top of page
cw profile pic 2022 #2 (gradient bg comp).jpg

CHRISTIAN
WHEEL

• TECH YOUTUBER

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

SYNDICATED RADIO HOST
• NIGHTCLUB DJ

• GRAPHIC DESIGN

• BOUTIQUE PC DESIGN

• MOTION GRAPHICS

  • YouTube
  • twitch

Hi!

Jump To:

Hi, my name’s Christian! 
 

At the core of my life is a deep love for music and technology. As a prominent Radio Host and DJ, I bring energy to the airwaves across the US and the dance floors of Southern California over a wide range of musical formats and artist interviews. 
 

When not behind the decks, I channel my creativity into software engineering, building custom multimedia applications, designing bespoke high-end PCs and hardware/software solutions, and producing visually stunning animations and graphics. My work is a mix of rhythm and innovation, a balance of sound and sight. 
 

My artistic expression extends to remixing music, video editing, graphic design and cinematography, crafting visual narratives that complement my audio adventures. 
 

But it's not all work and no play; I thrive on humor, curiosity, wearing dark colors, and the occasional popcorn-throwing at the movies!

Installing CPU in server

YouTube

 

Subscribe to Christian's YouTube channel for all manner of consumer tech. Everything from PC's to phones to software. If you're a gamer, a creator, or just a user of the internet you'll probably find something here for you.

We build PC's, tweak software, and explain concepts in a way you can understand, with an emphasis on high-quality production value, edutainment, and technical accuracy.

ASUS White Strix 4090: Is it Worth Your Money?
16:52

ASUS White Strix 4090: Is it Worth Your Money?

Certainly one of the BEST LOOKING cards in this generation! I did an unboxing for the 3090 version of the white Strix, so it’s only natural that a 4090 version would follow. Except this time, in addition to unboxing, I also put it through the full suite of tests and benchmarks to see how it stacks up against the NVIDIA Founder’s Edition. Finally, if you’re having a hard time getting your hands on one of these, we’ll cover some ways to buy one, and some alternatives that you might want to consider. Thanks for watching, please like & subscribe if you enjoy this type of content! 0:00 Intro 0:45 Outer Box 1:23 Specs 2:00 Goodies 3:32 Put a Ring on it 4:50 A Look Aaround the Card 6:30 Size Comparison to Related GPUs 7:58 Power Draw 8:40 Synthetic Benchmarks 8:53 Gaming Benchmarks 10:00 Production Benchmarks 10:17 Stable Diffusion & Handbrake 10:36 Performance Conclusions 12:08 How to Find one 14:57 White GPU Alternatives 16:24 Related Content LINKS: Amazon Listings for the RTX 4090 Strix White OC (affiliate link, but make sure you look at “New & Used” to maybe save some money!): https://amzn.to/3HePwbp ASUS Direct Link for standard: https://shop.asus.com/us/90yv0id3-m0aa00-rog-strix-rtx4090-24g-white.html ASUS Direct Link for OC: https://shop.asus.com/us/90yv0id2-m0aa00-rog-strix-rtx4090-o24g-white.html Gigabyte Aero 4090 Direct Link: https://store.gigabyte.us/gigabyte-geforce-rtx-4090-aero-oc-24g-graphics-card-gv-n4090aero-oc-24gd/
The REAL Truth About the iPhone 14 Pro Max
25:07

The REAL Truth About the iPhone 14 Pro Max

After over 10 years, this is one of the first flagship iPhones I can not recommend. That doesn't mean it's all bad though. This video will share the good, the meh, and the bad based on my experience with the iPhone 14 Pro Max. To be fair, my issues with the phone are largely related to software, which may be fixed in an update at some point. But for now, my experience with the iPhone 13 Pro Max on last year's iOS 15 was a lot more pleasant, despite the quality-of-life improvements that iOS 16 is supposed to provide. One clarification on this video post-publishing: The nightclub footage at 6:35 is NOT from the iPhone 14 Pro Max. This was footage recorded on the Canon R5C cinema camera that was intended to be used as a placeholder during editing but never got replaced. Do you have an iPhone 14 Pro Max? Are you happy with it? Please let me know your experiences in the comments. If you'd like to pick up an iPhone 13 Pro Max, which I did like quite a bit, here's an affiliate link: https://amzn.to/3X8O9Sf Chapters: 0:00 Intro & Ethics Disclosure 1:15 Sections 1:35 Good: Screen Brightness 2:29 Good: Performance 3:04 Good: Emergency SOS 3:44 Good: Collision Detection 5:00 Good: Cameras 7:22 Good: Dynamic Island 8:36 Meh 8:58 Meh: Dynamic Island 10:23 Meh: Always-On Display 12:52 Meh: Notifications 14:30 Meh: Lightning 15:48 Meh: Lack of Headphone Jack 16:05 Bad 17:04 Bad: Freezes 17:43 Bad: Visual Glitches 18:55 Bad: Bad Touchscreen Input 19:45 Bad: Screenshots 20:08 Bad: Mail 20:35 Bad: Camera Unreliability 22:22 Bad: Random Audio Playback 23:41 Conclusion - Reliability
MacBook Pro 2021 M1 Max: The Laptop To Beat in 2021/2022.
33:04

MacBook Pro 2021 M1 Max: The Laptop To Beat in 2021/2022.

Today I'm reviewing the absolute MAXED OUT MacBook Pro. This is the 16" M1 Max with 64GB of RAM and 8TB storage. This ended up being a long video, but I covered most everything I wanted to except the battery, because I didn't have time to deplete it fully before filming this review. It lasts that long! The M1 Max is incredibly efficient and even though it doesn't always outperform desktop-class systems, it is the most power efficient system I think I've ever used. What do you think about the new line of Apple MacBooks? Do you think Apple will finally woo game developers over to MacOS? Here are a few affiliate links, if you're looking to pick up a MacBook, you can order them from Amazon and get the same support from Apple, plus the great customer service from Amazon. 16" M1 Pro / 16GB/1TB Silver: https://amzn.to/3wzSErZ 16" M1 Max / 16GB/512GB Silver: https://amzn.to/3wzSUar 16" M1 Pro / 16GB/1TB Space Gray: https://amzn.to/3bV6vzE 16" M1 Pro / 16GB/1TB Silver: https://amzn.to/3ceD1Nr 16" M1 Pro / 16GB/512GB Space Gray: https://amzn.to/31T75w9 16" M1 Max / 32GB/1TB Silver: https://amzn.to/3D7qxCR 14" M1 Pro / 16GB/1TB Silver: https://amzn.to/3HbyZUf 14" M1 Pro / 16GB/1TB Space Gray: https://amzn.to/3HaZmcU 14" M1 Pro / 16GB/512GB Space Gray: https://amzn.to/309zHQG CHAPTERS: 0:00 Intro 0:43 Apple Stepping Backwards 1:33 Bringing Back The "Pro" 2:18 !Pricing! 3:03 Intro Sequence 3:17 Apple Disclosure 3:43 Specs 4:03 Reviews 4:21 The Build 4:59 Ports 5:42 SD Card 6:26 Headphone Jack 8:04 Magsafe 8:53 Keyboard 11:07 Trackpad 11:33 Speakers 11:59 Speaker Comparison Old vs. New 13:00 Display 14:16 THE NOTCH 14:40 Webcam / Facetime Camera 15:14 Camera & Notch 16:15 The Notch in MacOS Monterey 20:36 About the Benchmarks 21:24 Geekbench CPU 21:57 Geekbench GPU 22:21 Blender 22:41 Cinebench R23 23:09 Adobe Photoshop Benchmark 23:20 Adobe Premiere Benchmark 24:24 Adobe After Effects Benchmark 24:46 Code Compilation Benchmark 25:23 Disk Speed Benchmark 26:16 Adobe Benchmarks 27:00 Benchmarks are Insufficient 28:22 M1 Max as a DJ / VJ 29:23 The Conclusion 29:51 Gaming 30:19 Streaming 30:40 Windows in Virtual Machines? 31:11 Average Users 31:30 Copycats / New Laptop Trends 31:50 Razer Zephyr Mask 32:11 Outtro
The SILENT PC: No Fans, Zero Noise, Quietest. Computer. Ever.
20:03

The SILENT PC: No Fans, Zero Noise, Quietest. Computer. Ever.

Today we're building a COMPLETELY SILENT PC for use in a recording studio. A build like this would be great for musicians, podcasters, voiceover artists, singers, streamers or anyone else who needs their computer to be DEAD QUIET and still perform like a leading cutting-edge PC. This is based around the Noctua NH-P1 Passive CPU Cooler. Affiliate Links to Parts Used In This Build: Noctua NH-P1: https://amzn.to/3q7hUop Ryzen 7 3700X: https://amzn.to/3nPrERn Intel Core i5-11400: https://amzn.to/3EFJSvn MSI MPG B550 Gaming Edge Wifi: https://amzn.to/31l92Rv ADATA XPG 32GB SPECTRIX D50 3200 MHz: https://amzn.to/3mDik3n Pioneer 1TB NVME: https://amzn.to/3oaC12r MSI Geforce GT 1030 2GB LP OC Fanless: https://amzn.to/2ZODbI1 Focusrite Scarlett 4i4: https://amzn.to/3EFcgh3 Focusrite Scarlett 2i2: https://amzn.to/31vzacJ Thermaltake Core P3 TG Black: https://amzn.to/31swXi3 Seasonic Prime PX-450: https://amzn.to/3BCRc93 GIM 24 Pin RGB Extension: https://amzn.to/3k0oc5l GIM KB-14 Pro RGB Light Strip (used two): https://amzn.to/3CFRMUX USB 2.0 Header to Port Cable: https://amzn.to/3nVXoEa Sabrent 1ft USB-A to USB-C cable: https://amzn.to/3nVMnTo Phanteks PH-LEDKT_Combo: RGB LED Strip Combo Set: https://amzn.to/3nSk5cx Index: 0:00 Build Preview 0:05 Intro 1:56 Goals of This Build 4:17 CPU Cooler 4:56 CPU 6:23 Motherboard 7:08 GPU 9:00 PSU 10:12 RAM 10:34 Storage 11:33 Audio Interface / DAC 12:46 Case 13:22 Build Montage 14:27 SILENT HERO GLAM!!! 15:33 The Finished System 16:39 Post-Build Notes 18:58 Coming Up 19:40 Outtro