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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How to check your PC's CPU temperature

Is your PC's processor too hot? Here's how to monitor your computer's CPU temperature, and lower it if needed.

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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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How to install a graphics card

Installing a new graphics card can give your PC a major performance boost. Here's how to do it.

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Xbox Series X vs. gaming PCs: Fight!

The Xbox Series X delivers exceptional value for the hardware inside, but the battle against gaming PCs isn't as cut-and-dry as you may think.

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The best free software for your PC

These are the best free programs that any PC needs: solid security tools, productivity software, and more.

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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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These 25 deep, absorbing PC games will eat days of your life

These long PC games demanded to be played for days, not hours—and your tenacity will be rewarded.

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Epic's 15 days of free games continues with Tropico 5

The Epic Games Store is giving away free games for 15 days as part of its Holiday Sale 2020 blowout, and handing out a $10 coupon with each one.

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How to check your graphics card's GPU temperature

Knowing your graphics card's GPU temperature is vital when your PC keeps overheating, or when you try your hand at overclocking. Here's how to check your GPU temperature.

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Software worth paying for: 10 programs you won't regret buying

Sure, you can stock your PC with some excellent freebies, but this software is worth paying for.

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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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Vulkan ray tracing support is finally official, starting with Quake II RTX

Official Vulkan extensions let both AMD and Nvidia graphics card play ray-traced games.

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Pillars of Eternity and Tyranny, two fantastic modern CRPGs, are free on Epic right now

The Epic Games Store is giving away Obisidan's Pillars of Eternity and Tyranny until Thursday.

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8 ways to make Cyberpunk 2077 run faster

Cyberpunk 2077 is a gorgeous video game capable of bringing even the best graphics cards to their knees. These performance optimizations can help.

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Couldn't buy a graphics card? Play Cyberpunk 2077 from the cloud on GeForce Now

Bummed because you couldn't find a graphics card in time to play Cyberpunk 2077 today? Consider playing it on GeForce Now, Nvidia's surprisingly good cloud gaming service.