New build / installing windows with no optical drive

Sep 4, 2021
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So it's been years since I've built PCs so I'm slightly out of the loop. I've been researching for quite a while though to get myself backup to speed. I've got my PC components chosen and ready to order. My question and concern is; it seems most chassis' don't come with space for an optical drive. so if I have no optical drive and no laptop or another computer to mount the windows file to a USB drive to install windows on this new build, what do y'all think I should do ? What's your advice? I thought about getting an external DVD drive to install windows on and to use whenever I rarely need to use an optical drive for something but will the pc recognize the external drive to freshly install windows on a brand new pc? What do you guys do these days ?
Thanks - Nick


CPU/ CPU COOLING - Intel Core i7-11700K - Core i7 11th Gen Rocket Lake 8-Core 3.6 GHz LGA 1200
EVGA CLC 280mm All-In-One RGB LED CPU Liquid Cooler, 2x FX13 140mm PWM Fans, Intel, AMD, 400-HY-CL28-V1



Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z590 AORUS ELITE AX LGA 1200

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16D-32GVK

Storage: Team Group T-FORCE VULCAN G 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) T253TG001T3C301

Video Card: onboard for now until I find a good deal

Case: Corsair iCUE 4000X RGB CC-9011205-WW White Steel / Plastic / Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Power Supply: CORSAIR RMx Series RM750x CP-9020179-NA 750W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply
 
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