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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Is an Intel Core i3 good enough for PC gaming? | Ask an expert

Most gaming systems tend to focus on cramming in as much power and performance as possible, leaving some people to wonder if budget hardware can handle games.

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Do you need a PCIe 4 SSD for gaming? | Ask an expert

Next-gen gaming consoles will sport impressive hardware—enough so that some DIY PC builders want to know if they should start future-proofing themselves now.

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When should you replace your PC? | Ask an expert

No technology can withstand all time, but the navigating the line between upgrading a desktop computer versus replacing it all together can require some thinking.

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Best Prime Day deals on PC components and networking gear

You'll find fewer deals on PC parts, accessories, and networking gear this year, but we still spotted good ones worth a look.

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Amazon Prime Day 2020: The best tech, electronics, PC, and mobile deals

This year's top tech deals include solid discounts on TVs, Samsung Galaxy phones, gaming monitors, SSDs, and PC parts.

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Is Prime Day worth it? Or should you wait until Black Friday?

With Amazon Prime Day happening on October 13 and 14 this year, people want to know if they should make their purchases now or hold out for Black Friday.

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The Full Nerd special episode: Ryzen 5000 claims the gaming crown, Radeon RX 6000 benchmarks

Join the gang as they talk about AMD's new Ryzen 5000 CPUs, and what their newly claim to gaming supremacy means for Core i9. Bonus: Radeon RX 6000 numbers!

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The new Hyper 212 Evo is the cooler we wanted all along

Since its 2011 launch, the Hyper 212 Evo has been a favorite of budget PC builders. But its design weaknesses went forever unaddressed—until now.

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September 2020 top product alerts: Hot new graphics cards, smoking-fast Intel CPUs, and more

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

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Amazon Prime Day 2020: Everything you need to know about Amazon's shopping event

Amazon's big "Black Friday in July" deals event will be held on Oct 13 and 14. Here's what you need to know about the retailer's upcoming sale bonanza.

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Is it still worth it to buy a used Xeon for a DIY PC build? | Ask an expert

A couple of years ago, buying a used Xeon was a common trick to get a processor with more cores for cheap—but AMD Ryzen CPUs have changed the game.

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Corsair's new 4000-series PC cases offer a freedom of choice

With Corsair's 4000 series, PC builders have the flexibility to pick a style that fits their acoustic, performance, and/or aesthetic goals—instead of having to look elsewhere or compromise because of internal layout differences.

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What cable do I buy for my HDMI 2.1 graphics card? | Ask an expert

The next generation of graphics cards can require buying a higher-speed HDMI cable—but which one to get? (P.S. This advice applies to the next-gen consoles, too.)

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate tip: How to get 3 years of access to hundreds of games for dirt cheap

You can save hundreds on an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription with this method, which is available again for an unknown period of time.

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Aukey's 1080p webcam is just $40—and it's in stock

This webcam might not be as well-known as Logitech's popular models, but it works beautifully—and more importantly, it's currently in stock.