All
  • All Departments
  • Digital Download
Cart
Quick Links
Prize Picker
Send Us a Message
Rebate Center
Rebate Archive
eBay Outlet
Ink & Toner Finder
Kingston Memory Finder
Corsair Memory Finder
Contentname:quicklinks
Shop Safely
HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.
Click to verify BBB accreditation and to see a BBB report.
Contentname:acceptsafe
Testimonial Box
"I would like to take the opportunity to thank the NCIX staff for their prompt remediation of my RMA request...."
— nphazd
Read More
Write Review
 

Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-FI Xtreme Audio PCI-E Sound Card OEM

Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-FI Xtreme Audio PCI-E Sound Card OEM - 1
Actual product may not be exactly as shown.
Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-FI Xtreme Audio PCI-E Sound Card OEM - 42544_l.jpg Customer Photos (0)
Creative Labs
Reg. Price: $69.99  CAD
Availability:
This Product is Not Available

This item is no longer available. Notify me if this product is available again.
Service Plan:
NCIX Express Exchange
If your product is diagnosed as defective, we will replace it with a brand new one! Learn More
None, I do not want NCIX Express Exchange
NCIX.com 1 Year Component Express Exchange - Only $6.99
NCIX.com 2 Year Component Express Exchange - Only $17.99
NCIX.com 3 Year Component Express Exchange - Only $27.98

Average Rating:


Share this:

This product is not available.

In-Store price match
Add to your wish list
E-Mail to a friend
More from Creative Labs

More Sound Cards from Creative Labs

Similar products
Print this item
Notify me
SKU: 42544
Shipping Weight: 1lbs

Part #: 30SB104200000

May We Also Suggest

Product Videos [ Edit ]


Features [ Edit | History ]

Features:

Why settle for basic, built-in sound? Your music and movies deserve Xtreme Fidelity. Add the PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio sound card to your PC and turn your downloaded music into your own personal concert. Watch DVDs or downloaded videos with full cinematic surround sound. Plus experience 3D audio and EAX effects in games.

Quick Specs:
Host Interface PCI Express
DAC Data Width 24 bit
Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) 104 dB
Sound Channels 7.1
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS WEEE REACH
S/PDIF In Yes
S/PDIF Out Yes
Number of Audio Line Out 4
Number of Microphone Ports 1
Audio Processor Manufacturer Creative
ProductId1011808635

Specifications [ Edit | History ]

General Information  
     Brand Name: Creative
     Manufacturer: Creative Technology, Ltd
     Manufacturer Part Number: 30SB104200000
     Manufacturer Website Address: http://www.creative.com
     Product Line: X-Fi
     Product Model: Xtreme Audio
     Product Name: X-Fi PCI Express Sound Blaster Xtreme Audio Sound Card
     Product Type: Sound Board
Interfaces/Ports  
     Number of Audio Line Out: 4
     Number of Microphone Ports: 1
     S/PDIF In: Yes
     S/PDIF Out: Yes
Miscellaneous  
     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
WEEE
REACH
     Green Compliant: Yes
     System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP (Professional x64 Edition, Service Pack 2 or Media Center Edition)
  • Intel Pentium 4 1.6 GHz, AMD Athlon XP 2000+ processor or equivalent
  • Available PCI Express slot (1x, 4x or 16x)
  • 256MB RAM (512MB RAM for Windows Vista)
  • 600MB of free hard disk space
  • CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
  • Headphones or amplified speakers (available separately)
  • Internet connection to download PowerDVD software

Technical Information  
     Audio Processor Manufacturer: Creative
     DAC Data Width: 24 bit
     Host Interface: PCI Express
     Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR): 104 dB
     Sound Channels: 7.1

Customer Reviews of Creative Labs 30SB104200000

Product reviews on NCIX.com are screened for relevance and inappropriate content. Reviews may contain inaccurate information about the product. If there is a discrepancy, please use the Flag this Review link located beside each review. Reviews are not an endorsement expressed by NCIX.com, but opinions from customers based on their own experience with a product. We do not recommend you make purchasing decisions based on facts or opinions expressed regarding Creative Labs 30SB104200000 reviews.
Necron99
06/17/14
Experience: 1 Days

Pros

Optic input, PCIe, no hassle with Win 8, low cost
Cons
None in my case.
Summary
I bought this card solely for the optic input, which works just fine.

The card was detected and driver installed automagically by Win 8. Bloatware from the CD not required, at least not for my purpose.

The card and optic input is necessary because of a serious noise problem using the analog line-in on a Creative Recon chipset on the Gigabyte Sniper Z87 motherboard. The noise was slight, but very annoying. No combination of settings would overcome the problem in an acceptable way. This card was well worth the $29.99 for the clean optic audio and sanity it provides.

The sample rate had to be changed from the default 44k to 48k to overcome an audio distortion problem.

Pavel_L
10/03/13
Experience: 1 Days

Pros

Simple to plug in. Very impressive sound quality.
Cons
Software big and complex.
Summary
Excellent choice for low budget. Far superior than any internal sound card. I upgraded my sandbox to W8 but my audiophile 2496 has no driver for it yet. Hence, I use this one. To my surprise, the sonic signature is crisp, sharp and the response curve is flat across the spectrum. Not sure why others do not like it, to me it's fantastic product for the price.

Laslow
02/12/11
Experience: 2 Days

Pros

It's PCI-Express, rather than just PCI.
Cons
Not an actual X-FI audio processor, horrible driver support for Vista/Win7.
Summary
In short? Don't buy this card. Returned it because I could barely get the microphone to work under Windows 7 x64 (the Line-In and Mic share a jack, the "FlexiJack", and you must use Creative's software to configure it - however the software included with the card doesn't work for it and the updates from the website have to be installed in a very particular way for them to work right).

Even once that was sorted out, the microphone input was horribly quiet and using Teamspeak or Skype was out of the question. Due to Creative's drivers, there wasn't even an option for Mic Boost.

Before buying this card, ask yourself if you're ever going to run an OS other than XP. If the answer is 'yes', buy something else.

kyrios
12/15/10
Experience: 4 Years

Pros

Nothing at all is good about this card.
Cons
This card is not an X-Fi card. It is a rebranded Audigy.
Summary
This card is a rebranded Audigy. It is not a good card at all. Do not purchase this card if you want an X-Fi card because it's not on the same level as real X-Fi cards. The price is barely acceptable for this card though you can probably get a better Audigy for a few bucks less.

NCIX Forum Messages

Post a New Message  |    Browse NCIX Forums  

Please note that NCIX.com Forums is not a sales or product support board. For sales or specific product related questions, please send message to receive the fastest response.

Messages about Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-FI Xtreme Audio PCI-E Sound Card OEM

Post a New Message  |    All Messages       Browse NCIX Forums

Reviews from the Web

Below are reviews found on other web sites for this product submitted by customers.

URL: http://www.guru3d.com/article/sound-blaster-xfi-xtreme-audio-pcie/
Comment: Guru3D Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI-e
Posted by: kyrios @12/15/10
Submit a review link   |   Latest 30 reviews

Product Warranty

NCIX provides a 30 day limited warranty on this product.  The remainder of the 1 year warranty is provided by the manufacturer.    Warranty length may vary depending on manufacturer and product.

Email Support
You're eligible to receive assistance by email for the duration of your product's warranty.
http://ca.creative.com/support/custsup/askus/emailform.asp

Telephone Support
You're eligible to receive complimentary telephone support for 60 days to help you install and get started with your new product.

Ph: 1-405-742-6655  Monday-Friday 9:00AM-6:00PM CST

Warranty Service
Throughout the duration of your product's warranty, you can also contact Creative by telephone to arrange for warranty service the telephone support number listed above.

Sales Policy

All pricing subject to change. For all prices, products and offers, NCIX.com reserves the right to make adjustments due to changing market conditions, product discontinuation, manufacturer price changes, errors in advertisements and other extenuating circumstances. Promotional offers from NCIX.com are subject to availability and are available only while supplies last. No rain checks will be issued on promotional items and offers.

While NCIX.com uses all reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on the Site, NCIX.com makes no warranties or representations as to the Site's accuracy. NCIX.com assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content on the Site.

NCIX.com warrants product(s) to be in good working condition and free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year for OEM packages, and for thirty (30) days for RETAIL packages (excluding laptops and notebooks), from the original Invoice date unless otherwise restricted below or by the manufacturer's own warranty policy. Defective returns and warranty service will be replaced, exchanged or repaired at NCIX.com's sole discretion, and based on vendor's policy.

NON-DEFECTIVE merchandise returns may be accepted on some items ONLY within 15 days of the Invoice date, at NCIX.com's discretion. Laptops and Notebooks can be returned within SEVEN (7) days from original invoice date. Return will only be accepted with original packaging, accessories, cables, free gifts (if applicable), unopened software and manuals and is subject to inspection before warranty approval. Laptop and notebook with tampered serial numbers or UPC code will be denied returns.

GOVERNMENT & BUSINESS Laptop and Notebook purchases made with government or business POs can be returned typically within fourteen (14) days from original invoice date. Return will only be accepted with original packaging, accessories, cables, free gifts (if applicable), unopened software and manuals and is subject to inspection before warranty approval. Laptop and notebook with tampered serial numbers or UPC code will be denied returns. Please check with your B2B sales representative for specific terms and details.

All NON-DEFECTIVE returns are subject to a 15% restocking fee. No refunds will be issued for blank media, digital camera (and accessories), opened software, printers, printer supplies, paper, projectors (and accessories), appliances, handhelds, PDAs, notebook computers, special order computers and special order items.

Defective software, video games or DVDs will be replaced by the SAME title and format ONLY (and subject to current availability) within 30 days of the Invoice date. Software, Drones, video games and DVDs may be returned within 30 days only if the item is UNOPENED (with shrink wrap still intact) at the sole discretion of NCIX.com.

NCIX.com does NOT apply a surcharge to credit card orders. Please read our RMA & warranty policy and terms & conditions for more information. If you have any questions regarding our sales and warranty policies, please send us a message -- we'll be glad to answer any of your questions.



 
CANADA USA
Connect: NCIX Youtube icon NCIX Facebook icon NCIX Instagram icon NCIX Google+ icon
Advanced Store Price Match
Get Deal Alerts in your Inbox!
Don't miss out on the latest coupons and rewards.
Please read our
privacy policy for details.
NCIX Sale banner
Contentname:biz_Home_Vertical_StoreWeekly Contentname:NCIX-featured-rotational
Contentname:160x300_Tier  
Your Order Company Info Memberships Services Hotlinks
Order Status
RMAs (Merchandise returns)
F.A.Q.
Contact Us / Store Locator
Careers
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
NCIX Rewards
Premier Partner Reseller Program
VIP Memberships
Advantage Membership
NCIX Affiliate Program
Super Shipping Saver Club
Express Coverage
Express RMA
Express Shipping Service
Express Exchange and Care Coverage
Gift Cards & Balance Checker
Advanced Store Price Match
Same-Day Delivery (NEW)
Retail Financing
NCIX Newsletters
NCIX Forums
Folding @ Home Team
The Banner Vault
International Sites:  Canada
Copyright© 2016 NCIX.com/Netlink Computer Inc. All rights reserved. / Server ID: 158  983 ms
Page last updated: 08/28/2016 07:05:43
Back To Top