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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How Microsoft and Nvidia plan to kill game-loading times on PCs

Microsoft's DirectStorage API and Nvidia's RTX IO tie your graphic card's memory and your NVMe drive closely together, cutting out the slow CPU middleman to enable instantly loading games.

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 30-series GPUs: 5 things PC gamers need to know

Nvidia's next-gen GeForce RTX 30-series graphics cards are here, and they're bringing a lot more than just faster frame rates to the table. Here's what PC gamers need to know.

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 30-series vs GeForce RTX 20-series: Full spec comparison

The Nvidia GeForce website outlined full specs for the GeForce RTX 3090, RTX 3080, and RTX 3070.

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The GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 are Nvidia's 'greatest generational leap ever'

Nvidia's next-gen GeForce RTX 30-series graphics cards are full of radical technology advancements, spearheaded by the monster $1500 GeForce RTX 3090. Here's what you need to know.

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Essential gear that makes distance learning and working from home much easier

These tech tools and software make it easier to stay productive from home.

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The best co-op PC games to play with your friends

Sure, you can play these co-op PC games alone, but they're way better with a buddy.

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Nvidia RTX retrospective: What two years of ray tracing and DLSS got us

Nvidia's GeForce RTX 20-series changed the game, but did it change YOUR games? We examine two years of ray tracing and DLSS games on the cusp of the GeForce RTX 3090's reveal.

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Find storage space for Microsoft Flight Simulator with the free WinDirStat tool

Microsoft Flight Simulator and Call of Duty: Warzone each require 150GB+ of storage space to play. WinDirStat can help.

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Oculus VR headsets will soon require a Facebook account

Facebook-owned Oculus will require new users to log into their VR headsets with Facebook accounts starting in October.

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Become an IT hero in PC Building Simulator's new esports expansion

Surprise! PC Building Simulator just received an esports expansion, but you don't play against other people. Instead, your sure hand will help lead an esports team to victory...or defeat.

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The outrageously fun Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout could be gaming's next megahit

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is like a battle royale, Mario Party, and the old 'Wipeout' game show all mixed into one. It's outrageously fun.

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Logitech's G Pro X Lightspeed fixes the biggest problem with the best gaming headset

The Logitech G Pro X was the best gaming headset Logitech ever created—but it lacked wireless capabilities. The $200 Logitech G Pro X Lightspeed adds it, along with USB-C charging.

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How to build a PC: A step-by-step guide

Wondering how to build a PC? Our comprehensive guide can help you through the entire process, from installing the CPU and the Windows operating system, to proper cable management.

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Microsoft's Xbox Series X reveals: Halo: Infinite, Fable, Psychonauts 2, Obsidian's next RPG, more

Microsoft's Xbox games showcase brought the hits with looks at Halo: Infinite, Forza Motorsport, Psychonauts 2, and Obsidian's next RPG, Avowed.

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How to stop website notifications in Chrome

If you never want websites to send you notifications in Chrome, here's how to turn off notification prompts forever.