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post #1 of 17
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which would be the better deal?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWN:IT&ih=022

50$ new

http://us.creative.com/local/1/seaso...WT.mc_id=15133

60$ refurb
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post #2 of 17
You'd get the satisfaction of having a new part, but I'd have to go with the Platinum on this one. Especially if it includes the box.
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post #3 of 17
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is the SQ from the 2 cards a big difference?
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post #4 of 17
Not at all. Creative X-fi's (except the Xtreme Audio) have the same sound quality. The only difference is the amount of X-Ram on some, and the LED on the Fatal1ty one.
post #5 of 17
who cares if its a refurb. its all about getting the best bang for your buck. ive bought refurb stuff before and they are pretty much good as new.

im typing this post from a refurb macbook i bought last year..
    
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so xtreme music = fatality (-) flashy lights + minor fps gains?
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post #7 of 17
No. Platinum and Elite Pro have better sound quality than all other versions (except maybe the new titanium ones, I don't know much about those).

Edit: Also, the platium has x-ram. It does nothing for quality but it should help FPS on games that support it. Read
Edited by Manyak - 6/9/08 at 1:02pm
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post #8 of 17
I was under the impression that they were all the same, with some minor variances.

Either way, the elite pro is probably the better buy.
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by Manyak View Post
No. Platinum and Elite Pro have better sound quality than all other versions (except maybe the new titanium ones, I don't know much about those).

Edit: Also, the platium has x-ram. It does nothing for quality but it should help FPS on games that support it. Read
How much better are the Platinums than the Xtreme Musics?

I'm currently in the middle of getting of getting an Xtreme Music card, but if a Platinum is that much better than the Xtreme Music for listening to music/overall usage then I'll pick up a Platinum instead when it goes on sale. The Platinum on sale is actually a bit cheaper than the place where I'm getting my Xtreme Music from.
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post #10 of 17
awesome.... i was just wondering the same thing as jumbo and this clears it up. Although I don't think I have the money to purchase a sound card as of right now.
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