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 Clean Dust From Your PC? [The easy way]

UPDATED June 28, 2022 by Christopher Harper

Dust accumulates everywhere, and your PC is no exception. Here's our step-by-step guide to removing dust from your PC.

Motherboard HDMI Not Working (Troubleshooting Guide)

UPDATED June 26, 2022 by Alex Glawion

There is an entire range of reasons why your Motherboard's HDMI Port might not be working. Here's our step by step guide to fixing this issue.

What Does RAM Do In A Computer? [Overview Guide]

UPDATED June 26, 2022 by Christopher Harper

RAM (Memory) holds important data that is needed for active tasks. The CPU can make use of data stored in RAM. Here's our Guide to everything RAM.

PC Builds SEE All

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

What Makes A Computer Fast? [Performance Defined]

What Makes A Computer Fast? [Performance Defined]

UPDATED June 23, 2022 by Christopher Harper

A Computer is the sum of its parts. Each part impacts a PC's performance and speed depending on specific workloads. Here's what makes a PC fast.

Apple Mac SEE All

Monitor, Mac, Apple

Why Is My MacBook Volume So Low? (How To Fix)

UPDATED June 25, 2022 by Petar Vukobrat

There are a lot of factors that affect your MacBook's volume. Here's a closer look at what you can do to troubleshoot this issue.

Best MacBook Pro Alternatives right now [Updated 2022]

UPDATED June 17, 2022 by Alex Glawion

Apple's MacBook is highly popular, but it comes at a steep price. Fortunately there are alternatives aplenty that we'll go through in-depth.

M1 iMac vs. Mac Mini vs. Mac Studio — Which One’s Right For You?

UPDATED June 17, 2022 by Alex Glawion

Apple's M1 Mac Mini, iMac, and Mac Studio are all devices made for specific workloads and target groups. Our recommendation shows which one you need.

3D Animation & Rendering SEE All

Cinema 4D, Blender, Octane, Redshift, VRAY

IOR / Index of Refraction List For Common Materials [For Use In 3D Materials / Rendering]

IOR / Index of Refraction List For Common Materials [For Use In 3D Materials / Rendering]

UPDATED June 16, 2022 by Alex Glawion

Refractive and Reflective Materials & Shaders in 3D Software are defined through the so-called IOR (Index of Refraction) Value. Here's our List of common Materials.

Video Editing SEE All

Premiere Pro, Rendering, Solid State Drive (SSD)

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

UPDATED June 9, 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.

How to choose a Processor (CPU) for Video Editing

UPDATED June 1, 2022 by Petar Vukobrat

Choosing a CPU for Video Editing can be cumbersome. You both need high single core performance for your Editing, but also lots of cores for Rendering.

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?

Benchmarks SEE All

Cinema 4D, Octane, Redshift, VRAY, NVIDIA

Insydium X-Particles Benchmark Results & CPU Performance compared

Insydium X-Particles Benchmark Results & CPU Performance compared

UPDATED May 9, 2022 by Alex Glawion

X-Particle Benchmarks tell us a lot about what kind of CPU and PC-Parts to get to maximize X-Particles' cache build time. We compare modern CPU's in different Scenes.

Laptops SEE All

AMD, Intel, Animation

Why Is My MacBook Volume So Low? (How To Fix)

UPDATED June 25, 2022 by Petar Vukobrat

There are a lot of factors that affect your MacBook's volume. Here's a closer look at what you can do to troubleshoot this issue.

How To Cool Down Your Laptop: 4 Smart Ways

UPDATED June 6, 2022 by Alex Glawion

Laptops get hot. Their cooling system certainly is sub-par compared to desktop PCs. But there are still some smart ways to cool down your Laptop.

Laptop vs. Desktop PC for Work – Which should you choose? [UPDATED 2022]

UPDATED May 30, 2022 by Jerry James

Deciding between a Laptop or Desktop heavily depends on your specific workloads, where you are and the efficiency you're aiming for. Everything you need to know.

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

Can you put a PC on a carpet? [Don’t do this!]

UPDATED May 31, 2022 by Christopher Harper

A PC should be placed on a sturdy, flat surface. Carpets are prone to static electricity build-up and hinder airflow. Don't place your PC on a carpet!

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

UPDATED April 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.

AMD Radeon Pro W6400 4GB Review – It’s a Graphics Card You Can Buy

UPDATED March 23, 2022 by Jerry James

The AMD Radeon is a low-end GPU targeted at Professionals with simple workloads. Our Review shows it's strong and not so strong suits.

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.

Gaming SEE All

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

Best Gaming Monitors [2022 Guide] – Budget / 1080p / 1440p / 4K / 240Hz

Best Gaming Monitors [2022 Guide] – Budget / 1080p / 1440p / 4K / 240Hz

UPDATED May 9, 2022 by Christopher Harper

Buying a Gaming Monitor isn't easy. There are so many Monitors out there that you'll need a good guide to navigate all of the Marketing speak.