Best $80 burner?? Opinions needed

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I was looking at the Lite On 16/10/40 for 71 at Newegg, but its gone from there I guess they don't carry it anymore.

They have an Aopen and Asus in the same price range. Any comments/suggestions? I dont really need a fast burner since I dont plan on burning a lot of CDs. In fact I "was" just gonna get a 52x reader but you guys talked me out of it ;)

What I do want is something that READS fast, I just dont care too much about write speed.

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<A HREF="http://208.158.105.30/P_498.htm" target="_new"> 82.00 USD </A>

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thanks, I just checked it out. Have you ever bought from these guys? Are they reputable?

Resellerratings has good ratings for them, but only on 5 votes so its somewhat limited.

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Can't say that I have .. sooo always order by credit card just in case you can halt the charges if there is a problem

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<A HREF="http://www.resellerratings.com/" target="_new">http://www.resellerratings.com/</A>


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Haven't confirmed this yet but saw it on www.dslreports.com and thought of you

"cendyne 12x8x32 for 34.99
Outpost.com is selling this CDRW for 49.99 plus a 15.00 MIR (which we all love to hate). It's not the fastest or the best on the market, but if you're looking for a bargain burner, this might be the way to go"
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Compgeeks has a Valentines day special. An Imation (made by Teac) 12/10/32 for $61 with a free pair of Intel headphones. I have the Teac 12/10/32 and it's awesome. Email me if you want the promotional code.

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fyi the 24x speed lite on is available at newegg again for 85+ shipping the 32x speed dropped from 112.00 to 95.00 amazing value imo I love the one I got ..best part of it is compared to my 16x yamaha it is silent

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Dude, no way! That's so stoked! Too bad I already got the 24x Lite-On. I'm kinda impatient...

I'll be sure to keep that in mind when building someone a computer. Thanks for that heads up. :smile:

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lol yeah I saw your comment on it on newegg..

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Speaking of Newegg, read <A HREF="http://www.overclockers.com/tips848/" target="_new">this</A> about them...very bad :mad:

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yeah ... if you only rely on the reviews you see there .. which I'm sure you don't . I certainly don't in fact they are the last ones I look at if I look at all .. however the point is well taken as the great uninformed public may be led astray by them.. on the other hand I don't see where a lot of the same folks that are gullible and are the consumers of p-iv's with sdram and tnt cards etc will be doing a lot of component shopping either .. caveat emptor was never more true ...btw I didn't read the "agreement before posting there .. did you lol

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Yeah, I always look at reviews from reputable hardware sites before making a purchase. And, dude...how am I supposed to read that long agreement!?! You'd think that doing something as making a comment about a product is simple enough to just make and move on; man was I wrong. :lol:

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Aha! I knew the product reviews there were a little "too" good!! Thats why we have review sites and this forum. Thanks for the info...

PS great news on the 24x. Who needs the 16 anymore!

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Hey, according to Overclockers.com, they added it to their policy now, since so many people emailed them. So, don't hold a grudge on them. They're all good. :smile:

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dont worry I won't. I haven't even ordered from them yet, but I can't wait to! I have heard so many good things about them that I'm looking forward to it. Building a new pc from scratch and I'm getting everything from them except the crucial memory, which will be coming from crucial.com where its a bit cheaper (and free shipping) :)

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There are a lot of good things about them. They're all so true! Quick shipping, fast service, fast email replies...and any more that I can't think of. I wish I heard of them when I bought my parts for my first home-built computer.

I hope you have fun!
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