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October 25, 2012 10:38:31 PM

Any suggestions for an optidrive for this build. I"m such a noob so sorry but thanks for any help.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($122.62 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($78.24 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Nine Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.28 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($81.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($92.32 @ Amazon)
Total: $1139.96
October 25, 2012 10:49:55 PM

Cheapest one you can find - unless you feel the need for blu-ray, then get the cheapest one with blu-ray. I don't even keep optical drives in my builds anymore - once the OS is installed, I rarely have the need for it and when I do, I can use it (semi) external.
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October 25, 2012 10:52:58 PM

C12Friedman said:
Cheapest one you can find - unless you feel the need for blu-ray, then get the cheapest one with blu-ray. I don't even keep optical drives in my builds anymore - once the OS is installed, I rarely have the need for it and when I do, I can use it (semi) external.

Just built a pc amd an optical drive hasn't even had the opportunity to look at my case. I used a bootable usb. Optical drives are useless nowadays. like you said unless you want blu-ray. the cheapest one will do the job.
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October 26, 2012 12:08:02 AM

Then how do you download windows 7 or any other disk without it? Yes another noob question lol!
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October 26, 2012 12:13:18 AM

Just buy external one. duh! LOL!
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October 26, 2012 12:19:08 AM

jwchef2002 said:
Then how do you download windows 7 or any other disk without it? Yes another noob question lol!


Create a Windows 7 thumb drive for installing. It's much faster than a optical drive.
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October 26, 2012 12:38:15 AM

C12Friedman said:
Cheapest one you can find - unless you feel the need for blu-ray, then get the cheapest one with blu-ray. I don't even keep optical drives in my builds anymore - once the OS is installed, I rarely have the need for it and when I do, I can use it (semi) external.

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October 26, 2012 12:41:14 AM

ss202sl said:
Create a Windows 7 thumb drive for installing. It's much faster than a optical drive.


I have the windows 7 disk. Can I download it to a thumb drive on my old computer than install the tumbdrive on the new computer?
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October 26, 2012 12:41:49 AM

chadk24 said:
Just built a pc amd an optical drive hasn't even had the opportunity to look at my case. I used a bootable usb. Optical drives are useless nowadays. like you said unless you want blu-ray. the cheapest one will do the job.

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October 26, 2012 1:20:59 AM

jwchef2002 said:
I have the windows 7 disk. Can I download it to a thumb drive on my old computer than install the tumbdrive on the new computer?


Here's instructions
http://arstechnica.com/business/2009/12/the-usb-flash-d...
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October 26, 2012 2:13:09 AM

Best answer selected by jwchef2002.
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October 26, 2012 2:13:52 AM

Thanks Everybody! ! !
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