View Full Version : Any deals on Sound Blaster Live cards?
08-11-2000, 12:21 PM
I'm looking for a good deal for a sound blaster live... doesn't really mater which one, the x-gamer, mp3, or even platinum... just looking for the best deal... the platinum is available at Onvia for $166 and use a coupon to get 25 off, so 141 + free shipping... computers 4 less is offerring the x-gamer for 76.99 + shipping which is one of the lowest I've seen... any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance...
08-11-2000, 12:51 PM
Check out http://www.computer-x-press.com/
They have SB live value for 36 bucks and shipping is 10 dollars if I remember it correctly. You have to tell 'em to change the price 'cuz you're from pricewatch.
08-11-2000, 02:43 PM
I was hoping for the x-gamer, mp3, or platinum... don't really like the value... it just sounds so cheap...
08-11-2000, 07:45 PM
The Value version is identical to the GamerX and MP3+. The only different is the software bundle. You don't need to pay the extra dude.
08-12-2000, 01:51 AM
They all use the same chipset except platinum has this fancy control panel thing you install on the CD-ROM bay. By the way, the value card on computer-x-press does have digit-output.
08-12-2000, 11:20 PM
Thanks, think I'll go with the value edition... don't really need the software, can barrow it from my friend if I really want it.
08-14-2000, 03:42 AM
Bought mine in a bulk 5 pack got them pretty cheap.
08-15-2000, 06:49 PM
I just ordered one of these for a new system. Use the $30 off $150 coupons from techbargins. Not a bad deal w/ the coupon once u add something else u need to push it to $150.
08-16-2000, 02:18 PM
Also, the platinum is only 155 and with the coupon it's like 135 which is a really good deal for the platinum... CompUSA has it for like 199... I'm thinking about the Platinum now...
08-17-2000, 01:30 PM
Actually, there is a difference in the MP3 and Platinum versions. The have hardware MP3 encoding. Supposedly speeds up encoding 3x.
08-18-2000, 12:46 AM
actually the MP3+ is the same... no difference... it just has different software, same board, same chipset... different name etched on it, but they are all Sound Blaster Live Cards...
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