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I'm trying to decide whether to get the OEM version of the XtremeMusic or the retail, the price difference is around $40 - $50 CAD, it's not really a big issue but if theres really no difference between them then saving the money wouldnt be a wrong idea.
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post #2 of 6
OEM, all you get is like a CD and a crap manual with the Retail. You can download an ISO of the CD it comes with if you look hard enough.
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post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by JoeUbi View Post
OEM, all you get is like a CD and a crap manual with the Retail.
And probably an audio cable.

Might as well stick to OEM.
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Nope, don't even get a cable.
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post #5 of 6
Yeah, CD + manual...
Both of which (drivers + manual) can be aquired online, and as far as drivers you will update to the newest anyway.
Go OEM

Just like CPUs, they come w/o a heatsink, if you are buying aftermarket cooling or already have a cooler, get OEM
Allthough I think the warranty is different for OEM/Retail CPUs, but, who doesn't void their warranty anyway
    
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post #6 of 6
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Alright then OEM it is. Thanks guys =)
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Seagate 320GB NCQ Pioneer Win XP Dell E197FP 19" LCD 
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