Two Companies Set Out to Design the World’s Fastest After Effects Computer; Enlist Renown Filmmaker/Director Mike Pecci to Document the Experience

Puget Systems (www.pugetsystems.com) today announced it has partnered with School of Motion (www.schoolofmotion.com) to design and build the ‘world’s fastest computer for Adobe© After Effects©. The two companies have teamed up to address one of the top issues facing content creators and motion design artists in the School of Motion community, “how can I make After Effects run faster?”

Eager to tackle the question that has crossed the mind of every After Effects artist in the industry, the School of Motion team reached out to Puget Systems, who has quickly earned a reputation for building extremely fast, well sourced and thoroughly tested workstations for content creators, with the challenge of designing and building a system that would outperform any system on the market today. The result was the Puget Systems “Johnny Cache” system.

“It was clear that we were about to go on a pretty unique journey with Puget Systems - a quest to build the world’s fastest After Effects computer,” said Joey Korenman, CEO of School of Motion. “So we enlisted the help of director Mike Pecci to document the process, and the result is a very sleek video, an in-depth article, and computer building guide. In addition to the help from our friends at Puget Systems, the team at Adobe also chimed in with some really useful input. This turned out to be an epic project that exceeded our expectations. It was full of geeky terms, puns, and coffee...so much coffee.”

The entire experience is documented in an in-depth article from School of Motion (https://www.schoolofmotion.com/tutorials/after-effects-computer), and the video shot and directed by Mike Pecci is available in the article as well.

The Result: The Puget Systems “Johnny Cache”

The final result of this epic journey - after extensive research, input from the School of Motion community, and thorough benchmarking using the Puget Systems After Effects Benchmark, the ultimate After Effects workstation was revealed: The Puget Systems “Johnny Cache.” Here is the basic breakdown of the system:

  • CPU: Intel Core i9 9900K 3.6GHz (4.7-5.0GHz Turbo) 8 Core 95W
  • RAM: Crucial 64GB DDR4-2666 (4x16GB)
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB Dual Fan
  • Hard Drive 1: 512GB Samsung 860 Pro SATA SSD
  • Hard Drive 2: 512GB Samsung 970 Pro PCI-E M.2 SSD
  • Hard Drive 3: 1TB Samsung 860 EVO SATA SSD
  • Price: $4,223.64

Enter to Win The Ultimate After Effects System

Puget Systems is also launching a contest to win the Johnny Cache Ultimate After Effects workstation. For details and information on how to enter and win, please visit: https://www.pugetsystems.com/landing/School-of-Motion-Giveaway-73.

About the School of Motion

School of Motion’s mission is to break down the barriers to learning and mastering Motion Design. Our custom built online education platform provides students with world-class education and professional critiques in a fun and inclusive environment. With courses in everything from design to animation, Motion Designers of every skill level will learn something new and meet new friends along the way. For more information, please visit www.schoolofmotion.com.

About Puget Systems

Puget Systems is based in the Seattle suburb of Auburn, WA, and specializes in high performance custom built computers. We emphasize customization with laser focus on understanding each customer’s specific workflow, and offer personal consulting and support that we believe is becoming quite rare in the industry. Our goal is to provide each client with the best possible computer for their needs and budget. For more information or to see how Puget Systems can design a system specifically tailored to the work that you do, please visit www.pugetsystems.com

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