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new xonar stx for $166 worth it?

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new, titles says it all, worth it?
Edited by s13shaka - 4/26/12 at 8:40pm
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New/used?
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post #3 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by s13shaka View Post

new, titles says it all, worth it?
Title does not say it all, unless of course you are just reselling. Also need to know what you plan to use it for, and also what sound system (headphones, stereos, etc).

EDIT: I did not read what you want it compared to.
Edited by legends0 - 4/26/12 at 8:50pm
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post #4 of 14
yes is worth it but its not much better then the older ones
post #5 of 14
Nothing's really improved last I checked on newer STXes. Considering I got my refurb for $130 and it has lasted over a year, I'm going to have to say no.
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no other sound cards plz, im asking if its worth it at that price point it, regardless of its use
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post #8 of 14
yes it is
post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by s13shaka View Post

no other sound cards plz, im asking if its worth it at that price point it, regardless of its use

Then yes, this is the price newegg discounts the card to for their shell shocker. I believe just last week it was on sale for that price.
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thx for replies
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