DVD rom?s

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Any one of the drives should do the job. I have a Pioneer slot drive that I've never had any problems with.
You will have to use a software decoder if your video card does not have a hardware DVD decoder to watch movies, or you can get a Hollywood Plus decoder.
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Ian Wilson

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DVD drives are not created equal. Some sound like a chainsaw when playing DVDs. I can recommend the ASUS E-616, its a newly released drive with an emphasis on noise reduction. I just bought one and its almost silent when playing DVD's.
I'm guessing with that graphics card you don't use your PC as an HTPC i.e hooked up to a FP etc. The current favorite is the ATI Radeon with regard to PQ. Software players are now far ahead of hardware based decoding such as the Hollywood plus.
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Jeff_smart

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Dude, don't spend too much on dvd rom drive...I just purchased one recently and I have done some research.
My system spec's are:
800Mhz Athlon
ASUS A7V mobo
and
Geforce2 Mx 32 videocard w/tv out
I bought a Samsung 12X for like $40 US which is really good.
Its quite and loads up fast. I mean, DVD movies don't even use 16X.
I do recommend a RealMagic Hollywood Decoder PLus, if you plan on watching DVD movies on your TV.
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