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Should I buy this X-Fi?

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http://www.pricegrabber.com/user_sal...lot_id=7054394

I have to say, the price is excellent. It claims *like new*. The only problem is that I haven't heard of these guys before. What should I do?
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post #2 of 6
If you pay through paypal you don't have much to worry about, if it doesn't work right paypal will make them refund you.

I'm not one for buying used hardware from people I dont know though. Espically on places like ebay. Usually is more hassel than its worth, I usually just buy new and save the chance of getting a faulty product.
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post #3 of 6
No... get this instead: http://shop4.outpost.com/{VbQDgF2Tg2...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Same card for $10 more new.
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post #4 of 6
SoundBlasters suck. they intentionally put proprietary connectors for front panel hookups - meaning if you have front microphone and headset jacks on your case, you won't be able to use them.

my next sound card will probably be one of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&name=HT+Omega
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Good call MrBungle. That card looks pretty sweet.
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post #6 of 6
you can make or buy adapters to hook up front panel audio to Creative cards.
but you don't get as good SQ using the jacks in your case anyway, so it's really not a bad thing the Creative does.

If shipping is included for that price it's a pretty good deal, but if you have to pay more it's not that great. I've bought cards like that for $50 shipped
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