Complete Guide to Building your own PC

Building your own PC is easy. It's also cheaper than buying pre-built 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

The Best PC Case Brands [2024 Update]

UPDATED February 25, 2024 by Christopher Harper

PC Cases come in all kinds of form factors, designs and brands, but which are the best brands to buy PC Cases from? Here's what our experience has shown over the years to be the best PC Case Brands.

Are Intel ARC GPUs Any Good? [2024 Update]

UPDATED February 23, 2024 by Petar Vukobrat

Intel has been making GPUs for quite some time now, but are they good enough yet for the kind of workloads you're looking to run? Or should you stay clear of them?

Where Do You Connect PC Fan PWM Cables To? [Beginner’s Guide]

UPDATED February 19, 2024 by Christopher Harper

Where do you plug in your 4-Pin PWM cables? On your motherboard or into a fan hub? And what if you only have 3-Pin DC Fan headers? Everything you need to know.

PC Builds SEE All

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

AIO Pump: How To Tell It’s Working Properly [Liquid CPU Cooling]

AIO Pump: How To Tell It’s Working Properly [Liquid CPU Cooling]

UPDATED December 2, 2023 by Christopher Harper

All-in-one Liquid Coolers can be a head scratcher to install, and after that's done you most certainly want to make sure the pump and entire AIO is working properly. Here's how.

Apple Mac SEE All

Monitor, Mac, Apple

How to Shut Down Applications in macOS [The Easy Way]

UPDATED January 22, 2024 by Petar Vukobrat

There comes a time when you have to shutdown your MacOS Applications either regularly or forcefully, especially if they become unresponsive. Here's how.

How to Check the Serial, Model, and Age of Your Mac Device or MacBook

UPDATED December 28, 2023 by Petar Vukobrat

Whether you're upgrading your Mac, buying new parts, looking to troubleshoot an issue or just want to know how old your device is, knowing its serial and model number is one of the first steps in doing so.

How to Use a MacBook With the Lid Closed? [Clamshell Mode]

UPDATED December 25, 2023 by Petar Vukobrat

Using your MacBook with an external monitor and peripherals works best when you close its lid and put it into the so-called clamshell mode. Here's how.

3D Animation & Rendering SEE All

Cinema 4D, Blender, Octane, Redshift, VRAY

Where to Download 3D Models? Our Favorite Sites for 3D Artists

Where to Download 3D Models? Our Favorite Sites for 3D Artists

UPDATED February 26, 2024 by Alex Glawion

3D Models are needed in almost any 3D Project and there are sites galore that provide them. Just a couple of sites, though, are actually worth your time. Here's our list.

Video Editing SEE All

Premiere Pro, Rendering, Solid State Drive (SSD)

Best CPU for Video Encoding [2024 Update]

UPDATED January 30, 2024 by Christopher Harper

Video Encoding is CPU demanding and will eat into your editing time if not taken into consideration when buying or upgrading a PC. A closer look at encoding performance.

Are MacBooks Good for Video Editing? [2024 Update]

UPDATED November 14, 2023 by Petar Vukobrat

MacBooks certainly come at a price, but they also pack a lot of performance for high-end workloads, right? Well, Video Editing is such a heavy-duty workload and we take a look at whether MacBooks are up to it.

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.

Benchmarks SEE All

Cinema 4D, Octane, Redshift, VRAY, NVIDIA

Corona Renderer Benchmark Results [Updated]

Corona Renderer Benchmark Results [Updated]

UPDATED November 15, 2023 by Alex Glawion

The Corona Benchmark is a popular CPU-Performance testing tool which makes uses of the popular CPU-Render Engine Corona. CPU-Scores here.

Laptops SEE All

AMD, Intel, Animation

Lenovo vs HP — Which is the Better Laptop Brand in 2024?

UPDATED January 19, 2024 by Petar Vukobrat

Lenovo and HP are two of the most widely known Laptop brands on the market today. They have a lot of similar hardware, but does one of them edge out a clear victory over the other?

Lenovo LEGION Slim 5 14 Review — The Almost Perfect Gaming/Creator Laptop

UPDATED January 8, 2024 by Petar Vukobrat

The Lenovo LEGION Slim 5 14 is almost perfect, but its few very specific flaws definitely warrant a mention.

Graphic Design SEE All

Photoshop, Monitor, Memory (RAM)

Top 9 Creative Things to Do on a Computer When You’re Bored

Top 9 Creative Things to Do on a Computer When You’re Bored

UPDATED December 22, 2023 by Petar Vukobrat

You're a creative and the computer is your toolset. Here are our 9 favorite creative things that'll beat boredom in no time. And that'll boost your mood & skills as a nice bonus.

Software SEE All

BIOS, System Requirements, Driver

How To Enable TPM (2.0) In BIOS

UPDATED January 24, 2024 by Christopher Harper

Enabling your PC's TPM (Trusted Platform Module) has become ever more important with Windows 11 and other OS/Software requiring it. Here's how to do just that.

Top 3 PSU / PC Power Consumption Calculators [And Which To Avoid]

UPDATED November 1, 2023 by Christopher Harper

Consulting a PSU calculator before settling on a specific PSU for your new PC build is unavoidable. Here're our 3 favorite PSU calculators that we use daily.

Is GeForce Experience Any Good — Should You Install It?

UPDATED October 9, 2023 by Petar Vukobrat

GeForce Experience is one of those tools that wants to be installed alongside your Graphics Card Driver. But is it any good or can you do just fine without installing it?

Reviews SEE All

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

NVIDIA RTX 4080 SUPER GPU Review [Content Creation, Rendering, AI]

UPDATED February 12, 2024 by Jerry James

Nvidia's RTX 4080 SUPER GPU Refresh is put through content creation and rendering benchmarks in our review to find out if its performance is worth investing your money into.

NVIDIA RTX 4070 Ti SUPER Review in CG Workloads – Better, but not quite there yet

UPDATED January 26, 2024 by Jerry James

We review the Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti SUPER in various CG-related Workloads, such as Rendering in Octane, Redshift, V-Ray, or Content Creation Apps such as After Effects and Premiere Pro.

GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER Reviewed for CG Workloads: NVIDIA’s New Value King [Review]

UPDATED January 16, 2024 by Jerry James

NVIDIA's RTX 4070 SUPER stands out as the new value king for creative professionals. Find detailed benchmarks in our comprehensive review!

Motion Design SEE All

After Effects, Rendering, Processor (CPU)

How to Export an MP4 from After Effects (4 possible Ways)

How to Export an MP4 from After Effects (4 possible Ways)

UPDATED March 1, 2022 by Alex Glawion

Exporting an MP4 from After Effects is more difficult than it should be. Here are 4 different ways you can use to output an MP4 Video from After Effects.

CAD SEE All

Rendering, Pc/Workstation, Laptop

Do you need a Professional GPU for CAD Workloads? [AMD PRO, Nvidia Quadro, Intel ARC Pro]

UPDATED June 13, 2023 by Petar Vukobrat

CAD workloads require PRO GPUs, right? Well, not necessarily. In fact, most times you get higher performance at a lower price if you don't get a PRO GPU from AMD, Nvidia or Intel for CAD Workloads.

AutoCAD System Requirements & PC Recommendations

UPDATED July 3, 2023 by Petar Vukobrat

Autodesk's AutoCAD is among the most popular Applications for computer-aided design and drafting. But what kind of a PC will you need to make it run smoothly?

Fusion 360 System Requirements & PC Recommendations

UPDATED August 27, 2023 by Petar Vukobrat

Fusion 360's System Requirements are, thankfully, easily satisfied. It's one of the leading computer-aided design programs for manufacturing, modeling, engineering, product and printed circuit board design, and everything in between.

Troubleshoot & Fix SEE All

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

Graphics Card (GPU) Not Detected [How to Fix]

Graphics Card (GPU) Not Detected [How to Fix]

UPDATED February 13, 2024 by Alex Glawion

Computers can show all kinds of issues, with the "GPU not detected" Error begin among those that can be difficult to fix. But fear not, here's how to fix the GPU not detected Error with our simple step-by-step guide.