Don't-Miss Hardware Stories

It's spring! Clean out your PC's junk with these free programs

You're already cleaning up your house for the summer months, so why not extend that DIY attitude to your PC too?

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Linux to the rescue! How Ubuntu can help a computer in distress

When disaster strikes your Windows PC, an Ubuntu live drive has all the tools you need to save the day.

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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.

Three essential 'hardware' tools every PC user needs

You won't need them every day, but when you need them you really, really need them.

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Beat it, bloatware: How to clean the crap off your PC

Preloaded software bogs down your hard drive, your start menu, and worse. Clean it out with these handy tools and tricks.

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7 easy tips to extend your PC's lifespan

PCs are pricey. These 7 tips and tricks can help yours live to a ripe old age.

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Recover files from a dead PC

Your PC no longer boots. Here's how to recover the vital files trapped inside.

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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?

How to set up a child's first PC

Eventually, your kid will want—and need—a computer. But they’ll still need a parent’s guidance and protection. Start with the right programs—and the right rules.