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#1 Sterling14

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 12:38 AM

Well for christmas i'm going to get some upgrades for my computer. Well today at best buy i was just looking around (wow there expensive compared to the internet!) and i noticed the newer games say pc DVD. This made me mad because I remember last year when I was ordering my computer i remember being asked to upgrade to a DVD drive for a few extra dollars, but i'm not big on movies or anything so I decided not to get it.

Well can anyone tell me some good dvd drives, that can burn dvd's too, but aren't terribly expensive (maybe 50$ max). I don't need it with a cd burner if that lowers the price of it at all because I have 2 cd drives already and one has a cd burner.

Also anyone know of any good looking new games coming out? I like most genres like RPG's, shooters, racing, tactical games (such as C&C series and AOE). Thanks for reading this!
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Posted 05 November 2006 - 03:36 AM

I prefer Lite-On brand myself, but check out newegg.com they sell several different brands and people who bought them give reviews so you can decide on what you want, or don't want.
If you get a DVD burner, it will also burn CD's. Just leave your old cd burner in with the new dvd burner so you can copy from the cd to the dvd. :thumbsup:
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Posted 05 November 2006 - 11:07 AM

Sweet, thanks for the info!
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Posted 25 January 2007 - 05:28 PM

lite-on is a good brand. i would stay away from plextor, i had interface issues with their drive.

i have this sony dvd drive and it is rock solid, plus it comes with nero. i have had no issues with this drive, and fry's is pretty reputable.

hope this helps.
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Posted 25 January 2007 - 10:40 PM

Anyone have a Western Digital Raptor HD? I think that might be my next toy. 10,000 RPM!
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Posted 25 January 2007 - 10:53 PM

Wal-Mart has a few decent DVD drives, I can't remember the brand at the moment. Also, they have most of the new games as they come out. FYI, this is NOT a plug for Wal-Mart. I just happen to know they get most of the new games as quickly as anybody else. gk

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 01:05 AM

I recently got a Lite-On combo drive at NewEgg for about $35 and it works perfectly. Optical drives are easy to upgrade at a later date.

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 01:42 AM

Lite-On is a decent stock brand. Nothing special, but solid.
Sony's DVD drives, especially around the time they came out with dual layer burners, have been consistently bad. I'd avoid them if possible.

Personally I stick with NEC's burners because not only have they been very highly rated multiple times, they're also quite inexpensive.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....dvd&Ntk=all

As far as games there doesn't seem to be much going on in the PC side right now unless you're an RPGer, in which case there's the WoW expansion and Neverwinter Nights 2.
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Posted 26 January 2007 - 03:00 AM

Anyone have a Western Digital Raptor HD? I think that might be my next toy. 10,000 RPM!


I've never had a drive that fast. I once had a tech tell me that WD drives are good as long as they don't get 10 degrees too hot. They fry, and are lost. I don't know what the other drives overheat at so that doesnt' help much does it? The WD I owned did fine, I guess it didn't over heat and most of the forums I read the people like them. :thumbsup:
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Posted 26 January 2007 - 05:27 PM

[quote name='Wildabeast' date='Jan 26 2007, 03:00 AM' post='438412']
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Anyone have a Western Digital Raptor HD? I think that might be my next toy. 10,000 RPM!
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I'm curious, why does it seem that the 10,000 RPM drives don't have the same capacity as a 7,200 RPM? I've been able to find a 720GB drive that goes at 7,200 whereas the largest 10,000 RPM caps out at roughly 200GB.

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 02:29 AM

[quote name='DJBPace07' date='Jan 26 2007, 05:27 PM' post='438739']
[quote name='Wildabeast' date='Jan 26 2007, 03:00 AM' post='438412']
[quote]
Anyone have a Western Digital Raptor HD? I think that might be my next toy. 10,000 RPM!
[/quote]

I'm curious, why does it seem that the 10,000 RPM drives don't have the same capacity as a 7,200 RPM? I've been able to find a 720GB drive that goes at 7,200 whereas the largest 10,000 RPM caps out at roughly 200GB.
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Cause they're not meant for storage. When you buy a Raptor drive, you use the drive for major applications and programs, and you use another 7200 drive for storage. The Raptor will speed up your programs significantly.




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