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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum

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hyaeon Dec 18, 2006
Watch out, it's expired, even though Amazon still show the $50 off coupon. I got my order in the very last second. Thanks for the deal, this is probably the lowest price this card will ever get within a year or two. Creative platinum cards' price rarely change.

...yeah, how is this NOT on the front page!
norcal Dec 19, 2006
it was! lol.
Supercop007 Dec 19, 2006
It looks like there's a new rebate there that lists purchasing date from December 19th to December 25th.
Flaminfire Dec 12, 2006
Does sound card really matter, isnt the speakers and subwoofer more important?
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pennyfan87 Dec 12, 2006
A few notes: if you have garbage speakers, then the sound card won't make much of a difference. But if you're using earbuds or a nice set of speakers, then you'll hear a HUGE difference.

Also, a better sound card like this will output more channels, and take more inputs.

I recently got a sweet set of earbuds (75 bucks) and when I plugged them into my onboard audio, I was gonna throw up. There was an insane amount of static which I had never picked up from my crappy speakers. And what's more, whenever my CPU had some load on it, the static increased.

So I bought a $25 soundcard from NewEgg, and I'm pretty happy with it. Yes, there still is static, but nothing compared to the onboard. And my CPU usage is down.

A card like this will surely remove all noise...but make sure you're not just hooking it up to some piece of crap speaker system.

And, btw, if this comment doesn't deserve a plus, what does?
yank33zrule Dec 12, 2006
wow i payed full price for my sound card.....but i do feel it was worth the money.. this gives out enhanced sound quality in surround sound...with the rebate it is definately worth buying if you are going to upgrade your compouter.
pennyfan87 Nov 28, 2006
How is this NOT on the front page yet?