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Why do almost all pre-builts have optical drives?

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User Info: Jonbazookaboz

Jonbazookaboz
4 weeks ago#11
Coz if you are buying a prebuild you are essentially buying a toy
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User Info: JKatarn

JKatarn
4 weeks ago#12
Probably because the average age of a gamer is in the 26-31+ and they're likely to have an existing library of physical discs, be they games, DVD movies or even *gasp* CDS! Also, a typical DVD/Blu-Ray drive tends to top out at $40 or so, if that $40 is make/break for your budget, you probably should just buy a Best Buy craptop and be done with it.
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User Info: JKatarn

JKatarn
4 weeks ago#13
Digital Storm posted...
As stated, if you're a "pc gamer", you're not buying from the prebuilt spectrum.

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That's GameFAQs nonsense that doesn't correlate with reality at all (shocking). I've known several people who game primarily on PC, including my brother-in-law, who use pre-builts.
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User Info: _Marka_Ragnos_

_Marka_Ragnos_
4 weeks ago#14
What are you guys still doing watching DVDs? Literally 720x480 resolution.
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User Info: mucloud

mucloud
4 weeks ago#15
Well lets see:

Putting pictures on them
putting games on them
music
pron
lots and lots of programs
viruses if you into that sort of thing.
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User Info: FireDrakeZ

FireDrakeZ
4 weeks ago#16
I use it to watch the occasional DVD's late at night with my headset when I don't want to disturb others in the house. Otherwise I use my standalone Bluray player to upscale regular DVDs I borrow from the library. It also comes in handy for playing games that have been delisted and can no longer be acquired affordably or legally in digital format. For instance I still like playing LOTR Battle for Middle Earth and Onimusha 3 Demon Siege occasionally.

It also comes in handy when trying to rip music from your CDs and organize it on your other devices.

I also used to have my Windows OS backup on DVD's, but when Windows 10 got too big and because I wanted backups of a lot more than just the OS, I decided to use an external hard drive instead as a backup.

User Info: VermilionX

VermilionX
4 weeks ago#17
it;s for your almost classic porn collection

too bad it doesn't come with VHS support
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User Info: CatataFish462

CatataFish462
4 weeks ago#18
The ones I'm looking at don't.
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User Info: IA_

IA_
4 weeks ago#19
mucloud posted...
viruses if you into that sort of thing.

Floppy this s***, seriously....
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User Info: old_school227

old_school227
4 weeks ago#20
it's the easiest way to get the soundtrack in quake to work.
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