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All right. I can get a 30$ rebate on the Soundblaster Xfi Xtrememusic if I buy the card by tomorrow so I need to know guys:

Is it worth it? I hear it doesn't work very good with nForce 4 chipsets and I heard that from many people. Is it worth the try?
    
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Go for it, you can always return if it doesnt work out.
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The problem is I don't have a comp yet...Well I suppose I could test it out on this Dell. What about the Soundblaster Audigy 4? Not the actual 300$ pro model, but just the card? It's half the price, but no rebate. Better experience people? I suppose I'll get it then.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mattybass
The problem is I don't have a comp yet...Well I suppose I could test it out on this Dell. What about the Soundblaster Audigy 4? Not the actual 300$ pro model, but just the card? It's half the price, but no rebate. Better experience people? I suppose I'll get it then.
No, go with the X-Fi, it's the best sound card out right about now, and everyone on the forums who's purchased one is very happy with it. When I buy mine I'm sure I will be too.
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All right I'll do it. And at 30$ off, it can't be beat! I'm ordering it tonight.
    
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post #6 of 17
how much is it btw?
post #7 of 17
hey, lighsource has the same onboard sound as me...

I'd go with the X-Fi. Its da bomb.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by noxious89123
hey, lighsource has the same onboard sound as me...

I'd go with the X-Fi. Its da bomb.
^agreed

Definetly worth the money, unmatched sound in both gaming and listening to music, I am very hapy with mine.
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post #9 of 17
What ever you do, buy the x-fi. I bought the platinum (no difference whatsoever except it has a front bay box in addition), and it was the best purchase i ever made except for my graphics card. Definately get the x-fi .It'll work fine in the dell you have as well. One note, the drivers package you install off the cd requires almost 1 gig of space, and be sure to disable the motherboards sound through the bios.
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post #10 of 17
I use it with my nForce 4 SLi chipset with no trouble at all. Awesome card, awesome sound. I went for the base model, and it's one of the best purchases I've made.
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