Alaina YeeSenior Editor, PCWorld

Alaina Yee is PCWorld's resident bargain hunter—when she's not covering PC building, computer components, mini-PCs, and more, she's scouring for the best tech deals. Previously her work has appeared in PC Gamer, IGN, Maximum PC, and Official Xbox Magazine. You can find her on Twitter at @morphingball.

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What do you need for a good GeForce Now experience? | Ask an expert

Nvidia’s game streaming service can serve as a stopgap for a GPU upgrade—here’s what you need for smooth gameplay.

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Love YouTube but hate ads? Score a long 3-month free trial to YouTube Premium

Right now, new subscribers can try YouTube’s useful (but expensive) paid features for a full three months at no cost.


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How do I get a PC for cheap? | Ask an expert

The strategy for scoring computers at rock-bottom prices depends on if you want to buy new or used.

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The Full Nerd ep. 170: Radeon RX 6700 XT analysis, Smart Access Memory on Ryzen 3000

In this episode of The Full Nerd, AMD levels up its PC gaming hardware.

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What type of SSD should you buy?

SSDs have clear performance advantages, but the jumble of acronyms like M.2, SATA, NVMe, and NAND don’t make it easy to pick one. We’ve untangled the process for you.

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SSPUD’s new SFF case is made for mesh lovers

The first case launched by Lian Li’s new sub-brand SSUPD, the Meshlicious offers configuration options galore within its many mesh panels.

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Should I still buy Intel CPUs? | Ask an expert

AMD processors are more popular right now, so does that make Intel's chips a poor choice?

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Best free password managers: Better online security doesn’t have to cost a thing

Identity theft and fraudulent charges are just part of the headache that can result from using weak passwords. Shore up your defenses with one of these free password managers.

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How to snag a Ryzen 5000 at a fair price

Alarmed by the ever-rising prices for PC hardware? Here’s how to get Ryzen processors (or Nvidia and Radeon graphics cards) for a reasonable amount.

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Gelid's $1.50 bracket protects you from ripping out Ryzen CPUs

Gelid’s new CPU protection bracket aims to reduce the chance of ripping a Ryzen processor free while uninstalling its cooler.

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When should I choose a console over a graphics card upgrade? | Ask an expert

Our staff often debates this topic fiercely, but switching platforms can make sense.

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Game on: Ryzen 5000 laptops you can buy right now

Like what you’ve seen from AMD’s hot new mobile processors? Here are the laptops you can get your hands on.

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Watch us build an HTPC live!

Released last fall, SilverStone's Milo 10 is a modular mini-ITX case designed for home-theater PC builds. We're gonna give it a go.

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Is spending $300 on an Intel Core i9-9900K worth it? | Ask an expert

On occasion, dropping cash on an unintended upgrade can greatly benefit a whole family.

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What is the proper way to clean your desktop PC or laptop? | Ask an expert

Avoiding dust is impossible—so a little maintenance will keep your system in optimal shape. Here’s what you need to do, and how often. (Partial spoiler: Avoid household vacuum machines.)