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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Gigabyte's leak of unannounced Intel 9000-series CPUs confirms support for existing motherboards

Seemingly every company is announcing Intel's 9000-series CPUs except for Intel itself. Gigabyte's announcement confirms widespread motherboard support, though.

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The Galaxy Note 9 leaks early in Samsung preorder page and launch video

Here's everything we know (and think we know) about the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung's next flagship phone.

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35 great PC games for Linux

The arrival of Steam has lured hordes of big-name games to Linux PCs. Here are some of the best Linux PC games you can play today.

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Price war! Now several 120GB SSDs are selling for a ludicrously low $28

The Kingston A400 kicked off the $28 SSD price war, but now PNY and Silicon Power are joining the fray.

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Playing Madden 19 on PC feels so damned good

After a decade-long hiatus, the NFL returns to PCs in Madden 19, and it's the definitive way to play despite showing some console roots.

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Artifact, Valve's first new PC game in 5 years, gets a price and release date

Valve returns to game publishing with Artifact, a mash-up of Dota 2 and Magic: The Gathering. Now we know when we can play it.

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Oops! MSI confirms 9th-gen Core processors that Intel hasn't announced yet

MSI's Z370 motherboards will support Intel's 9000-series CPUs, but Intel hasn't announced 9th-gen chips yet.

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Origin PC's new EON15-S crams Core i9 into a 3.4-pound gaming laptop

The Origin EON15-S and EVO17-S are lightweight for gaming laptops but still support Intel's 6-core monster.

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AMD Ryzen motherboards explained: The crucial differences in every AM4 chipset

Which Ryzen AM4 motherboard chipset is right for you: X470, X370, B450, B350, or A320? We can help.

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New GeForce graphics cards inbound? Nvidia teases Gamescom event with 'spectacular surprises'

Are new GeForce GPUs almost here? Nvidia announces a "Gaming Celebration" event for Gamescom on the same day a presentation on "Nvidia’s Next Generation Mainstream GPU" is scheduled for Hot Chips.

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Ludicrous! This 120GB Kingston A400 SSD is on sale for just $28

Upgrading to a speedy solid-state drive won't break the bank today: Amazon's selling a $120GB Kingston SSD for just $128. Wild.

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How to stop Steam's Chat and Friends list from automatically opening

The new Steam Chat is great, but it annoyingly opens every time you open Steam. Here's how to stop it.

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How Windows 10 will prevent updates from randomly rebooting your PC: Machine learning

The latest Windows 10 Insider preview builds predict when to install updates by using machine learning to determine if you're at your PC.

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Why the new Steam Chat won't woo PC gamers away from Discord

Valve's new Steam Chat is a massive improvement, but compared to Discord, its weakness is right in its name.

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What Chrome's 'Not secure' warning for unencrypted HTTP websites really means

Google Chrome now labels any sites that lack HTTPS encryption as 'not secure,' but that doesn't mean you've been hacked.