I have been using the Sound Blaster line of sound cards since the arrival of my first computer to my house. I was quite happy when Creative was nice enough to send a Sound Blaster Live! Platinum my way, to replace my Sound Blaster Live!.
Well that was the plan, but a quickly changed plan if I could say so myself. The new Platinum 5.1 with the Live! Drive 2 had been released to the public at the same time the free Platinum 5.0 arrived at the townhouse, and it had become a must have in my needs to pursue the new 5.1 instead. I ended up putting up the Platinum for sale at $100 and used the money from that sale to put towards the $200 cost for the new Platinum 5.1!
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