Alaina Yee

Senior Editor

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.

One cable or two for powering a graphics card? Here’s the answer

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate tip: How to get 3 years of access to hundreds of games for dirt cheap
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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. And if your timing is lucky, you'll pay even less to pull it off!

6-core vs. 8-core CPUs: What's better for gaming?

6-core vs. 8-core CPUs: What's better for gaming?

More cores equals better gaming, right? Not necessarily. Here’s how it shakes out.

Nvidia Broadcast v1.3 smooths out pain points in an already-awesome tool

Nvidia Broadcast v1.3 smooths out pain points in an already-awesome tool

The Nvidia Broadcast v1.3 update improves two key features and boosts system performance.

HP makes its case for Omen pre-builts and Omen Gaming Hub software

HP makes its case for Omen pre-builts and Omen Gaming Hub software

We sit down to chat with HP's Judy Johnson about the philosophy behind its upgrade-friendly Omen PCs and why you should install its Omen Gaming Hub software.

The Steam Summer Sale arrives with historically deep discounts

The Steam Summer Sale arrives with historically deep discounts

The Steam Sale runs June 24 through July 8, with great discounts on many major games. Here are all the details.

Act fast! The Xbox Series S is in stock at Costco—and on sale

Act fast! The Xbox Series S is in stock at Costco—and on sale

Still struggling to get your hands on next-gen gaming hardware? Act fast—the Xbox Series S is in stock at Costco, and it's discounted, too.

Best Amazon Prime Day deals on PC components, monitors, networking gear, and more
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Best Amazon Prime Day deals on PC components, monitors, networking gear, and more

Grab these sizable discounts on PC parts, networking gear, and gaming accessories while you can.

Best USB microphones for streaming: Upgrade your stream with high-quality audio

Best USB microphones for streaming: Upgrade your stream with high-quality audio

These mics elevate your stream’s quality right out of the box—and still give the option to further tune your voice to perfection.

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

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.

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

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.

Does using Nvidia's DLSS require a better CPU? | Ask an expert

Does using Nvidia's DLSS require a better CPU? | Ask an expert

Nvidia's tech eases the workload of its RTX graphics cards, so will a budget or older CPU bottleneck performance?

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