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May 13, 2009 12:09:27 PM


When building a new system, can I use an External CD/DVD drive to install an operating system onto the computer? I mean will the BIOS give me the option to load a DVD from a USB device on the GIGABYTE GA EX58 EXTREME motherboard?

I'm asking cause I don't want to have to buy an internal CD ROM drive.

This computer is only going to be for playing World of Warcraft and a few other games.

This is what I bought from newegg to build the system:
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-EX58-EXTREME LGA 1366 Intel X58

CPU: Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66Ghz LGA 1366 Quad-Core Processor

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 275 896MB

RAM: Corsair 6GB DDR3 SDRAM 1333 Triple Channel Kit

Solid State Drive: OCZ 60GB SATA II MLC Internal

Monitor: Acer X233 23" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD

Power Supply: XCLIO Great Power 850W ATX 12V/ EPS 12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC

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May 13, 2009 3:59:21 PM

Yes. You can also use an external floppy drive to flash a BIOS.
May 13, 2009 4:18:24 PM


Yes you can!!
May 14, 2009 12:11:32 AM

Thank you both. :)