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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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.

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The right way to set up a new PC

That new machine isn't truly ready for business until you complete these steps.

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How to build your own Steam Machine today for $560

We built a diminutive PC gaming rig for roughly the same price as an Xbox One. Was it worth it?

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If we show you how to back up your PC for free, will you finally do it?

What's it gonna take? These free backup tools are a good start.

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How to easily find drivers for Unknown Devices in Windows

Sure, you can rip your PC apart and eyeball troublesome hardware directly - but there's an easier way to find drivers for unknown devices.

Essential tools for building, repairing, and upgrading PCs (and other electronic devices)

Using the right tools can mean the difference between a satisfyingly successful project and a regrettable disaster.

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How to transform any HDTV into a smart TV

Third-party devices can add smart features to an existing set, and some of them are quite cheap.

Build this killer AMD-based Windows 8.1 PC for less than $1000

Forget about Intel; this powerful PC build packs AMD hardware under the hood.

How to make your old GPU run like new

A little TLC can breathe new life into your aging graphics card.

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How to build a killer Windows 8.1 gaming PC for under $1000

A new OS calls for new hardware, at an affordable price.

Unlock your Surface RT tablet's hidden superpowers

The Surface RT might seem limited, but smart use of its connectivity and apps can make it an able sidekick for your computing needs.

How to overclock your new Haswell CPU like a pro

Reap some amazing performance improvements from your hot new Haswell processor for free.