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The perfect combination of high performance and low noise.

Puget Systems Professional Advice

Jon Bach (President)
Jon Bach (President) Says:
We've been building quiet PCs for years, and this is my favorite. It is amazing how much performance we can get into such a quiet workstation. If you're in the Seattle area, come by and check it our for yourself. You'll never go back.
Jeff Stubbers (Technology Consultant)
Jeff Stubbers (Technology Consultant) Says:
The Puget Serenity Pro offers great performance potential, depending on your component choices, all while dampening the noise of these components as much as possible. When looking for a computer that offers both performance and quiet, then the Serenity Professional is the configuration I would recommend.
Brett Nordquist (Customer Experience Engineer)
Brett Nordquist (Customer Experience Engineer) Says:
Maybe more than any desktop we build, the Serenity line epitomizes what Puget Systems is about. Through much trial and error, we've engineered a powerful but quiet computer that doesn't scream, "LOOK AT ME!" This is the computer is spend my days on.
Chris Stephens (Vice President - Operations)
Chris Stephens (Vice President - Operations) Says:
The Serenity Pro is a great way to find the sweet spot between power and silence. The case has as elegant monolithic look and the hardware is whisper quiet while providing power for demanding applications. Most customers tell us they can't hear the system over the other noises in room.

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



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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.



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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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Clay C

star yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow icon 3 weeks 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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Dmitry Shchedrin

From Arcadia, California

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

"Absolutely unbelievable experience! Viewing the whole assembly process and knowing who participated in assembly and testing is awesome. The first time in many years of buying and using computers I was able to see the results of the tests and performance benchmarks. The help provided by your sales and service teams was great. By the way, your website actually works and this also was a brand new experience for me. So to make a long story short you guys are the best and I would recommend Puget Systems to anybody who needs a new computer."
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David G.

From Beaverton, OR

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

"I was in need of a powerful Windows machine, but one that was also quiet. I started going down the "build your own" route, but stumbled upon Puget Systems during my research, and was impressed with how readily they answered my questions and their willingness to review a build that would meet my needs. I took the plunge and ordered from them, and could not be happier that I did. This is the best P.C. that I've ever had the pleasure of working on. And it is *sooo* quiet! (My monitor literally makes more noise). I'll definitely be looking to Puget Systems for any future machines!"
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Glen Weien

From San Diego, California

star yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow icon 2 months ago

"I have purchased many computers, both for myself and for companies that I worked for. I have also built a few computers with parts from Fry's and other places. The experience I had with Puget Systems was so far above and beyond my previous experience it is like Puget Systems is in another league.
My experience starting with initial contact with Jeff Stubbers, all the way to final delivery of the system exceeded all my hopes. The quality of service was amazing. As I ordered the system, Jeff Stubbers helped me to optimize my order and I settled on a Spirit computer with some components selected based upon my planned use. After I placed the order, I had a few more questions, which Jeff Stubbers answered quickly via e-mail. I planned to add a 1TB HD and an SSD to the system after I received it, and Jeff gave me good support for that approach by explaining exactly how the drive trays would be configured in the Spirit Computer
The Spirit computer that I received was excellent. Clearly it was made with care with the best components. I am very impressed with the quality of the entire system. In addition, I received all the test reports and Bios images necessary to confirm that everything was working well and I could roll the system back to starting conditions if necessary.
I highly recommend Puget Systems for any PC purchase anyone is considering."
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Joe

star yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow icon 2 months ago

"I looked at Puget Systems years ago and was impressed by them and finally decided it was time to get a computer specifically tailored to my needs. They offered suggestions, and consistently proved helpful in my decision process. The build was fun to watch as their site showed all the progress from beginning to end with great detail. It shipped great, packed amazingly well. Now that I've used it, its performance has been stellar and now I am spoiled! Come the time I want another computer, I will go with Puget again. Highly recommended."
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Margery Tran

From Irvine, CA

star yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow icon 4 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!"
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Michael S

From San Diego, CA

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

"I've purchased my past 3 gaming computers / workstations from Puget and this latest one is the best yet. The 3d modeling / rendering programs I use are running great on this setup, yet this computer is incredibly quiet. I also always appreciate the clean internal layout they do inside the desktop tower."
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Jedidiah Mitchell

From NYC

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

"I've been using custom PC workstations for film post production & VFX since the early 2000s, and I've always preferred to build them myself for cost savings & flexibility.

When my current studio brought up the idea of purchasing a pre-built workstation to replace our (woefully insufficient) Mac Pro 6,1 color grading system I was hesitant to let someone else assemble a box for me. I wasn't thrilled with the configuration options on many vendor websites, and the cost premium seemed a little high, but our EP wanted to give it a shot with Puget due to their apparent focus on the post production industry.

First, my concerns about flexibility were addressed in about 5 minutes on the phone with Puget: they took my requests, understood why I was making them, and proposed a custom build not available through the online tools which met all my needs, even down to specific wire routing for ease of future upgrades. Really surprised that the first person I spoke with -- in sales no less (not engineering) -- was so knowledgeable about build options and why a customer might want something "off-menu" like I did.

Second, when we got the new workstation it was just as fast as I expected from the parts list, but the big surprises for me have been how stable it is, how well laid out the box is, and more than anything else how *shockingly* quiet the system is even under maximum load. They warned me that with some of my custom requests the sound dampening wouldn't be as effective as stock options, but I don't even know what that means in practice: we have laptops, water-cooled systems, tiny desktop RAIDs, etc -- all of them are louder at idle than this box is under maximum load. Hell, our router is louder than this thing. Really impressive tuning & testing, far better than I've ever done for myself.

In addition to the great build, some 3rd party hardware did not function as expected when we initially received the system -- despite it not being their responsibility they have been responsive and helpful in diagnosing the issues and we've been very happy with support so far. Having struggled with workstation support from Boxx & Dell in the past this was a very pleasant surprise.

I love tinkering with hardware so I intend to continue building my own workstations at home, but for anyone on the fence about buying pre-built, this is the bar for how it's done."
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mm

From Chicago, Illinois

star yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow icon 6 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!"
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Alex D.

star yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow iconstar yellow icon 8 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."

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