my software needs. I also wanted the customer service experience to be excellent at all stages of the process. I have not been disappointed at any point in the process. The system arrived a day early (from the projected arrival time) and worked as advertised right out of the box. When I called support and asked about adding two more drives to my build, the service personnel (not the techs) were able to call up records about my particular build so that they could give me precise directions about how to make the changes I requested. The support people at Puget Systems shipped me the necessary cables and brackets at no further cost to me and talked me through the installation process. Everyone I talked to was able to pull up my build and all were knowledgeable about what to do. It was a thoroughly satisfying experience. No one treated me like an idiot, everyone was patient, and all were effectively helpful. Well done! When I need to buy another specialized system, I will definitely contact Puget Systems first."
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Cameron Mattis

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"Our company uses live broadcasts and webinars as a key customer acquisition and sales strategy, and our Puget-built rig has been running as our broadcast/filming machine like a champ for years now. Every time a webinar fails or a live broadcast doesn't work due to a system issue means thousands of dollars of losses for us, so reliability is key. In every way, from the buying experience to the rock-solid reliability, we can highly recommend Puget."
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William Mapes

From El Paso, Texas

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"This is a very well organize company with outstanding customer service support . I was very impressed with the way you are kept inform of the progress and can follow your build. Customer info that is provided by the company is above and beyond what I have seen else where. Shipping packaging for my computer shows how far the company goes to satisfy the customers and protect their investment. I am extremely happy with my computer and know I received a very high end quality machine."
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Vernon

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"The folks at Puget Systems keep their promises.

We purchased an Obsidian computer more than six months ago, attracted by the focus on reliability and the comprehensive replacement plan. We have had no significant problems with the system, except a single incident caused by a mistake on our end. During that single incident, in which we appeared to have a system defect, Puget responded promptly, first with extensive support by their customer service personnel, and shortly thereafter by next-day-mailing us the components needed to replace what appeared to be a piece of defective hardware. When the problem still wasn't fixed, they were on the verge of sending us a whole new computer, as their Obsidian model guarantee promised. Then we figured out it was actually a problem on our end, involving some equipment provided by a third party.

The take-away message, for us, was: the folks at Puget actually keep their promises. They said their Obsidian system would be reliable, and that if it failed anyway they would fix it quickly, even to the point of replacing the whole thing if necessary. And they lived up to that promise. In the end they didn't have to build us another computer, but they were on the verge of doing so when we figured out the third-party fault causing problems. Compared to other companies that have nice-sounding warranties which they don't live up to, Puget support is light-years ahead - they promise more, and they actually deliver.

For both the reliability of the system and the stellar customer service and support, we're very pleased we purchased a Puget Systems computer, and we will definitely look to Puget first next time we need a new system."
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Kenneth Walter

From Zionsville, PA

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"I had a very positive experience with Puget Systems. It was really neat logging into my account every day and following the building process for my system.I also enjoyed seeing photographs of the completed build before it was shipped to me. I love my new computer, it runs even better then I was expecting and the build quality is top notch. Thank you Puget Systems!"
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Stephan Dolezalek

From Portola Valley

star yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow icon 9 months 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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Jeff Tarola

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"IN 2009 I had a custom system built by Puget. Cost about $1100. Nothing super fancy
because I don't do heavy graphics or video or CAD work and such. But I wanted
a system that was built with high quality components. I wanted a SSD, which were not to common
at that time. A decent graphics card. I'm not a gamer but use a lot of stock analysis software.
I did not need massive HD space so the SSD has plenty of room for my apps. I wanted a solid
and high quality mother board and an Intel processor and cooling system that was not
top tier but just a step below. Ten years later this machine is still bullet proof, never had a
problem of any kind and as fast as I need it to be. Much faster that some of my friends
generic desktops that are much newer. I would not hesitate to have them build me
another but I don't even need a new desktop because their builds are so awesome."
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Jared

star yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow icon 11 months ago

"I've bought a few custom PC's before, and Puget went above and beyond all expectations and experiences I've had with other companies. They helped me find exactly the right computer parts that were specifically tailored to what I wanted to get out of my PC within my price range. They also explained which parts were better for which price and why in great detail when asked. They had very frequent step by step updates and comments as my system was being built, and the thoroughness they put into every step was easy to see. My PC arrived well packed in perfect condition, and was of exceptional quality. I couldn't be happier with how Puget handled my order."

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