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What is the device called that you need to buy when building a new PC that holds the CD's?

I just bought a 1TB c drive but I don't believe that's where you put the CD's, trying to word this question without sounding like a total dummy but I honestly don't know, would it have any significance in gaming performance?
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  1. The device for reading/writing CDs is called the CD Drive, and unless you're running games off of CD's, there won't be any difference.
  2. legomaster181 said:
    The device for reading/writing CDs is called the CD Drive, and unless you're running games off of CD's, there won't be any difference.


    Hmm, I could of guessed that, any difference between a good and bad CD drive or are they all basically the same?

    Thanks!
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    They are typically, generically, referred to as Optical Drives. That encompasses cd drives/burners, dvd drives/burners, and blu ray drives/burners. DVD burners are pretty much the standard, as no one uses plain cd drives anymore.

    As far as differences its mainly in supported formats, speeds, and reliability.
  4. You probably want a dvd-rom or blu-ray drive as they hold more. Really almost any dvd-rom drive will do, they've been out long enough there's no much innovation going on.
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