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 reveals an army of Ryzen PCs and AM4 motherboards

AMD's paving the path for its hotly anticipated Ryzen processor by announcing a slew of AM4 motherboards and exotic Ryzen custom builds.

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MSI powers up its PCs and laptops with Intel and Nvidia’s newest hardware

MSI overhauled its laptop and desktop PC lineups at CES 2017 to work in Intel’s Kaby Lake and Nvidia’s GTX 1050 mobile processors.

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Digital Storm tweaks the tiny Bolt X and big, badass Aventum 3 to eliminate PC hassles

Digital Storm is upgrading its killer Bolt small form-factor gaming PC and big, badass Aventum 3 with new case designs to eliminate enthusiast headaches.

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The beastly Project Modena embodies Digital Storm's enthusiast PC knowledge

Digital Storm's high-end Project Modena prototype PC represents years of experience building enthusiast gaming PCs.

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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti graphics cards bring desktop-level gaming to laptops

Nvidia's GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti GPUs are a must-have for any gamer on a budget, and they're now officially available on laptops.

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AMD's FreeSync 2 makes cutting-edge HDR monitors even more glorious

AMD's FreeSync 2 technology is built to help you get the best visual quality and lowest possible lag with premium HDR monitors.


New AMD Radeon website counts down to Vega graphics card architecture preview

AMD's enthusiast-class Radeon Vega graphics cards are coming, and now we know when we'll know more: CES 2017.

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The 10 best PC games of 2016

From Battlefield 1 to XCOM 2, these PC games stood out among the pack in 2016.

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Steam Winter Sale hidden gems: 15 great PC games under $10

One of the best parts of Steam Sales is trying new and unique games while the entry fees are low. Here are 15 affordable gems hiding in the Steam Winter Sale.

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The future is now: 2016's most powerful, portentous PC hardware

From the birth of virtual reality to the rise of revolutionary graphics cards, this was the most powerful, noteworthy PC hardware released in 2016.

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8 critical things to do immediately with a new PC

Quick, while it's still pure and unsullied! Here are the crucial tasks to perform on a new PC.

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Your new PC needs these 15 free, excellent programs

Start your new computer off right with solid security tools, productivity software, and other programs that every PC needs.

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No, AMD loyalists aren't abandoning Radeon graphics cards in droves

A recent article used PCPartPicker data to claim that loyal AMD CPU buyers aren't buying Radeon GPUs as frequently. Here's the truth.

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12 great PC games holding festive holiday events

These top-notch PC games are holding special festive events to get you in the holiday spirit.

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Virtual reality, one year out: What went right, what didn't

VR finally became reality in 2016, and like any birth, it was both messy and magical.