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I need a cheap soundcard for music and movies.... i was looking into buying a Refurbished Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium from creative....

I have never bought anything refurbished before... would it be safe to go ahead with the buy?

and it's around the $50 range which is my budget... i also need a pci e sound card and it fulfills both criteria... is there anything better or the same as this that meet both requirements? (50 and pci e) for movies and music (maybe a tiny bit of gaming)
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I need a cheap soundcard for music and movies.... i was looking into buying a Refurbished Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium from creative....

I have never bought anything refurbished before... would it be safe to go ahead with the buy?

and it's around the $50 range which is my budget... i also need a pci e sound card and it fulfills both criteria... is there anything better or the same as this that meet both requirements? (50 and pci e) for movies and music (maybe a tiny bit of gaming)

Since you're interested in music and movies rather than gaming, you'll want an Asus card as they tend to sound better than Creative cards.

For 50 you can look at a new Xonar DS or a used Xonar DX.

To answer your question though refurbished are completely safe.
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so this:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132006 is better than this http://us.outletstore.creative.com/Refurbished-Creative-Sound-Blaster-XFi-Titanium/M/B004TA2870.htm

i have the asus card in the basket in newegg...

EDIT: bought the asus dx
Edited by badatgames18 - 5/6/11 at 3:04pm
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