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So I'm in the mist of building my future gaming rig, and one of the first parts I will be getting is the disc drive(since it's not a big fact like the mobo/cpu/gpu are). I'm thinking it's time to allow BluRay into my life. So I'm thinking a combo drive, DVD/BR. What would you suggest, which would be the fastest/best for the money? How is one better than the other?
    
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So I'm in the mist of building my future gaming rig, and one of the first parts I will be getting is the disc drive(since it's not a big fact like the mobo/cpu/gpu are). I'm thinking it's time to allow BluRay into my life. So I'm thinking a combo drive, DVD/BR. What would you suggest, which would be the fastest/best for the money? How is one better than the other?
For a Blu-Ray reader drive, you want to look for the highest read speed. That is probably the single most important aspect, at least for me it was when I bought mine.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136183

This is the one I have and it works awesome!

Or are you looking for Blu-Ray burning capability as well? That I'm not as sure of, but makes sense that you are looking for the fastest read/burn speeds that you can afford.
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For a Blu-Ray reader drive, you want to look for the highest read speed. That is probably the single most important aspect, at least for me it was when I bought mine.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136183

This is the one I have and it works awesome!

Or are you looking for Blu-Ray burning capability as well? That I'm not as sure of, but makes sense that you are looking for the fastest read/burn speeds that you can afford.
Pretty much this.
 
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If you have the cash, pay a little extra for a BD burner.
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