Marco ChiappettaPCWorld

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

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.