Brad ChacosSenior Editor, PCWorld

Brad Chacos spends his days digging through desktop PCs and tweeting too much. He covers gaming and graphics for PCWorld, and spends his mornings running the news desk for PCWorld, Macworld, Greenbot, and TechHive.

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EVGA splashes into CPU chilling with new closed-loop liquid coolers

EVGA makes its CPU cooling debut with the CLC 120 and CLC 280 closed-loop all-in-one liquid coolers.

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Humble Store offers X-COM: UFO Defense for free, XCOM 2 for dirt cheap

Humble's giving the classic X-COM: UFO Defense away for free, and it'll cut you a heck of a deal on XCOM 2 as well.

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Nvidia bundles Ubisoft's new games with GTX 1070, GTX 1080—and GeForce Experience

If you buy a GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070, Nvidia will give you a free copy of For Honor or Ghost Recon Wildlands—but you have to use GeForce Experience to get your game.

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January's powerful new PC hardware: Next-gen chips, wild cases, exotic laptops, and more

PC enthusiasts witnessed an onslaught of wild new computer hardware in January, from Radeon Vega's reveal to AMD Ryzen and Intel's Kaby Lake chips.

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15 obscure Steam features that can power up your PC gaming

Steam can do a whole lot more than let you buy and play games. Buckle up and get ready to dive deep into Steam's hidden features for power users.

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How Windows 10's Game Mode will make your PC games run better

The Game Mode coming in this spring's Windows 10 Creators Update is designed to help your games run faster and smoother. Here's how.

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10 frustrating Google Chrome irritations and how to fix them

These tweaks will help you stop accidental tab closures, update extensions, enable guest browsing, and make other improvements to the Chrome browser.

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How to change Windows 10's default web browser to Chrome, Firefox, or Opera

Windows 10 pulls a nasty trick when you upgrade: It sets your default web browser to Edge, even if you opted for Chrome or Firefox in Windows 7 or 8. Here's how to change it back.

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Prices plummet for AMD's beastly Radeon Pro Duo graphics card ahead of Vega's release

AMD's Radeon Pro Duo was always a weird product, and its days are limited with hotly anticipated Vega graphics cards on the horizon.

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The Windows 10 Creators Update's best new features: Dynamic Lock, Game Mode, privacy tweaks, and more

This spring's massive Windows 10 Creators Update is overflowing with fresh features and helpful tweaks. Here's a look at the most notable.

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GeForce Now vs. GeForce Now: Nvidia's Shield and PC streaming services are wildly different

GeForce Now for the Shield TV and GeForce Now for PCs and Macs are two wildly different services for streaming PC games to you devices, despite the similar names.

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XCOM 2's eagerly anticipated Long War 2 total conversion mod released in Steam Workshop

The original Long War mod made the first XCOM reboot even better, and now Long War 2 is here for XCOM 2 with new enemies, missions, and soldier tools galore.

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Mini PC invasion: These radically tiny computers fit in the palm of your hand

Some of today's 'desktop' mini-PCs make laptops seem downright bulky in comparison.

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Ossic's amazingly immersive 3D headphones give you an earful of VR audio's glorious future

The Ossic X 3D headphones raised more money on Kickstarter than any other VR campaign, and their sound is utterly transformative.

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AMD's Ryzen processors will launch before March 3, GDC slip-up reveals

Oops! A listing for a GDC 2017 session just revealed that AMD's Ryzen CPUs will launch before March 3.