Brad Chacos

Senior Editor

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 to buy the perfect PC case
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How to buy the perfect PC case

PC cases come in all shapes, sizes, and features—from fully loaded ATX towers to bare-bones small form factors. This guide will help you find the best PC case for your needs.

HTC Vive vs. Oculus Rift vs. Windows Mixed Reality: What's the difference?

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.

The best CPUs for gaming
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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.

The Lian Li Strimer infuses your PC's power connector cable with customizable RGB lights

The Lian Li Strimer infuses your PC's power connector cable with customizable RGB lights

The Lian Li Strimer takes RGB LEDs to new frontiers.

Chrome gobbles much more RAM due to Google's 'Site Isolation' protection for Spectre CPU flaws

Chrome gobbles much more RAM due to Google's 'Site Isolation' protection for Spectre CPU flaws

The Site Isolation feature that protects Google's Chrome browser against Spectre CPU attacks is live for 99 percent of users, but it drives up RAM usage significantly.

Nvidia Shield TV levels up to full-featured PC gaming with free GeForce Now beta

Nvidia Shield TV levels up to full-featured PC gaming with free GeForce Now beta

The era of confusing, dueling GeForce Now services is over. Nvidia's Shield TV now streams PC games from the cloud, cementing its reign as the king of streamers for geeks.

Anker's fast-chargers and portable batteries are on sale for unheard-of prices for Amazon Prime users

Anker's fast-chargers and portable batteries are on sale for unheard-of prices for Amazon Prime users

Keep all your devices charged for cheap with Amazon's one-day Anker accessory sale for Prime members only.

The best SSDs of 2018
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The best SSDs of 2018

The best SSDs can supercharge your PC. We review our picks for the best SSDs, and what to look for in an SSD.

17 obscure Steam tips and tricks that can power up your PC gaming
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17 obscure Steam tips and tricks that can power up your PC gaming

Buckle up and get ready to dive deep into the best Steam tips and tricks for power users.

The Humble Store is giving cyberpunk RPG Shadowrun Returns away for free

The Humble Store is giving cyberpunk RPG Shadowrun Returns away for free

The Humble Store is giving away Shadowrun Returns through Saturday morning, and selling the sequels for dirt cheap.

Alienware 17 R5 review: Core i9 and an overclocked GTX 1080 create an incredible desktop replacement

Alienware 17 R5 review: Core i9 and an overclocked GTX 1080 create an incredible desktop replacement

The Alienware 17's Core i9 CPU and overclocked GeForce GTX 1080 let this gaming laptop pump out incredible desktop-class performance, but you pay for it in both cash and size.

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