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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No, Asus didn't cancel Radeon-exclusive Arez GPUs

Several major websites ran articles claiming the new Asus Arez GPU brand was already dead, but the Arez Twitter account was a fake.

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What you need to know about Speculative Store Bypass, the Spectre-like 'Variant 4' CPU flaw

Google and Microsoft discovered a new CPU flaw related to Meltdown and Spectre. Take action, but don't panic too much about Speculative Store Bypass.

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NZXT H500i review: A $100 case loaded with premium features

The NZXT H500i PC case comes loaded with materials, design elements, and a Smart Device controller typically found in much more expensive cases.

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Nvidia launches a 3GB GeForce GTX 1050 for PC gamers on a budget

Nvidia's 3GB GeForce GTX 1050 blends elements from the original GTX 1050 and the GTX 1050 Ti in an unusual configuration.

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EVGA moves its motherboard drivers to reusable flash drives, finally leaving DVDs behind

Optical drives are a dying breed among enthusiasts, so new EVGA motherboards will ship their drivers on flash drives instead.

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Nvidia's first 4K G-Sync HDR monitor is available to preorder, with a cutting-edge price

The Acer Predator X27, one of the first 4K G-Sync HDR displays, is on Newegg for $2,000.

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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.

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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.

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MSI's Mech 2 graphics cards give AMD another Radeon-exclusive brand

AMD lands another Radeon-exclusive brand in MSI's RX Mech 2 graphics cards. Is it because of the now-dead GeForce Partner Program?

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Microsoft may release a tiny $400 Surface tablet to challenge the iPad

Microsoft's working on a $400 Surface tablet with USB-C and Intel inside to take on Apple's iPad, Bloomberg reports.

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EVGA's powerful SC15 gaming laptop is loaded with enthusiast features and $900 off

The EVGA SC15 got glowing reviews at $1,900 thanks to its powerful hardware and luxurious features. Now it's on sale for $999.

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Intel 8th-gen motherboards explained: Z390 vs. Z370 vs. H370 vs. B360 vs. H310

A wide variety of 300-series chipsets support Intel's 8th-generation "Coffee Lake" CPUs. Here's how Z390, Z370, H370, B360, and H310 motherboards compare.

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Intel Z390 chipset specs revealed: Meet Coffee Lake's new high-end motherboards

Intel quietly published details about an upcoming Z390 motherboard chipset that plugs the glaring holes in Z370's capabilities.

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How to turn on Gmail's Smart Compose and let Google AI write your emails

Gmail's AI-infused Smart Compose is live in experimental form. Here's how to activate it.

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Microsoft lets you gift digital PC games now, but the Xbox experience still sucks on computers

You can now gift PC games, DLC, and Xbox One games in the Microsoft Store, a feature Steam has had since before the Microsoft Store launched five years ago.