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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What to do with an old laptop: 10 clever ideas

Repurpose, donate, sell, or recycle—you have so many choices for what happens next in an old laptop’s life.

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Are used graphics cards worth the risk? | Ask an expert

Going pre-owned can be mighty tempting these days, since finding a new graphics card for a reasonable price is nigh impossible.

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Students can pay just $1 a month for Showtime, Epix, or Lifetime with Amazon’s latest streaming promotion

Hey, kids! Expand your plans for summer binging (and beyond) with this steep discount.


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The Full Nerd ep. 179: AMD, Nvidia, and Intel's biggest news at Computex 2021

In this episode of The Full Nerd, the crew dives into the reveals for Zen 3 APUs, FidelityFX Super Resolution, 3D V-Cache, the RTX 3080 Ti, and much more.

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Cooler Master’s thermoelectric AIO cooler is smaller than we expected

After months of staring at the massive box, we finally investigate the MasterLiquid ML360 Sub-Zero up close.

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Which PC cases are the best? | Ask an expert

Is there one PC case that rules them all?

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Amazon Prime Day 2021: Everything you need to know about Amazon's shopping event

Amazon's big deals event will be held in June this year. Here's what you need to know about the retailer's upcoming sale bonanza.

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How to record audio files in Windows 10

Whether you want to record voice memos or lay down some tracks, you can do so easily in Windows.

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Surprise! Intel will launch Beast Canyon, a small-form-factor-sized gaming PC, later this year

At Computex 2021, Intel teased Beast Canyon, a chunky successor to the Ghost Canyon NUC, a oversized modular mini-PC released last year.

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Watch AMD and Nvidia's Computex press conferences live with us!

A few signs suggest that AMD and Nvidia's Computex 2021 keynotes could give PC enthusiasts cause for celebration after a difficult year. We're intrigued.

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Best HDMI cables for monitors: The differences matter

Need a new HDMI cable for your display setup? Grab one of these.

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The Full Nerd ep. 178: Rumors about RTX Ti variants, big CPU changes, and a push for ATX12VO

In this episode of The Full Nerd, the crew tackles all the latest rumors about RTX Ti variants, possible changes for upcoming Intel and AMD CPUs, and a world where ATX12VO reigns supreme.

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Acer’s Swift X puts Ryzen 5000 and RTX 3050 Ti in the hands of creatives

The Swift X combines Ryzen 5000 with Nvidia’s newest mobile GPU to provide creative professionals a powerful but lightweight laptop. And of course you can game on this laptop, too.

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How to tell which way your fan is blowing

Intake? Exhaust? Here’s how to quickly determine which side of your fan is which.

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6 Command Prompt commands you should still be using

Over time, the need to fire up the Command Prompt has waned—but a handful of its commands remain easier to use than Windows 10's graphical equivalents.