Hey Chubby i checked out some of the Pioneers YOU REQ,Will I need anything else like cables??ETC??this IS some of the features let me know what you think.Like I said it will be used mostly for playing PC games,pictures,some songs, Writes and read DVD -R/RW, +R/RW, and CD-R/RW formats. Buffer under-run protection for CD/DVD, Performance Adjusting firmware. Max. 18x Writing speed for DVD-R/+R Max. 8x writing speed for DVD-R/+R Dual layer/Double layer Discs Max. 6x writing speed for DVD-RW Max 8x writing speed for DVD+RW DVD data capacity: 4.7GB single-sided disc, 8.5GB Dual/Double Layer D also comes with Nero 7 And what about the external Burners?any better,any draw backs. Thanks for all the help..