Alaina YeeSenior Editor, PCWorld

Alaina Yee is PCWorld's resident bargain hunter—when she's not covering PC building, computer components, mini-PCs, and more, she's scouring for the best tech deals. Previously her work has appeared in PC Gamer, IGN, Maximum PC, and Official Xbox Magazine. You can find her on Twitter at @morphingball.

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Should I still buy Intel CPUs? | Ask an expert

AMD processors are more popular right now, so does that make Intel's chips a poor choice?

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Best free password managers: Better online security doesn’t have to cost a thing

Identity theft and fraudulent charges are just part of the headache that can result from using weak passwords. Shore up your defenses with one of these free password managers.

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How to snag a Ryzen 5000 at a fair price

Alarmed by the ever-rising prices for PC hardware? Here’s how to get Ryzen processors (or Nvidia and Radeon graphics cards) for a reasonable amount.

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Gelid's $1.50 bracket protects you from ripping out Ryzen CPUs

Gelid’s new CPU protection bracket aims to reduce the chance of ripping a Ryzen processor free while uninstalling its cooler.

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When should I choose a console over a graphics card upgrade? | Ask an expert

Our staff often debates this topic fiercely, but switching platforms can make sense.

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Game on: Ryzen 5000 laptops you can buy right now

Like what you’ve seen from AMD’s hot new mobile processors? Here are the laptops you can get your hands on.

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Watch us build an HTPC live!

Released last fall, SilverStone's Milo 10 is a modular mini-ITX case designed for home-theater PC builds. We're gonna give it a go.

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Is spending $300 on an Intel Core i9-9900K worth it? | Ask an expert

On occasion, dropping cash on an unintended upgrade can greatly benefit a whole family.

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What is the proper way to clean your desktop PC or laptop? | Ask an expert

Avoiding dust is impossible—so a little maintenance will keep your system in optimal shape. Here’s what you need to do, and how often. (Partial spoiler: Avoid household vacuum machines.)

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Corsair's new mid-tower cases make personalizing a PC build even easier

The 5000D, 5000D Airflow, and 5000X aren't upscaled versions of last fall's 4000 series. Instead, these bigger cases pack in upgraded features and additional modularity.

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How much of my budget should I spend on a graphics card? | Ask an expert

Figuring out how much GPU to buy depends a lot on your other components and future plans.

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What are the best pre-built PCs for basic tasks? | Ask an expert

Our recommendations prioritize easy purchasing, setup, and support—perfect when serving as the family IT guru from afar.

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SilverStone's Redline RL08 flips the script for cases with optical drive bays

Choosing a case with an external drive bay usually means settling for a cheaper (and uglier) model. Not so with the SilverStone Redline RL08, which also sports an unusual internal layout.

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Lian Li's O11 Dynamic Mini PC case is finally here! And it's well worth the wait

After months of delays, you can finally get the compact version of Lian Li's ultra-popular O11D. And it's a fantastic case to build in.

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Watch us build an all-AMD PC!

We're celebrating the winter holidays with a festive build. (Spoiler: It has lots of RGB.)