Re: buying Optical drive
I got an IDE one by mistake, and could do with getting a SATA one to turn IDE off completly in the BIOS.
You don't need to spend loads though. A good drive here will set you back around £20, which isn't much considering it'll burn to CD/DVD (all types inc RAM), etc, and at 18x speed.
Abit IP35 Pro / Q6600 G0 / Zalman 9700 / 8800GTS 640mb / 4x 2GB Corsair XMS / X-FI Xtreme M / 1x 1TB / Antec 900 / Logitech Z-5500 / Samsung 20inch