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 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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Update: Windows 10's search is broken. Here are some workarounds

It's not just you. Windows 10's search is broken for many people, showing only an empty black box. Fortunately, there are workarounds available, and Microsoft says that for many people the problem should now be solved.

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Graphics cards ranked, from fastest to slowest

We've compared and ranked all the major consumer GPUs from Nvidia and AMD, starting with the fastest graphics card you can buy.

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Nvidia's play-anywhere GeForce Now service is finally here, and it demolishes Google Stadia

Nvidia's GeForce Now lets you stream your games from the cloud, and it's finally launching in full after years in beta. Here's what you need to know.

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EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO review: Ray tracing gets affordable

The EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO makes some smart compromises to bring real-time ray tracing under $300, drastically undercutting its rivals.

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The best SSDs of 2020: Price fluctuations affect our top picks

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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Black wallpaper bug from Windows 7's 'final' update will get fixed

Microsoft's final Windows 7 patch added a bug that turned some wallpapers black, so it's preparing yet another final patch to fix it.

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Shop carefully: Some Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics cards are much faster than others

Thanks to a last-second VBIOS upgrade, some Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics cards are much faster than others. Here's what you need to know, and how to make sure yours is upgraded.

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Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 5600 XT review: Punching above its class

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT delivers outstanding 1080p gaming, knocking out the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti thanks to a last-minute upgrade. Make sure you get that new BIOS!

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Windows 10: The best tricks, tips, and tweaks

Windows 10 is chock-full of handy, hidden new features worth exploring, especially after the recent October 2018 Update. Check out the best tips and tricks here.

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Tip: You can still upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 for free

Windows 7 went end-of-life today, but you can still take advantage of Microsoft's offer of a free Windows 10 upgrade, even though it officially ended years ago.

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Windows 7 is dead: How to stay as safe as possible after the security updates stop

Windows 7 is officially end of life, meaning it will no longer receive security updates. If you're going to keep using it, here's how to stay as safe as possible.

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CES 2020: The chips, laptops, and badass gear PC enthusiasts need to know about

2020 is shaping up to be a momentous year for the PC, and you could see it shaping up at CES 2020. Here's the gear PC enthusiasts need to know about.

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Here's Destiny 2 being played on Intel's first Xe discrete graphics chip

Intel showed off its first discrete graphics chip at CES 2020, with DG1 playing Destiny 2 on a Tiger Lake reference laptop.

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Origin PC's reborn 'Big O' marries a high-end PC with a liquid-cooled console for ultimate streaming

Origin PC's 'Big O' revival blends console with PC, leveraging synergies from its recent Corsair acquisition.