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:

3D Animation & Rendering SEE All

Cinema 4D, Blender, Octane, Redshift, VRAY

Normal vs Displacement vs Bump Maps: Differences and when to use which

Normal vs Displacement vs Bump Maps: Differences and when to use which

UPDATED October 4, 2021 by Alex Glawion

You might’ve heard the words “normal map” or “bump map” or any assortment of other weirdly named “maps” when you’ve been scouring the internet for texture maps.

Video Editing SEE All

Premiere Pro, Rendering, Solid State Drive (SSD)

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

UPDATED October 15, 2021 by Alex Glawion

I am a Motion Designer and Video Editor (in addition to some other things I do) and hop in and out of After Effects and Premiere Pro multiple times throughout a typical workday.

Best Workstation PC for DaVinci Resolve Studio [2021 Guide]

UPDATED October 4, 2021 by Alex Glawion

DaVinci Resolve is a powerful video editing package in a unique market position.

Should you go to Film School or teach yourself? I did both.

UPDATED October 5, 2021 by Alex Glawion

You ask yourself if going to film school is worth it or if there’s another way.

PC Builds SEE All

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

How To Ground Yourself When Building A PC

How To Ground Yourself When Building A PC

UPDATED November 24, 2021 by Alex Glawion

Ever gone to a PC repair shop and/or pretty much any PC building tutorial video on the internet and seen this on the host’s hand?

Hardware SEE All

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

120mm vs 140mm Case Fans – A Clear Winner For Most Cases

UPDATED November 30, 2021 by Christopher Harper

Between 120 mm and 140 mm fans, which case fan size is better for you?

Guide to GPU Backplates (What does it do and do you need one)

UPDATED November 29, 2021 by Christopher Harper

GPU backplates have increased in popularity over the years, but what are they actually meant for, and do they do that job well?

Do I need a sound card?

UPDATED November 23, 2021 by Christopher Harper

Today, we’re going to teach you everything you need to know about sound cards.

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 November 8, 2021 by Alex Glawion

X-Particles is becoming more popular by the day and we are seeing a lot of requests from readers looking to build a PC for X-Particle Workloads.

Laptops SEE All

AMD, Intel, Animation

Guide To Laptop Cooling Pads – Do They Really Work?

UPDATED October 30, 2021 by Christopher Harper

Do laptop cooling pads really work as advertised?

Best External GPU (eGPU) Enclosures

UPDATED September 27, 2021 by Alex Glawion

Looking for a way to beef up the struggling GPU in your laptop?

Best Laptops For Blender

UPDATED November 9, 2021 by Alex Glawion

A laptop for Blender?

Graphic Design SEE All

Photoshop, Monitor, Memory (RAM)

Adobe Illustrator System Requirements (And PC Recommendations)

Adobe Illustrator System Requirements (And PC Recommendations)

UPDATED October 4, 2021 by Alex Glawion

Whether you’re a professional graphics designer working in Adobe Illustrator or a new talent that’s picking up the industry-standard program, it’s crucial to figure out Adobe Illustrator’s system requirements, first, to know what it’ll take to perform smoothly.

Photo Editing SEE All

Photoshop, PC/Workstation, Laptop

Best Computer for Photo Editing [2021 Guide]

UPDATED April 15, 2021 by Alex Glawion

While photo-editing software has become incredibly portable, it’s hard to deny the value of a proper workstation for professional work.

Best Laptops For Photo Editing [2021 Guide]

UPDATED October 11, 2021 by Christopher Harper

Today, we’re going to teach you all you need to know to buy the best laptop for photo editing.

How Much RAM Do You Need For Photoshop

UPDATED September 9, 2021 by Alex Glawion

Knowing how much RAM (System Memory) you need for working in Photoshop can be quite tricky at times because there are so many factors to keep in mind.

Reviews SEE All

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

AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Review for Content Creators – Goodbye Competition

UPDATED August 3, 2021 by Jerry James

AMD released its newest range of Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs on October 8th.

AMD Radeon Pro W5500 Review & Benchmarks – An Excellent Entry to Workstation Graphics

UPDATED October 5, 2021 by Jerry James

The Radeon Pro W5500 is one of the latest additions to AMD’s workstation graphics lineup.

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 October 15, 2021 by Alex Glawion

I am a Motion Designer and Video Editor (in addition to some other things I do) and hop in and out of After Effects and Premiere Pro multiple times throughout a typical workday.

CAD SEE All

Rendering, Pc/Workstation, Laptop

Best Laptops for Engineering Students (2021 Guide)

UPDATED August 3, 2021 by Alex Glawion

Being an engineering student in college can be quite an undertaking.

Best PC / Workstation for Autodesk Revit [Updated Guide]

UPDATED October 5, 2021 by Alex Glawion

Revit is a powerful building information modeling (BIM) software that allows users to design buildings and their components in 3D, detail them in 2D and 3D, and access building information from the model’s database.

Best Workstation PC for ArchiCAD [2021 Guide]

UPDATED October 5, 2021 by Alex Glawion

ArchiCAD is a Building information modeling (BIM) CAD package developed by Graphisoft and used by students and professionals worldwide for architectural design and engineering, as well as architectural 3D modeling.

Gaming SEE All

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

Best Gaming Desks for your needs [2021 Guide]

Best Gaming Desks for your needs [2021 Guide]

UPDATED August 14, 2021 by Alex Glawion

An excellent gaming desk is crucial for both your health and your gaming performance.