Brad ChacosSenior Editor, PCWorld

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

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Become an IT hero in PC Building Simulator's new esports expansion

Surprise! PC Building Simulator just received an esports expansion, but you don't play against other people. Instead, your sure hand will help lead an esports team to victory...or defeat.

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The outrageously fun Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout could be gaming's next megahit

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is like a battle royale, Mario Party, and the old 'Wipeout' game show all mixed into one. It's outrageously fun.

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The best CPUs for gaming: Core i9-10850K and Ryzen 5 3600 price cuts shake things up

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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Logitech's G Pro X Lightspeed fixes the biggest problem with the best gaming headset

The Logitech G Pro X was the best gaming headset Logitech ever created—but it lacked wireless capabilities. The $200 Logitech G Pro X Lightspeed adds it, along with USB-C charging.

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How to build a PC: A step-by-step guide

Wondering how to build a PC? Our comprehensive guide can help you through the entire process, from installing the CPU and the Windows operating system, to proper cable management.

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Microsoft's Xbox Series X reveals: Halo: Infinite, Fable, Psychonauts 2, Obsidian's next RPG, more

Microsoft's Xbox games showcase brought the hits with looks at Halo: Infinite, Forza Motorsport, Psychonauts 2, and Obsidian's next RPG, Avowed.

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How to stop website notifications in Chrome

If you never want websites to send you notifications in Chrome, here's how to turn off notification prompts forever.

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Rocket League is going free to play and leaving Steam for the Epic Games Store

Rocket League's one of the funnest esports around, and this summer it's going free to play, with full cross-play support across platforms—but it's leaving Steam in the process. Well, kind of.

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Why it's an awful time to buy a graphics card

They aren't announced yet, but high-end, next-gen graphics cards from AMD and Nvidia appear right around the corner. You don't want buyer's remorse on an $800 purchase.

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AMD inside: Lenovo's latest Legion gaming laptops, desktops deploy Ryzen CPUs

Need more proof that Ryzen CPUs are on a roll? Lenovo just announced five new laptops and desktops with AMD inside.

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How to buy the perfect PC case

PC cases come in all shapes, sizes, and features—from fully loaded ATX towers to bare-bones small form factors. This guide will help you find the best PC case for your needs.

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Chrome 84 starts squashing notifications from abusive sites

Google released Chrome 84 this week, and now the browser will automatically silence notification prompts from websites that abuse them.

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Tip: WinDirStat helps you find your PC's hidden storage hogs for free

Microsoft Flight Simulator and Call of Duty: Warzone each require 150GB+ of storage space to play. WinDirStat can help.

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Latest Radeon Software driver makes it easy to report bugs to AMD

If you run into an issue with your Radeon graphics card, a new bug report tool in Radeon Software makes it easy to let AMD know the specifics.

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Ubisoft extends Watch Dogs 2 giveaway after Uplay meltdown

Ubisoft promised a free copy of Watch Dogs 2 to anyone who logged into Uplay during the company's Ubisoft Forward event, but Uplay melted under the load. Ubisoft's still offering the game to fans.