Brad ChacosSenior Editor, PCWorld

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Brad Chacos spends the days jamming to Spotify and digging through desktop PCs. He covers the gaming, graphics cards, and how-to beats for PCWorld, and spends his mornings running the news desk for PCWorld, Macworld, Greenbot, and TechHive.

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Radeon Software Crimson is here: AMD loads next-gen drivers with killer features

AMD's new Radeon Software Crimson introduces the completely rebuilt Radeon Settings interface and boasts handy new features for Radeon graphics cards and APUs.

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How to watch Intel's Extreme Masters San Jose e-sports tournament through the eyes of the pros

Intel's big Extreme Masters San Jose tournament kicks off this weekend, and a partnership between ESL and Raptr's Plays.TV wants to put you in the shoes of all 60 professional GS:GO and League of Legend players.

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Tested: Nvidia GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards for every budget

Which graphics card is best for your money? We test over a dozen AMD and Nvidia GPUs to help find the answer.

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AMD Radeon R9 380X review feat. Sapphire: The best graphics card for 1080p gaming, priced to fight

AMD's Radeon R9 380X fills a gaping hole in the world of graphics cards, and it's competitively priced, too.

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Starcraft, Steam Machines, Fallout 4: PC gaming's blockbuster week

We're knee-deep in the thick of prime gaming season, folks. On the same day, Steam Machines, Fallout 4, and Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void launched--and those were just the tip of the iceberg.

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Microsoft's New Xbox One Experience missed a crucial chance to kill Steam Machines

Valve's Steam Machines are finally here, and Microsoft could've cut them off at the knees with it's New Xbox One Experience. But it didn't.

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Steam Machines are here: Full details and pictures for every model

Valve's Steam Machine lineup is as varied in hardware as it is in price. Here's everything we know about all 15 models announced thus far.

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Nvidia Game Ready driver preps gamers for Fallout 4, Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void, Star Wars Battlefront

Tuesday's shaping up to be an epic day for PC gamers, and Nvidia's latest Game Ready driver ensures GeForce owners are prepared.

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Adios, Catalyst: Meet Radeon Software Crimson, AMD's slick new software hub

After a long 13-year run, AMD's replacing its Catalyst Control Center with a slick, rebuilt software hub dubbed Radeon Software Crimson. It's ready to go toe-to-toe with Nvidia’s vaunted GeForce Experience. Check out the details here.

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Surfaces, Steam Machines, and 8K screens: October's hottest new PC hardware

Surface Books. Skylake laptops. Steam Machines. 8K displays. October's hot new PC hardware is all about the holiday push.

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How to build a PC: A step-by-step, comprehensive guide

Thinking of building a PC? Our comprehensive guide can help you through the entire process, from installing the CPU and the Windows operating system, to proper cable management.

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Nvidia plans to lock Game Ready drivers behind GeForce Experience registration

Soon, you won't be able to get Game Ready drivers for your GeForce graphics card unless you hand your email address over to Nvidia.

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Raptr's Plays.tv client auto-finds key Counter-Strike: GO highlights for easy clip sharing

Plays.tv's video client now automatically IDs and highlights your most epic moments in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, making it a breeze to create and share highlight reels.

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Why Microsoft's audacious vision for the future of computing is finally ready for prime time

Years later, both PC hardware and Windows itself are finally ready to realize Microsoft's ambitious vision for the future of computing, as evidenced in the Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, and Lumia 950.