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Recommended Computer Builds for 3D & CGI

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Computer Hardware Recommendations for this Year We have created this guide to help you select each computer component with ease, but in this article we’ve gathered our recommendations into 3 builds.  These 3 sets are for you to choose from depending on your budget, but they can all do 3D work, from modeling to rendering.  All the proposed builds have different price points within the the mid-to-high or ‘mainstream’ category.  This range, from 1000$ to 3000$ […]

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How to Find the Best Video Card (GPU) for 3D

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GPU Introduction The GPU, short for the Graphics Processing Unit, is the processing chip dedicated to computing every visual information to display on a monitor.  The GPU is the second most important component of a computer system, after the CPU.  It can be either: Integrated:  Combined with the CPU Dedicated: A separate add-on electronic card What is called the graphics card or video card is the physical container housing the dedicated GPU with its electronic […]

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Intel Xeon And AMD High-End Processors

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Intel Xeon Processors Xeons processors are the corporate-class of CPU from Intel.  Those generally appear as more expensive CPU, when compared to mainstream versions with the same clock speeds.  This is because they offer other advantages that are more business-oriented. Although, we do not recommend them for home users, it is worth noting how they compare to regular processors.  Here are a few advantages of the Xeon class or CPU: They permit a longer product […]

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Intel vs AMD processors: Which is Best for 3D?

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Processor Brands When if comes to choosing the brand of your processor (CPU), it’s never as easy as it seem.  You would think it should be simple because there are only two brands to choose from on the market. Intel AMD   Before you read this, make sure you’re familiar with the basic technical specifications of a CPU by reading our article on choosing the best processor.   Which is Better? The problem is that […]

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Guide to Finding the Best Computer Hardware for 3D Graphics

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Introduction Check out our complete selection of articles on finding the best computer components at optimal price. We’ll guide you through all the important technical details you need to know on your hunt for the best deals.  If you know what to look for in electronics, you can save a great deal of money. This guide is aimed at those who want to start making 3D computer graphics, multimedia, gaming, and films.  But it also applies […]

Laptops vs Desktops, Mac vs PC computers

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Choosing the Right Type of Computer Laptop Computers for 3D graphics Laptop computers are not a very good form factor when trying to make 3D, because of the screen size, battery life and the inadequate ventilation for long term heat dissipation during 3D renderings.  Additionally, the form factor will make it much more expensive in the performance-to-price ratio because of the miniaturization, and you may find it difficult to upgrade it later on. You may […]