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I'm very happy with my X-Fi Xtrememusic. Of course, it's one of the original release X-Fi's so I don't think you'll be able to find it easily anymore. It was replaced by the Xtremegamer and whatever else. Xtrememusic is superior to the new versions however, as they were spawned as "cut down" versions from the Xtrememusic, since the Xmusic never really fell into the budget bracket. I bought it at the end of it's life span and it was still $130.

So, if you can find the Xtrememusic I would highly recommend it. The above link is a good mod for you if you don't mind voiding the warranty. I haven't done it myself since I do care about the warranty, but the feedback is positive (pun intended).
    
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ok, X-Fi Xtrememusic it is, thx for all the input guys; +rep
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You don't need ebay, here it is new for $70: http://shop3.outpost.com/{PkYIEG8Rq4...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG
    
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You don't need ebay, here it is new for $70: http://shop3.outpost.com/{PkYIEG8Rq4...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG
great find, but do u know anyplace in Canada I can get it from, i dont want to end up paying customs :S
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If you can't find an Xtreme Music in Canada, then either EBay or an Xtreme Gamer would be the way to go.
    
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do i really need to solder, i dont plan too, is the X-Fi Xtrememusic find without having to solder
post #17 of 22
Here you go:

http://canadacomputers.com/index.php...=008511&cid=SC

Only thing is it's in store only. Hamilton or Toronto (Kennedy) stores. The Hamilton store is where I did pretty much all the shopping for my build, CC is awesome.
    
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eeek, $113?, ill just look for one on ebay, thanks though
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Hey man, if you're spendign enough money to get a decent P5K build, then a $100 sound card sound perfectly reasonable to me...
    
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post #20 of 22
That's still cheaper than I got it for dude. The price is fair for the product, but if you don't want to spend that much you'd be better off with the Xtreme Audio or the Xtremegamer (depending on what you do).

Anyway do let us know what you end up going with.
    
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