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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Corsair's new mid-tower cases make personalizing a PC build even easier

The 5000D, 5000D Airflow, and 5000X aren't upscaled versions of last fall's 4000 series. Instead, these bigger cases pack in upgraded features and additional modularity.

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How much of my budget should I spend on a graphics card? | Ask an expert

Figuring out how much GPU to buy depends a lot on your other components and future plans.

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What are the best pre-built PCs for basic tasks? | Ask an expert

Our recommendations prioritize easy purchasing, setup, and support—perfect when serving as the family IT guru from afar.

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SilverStone's Redline RL08 flips the script for cases with optical drive bays

Choosing a case with an external drive bay usually means settling for a cheaper (and uglier) model. Not so with the SilverStone Redline RL08, which also sports an unusual internal layout.

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Lian Li's O11 Dynamic Mini PC case is finally here! And it's well worth the wait

After months of delays, you can finally get the compact version of Lian Li's ultra-popular O11D. And it's a fantastic case to build in.

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Watch us build an all-AMD PC!

We're celebrating the winter holidays with a festive build. (Spoiler: It has lots of RGB.)

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Who should buy the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT?

With the RX 6900 XT, AMD has returned to competing at the high-end. We lay out what you need to know.


Watch us build the Black Friday 2020 cheap gaming PC!

Year after year, we've been asked to actually build the cheap gaming PC from our Black Friday deals article. We're finally doing so at last—catch it live on Wednesday, 12/9 at 10:30am PT.

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Where to buy the Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti

Having trouble finding a 3060 Ti? Here’s where to start your search.

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The best prebuilt gaming PCs: Get Ryzen 5000, GeForce 3080, and Radeon RX 6800 right now

Skip the scalpers and sold-out listings for GeForce RTX 30-series, Radeon RX 6000, and Ryzen 5000 hardware with a prebuilt system—we've identified the online stores (and configurations) worth your money.

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NZXT's Xbox Series X lookalike makes small-form-factor builds a snap

This case isn't a console rival, but that won't stop certain corners of the internet from commenting in that vein anyway.

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Black Friday 2020 deals: The cheapest gaming PC you can build

This Ryzen-based, FreeSync-ready gaming PC costs just $256—a near-miracle, given the difficulty of obtaining computer parts at decent prices right now.

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How do I remove a CPU cooler without damaging the processor? | Ask an expert

Bent pins are a headache—and broken pins a heartache. Here’s how to avoid them while uninstalling a cooler.

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Can you build a PS5 or Xbox Series X PC for $800?

Internet commentors claim you can build an equivalent PC for the same cost as a PS5 or Xbox Series X, once you factor in the cost of subscriptions for online play. Are they right?

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Should you wait for Black Friday to upgrade your PC?

You can miss great deals on PC parts if you ignore Black Friday—or delay all purchases until November 27. But some components are still worth biding your time.