Im a computer doesnt need a CD drive to run i dont think becuase im going to pull a my working CD drive out of my old computer now and use it. it reads games n stuff so i know it works. It would save me about 20 bucks if i just transplanted them. My dad needs to use this peice of crap to take an online course so i was wondering if i could take the CD drive and it still work or what. i just found out that i cant transplant my HDD cuz my new mobo thats im ordering wont support it. Its IDE and its only got 1 IDE and i need to use that IDE for the CD drive. so that idea is shot down.