Don't-Miss Desktop Stories

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.

Windows 8 buying guide: How to buy the best laptop, desktop, tablet, or hybrid

Windows 8 works on them all. Here's how to buy the best one for you.

How to avoid common PC building mistakes

Check socket compatibility. Organize the screws and cables. Install this before that. And read the manuals!

Avoid common PC building mistakes

A few key details can trip up even seasoned geeks when assembling their own PC. Here's a handy guide to mistakes you can easily avoid.

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Learn to build a PC in under two minutes

Building a computer is a great way to get a custom configuration, save some money and have fun. In a how-to video, we'll show you how to build one in less than two minutes.