Brad ChacosSenior Editor, PCWorld

Brad Chacos spends his days digging through desktop PCs and tweeting too much. He covers gaming, graphics, and explainers for PCWorld, and spends his mornings running the news desk for PCWorld, Greenbot, and TechHive.

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Don't get fooled by this malware-ridden MSI Afterburner fake

An illegitimate website is serving up fake Afterburner software that could contain malware, MSI warns.

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The best graphics cards for PC gaming

These are the best graphics cards that PC gamers can buy today from Nvidia GeForce and AMD Radeon.

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Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3050 GPUs finally bring ray tracing and DLSS to the laptop masses

Nvidia announced new GeForce RTX 3050 and 3050 Ti laptop GPUs designed to bring ray tracing, performance-boosting DLSS technology, and supercharged creative capabilities to the mobile masses.

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Tested: How Nvidia Reflex can make you a better esports gamer

Nvidia's Reflex API in games and Reflex Latency Analyzer in 360Hz G-Sync Esports monitors give you everything you need for more responsive, more deadly esports gaming. Here's what you need to know.

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Dell security flaw from 2009 affects 'hundreds of millions' of PCs: How to fix it

Newly discovered security vulnerabilities put Dell PCs going back to 2009 at risk, but there are steps you can take to fix them.

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The best CPUs for gaming

The best gaming CPUs will help your PC pump out as many frames as possible, as quickly as possible. We pick the best for every budget.

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Windows 10 shovels dirt on Flash's grave

Windows 10 will fully remove Flash from patched PCs starting in July, and it won't be offered in the big May 2021 Update either.

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The best PCIe 4.0 SSD: If you have this cutting-edge interface, this drive is ready for it

Samsung's 980 Pro is the best PCIe 4.0 SSD you can buy right now. We explain why, and what you need to know about ultra-fast PCIe 4.0 drives in general.

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The best SSDs of 2021: New cryptocurrency could send prices skyrocketing

The best solid-state drives can supercharge your PC. Here are our picks for the best SSDs, and what you should know before a purchase.

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New GeForce drivers reveal Nvidia's next crypto mining counterstrike

Nvidia's new Game Ready 466.27 drivers should the company preparing a second round of Ethereum hash rate limiters for GeForce graphics cards.

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Windows 10: The best tricks, tips, and tweaks

Windows 10 is chock-full of handy, hidden new features worth exploring, especially after the recent May 2020 Update. Check out the best tips and tricks here.

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Oops! Unannounced Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 GPUs outed by Samsung

Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3050 and 3050 Ti haven't been announced, but apparently they'll be in Samsung's Galaxy Book Odyssey laptop.

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How to set up your new computer

Set up your new computer the right way by performing these crucial tasks.

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EVGA's free Elite Priority Access offers first dibs on a new graphics card

EVGA just added "Priority Access" to its free Elite membership, giving you the chance to queue up for graphics cards and other PC hardware before the masses.

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Even USB-C earbuds come with bloatware now

A new pair of USB-C headphones come with Deezer's music-streaming app preinstalled, and they'll offload a Deezer theme package on some Samsung Galaxy phones.