Marco ChiappettaPCWorld

I'm the Managing Editor at HotHardware.Com and a freelance writer for a handful of tech-centric publications.

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Supercharge your PC's storage with a RAID setup: Everything you need to know

Configuring multiple drives in RAID can protect against disaster and provide face-meltingly fast transfer speeds.

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Red Team rocking: Build the ultimate AMD gaming PC

If you want to crack 5GHz, AMD's the only way to fly--and a powerful all-AMD gaming PC will cost you less than half of our top Intel builds.

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Build a hellacious PC with Intel's Devil's Canyon and AMD's dual-GPU graphics monster

Combining Intel's fastest processor with AMD's beefiest graphics card melted our faces--in both gaming performance and sheer power usage. Join us as we build the beast.

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It's cheap and easy to make your own portable hard drive from an old PC drive

An external enclosure is all you need to give your old storage a new lease on life.

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How to install a new hard drive in your desktop PC

Don't be afraid of cracking open your desktop PC's case. Installing a new 3.5" hard drive is a basic task anyone can accomplish.

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Technicolor Color Certification Program: Marketing hype or genuine consumer benefit?

Backers promise to help consumers find more color-accurate displays.

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How to install (or replace) a case fan

Your PC needs to stay cool to keep working at its best. Here's how to install a fan for a new build, or to replace a fan that has stopped working.

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How to maximize storage space on your Windows tablet

If you're running out of space on your Windows tablet, you can expand your storage, clean up those unneeded files, or store non-critical files in the cloud.

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Turn old PC hardware into a home server with FreeNAS

FreeNAS can breathe new life into old hardware and sling files and media to networked devices all around your house.

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Graphene is the super substance that could replace silicon, plastic and glass

A single atom thick, yet strong as steel and hard as a diamond, graphene could change how we build technology. If we can figure out how to manufacture it.

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Tie me down: The ultimate guide to proper PC cable management

With a little planning and lots of twist ties, your cluttered PC can be transformed into a clean, crisp computer with wonderful airflow.

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Mean and green: How to build a gaming PC that’s fast, quiet, and efficient

Gaming rigs don’t have to be big, noisy, power-sucking beasts. We've built one that treads lightly and kills softly.

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Tested: Why almost every PC could use a video card upgrade

The numbers say it all: While today’s CPUs have strong integrated graphics, nearly every PC user would benefit from a GPU upgrade.

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Laptop makeover: 5 ways to extend its useful life

You can rebuild it. You have the technology. And if it's acting tired, you have little to lose.

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Tested: Which PC upgrades offer the biggest performance boost for your buck?

We took a mainstream PC and individually upgraded it's processor, graphics card, memory, and storage. Find out which ones busted our benchmarks.