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http://www.creative.com/oem/resources/SoundCards/SB046x.pdf?AID=10274033&PID=4003003&SID=1eyy0to9wmr6f
thats all the info i have on it.
from UK, about $26+shipping.

uses "clunky drivers"
is it worth it? hows the card for the price?
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post #2 of 6
The X-Fi isn't a bad card (I use an XtremeMusic version of the X-Fi). Personally, I don't find the drivers "clunky," since I pretty much adjusted all the presents once, and now all I have to do is switch between them.

For $26, I think that's a pretty good deal, but shipping from the UK is going to be pretty expensive, so I'm not sure if it would be worth it after paying for shipping.
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I would rather go with a Xonar DG in that price range. Less driver problems.
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good thoughts.
i may just stick with onboard and wait for a newegg deal.
any more input on that card?
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post #5 of 6
The DG is $29 at Newegg, but can be found for cheaper around the internet. It performs well for the price and has a headphone amp. Xonar software works pretty well, and there is even the Unified drivers that are self published.
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post #6 of 6
It's just an OEM XtremeMusic. Good card for the price, but shipping will probably kill the deal.

To me the drivers aren't clunky and I've never had problems with stock Creative drivers.

Though there is the DanielK drivers too.
    
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