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







  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • twitch


Here's who I am & what I do

My name's Christian, and I've always hated the fact that we are supposed to choose one occupation, so I chose a bunch!

I make my living as a radio host and a DJ. I talk over music, interview artists, talk to interesting people on the phone, spin music at nightclubs and give away tickets to Disneyland.

I also am a computer programmer and tech consultant. I run a technology-focused YouTube channel, write code, emcee parties, design graphics, produce remixes, create websites, shoot photography, write one-liners, animate in After Effects and edit video in Premiere.

Yeah, I do a lot. I’ve also won the Miss Universe pageant three times. 


Thanks for stopping by my site. Scroll down for details on my various projects.

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.

Installing CPU in server



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.

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

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: 16" M1 Max / 16GB/512GB Silver: 16" M1 Pro / 16GB/1TB Space Gray: 16" M1 Pro / 16GB/1TB Silver: 16" M1 Pro / 16GB/512GB Space Gray: 16" M1 Max / 32GB/1TB Silver: 14" M1 Pro / 16GB/1TB Silver: 14" M1 Pro / 16GB/1TB Space Gray: 14" M1 Pro / 16GB/512GB Space Gray: 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.

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: Ryzen 7 3700X: Intel Core i5-11400: MSI MPG B550 Gaming Edge Wifi: ADATA XPG 32GB SPECTRIX D50 3200 MHz: Pioneer 1TB NVME: MSI Geforce GT 1030 2GB LP OC Fanless: Focusrite Scarlett 4i4: Focusrite Scarlett 2i2: Thermaltake Core P3 TG Black: Seasonic Prime PX-450: GIM 24 Pin RGB Extension: GIM KB-14 Pro RGB Light Strip (used two): USB 2.0 Header to Port Cable: Sabrent 1ft USB-A to USB-C cable: Phanteks PH-LEDKT_Combo: RGB LED Strip Combo Set: 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
Bold Claims from Noctua: NH-P1 Passive CPU Cooler Review

Bold Claims from Noctua: NH-P1 Passive CPU Cooler Review

Noctua has a new fully passive CPU cooler, the NH-P1. It's BIG, it's FANLESS and it's BENCHMARKED & REVIEWED in this video. We'll go over the pros and cons, thermal test data and RANT about some of Noctua's marketing for this cooler. Am I being unfair to Noctua? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments. UPDATE: Noctua has replied to this review! See the follow-up video at AFFILIATE LINKS TO PRODUCTS IN THIS VIDEO Noctua NH-P1: Noctua NF-A12x25 Fan: Noctua NA-FC1 PWM Controller: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition RGB: Noctua NH-U12S: Be Quiet! Dark Rock 4: Noctua NH-D15: AMD Ryzen R5-3600: AMD Ryzen R9-3900X: AMD Ryzen R5-5600X: CHAPTERS 0:00 Cold Open 0:07 Introduction to the Noctua NH-P1 0:41 A Few Preliminary Limitations 2:12 What We're Doing Today 2:52 Title Sequence 3:06 Basics of the Cooler 3:59 CPU Compatibility 4:36 Case Compatibility 5:36 Motherboard Compatibility 6:10 Noctua Compatibility Website 6:32 Installing the Cooler 7:12 Adding A Fan 8:24 Testing Methodology 8:47 Average CPU Temperatures (R5-3600) 9:33 Average CPU Temperatures (R9-3900X) 10:12 Temperatures Over Time (R5-3600) 10:32 Temperatures Over Time (R9-3900X) 11:20 Temperatures Over Time (R5-5600X) 11:49 TDP Wut 12:22 CPU's Too Hot 12:55 Convection 13:15 Mostly Silent 13:33 Should You Buy This? 14:08 PC Determining Factor 14:53 Reasons Not To Buy 15:54 Noctua Marketing Rant 20:14 Conclusion
What To Do If You Can't Buy A GPU In 2021 (GPUs Part 3/3)

What To Do If You Can't Buy A GPU In 2021 (GPUs Part 3/3)

The third in a 3-part series on the lack of graphics cards in 2021. Here in part 3, we'll discuss alternatives to a latest-gen graphics card and how you can still do some 1080p 60fps gaming even without one. We'll cover a $15 GPU Alternative! Make sure to check out the other parts of this series! Part 1 (Why Are Graphics Cards Out Of Stock In 2021?): Part 2 (How To Buy A Graphics Card in 2021): $15 USB3 to HDMI Adapter: If you're looking for a current-gen CPU with integrated graphics, probably the best value is in the 11600K, as it has the same iGPU as the 11900K and only two fewer cores. Intel i5-11600K: Ryzen 5 3400G: eBay seller for Ryzen R5 Pro 4650G: (they have RAISED their price within the last few weeks so you will want to look around) I don't think I mentioned it explicitly in the video but in the interest in disclosure the Intel CPU's I used for benchmarking were the i9-10900K ES and the i9-11900K ES. The Ryzen 5 Pro 3400G was used as both an APU and alongside an XFX RX 580 GTS XXX Edition 4GB. 0:00 Intro 1:55 Disclaimers 3:02 Overview 3:27 Older GPUs 5:03 Integrated Graphics 6:37 Intel 7:48 AMD 11:14 Benchmarks Overview 12:53 TimeSpy 13:11 Shadow Of The Tomb Raider 13:26 Borderlands 3 13:40 Ghost Recon Breakpoint 14:05 GTA V 14:37 Watch Dogs: Legion 15:04 Gears 5 15:24 Far Cry 5 15:39 Final Fantasy XIV 15:49 Update! AMD announces 5000G series! 17:44 No Integrated Graphics 18:14 The $15 GPU Alternative? 20:29 Cloud Gaming 21:20 What This Video Is About 21:43 GeForce Now 23:05 Latency 24:33 Limitations 25:00 Benchmarks Part 2 26:27 GeForce Now Pros 27:00 GeForce Now Cons 29:05 Combining Solutions 29:49 Summary 31:08 Coming Up
How To Buy A Graphics Card in 2021 (3080, 3070, 6800 XT, etc) (GPUs Part 2/3)

How To Buy A Graphics Card in 2021 (3080, 3070, 6800 XT, etc) (GPUs Part 2/3)

I've bought over 30 GPU's this year and you can do it too! These are all the methods I've used, hopefully this video helps you optimize your chances! This is the second in a 3-part series on graphics cards in 2021. In part 3, we'll cover GPU alternatives if you just don't have any luck getting one. Make sure to check out the other parts of this series! Part 1 (Why Are Graphics Cards Out Of Stock In 2021?): Part 3 (What To Do If You Can't Buy A GPU In 2021): Check a page for changes: Smaller PC shops where you might have success: Discord monitors: StockDrops: Snail Monitor: YouTube Monitors: fixitfixitfixit: DataLover: 0:00 Intro 2:14 Background 2:55 Check Your Expectations 3:40 This is a JOB 4:15 Forced Bundles 5:35 In-Stock Alerts are Useless 6:23 7:50 Optimize Your Checkout 8:37 NewEgg Shuffle 11:00 Drops 11:30 Stock Monitors 12:28 Discord Stock Monitors 14:50 YouTube Streams 15:21 Drops Without Notifications 16:01 Best Buy 18:01 Blackout PC Parts 20:05 20:23 Smaller Shops - Micro Center / Central Computers 21:19 EVGA 21:57 Amazon 22:36 eBay 23:33 Scams 23:57 Good luck! 24:45 Next video - What to do if you can't get a GPU?
☘️ This computer smells like PEPPERMINT! ☘️