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.

Intel's limited edition 5GHz Core i7-8086K goes on sale to celebrate the 8086's 40th anniversary

Intel's limited edition 5GHz Core i7-8086K goes on sale to celebrate the 8086's 40th anniversary

The Core i7-8086K may be named after the first x86 chip, but this is one of Intel's most advanced gaming processors.

The powerful PC hardware of Computex 2018

The powerful PC hardware of Computex 2018

Computex gives us a glimpse of what to expect from PCs this holiday season, and friends, things are looking GOOD.

AMD's game-smoothing FreeSync tech makes its living room debut in Samsung QLED TVs
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AMD's game-smoothing FreeSync tech makes its living room debut in Samsung QLED TVs

AMD's gameplay-smoothing Radeon FreeSync technology now works on select Samsung QLED TVs as PC gaming continues its march towards living rooms.

Riotoro's wild Project Morpheus case shape-shifts from compact to colossal

Riotoro's wild Project Morpheus case shape-shifts from compact to colossal

Riotoro's Project Morpheus concept case converts from micro-ATX to a full tower and dedicates itself to optimal airflow.

Gigabyte gets into RAM with Aorus RGB Memory

Gigabyte gets into RAM with Aorus RGB Memory

Gigabyte's Aorus RGB Memory includes two dummy "RGB-Infused Demo Modules" to bring the bling to all four RAM slots.

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.

ASRock leaks four unannounced 2nd-gen AMD Ryzen processors

ASRock leaks four unannounced 2nd-gen AMD Ryzen processors

A CPU compatibility chart for an ASRock motherboard reveals four 2nd-gen Ryzen processors that AMD hasn't announced yet.

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.

The WD Black 3D, our favorite NVMe SSD, drops under $100 in an unprecedented sale

The WD Black 3D, our favorite NVMe SSD, drops under $100 in an unprecedented sale

The Western Digital Black 3D is our favorite NVMe drive and it's 25 percent off during Amazon's one-day PC hardware sale.

New GeForce graphics cards inbound? Nvidia will discuss its next-gen GPU at Hot Chips

New GeForce graphics cards inbound? Nvidia will discuss its next-gen GPU at Hot Chips

Nvidia will talk about its "Next Generation Mainstream GPU" at Hot Chips in August, suggesting that new GeForce graphics cards will launch this summer.

These 20 deep, absorbing PC games will eat days of your life
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These 20 deep, absorbing PC games will eat days of your life

These long PC games demanded to be played for days, not hours—and your tenacity will be rewarded.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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?

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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