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I am looking for a good sound card from Creative for 100 USD or less<br />
I found one and was wondering if anyone knows if its<br />
any good.<br />
<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829102007" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102007</a>
 

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get one of these<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829102188" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102188</a><br><br>
you can find them on sale for under $100 frequently
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">get one of these<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829102188" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102188</a><br><br>
you can find them on sale for under $100 frequently</div>
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Well the problem is, I am buying a sound card for a friend and I want<br>
to stay 100USD or less. I plan on buying this with in a weeks time.<br>
And if the mentioned card does not go on sale I will still need advice<br>
if the one I have listed is a decent card. Unless there is another choice<br>
from Creative that I overlooked.
 

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The card you listed is a good sound card. Sometimes you can find good sales on the Xtrememusic but if you can't just get the one you linked.
 

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i vote definatley xtrememusic if you can they sound amazing
 

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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829102178" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102178</a><br />
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I dont know how good those lower end X-Fi's are going to be honestly. This might serve you better being a full size card. I dont know if the lower end X-Fi uses the same chips as the others do.<br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829102163" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102163</a><br />
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This one has a $100 MIR so it would be a pretty sweet card after MIR if you can handle that.<br />
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Also from doing a bit of light reading on the lower end card there. If he games at all it doesnt seem to have any EAX on the card? I looked at newegg and creative and saw no mention of it...<br />
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Honestly any Creative sound card you get is going to be excellent. Hell if you are looking for a really good budget sound card I would recommend mine. For $30 you get excellent sound quality, EAX, and hardware mixing.
 

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That extreme audio has no mic
 
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<div style="font-style:italic"><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829102178" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102178</a><br />
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I dont know how good those lower end X-Fi's are going to be honestly. This might serve you better being a full size card. I dont know if the lower end X-Fi uses the same chips as the others do.<br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829102163" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102163</a><br />
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This one has a $100 MIR so it would be a pretty sweet card after MIR if you can handle that.<br />
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Also from doing a bit of light reading on the lower end card there. If he games at all it doesnt seem to have any EAX on the card? I looked at newegg and creative and saw no mention of it...<br />
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pink</div>

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</div>Thats a great deal after the MIR, just cant do that cause I have 100USD<br />
set aside for my buddy not 200USD <img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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<div style="font-style:italic">That extreme audio has no mic</div>

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</div>Thats no good!!! I guess Extreme Audio no longer a choice then.
 

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<a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Creative-Sound-Blaster-X-Fi-XtremeMusic-Sound-Card_W0QQitemZ180037491637QQihZ008QQcategoryZ44981QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem" target="_blank">x-fi</a> bang on budget
 

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<div style="font-style:italic"><a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Creative-Sound-Blaster-X-Fi-XtremeMusic-Sound-Card_W0QQitemZ180037491637QQihZ008QQcategoryZ44981QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem" target="_blank">x-fi</a> bang on budget</div>

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</div>I will think about this.... I am a recovering EBay addict so I tend to stay<br />
clear.
 

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Hey, the Audigy 2 Value is a great bargain! But <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?Submit=ENE&N=2010360057+4026&Subcategory=57&description=&srchInDesc=" target="_blank">here</a> is a link to some good stuff, Iwould get the Audigy 2 ZS!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I will think about this.... I am a recovering EBay addict so I tend to stay<br />
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</div>lol me too. that audigy 2 zs in the previous post is an ok deal, i have an oem ive only used to test and its pretty damn good, not x-fi good though
 

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</div>that just shows a box <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /> nothing with a pic of working card
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">that just shows a box <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /> nothing with a pic of working card</div>

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Well I went ahead and ordered the<br />
<font size="2"><b>Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio<br />
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</b>From what i read it does have a mic.<br />
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let us know how you get on with it
 

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</div>Will do.<br />
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I should get it monday or so, then I ship it to my friend in Texas.<br />
So 1 weeks time or so he will be able to let me know how the quality<br />
is, and I will pass it on.<br />
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Thanks everyone for all the great info.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Well I went ahead and ordered the<br />
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It doesn't actually have a mic jack socket, you need to plug your case's front audio panel into it to get the mic working or the live drive for that matter
 
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