Marco ChiappettaPCWorld

Marco Chiappetta is the managing editor at HotHardware.Com and a freelance writer for several tech-centric publications.

Build the ultimate Intel Haswell PC for under $1000

Upgrading to Intel's hot new Haswell processor requires a brand-new motherboard, so why not build an awesome new PC while you're at it?

You're a dirty, dirty, dusty PC

Is that your PC, or the ugliest dust bunny ever? How to clean the dirt, grime, and gunk from your desktop, inside and out. It will thank you.

HTPC Showdown: Which front-end interface is best?

We tested four media management utilities to decide which is best for your home theater PC needs.

Make your PC kid-friendly with four custom operating systems

Parental controls are outdated. Make your PC fun for all ages using operating systems designed specifically for tech-savvy tykes.

Speed test! Five PC clean-up utilities: Do they really work?

Vendors say their system clean-up utilities can speed up everything from creaky Windows XP installations to brand new Windows 8 machines. We test five to verify the lofty claims.