No IDE port on motherboard for dvd/cd rom drive

I bought a new motherboard (ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155) and it has no IDE port to connect my dvd/cd rom drive (Hitachi HDP725040GLA).

Would I be best to purchase a new dvd/cd rom drive and if so could you recommend a good, inexpensive one?

I use it for gaming and burning the odd disk.

Thanks in advance
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  1. You have a few options here, but the best and most inexpensive would be to get a new DVD.
    1. Get a PCIe IDE controller card.
    2. Get an external case for the DVD.
    3. Get a new SATA DVD. :)

    A new DVD-R costs like $20:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007589&IsNodeId=1&Description=DVD-R&name=CD%20%2f%20DVD%20Burners&Order=BESTMATCH
  2. Hi Ngrego,

    Thanks for your quick reply.

    I think it makes sense to get a new DVD drive.

    I'm in the UK. Any recommedations of a drive I can get over here from amazon.co.uk or somewhere like that?
  3. i agree, get a new one. less hassle. better than getting other accessories just to make things fit, which will most likely you will never use again
  4. Optical drives are really cheap, I would trust any one myself. No matter which one you choose, you will get at least 4-5 years out of it!
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