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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The highest-performing PC hardware you can buy today

Looking to build the ultimate PC? If price is no object, this is the hardware you want, from Intel's bleeding-edge Optane 900P SSD to Nvidia's Titan V.

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AMD vows 'freedom' for new Radeon brands amidst GeForce Partner Program controversy

The Asus Arez lineup won't be the only new Radeon-exclusive graphics card brand, AMD says.

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The best SSDs of 2018

The best SSDs can supercharge your PC. We review our picks for the best SSDs, and what to look for in an SSD.

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HTC Vive vs. Oculus Rift vs. Windows Mixed Reality: What's the difference?

Windows PC owners have three virtual reality platforms to choose from: Here's how the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality VR headsets compare, compete, and overlap.

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AMD's Radeon RX 500X graphics cards are just RX 500-series GPUs with a new name

The Radeon RX 500X graphics cards are a vendor-only rebrand to help PC makers sell more computers.

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AMD rolls out CPU firmware and Windows 10 patches to protect against Spectre exploits

AMD's CPU microcode updates join forces with a new Windows 10 patch to protect against Spectre variant 2—if you can get them.

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How to check if Facebook shared your personal info with Cambridge Analytica

Cambridge Analytica harvested personal information from 87 million Facebook users. Here's how to tell if you were affected.

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Nvidia drops GeForce driver support for 32-bit operating systems, Fermi graphics cards

GeForce drivers will no longer be Game Ready for 32-bit operating systems or older Fermi GPU hardware.

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Apple clads the iPhone 8 and iPhone X in (Product)Red to help fight HIV

The iPhone 8 (Product)Red Special Edition and (Product)Red iPhone X Leather Folio drench Apple's phones in red to help a good cause: the fight against HIV and AIDS.

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Intel 8th-gen CPU motherboards explained: Z370 vs. H370 vs. B360 vs. H310

A wide variety of 300-series chipsets support Intel's 8th-generation "Coffee Lake" CPUs. Here's how Z370, H370, B360, and H310 motherboards compare.

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The Razer Game Store is a Steam alternative that gives you free games and PC hardware

The Razer Game Store builds atop Razer's zVault virtual currency to offer free games and Razer hardware to loyal customers.

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How to find your motherboard's Spectre CPU fix

Finding and installing Spectre CPU firmware updates for DIY PCs is complicated and involves updating your motherboard BIOS. Here's how.

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How to protect your PC from the Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws

Here's how keep your computer safe from the nasty Meltdown and Spectre CPU security flaws.

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Intel finishes Spectre patching, some older CPUs won't receive planned updates

Intel’s marathon of Spectre CPU microcode patches is ending, but some older chips that were promised updates won’t be receiving them.

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Acer's Nitro 5 laptops bring Intel's 8th-gen CPUs to mainstream gamers

The Nitro 5 gaming laptops focus on casual gamers, and Acer's first models with Intel 8th-gen laptop CPUs tap affordable Core i5 options.