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A compact version of our near-silent Serenity computers.

Puget Systems Professional Advice

Wilson Chau (Customer Service Lead)
Wilson Chau (Customer Service Lead) Says:
The Serenity Mini SPCR is great if you want a totally quiet computer in a slightly smaller package.
Jeff Stubbers (Mr. Customer Service)
Jeff Stubbers (Mr. Customer Service) Says:
The Puget Serenity is a great choice for our most quiet system in a smaller form factor. The Serenity Professional Edition is 18.2" tall x 9.1" wide x 20.9" deep, where the Serenity is 11.6" tall x 8.7" wide x 13.9" deep. (Keep in mind that you want to leave a couple extra inches behind your system for your cables).
Chris Stephens (Vice President - Operations)
Chris Stephens (Vice President - Operations) Says:
The system is designed to be silent to the human ear. The Serenity is the most raved about system in the Puget Systems line. It is not uncommon to hear customers say, "I LOVE this computer."

Reviews from Reseller Ratings

Serenity Media Coverage

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

Toms Hardware

November 10, 2015

Quote: With 1,952 votes, Puget Systems' Serenity deserves an honorable mention for its fourth-place finish in our Skylake System Builder Sweepstakes. Although this doesn't earn the company a Reader's Choice award, it's worth noting that the Serenity was one of the most powerful, quietest and smallest submissions in our contest.

Read the full review here.

ChannelPro Network

ChannelPro Network

October 8, 2015

Quote:Put it all together, and Serenity is an impressive machine. Puget has clearly put a lot of thought into what it takes to keep this PC not only quiet, but cool in the process.

Read the full review here.

Fractal Design

Fractal Design

August 31, 2015



Read the full report here.

Mashable

Mashable

February 17, 2013

Quote: So we search for the perfectly silent yet enormously powerful PC. And Puget Systems delivers: a quad-core machine with extraordinary power, a fast, quiet solid-state drive and a graphics card that can handle just about anything you throw at it. And it does all that with complete silence. Sure, it makes some sound, but you can't hear it unless you place your ear directly on the PC case itself. In other words, there's no way for this PC to be any quieter.

Read the full review here.

PCWorld

PCWorld

February 6, 2013

Quote: The good news is that the stealth ninja of performance desktops is equal parts stealth and ninja-the Serenity Pro is both super-quiet and an excellent overall performer.

Read the full review here.

Silent PC Review

Silent PC Review

December 10, 2012

Quote: The Puget Serenity Pro SPCR Edition easily qualifies as a Certified Silent PC. The measured sound pressure level of 11.5 dBA@1m at idle and 15 dBA at full system load and 30*C room temperature is very impressive and unprecedented.

Read the full review here.

Tekzilla

Tekzilla

November 22, 2012

Quote: The Serenity Pro is really really gorgeous. It is a full blown gaming rig and it is designed to be as silent as possible.

Fast forward to 18:55


Silent PC Review

Silent PC Review

November 10, 2011

Quote: The Puget Serenity Mini SPCR Edition is just as silent as the Serenity, SPCR Edition v.3. The measured sound pressure level of <11 dBA@1m at idle and not quite 13 dBA at full system load is at the same level as any fanless PC with no moving parts; the fanless PSU alone will emit enough electronic noise at full load to match this SPL.

Read the full review here.

PC Perspective

PC Perspective

November 2, 2011

The Serenity HTPC wins an "Editors Choice" award!

Quote: If you are looking for a quiet system to add to your home theater, and don't need gaming as one of the features, then we would highly recommend looking to Puget Systems and their Serenity line of systems.

Read the full review here.

Maximum PC

Maximum PC

August 3, 2011

Puget Systems earns a 9 out of 10 score with the Serenity Mini!

Quote: Is the Serenity Mini really that quiet? Yes. The rig is dead silent, which is more of a mind-bender than anything. You expect a system running at 4.5GHz to make some noise, but this is a black hole of silence.

Read the full review here.

G4 Attack of the Show

G4 Attack of the Show

April 6, 2011

Quote: One of the main reasons Puget Systems used this case is because they can make it practically silent, even when you're playing games and it's amazing how quiet it is. We even brought in a decibel meter just to see how loud it is; this is easily the quietest gaming PC we've ever reviewed. It's got a lot of padding in the case to make it quiet, and the fans spin slower than usual, but we didn't have any problems with overheating at all while we were playing.

Read the full review here.

CPU Magazine

CPU Magazine

March 18, 2011

The Serenity Home Theater offers the best of all combinations for an HTPC; it's designed to fit in with your home-theater equipment, exceptionally quiet, and capable of playing back all kinds of media. Add a dual HDTV tuner and you've got yourself a complete entertainment center companion.

Read the full review here (page 33).

Tekzilla

Tekzilla

March 15, 2011

Puget Systems sent us one of their super quiet Serenity custom HTPC builds for testing. Find out why Rob's so impressed by this machine (and its Core i5 2500K CPU), and some advice on when to buy and when to build in the video!



Watch the full review here.

Mashable

Mashable

February 19, 2011

Quote: Even when I transformed our Midwest Test Facility into a completely silent environment by shutting down everything that makes even the slightest noise, including the refrigerator and the heating system, I still could not hear a peep emanating from of this PC.

Read the full review here.

Anandtech

Anandtech

February 10, 2011

Quote: Puget Systems clearly thought the Serenity from the ground up, and there's some careful consideration going on here to ensure the quietest system. This is a smart design if ever I've seen one, and you can't argue with results: Puget Systems set out to build a silent computer and they've achieved it. The Serenity runs, under load, quieter than most laptops I've tested run at idle. We can't test the noise level because it basically sits beneath the noise floor of my apartment complex and I just don't have gear sensitive enough to pick it up.

Read the full review here.

Silent PC Review

Silent PC Review

January 17, 2011

Quote: The Puget Serenity i7 Sandy Bridge SPCR Edition extends the tradition established by the previous iterations of this PC. It is superbly assembled, provides better performance and draws less power than its predecessors, and remains extremely quiet in our test conditions.

Read the full review here.

FutureLooks

FutureLooks

October 11, 2010

Quote: The Puget Systems Serenity system is an inaudible work of art with innovation attributed to their process for selecting a unique combination of components for the task.

Read the full review here.

CPU Magazine

CPU Magazine

October 1, 2010

Quote: Puget, the builder makes sure that you know what was done step by step when building your custom PC. After we configured our Serenity Mini, Puget immediately began assembling it and provided us a Web link where we could track the system's progress in real time, including during the benchmarking process. And when the Serenity Mini was ready to be sent out, Puget sent us photos of the finished product.

Read the full review here (page 6).

Silent PC Review

Silent PC Review

September 29, 2010

Quote: Our hats are off to the Puget development team for their pursuit of excellence. Puget's SPCR-certified Serenity PC is a truly well-crafted high performance computer at the cutting edge of silent computing.

Read the full review here.

TweakTown

TweakTown

August 25, 2010

Quote: We didn't have a decibel meter on-hand when we were testing the Serenity, but let's put it this way; even with the Serenity sitting at ear-level on top of a desk, any noise the machine might have made was drowned-out by the humming of a refrigerator down the hallway. This held true even when stressing the system with intensive gaming and encoding tasks.

Read the full review here.

PC Perspective

PC Perspective

August 6, 2010

Quote: Puget came to us just a couple of weeks ago with another unique system. This time, rather than focus on raw performance, the engineering and design teams decided to make a gaming machine as quiet as possible using currently available components and a little elbow grease. Thus, the Serenity was born and with the help of the guys at Silent PC Review, we have a CrossFire based gaming rig that was was never audible over our ambient noise levels.



Watch and read the full review here.



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Tekzilla

Tekzilla

July 2, 2010

Quote: Loyd Case is back! He has been reviewing the Puget Systems Serenity, a sub-20dB gaming machine. That is seriously quiet! More the DIY type? Loyd has the word on how to use components like the Gelid Tranquillo CPU cooler, the Antec P183 case and CP 850 PSU in concert with Acoustipak foam to build your own super quiet PC!



Watch the full review here.

Silent PC Review

Silent PC Review

June 18, 2010

Quote: The Puget Serenity is a welcome addition to SPCR-certified silent PCs. It is a carefully crafted high performance computer that compares well with any other computer of similar components in mid-2010, with an acoustic footprint that is very small. The noise of this system will hardly be audible in many environments, and certainly not in any ordinary office. At the same time, the Serenity is as well cooled as any PC around, which bodes well for a long and stable usable life.

Read the full review here.

Boing Boing

Boing Boing

January 7, 2010

Quote: On the outside, it's a classy, if nondescript Antec case. Inside, however, it's calmed with acoustic foam panels, dampened screws and other vibration-reducing handiwork. And while Puget's online configurator lets you change most components, it defaults to selections tested for quiet operation. The result is a pleasing murmur, if not complete silence...

Read the full review here.

Silent PC Review

Silent PC Review

June 30, 2006

Quote: Once again, Puget Custom Computers has delivered an exceptionally quiet system - this time at a more reasonable price. As shipped, the system is as quiet as any system we've built on our own, and probably faster.

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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Alex D.

star yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow icon 2 days 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."
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Aaron StPierre

From Albuquerque, New Mexico

star yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow icon 2 weeks 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"
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JGDillon

From Frederick

star yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow icon a month 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."
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Carena Pooth

From Poughquag

star yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow icon 5 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 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 5 months 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 10 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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