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How do I play my games if I build a rig with no CD/DVD

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So many rigs I see today no longer have any optical drive. But a lot of the games that I have require the CD/DVD to be in the drive to be able to play the game.

What is my solution?

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Like Mysterious said External Optical drive, i use one as well and its been great, i preferred to put another HDD in rather then a DVD drive since i rarely use optical media this days, so for those days that i need some file that's stuck on the optical disk i'll just use my USB LG drive to copy it over, i recommend though something that uses USB3.0 for better transfer speeds, not worth going USB 2.0 this days.

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external optical drive, find a hack to play the game w/o a disc (which in theory should exist by now), making a disc image and right click and mount it inside windows..

plenty of ways around it nowadays.

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We're talking about old games here right?
You can always make an ISO/Disc image out of them to mount on your PC. They aren't tied to online services most of the time, so you can also just use a nodvd fix.

 

Or like the others have said, an external USB disc drive would work too.

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Thanks to everyone who had replies and suggestions that I can try.

| CPU Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5GHz Yorkfield     Motherboard: Dell 0M017G LGA775 45nm P45/P43 333MHz bus / 1333 FSB 
| GPU: EVGA GTX950 SOC 2GB                   RAM8GB DDR2 400MHz 6 6 6 18  1.8V     | PSU: Seasonic 400W  
| DisplayDell ST2410 1920 x 1080  +  DELL 1905FP 1280 x 1024  +  Samsung 42" 720P                          
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A virtual drive and mount the isos is the go to

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If you need a CD or BluRay drive then there are plenty of cases with space.

 

I use a drive occasionally and I wanted a shorter case so I have an external.

 

 

Simply, if you need it, select a case with it.

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