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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum

List Price: $200
Deal Price: $139 ($89 after rebate)
Shipping: Free
amazon.com offers Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum for $139 ($89 after rebate) + Free shipping.
Expires: Expired
Product Description:
[Alive Again] (thanks venkateshnt)
$139 - $50 rebate [Exp 1/1/07] = $89 with free shipping. Lowest on Bizrate is $163 + shipping.
  • 24-bit Crystalizer enhances MP3s and movies to sound better than they do on their original CD or DVD
  • CMSS-3D allows you to upgrade your MP3 music and movies into surround sound with headphones or multichannel speakers
  • SuperRip allows you to rip your CDs into Xtreme Fidelity quality
  • Delivers the fastest gaming performance ever seen, providing more than a 15% performance boost over motherboard audio solutions while simultaneously delivering full audio effects
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hyaeon
rep: 31
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!
hyaeon posted Dec 18, 2006
  5 |   0
norcal
norcal replied:
it was! lol.
Posted Dec 19, 2006
  0 |   0
Supercop007
Supercop007 replied:
It looks like there's a new rebate there that lists purchasing date from December 19th to December 25th.

http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/00/00/00/48/92/05/48920521._V49581884_.pdf
Posted Dec 19, 2006
  10 |   0
Flaminfire
rep: 45.1k
Does sound card really matter, isnt the speakers and subwoofer more important?
Flaminfire posted Dec 12, 2006
  1 |   0
pennyfan87
pennyfan87 replied:
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?
Posted Dec 12, 2006
  7 |   0
yank33zrule
rep: 2.92k
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.
yank33zrule posted Dec 12, 2006
  6 |   0
pennyfan87
rep: 8.79k
How is this NOT on the front page yet?
pennyfan87 posted Nov 28, 2006
  6 |   0
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