Optical drive and gaming?

Dose the optical drive really have any effect on gaming?

I was just wondering and if so then what is a good optical drive for around 30-50 bucks?

I'm only using the computer for gaming, really.
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    Well, you would need the optical drive to install the game! Other than that, unless the game requires the CD/DVD there is no need for it.
  2. Yea, I know it was a stupid question. I just thought that the drive might affect gameplay in some way, guess not.

    God, I feel like such a moron. :pfff:
  3. Well as Bigfysh3 said you don't need it unless your planning on getting PC games on disc format. If your using Steam or Origin for games then you won't need a optical drive, as well you can install an OS through a USB drive.

    Edit: Did not see this thread is 4 years old, my bad.
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