CG Director Author Alex  by Alex   ⋮ 
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Hey and welcome to CGDirector! 🙂 I’m Alex and I started CGDirector all the way back in 2005 with a single goal: Help Creators find the right Hardware Components for their PC.

Over the years I’ve been able to fill many roles: From 3D-Generalist, Animator, Compositor, to Graphic Designer and Video Editor, handling IT resources of big companies to building my own Render-Farms.

Optimizing Computer Hardware that it runs the Software I am using the best it can, is something I’ve never stopped doing and I hope to help as many people as possible with what I learned so far.

CGDirector’s consistently growing Audience consists of Creators in Video Editing, 3D Animation & Rendering, Motion Design, Graphic Design and Photo Editing.

Alex Glawion

Job TitleCGDirector Founder, Publishing Director, Reviewer
Joinedsince day 1 🙂
BIOWhen I am not working on CGDirector, I am a Freelance 3D Artist, Pianist, Filmmaker and Progression-Fantasy enthusiast.


Jerry James

Job TitleWriter, Reviewer
BIOFreelance Technical Content Writer and Strategist.
I’ve been building PCs for the past 15 years and am not stopping anytime soon.


Asher Stephenson

Job TitleWriter, Reviewer
BIOCommit message critic by day, tech journalist by night. Slightly obsessed with DCC development.


Tim White

Job TitleWriter, Reviewer
BIOTim is a writer, editor, tutor, and small business owner based in Phoenix. He is the assistant editor of The Objective Standard, and also writes about personal finance and gaming on a freelance basis.

Christopher Harper

Job TitleWriter, Reviewer
BIOI have been a passionate devotee to technology since the age of 3, and to writing since before he even finished high school.


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Alex from CGDirector - post author

Hi, I'm Alex, a Freelance 3D Generalist, Motion Designer and Compositor.

I've built a multitude of Computers, Workstations and Renderfarms and love to optimize them as much as possible.

Feel free to comment and ask for suggestions on your PC-Build or 3D-related Problem, I'll do my best to help out!


Hello Alex,

Do you have any recommendations on computer drawing peripheral for 2|3D artist.


Hello Alex,

I want to use an Intel i9 with up to four graphics cards.
Is it possible to connect an eGPU (two GTX 1080Ti) to a computer (intel i9 9900k with two GTX TitanX)?

Best regards



Hello, Alex
Please help, i have a plex and i want to render:(?) so i want to use Handbreak softver, but i want a really stong machine. Now it takes almost 2 hours to decode a movie to HD 1080 from bitrate 15 Mbit to 3-4 Mbit.) So I really need a good but strong machine. Could you help me? I’m not good at hardwers…. Thank U. Zoli, from Hungary . ( I think to AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X BOX but i dont know…

Stephen balaban

Hey Alex, do you do partnerships with system builders? We make GPU computers http://lambdalabs.com. Is this something you’ve done in the past / are interested in partnering with? We would love for you to do an honest review of our products!