Blender is a popular free and open-source 3D creation suite. It is widely used for modelling and rendering, although it can also be used for rigging, animation, simulation, and other tasks.  Programs like this can be quite heavy on your computer, so it would be a great idea to build a well optimized computer for … Read more

One of the things we pride ourselves on is that we don’t just sell good computers. Everyone has different needs, even those that use the same programs. Recently we’ve been working with a lot of video editors and animators, and we’ve come across some pretty niche requirements. Our most recent of these clients specialises in … Read more

Dual Xeon

If you haven’t read part 1 of this story, you’re going to want to check it out. Just to catch you up, this is a build for Computational Fluid Dynamics, which can be extremely demanding on the CPU. With our tight deadline in place, we weren’t able to get the level of cooling we were … Read more

PC vs Laptop

When it comes to the decision of laptop vs desktop, our preference is always desktop. The desk life isn’t for everyone though. Some people need to move around a lot – maybe they need to visit clients often, maybe their work involves flying between provinces every now and then, and most recently, some people just … Read more

Gaming PC

While it’s true that our specialty is high performance workstations for architects, engineers and the like, that doesn’t mean it’s all we ever build. This guy is a Synthwave connoisseur, and naturally he’s been one of the many passengers on CyberPunk 2077’s hype train. If you’re not much of a gamer, Cyberpunk 2077 is the … Read more

Custom PC

A custom PC isn’t just a toy for gamers. It’s important that you have the right workstation computer for your needs. While there are many great pre-built computers available, these won’t necessarily suit your specific requirements. At Modena Computers, we have helped many professionals with custom-built systems. This includes internationally-acclaimed architectural companies and engineering firms … Read more

If you’ve ever taken a look at the prebuilt PCs available on the market, you might have noticed something. You can see two computers being sold side-by-side, and they’ll have different generations of CPU. Even if they’re the same generation, they might not be the most current generation. Does Special Edition just mean “normal CPU … Read more

This is the most exciting system we’ve had the chance to put together in a very long time. Computational Fluid Dynamics is a field that requires more CPU cores than the number of syllables in its name. Our client for this build wanted a machine that was up to the task of optimising the aerodynamics … Read more

GeForce vs Quadro

Controversial opinion: when it comes to Quadro vs GeForce, we almost never recommend workstation GPUs in our workstation PCs. You’ve probably heard of Nvidia’s Quadro line of graphics cards. These cards are made for pros who work with CAD and CGI applications. This is quite different from Nvidia’s more commonly seen GeForce line of cards, … Read more

Having a Modena Computers workstation on your desk will already give you a much better time at the office than you would ever have otherwise, but if you really want to get the most out of it, you really should think about how you’re going to interact with it. The keyboard and mouse are a … Read more