Complete Guide to Building your own PC

Building your own PC isn't just easy, it also helps you save money and teaches you some of the inner workings of how a PC functions. We've put together a 4-Step Guide to finding and assembling the perfect Computer for yourself:

Hardware SEE All

Processor (CPU), Graphics Card (GPU), Memory (RAM), Motherboard

How To Check Your Graphics Card and Drivers [The easy way]

UPDATED November 29, 2022 by Christopher Harper

Figuring out which Graphics Card you have in your PC and what driver version it's running on, is a straightforward process. Here's how to go about checking your GPU and Driver.

What are Small PCIe x1 Slots Used For?

UPDATED November 28, 2022 by Christopher Harper

Although modern Motherboards come with several small PCIe x1 slots, these slots are mostly left untouched by most PC Builders. What is their purpose and can you make use of them?

What Does PCIe x16 Mean? [Beginner’s Guide]

UPDATED November 24, 2022 by Christopher Harper

The PCIe x16 specification can be found on many a product sheet, but it doesn't always mean the same thing. Is it Bandwidth or physical slot length? Here's how to figure this one out.

PC Builds SEE All

3D-Modeling, Rendering, Cinema 4D, Blender,After Effects

The Best Custom PC Builder Websites [Ranked]

The Best Custom PC Builder Websites [Ranked]

UPDATED November 8, 2022 by Alex Glawion

Custom PC Building Websites are extremely practical. They check for compatibility and often suggest parts that work well for your workloads. Which are the best to use, though?

Apple Mac SEE All

Monitor, Mac, Apple

Microsoft Surface Pro vs. Apple’s iPad Pro [A Clear Winner?]

UPDATED November 30, 2022 by Petar Vukobrat

Microsoft's Surface Pro and Apple's iPad Pro seemingly have a lot in common at first glance, but offer some very unique features when closely compared. We take a close look.

New MacBooks vs. Windows Laptops – Choosing The Right One For Your Workloads

UPDATED October 29, 2022 by Petar Vukobrat

After Apple released their ARM-based Macbooks, there's now serious competition for any high-end Windows-based Laptop out there. So, how do they compare and which one should you choose?

Which MacBook Should You Buy — Air, Pro, or Pro 14/16″?

UPDATED September 30, 2022 by Petar Vukobrat

Apple has quite some Macbook variants in store, so it can become difficult to choose the right one for your needs. Here's our guide to figuring out what's best for you!

3D Animation & Rendering SEE All

Cinema 4D, Blender, Octane, Redshift, VRAY

Redshift System Requirements & PC-Recommendations

Redshift System Requirements & PC-Recommendations

UPDATED October 29, 2022 by Alex Glawion

Redshift has conquered the GPU Rendering World by storm. But with all this popularity also come considerable performance demands. Here's our take on Redshift's System Requirements.

Video Editing SEE All

Premiere Pro, Rendering, Solid State Drive (SSD)

Our Favorite Free Alternatives To Premiere Pro

UPDATED August 1, 2022 by Christopher Harper

Premiere Pro is expensive like all other Adobe apps. Here are our recommendations for Premiere Pro alternative for free!

How Long Does It Take To Render a Video? (It depends)

UPDATED July 12, 2022 by Christopher Harper

Video Render Time depends on a lot of different things. The type of Footage you're using, your project complexity, and, of course, your Hardware's performance.

How To Choose A Graphics Card (GPU) for Video Editing

UPDATED September 3, 2022 by Petar Vukobrat

Make sure you understand the process of picking a GPU for Video Editing before buying one. This Guide will teach you how to pick a GPU for Video Editing.

Benchmarks SEE All

Cinema 4D, Octane, Redshift, VRAY, NVIDIA

Laptop Processors (CPUs) in Order Of Performance [Updated List]

Laptop Processors (CPUs) in Order Of Performance [Updated List]

UPDATED August 29, 2022 by Alex Glawion

We've tested, scored, ranked and listed all modern Laptop Processors in order of Performance for easy comparison. All mobile CPUs from AMD, Intel & Apple.

Laptops SEE All

AMD, Intel, Animation

Can You Upgrade Your Laptop’s Processor? If So, How?

UPDATED November 30, 2022 by Alex Glawion

Upgrading a Laptop's Processor may seem like a great way to increase performance, but there are quite a few things to consider before embarking on this endeavor, viability being the first.

Microsoft Surface Pro vs. Apple’s iPad Pro [A Clear Winner?]

UPDATED November 30, 2022 by Petar Vukobrat

Microsoft's Surface Pro and Apple's iPad Pro seemingly have a lot in common at first glance, but offer some very unique features when closely compared. We take a close look.

How to Screenshot on a Lenovo Laptop [ThinkPad, Legion, Yoga & More]

UPDATED November 10, 2022 by Alex Glawion

Taking a screenshot is one of the most basic things you can do on a Laptop, and most Laptops, Lenovo included, work in a very similar way. Here's how to screenshot on a Lenovo ThinkPad, Legion, Yoga, and more.

Graphic Design SEE All

Photoshop, Monitor, Memory (RAM)

Adobe Illustrator System Requirements (And PC Recommendations)

Adobe Illustrator System Requirements (And PC Recommendations)

UPDATED February 18, 2022 by Alex Glawion

Adobe's official System Requirements are fairly low and you'll need to make sure your PC is up to spec when working on more complex projects. We'll show you how.

Photo Editing SEE All

Photoshop, PC/Workstation, Laptop

Best Computer for Photo Editing [2022 Guide]

UPDATED May 9, 2022 by Alex Glawion

This guide will walk you through everything a Photographer will need from a greatly performing Computer for Photo Editing.

Best Laptops For Photo Editing [2022 Guide]

UPDATED May 16, 2022 by Christopher Harper

What kind of a Laptop do you need for professional and efficient Photo Editing? Read this in-depth guide on buying the Best Laptops for Photo Editing

How Much RAM Do You Need For Photoshop

UPDATED May 9, 2022 by Alex Glawion

Find out how much RAM you need for Photoshop and how to exactly estimate the RAM needs based on how many and what type of photos you are editing.

Reviews SEE All

Processor (CPU), Graphics Card (GPU), Memory (RAM), Motherboard

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 16GB Founders Edition Review [Content Creation, Rendering, & Power Draw]

UPDATED November 17, 2022 by Jerry James

Nvidia's newly released powerhouse of a GPU, the RTX 4080 brings solid performance to content creation workloads at moderate power-draw. Our review goes in-depth.

M1 vs M2 MacBook: Is it worth the Upgrade?

UPDATED November 2, 2022 by Petar Vukobrat

The M2 sounds like a huge upgrade compared to its predecessor chip, the M1. But is the difference so significant that it makes an upgrade worth it? A closer look.

Asus ProArt Studiobook 16 Review – The go-to Laptop for creative Professionals?

UPDATED September 3, 2022 by Jerry James

Asus' ProArt Studiobook Laptops are purpose-built for creative professionals. We take an in-depth look at how it performs in real-world tests in our review.

Motion Design SEE All

After Effects, Rendering, Processor (CPU)

After Effects vs. Premiere Pro – Which is the better Tool for your Purpose?

After Effects vs. Premiere Pro – Which is the better Tool for your Purpose?

UPDATED April 28, 2022 by Alex Glawion

After Effects and Premiere Pro can do a lot of similar things, but they excel in tasks they were made for. Which tool is best for you?

CAD SEE All

Rendering, Pc/Workstation, Laptop

Best Laptops for Engineering Students (2022 Guide)

UPDATED May 9, 2022 by Alex Glawion

Engineering Students will need some very specific Hardware in their Laptops for the best performance in engineering workloads. We'll show you what you need.

Best PC / Workstation for Autodesk Revit [Updated Guide]

UPDATED May 9, 2022 by Alex Glawion

You'll need some very specific PC components for efficient work in Autodesk Revit. Find the right parts for your main workloads here.

Best Workstation PC for ArchiCAD [2022 Guide]

UPDATED May 9, 2022 by Alex Glawion

You'll need some very specific PC-Parts for efficient work in Graphisoft ArchiCAD. We've put together a guide for ArchiCAD Users that want the best possible performance.

Troubleshoot & Fix SEE All

Processor (CPU), Graphics Card (GPU), Memory (RAM), Motherboard

Monitor Goes Black For A Second [Causes & How to Fix]

Monitor Goes Black For A Second [Causes & How to Fix]

UPDATED November 25, 2022 by Alex Glawion

There's nothing more frustrating than when your Monitor interrupts your work. If it randomly goes black when you least expect it to, here's what you can do to find a fix for it.