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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Intel 300-series motherboards explained: Z390 vs. Z370 vs. H370 vs. B360 vs. H310

A wide variety of 300-series chipsets support Intel's"Coffee Lake" CPUs. Here's how Z390, Z370, H370, B360, and H310 motherboards compare.

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Intel Z390 motherboards revealed: What's inside Intel's new high-end chipset

Motherboards based on Intel's new Z390 chipset are rolling out alongside Intel's 9th-gen CPUs, plugging the glaring holes in Z370's capabilities.

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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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PNY GeForce RTX 2080 XLR8 Gaming Overclocked Edition review: Okay but overpriced

The PNY GeForce RTX 2080 XLR8 is an all right card that's painfully overpriced compared to its rivals.

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Intel 9th-gen CPU reactions with Intel, Alienware, GamersNexus, Paul's Hardware, and Bitwit

When you're surrounded by smart people, you ask them questions. We've got rapid reactions to the Intel 9th-gen CPU reveal from Alienware, Intel, and some of the best PC YouTube channels around.

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Never preorder: Why jumping on new technology before it's tested is a bad idea

Preordering PC components based on hype and promises always winds up disappointing in some way, and we're already seeing warning signs about Intel's Core i7-9700K.

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Microsoft's Project xCloud service will stream Xbox games to PCs, tablets, and phones

Microsoft's Project xCloud streaming service aims to let you play Xbox One games on any device you want, leveraging the power of both Xbox and Azure.

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After the October Update fiasco, Microsoft needs to warn users about the risks of Windows 10 upgrades

Performing a major operating system upgrade can result in disaster, as the Windows 10 October 2018 Update proves. But you wouldn't know it from reading Microsoft's upgrade prompts.

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How to get the Windows 10 October 2018 Update right now

Microsoft's big Windows 10 October 2018 Update will start rolling out new features to the masses on October 9, but you can get it today. We'll show you how.

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Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October 2018 Update after reports of mass file deletion

Microsoft has slammed the brakes on the Windows 10 October 2018 Update's rollout after it deleted entire folders full of files for some users.

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Razer gets into networking with Sila, a $250 router built for wireless gaming that doesn't suck

The Razer Sila is loaded with smart software that prioritizes gaming bandwidth, even over Wi-Fi.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 Update releases today with ray tracing in tow

The next major iteration of Windows 10, the October 2018 Update, will become available on Tuesday.

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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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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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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.