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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Who should buy the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT?

With the RX 6900 XT, AMD has returned to competing at the high-end. We lay out what you need to know.


Watch us build the Black Friday 2020 cheap gaming PC!

Year after year, we've been asked to actually build the cheap gaming PC from our Black Friday deals article. We're finally doing so at last—catch it live on Wednesday, 12/9 at 10:30am PT.

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Where to buy the Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti

Having trouble finding a 3060 Ti? Here’s where to start your search.

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The best prebuilt gaming PCs: Get Ryzen 5000, GeForce 3080, and Radeon RX 6800 right now

Skip the scalpers and sold-out listings for GeForce RTX 30-series, Radeon RX 6000, and Ryzen 5000 hardware with a prebuilt system—we've identified the online stores (and configurations) worth your money.

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Best Cyber Monday tech deals at Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Newegg, and more

Our list of the juiciest tech bargains will make your shopping simple, easy, and cheap.

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NZXT's Xbox Series X lookalike makes small-form-factor builds a snap

This case isn't a console rival, but that won't stop certain corners of the internet from commenting in that vein anyway.

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Best Cyber Monday deals on PC components, monitors, networking gear, and more

This year offers fewer bargains on PC parts, networking gear, software, games, and PC accessories, but we still spotted some deals worth a look.

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Black Friday 2020 deals: The cheapest gaming PC you can build

This Ryzen-based, FreeSync-ready gaming PC costs just $256—a near-miracle, given the difficulty of obtaining computer parts at decent prices right now.

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How do I remove a CPU cooler without damaging the processor? | Ask an expert

Bent pins are a headache—and broken pins a heartache. Here’s how to avoid them while uninstalling a cooler.

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Can you build a PS5 or Xbox Series X PC for $800?

Internet commentors claim you can build an equivalent PC for the same cost as a PS5 or Xbox Series X, once you factor in the cost of subscriptions for online play. Are they right?

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Should you wait for Black Friday to upgrade your PC?

You can miss great deals on PC parts if you ignore Black Friday—or delay all purchases until November 27. But some components are still worth biding your time.

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Do 7nm process nodes actually matter? | Ask an expert

Fierce battles over manufacturing improvements to CPUs and GPUs are a staple of Internet discourse, but some people puzzle over the partisan fighting—for good reason.

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Black Friday 2020: When the deals start, how to get the best prices on tech, and where to shop

Everything this year is topsy-turvy, including holiday shopping. Here's what you should know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2020.

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October 2020 top product alerts: AMD’s RX 6000 GPUs, a liquid-smooth 360Hz monitor, affordable phones, and more

This month’s roundup of the products we can’t wait to get our hands on, plus the best of those newly available.

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Will we need 8-core, 16-thread CPUs for gaming soon? | Ask an expert

Not only are high core-count CPUs much more common these days, but the next-generation consoles will sport them, too.