Alright after researching dvd burners i have decided on the BenQ 1620.
My computer currently as it stands is...
AMD XP-mobile over clocked to 2.4 ghz from 1.8 (i am into overclocking and this cpu is pretty much the best, regardless if its a lap top cpu)
OCZ platnium dual channel 512 ram
80gb western digital harddrive
ati radeon 9800 pro
arctic silencer vga cooler
92 mm tornado fan attached to an aftermarket cpu heatsink ..swiftech.
hardcano 12 lcd unit to keep 4 temps and 4 fan speeds under check.
then a case that had a 420-450 watt power supply included
now what i am wondering with all these cooling devices and the rest of my parts using up wattage form my PS, will there be enough for me to run a dvd-burner and a dvd-rom?
is it fine to ditch my cd-rom for the two combination? i play battlefield: vietnam often and i have to have the disc in the cd-rom to play, so would i stick it in the dvd-rom? will it read as fast?
I am not sure what software i am going to get with the benq 1620 but is there any additional software or F/w that i should get or download after i get the drive?
i will use this drive to back up my ps2 and dvds and keep the real ones locked away so they won't get damaged. like a carbon copy...