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What’s New in Fedora 35

Fedora 35, Red Hat’s free Linux distribution (distro), was released on November 2, 2021. From an updated desktop experience to behind-the-scenes tweaks, we’re taking a look at the Workstation edition to see what’s new for de…

What Is a 5nm Chip, and Why Is 5nm So Important?

There’s a lot of talk about new manufacturing processes for CPUs. Not that long ago the talk was all about 10nm and 7nm. The latest “nm” to enter the game is 5nm, which is already in use in some devices and is heading to PCs …

What Is a Capture Card, and Do You Need One?

If you’re thinking about live video game streaming on Twitch or YouTube, you might wonder whether you need a capture card. The quick answer is easy: For streaming from a console like a PlayStation or Xbox via a PC, yes, you …

3 Fun Linux Tools to Run on Windows 10 With WSL

We’ve shown you how to install a Linux terminal in Windows 10 with the Windows Subsystem for Linux. But now that you’ve got this command-line interface (CLI) what are you going to do with it? Here are some fun ideas beyond th…

5 Websites Every PC Gamer Should Bookmark

Sure, there are lots of PC game stores online. But there’s more to PC gaming than buying games—unless you’re playing the metagame of accumulating games in Steam sales and never playing them. Here are five sites every PC gam…

What’s New in elementary OS 6 “Odin”

There are many Linux distributions (distros) that people claim are good replacements for Windows or macOS. But there are few that have that explicit goal, other than elementary OS, whose sixth major release, “Odin,” was relea…

What Is a “Lite Hash Rate” or “LHR” GPU?

Forget about software. In 2021, it’s cryptocurrencies that are eating the world. Thanks to miners looking to strike it rich in cryptocurrencies like Ethereum and Dogecoin, prices are sky-high in the consumer market for graph…

Do You Need Liquid Cooling for Your PC?

Keeping your PC cool is critical, whether it’s a high-powered gaming machine or just an office PC. There are a lot of PC types in between these two extremes, and many require robust cooling under heavy load. So should you sti…

5 Awesome PC Accessories to Buy in 2021

Have a PC fanatic in your life but don’t know what to get them for the holidays? We bet these five accessories will make a great stocking stuffer for even those that are the hardest to shop for.

5 Tips for Optimal PC Cable Management

No one wants a tangle of cords inside their PC case. Proper cable management may seem superfluous, and after spending hours building a PC, it feels like the last thing you want to do. In the long run, however, proper cable ma…

How to Choose a PC Case: 5 Features to Consider

When building a PC, the case is usually an afterthought. People pick a CPU, GPU, a good motherboard, RAM, a PSU, maybe a liquid cooler—and, with whatever budget is left, pick up a case. But your PC’s case deserves more thou…

When Should You Buy an Aftermarket CPU Cooler?

Many CPUs come with a free cooler. This is fantastic since it means you have one less component to buy when building a new PC. But many PC builders believe these coolers aren’t worth using. You can definitely buy better CPU c…

What Is a Motherboard?

The motherboard is where it all starts for the PC. It’s the component underlying everything. There are so many different analogies you could draw, but here’s our favorite: It’s like the computer’s nervous system. Its primary…

Should You Use a VPN for Gaming?

There’s a good chance you run into a lot of ads for VPN (virtual private network) services while visiting websites or listening to podcasts. They are everywhere these days thanks, in part, to a renewed focus on privacy and se…
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