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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AMD 'boot kits' loan chips to help update motherboards for 2nd-gen Ryzen CPUs

No, AMD won't give you a free chip, but it it will loan you one to help update your BIOS to support its new 2nd-gen Ryzen CPUs and APUs.

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Samsung's glorious CHG70 FreeSync 2 display shows the wonder (and wonkiness) of PC HDR

The Samsung CHG70 is FreeSync 2's vanguard and the best monitor we've used, but HDR is still bleeding-edge on PCs.

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Water-cooling specialist EKWB starts selling complete custom gaming PCs

EKWB's Fluid Gaming Systems offer a limited selection of powerful hardware and nifty enthusiast-class extras like custom liquid-cooling and sleeved power cables.

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Acer and Dell gaming laptops drop to ludicrously low prices to clear way for Intel 8th-gen CPUs

The arrival of 8th-gen Intel CPUs is dropping gaming laptops with 7th-gen processors to new lows.

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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, B350, or A320?

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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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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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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.