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

Nvidia GeForce vs AMD Radeon GPUs in 2022 (Benchmarks & Comparison)

UPDATED August 18, 2022 by Jerry James

How do AMD and Nvidia GPUs stack up to each other? Is one company the clear winner in performance or does it depend on the product tier you're looking to buy?

PCIe vs USB Wi-Fi Adapter — Which Is Better?

UPDATED August 18, 2022 by Alex Glawion

Are PCIe Wifi Adapters or USB Wifi solutions better for your needs? Is it worth the hassle to install an internal Wifi Card? Let's find out!

What Does 64-Bit Mean In Relation To Your PC, Software & OS?

UPDATED August 11, 2022 by Christopher Harper

You've probably come across the term 64-Bit here and there in relation to Computers and Software. But what does it mean exactly?

PC Builds SEE All

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

Is Building a PC Hard? (It’s not)

Is Building a PC Hard? (It’s not)

UPDATED July 27, 2022 by Petar Vukobrat

Is building a PC really as hard as it looks? With all those intricate components and expensive parts that have to be handled with care? Let's take a closer look.

Apple Mac SEE All

Monitor, Mac, Apple

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

UPDATED August 15, 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)

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 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.

Benchmarks SEE All

Cinema 4D, Octane, Redshift, VRAY, NVIDIA

CPUs with the highest Single-Core Performance [Updated List]

CPUs with the highest Single-Core Performance [Updated List]

UPDATED August 19, 2022 by Alex Glawion

CPUs with high single core performance are ready-made for a variety of workloads you're likely to run. PC Gaming, General Productivity, or Physical Simulations all greatly benefit from high single-core performance.

Laptops SEE All

AMD, Intel, Animation

Laptop Without Ethernet Port: What Can You Do?

UPDATED August 15, 2022 by Christopher Harper

Many Laptops lack an Ethernet Port so they can be made thinner and sold cheaper. There are still several options how you can connect with an Ethernet Cable, though.

Dell XPS vs Precision — What’s the Difference?

UPDATED August 8, 2022 by Petar Vukobrat

Both Dell XPS and Precision look pretty much the same, but what sets them apart? Are they targeted at different audiences and do they have different specs?

External Processors (CPU) For Laptops: Do They Exist?

UPDATED July 28, 2022 by Christopher Harper

Can you increase your Laptop's performance by adding an external CPU to it? The answer is no, but there are some other ways to improve performance.

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

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.

AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Review for Content Creators – Goodbye Competition

UPDATED May 9, 2022 by Jerry James

AMD's Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs have overtaken the competition for good. Content Creators have to search no further for the fastest CPUs for professional workloads.

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

Laptop Without Ethernet Port: What Can You Do?

Laptop Without Ethernet Port: What Can You Do?

UPDATED August 15, 2022 by Christopher Harper

Many Laptops lack an Ethernet Port so they can be made thinner and sold cheaper. There are still several options how you can connect with an Ethernet Cable, though.