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Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS - OEM

Discussion in 'Sound City' started by TaKeN, 14 Aug 2006.

  1. TaKeN

    Capodecina

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    Does anyone know if you can get this card in the OEM Format.


    I don't want the stupid panel for the front lol,


    If this card isn't available, is the XFi Music the same just without the rip off Fata1ty name ?
     
  2. Inferno99

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    I haven't seen this card in OEM.

    The x-fi fatal1ty comes with x-ram whereas the xtreme music doesn't. Not really sure if the benefits outweigh the price difference though.
     
  3. Psypher5

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    just get a music version. :) Retail. Don't go OEM.
     
  4. TaKeN

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    There are two different ones, whats the main difference ?
     
  5. Mint_Sauce

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    I'm interested too, wondering if I should opt for the OEM music and save loads of money or ***** some cash on the fatality to get the 64mb RAM. I do a lot of gaming and game dev work. Does the 64mb really make THAT much difference? Considering I'll have the card for years (it's replacing an original SB Live) should I just go for the fatality? :confused:
     
  6. TaKeN

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    There was a review that showed the XFi Fatal1ty game some FPS Back to the game, it was only three or four Frames Per Second though so i don't think its noticeable.


    If the sounds quality between the XFi Music and Fatal1ty are the same, then i will get the XFi Music :)
     
  7. Psypher5

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    quality is the same, boost with the fatality is nothing but a red light on the card :/

    oem music can sometimes be a dell one, which has cut back features.
     
  8. Mint_Sauce

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    How can you tell if it's a dell one or not? Is OcUK likely to have the dell stock?

    EDIT: Just bought the Retail one, didn't want to end up with a cut down version. Cheers for the heads up. :)
     
    Last edited: 14 Aug 2006
  9. TaKeN

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    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music - Retail (SC-034-CL)

    OR


    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music + HS600 £29.99 Gaming Headset Bundle - Retail (SC-042-CL)



    The Bundle is cheaper :confused:


    Is there any difference between these two ?
     
  10. fish99

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    Could phone/email OcUK just to check the X-Fi with that bundle is the full retail one. I know it says retail but there is a small chance it could just apply to the headset.

    If it is retail then it's an easy choice since it's cheaper and you get a free headset.
     
  11. TaKeN

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    The one with the Headset is the FULL Retail version, i just spoke to a chap at the shop called Chris, who confirmed this :)
     
  12. scoopex

    Wise Guy

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    Thats the one i have. :)
     
  13. TaKeN

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    Any good ?
     
  14. scoopex

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    Oh yes and i have it hooked upto some Acoustic Energy Aego M 2.1 Speakers.
     
  15. TaKeN

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    Ive ordered one now, upgrading from an Audigy 4


    I've got a Medusa headset, so i will report back tomorow night on how the sound is :)
     
  16. scoopex

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    Nice 1. :)
     
  17. TaKeN

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    I got the Extreme music with the free headset in the end, was quite impressive, not too hard to setup at first.

    Then i started trying to use teamspeak.


    Its a pain in the backside, it keeps making me listen to what i'm saying and i have some how managed to stop it.

    It does sound a lot better in games than my Audigy 4 did :)