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

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January 2, 2014 9:30:37 PM

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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January 2, 2014 9:34:07 PM

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.
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January 2, 2014 9:36:11 PM

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?

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January 2, 2014 9:40:25 PM

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.
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January 2, 2014 9:42:14 PM

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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