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 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 Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2080 Ti to AMD's 32-core Threadripper 2990WX.

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Dell and Newegg's Labor Day sales harbor huge deals on laptops, gaming PCs, and all sorts of tech

Dell and Newegg kicked off Labor Day weekend sales early with deals on PCs, TVs, and other electronics.

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AMD's 16-core Ryzen Threadripper 2950X processor hits stores today

AMD's sweet-spot 2nd-gen Ryzen Threadripper 2950X hits the streets with 16 cores and 32 threads.

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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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Just buy it? Why Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2080 Ti might be worth preordering

Most people shouldn't preorder computer hardware. But there are some very valid reasons to preorder the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti—they just haven't been articulated well.

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5 smoking-hot deals on PC components and peripherals

We found all-time low prices on graphics cards, SSDs, a mechanical keyboard, and closed-loop cooling.

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Witness the Acer Predator Thronos: A hulking triple-monitor cockpit for extreme gaming

Acer calls the Predator Thronos a gaming chair, but it's a lot more than that.

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Acer's blisteringly fast 4K, 144Hz HDR gaming monitors cost far less than rival displays

The Acer Predator XB273K supports G-Sync, while the Acer Nitro XV273K supports FreeSync.

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Acer Predator X27 review: 4K, 144Hz G-Sync HDR is the Holy Grail of gaming monitors, with quirks

The Acer Predator X27 is one of the first G-Sync HDR displays and checks every box you could ask for despite some bleeding-edge quirks and a sky-high price.

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AMD's first-gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs get deep price cuts

AMD's clearing the decks for the 2nd-gen Threadripper processors by selling their predecessors at a steep discount.

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This clever trick gets AMD FreeSync running on an Nvidia GeForce graphics card

You can run AMD's FreeSync with an Nvidia GeForce graphics card by changing some settings around, but you'll also need Radeon's help doing it.

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Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti are loaded with boundary-pushing graphics tech

Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti are loaded with hardware dedicated to real-time ray tracing, futuristic interfaces, and enough power to drive bleeding-edge 4K G-Sync HDR displays. Those prices though.

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14 Nvidia GeForce RTX 20-series graphics card we saw at Gamescom: Founders Editions to custom behemoths

Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2070, RTX 2080, and RTX 2080 Ti have been unveiled, and they're everywhere you turn at Gamescom 2018. Here's a look at the ones we've seen so far.

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Every custom GeForce RTX 2080 and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti you can preorder, and why you shouldn't

You can preorder a slew of custom GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards right now. We point you to them all, and explain why you might want to wait for reviews before pulling the trigger.

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GeForce RTX 2080 will be 50 percent faster than GTX 1080 in traditional PC games, Nvidia says

Nvidia's new GeForce RTX 2080 will be 10x faster than the GTX 1080 in bleeding-edge ray traced games, but also 1.5x faster in traditional rasterized games, too.