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Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Professional 5.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card

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  • 5.1 Channels
  • 24-bit 96KHz
  • PCI Express x1 Interface
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Learn more about the Creative Labs Recon3D Fatal1ty Professional


Sound Blaster
Recon3D Fatal1ty Professional

Audio core

Audio Chipset
Sound Core3D
Sample Rate
Digital Audio
Dolby Digital Live


Line In
1 x Shared 3.5mm mini jack
Line Out
3 x 3.5mm mini jack
Shared with Line In
Other Ports
1 x 3.5mm Headphone mini jack


PCI Express x1
Operating Systems Supported
Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
System Requirements
Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD equivalent processor, 2.2 GHz or faster
Intel, AMD or 100% compatible motherboard
600 MB of free hard disk space
Available PCI Express (x1, x4 or x16) slot
Available CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive


Endorsed by Fatal1ty
Chosen by professional gamers, certified and tested to achieve peak gaming performance.

Powered by Sound Core3D quad-core audio processor
The revolutionary Sound Core3D Audio and Voice chipset accelerates THX TruStudio Pro and CrystalVoice processing effects, drastically improving your gaming experience with faster frame rates, more immersive gaming audio, and crystal clear voice communications.

THX TruStudio Pro technologies
THX TruStudio Prosound technologies create unprecedented levels of audio realism including stunning 3D surround effects for your speakers and headsets

CrystalVoice voice enhancement and clarity technology
Express yourself and be heard clearly in video conferencing, multiplayer games and online chats.
Understand how CrystalVoice technologies work.

Sound Blaster beamforming microphone
When used with CrystalVoice Focus, the included stereo microphone creates an acoustic zone and suppresses noise outside it, enabling you to be heard with amazing clarity.

Dedicated high quality headphone amp
Supports studio quality headphones and headsets of up to 600ohm impedance.

Dolby Digital Live encoding
Dolby Digital Live encoding allows you to connect to your decoder or home theater system through a single digital cable for compelling 5.1 surround sound from any source.

Scout Mode - Hear them before they hear you.
This proprietary technology allows you to hear your enemies from further away, giving you a distinct tactical advantage in combat.

Works with Windows 8
We have updated audio drivers that will allow you to enjoy the ultimate in Sound Blaster performance in Windows 8.

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days

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  • Aaron K.
  • 9/28/2014 2:35:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Option for Legit Audio

Pros: Easy to install, looks rad, awesome control software, can switch between headphones and speakers without the hassle of plugging and unplugging cables, Sounds great

Cons: None worth noting

Other Thoughts: I was a little bit skeptical of getting refurbished audio components but newegg apparently does a great job with quality control! Zero complaints, had some very minor cosmetic damage but once it was installed it might as well been new! Recommend this card new as well but it's a steal refurbished!

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  • David T.
  • 4/6/2014 9:30:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSweet

Pros: All Pro. One of the Best cards I've had for music, gaming you name it! Got a super sweet deal on the refurb. It has a red glowing light in it that goes great with my Red and black build.

Cons: None what so ever.

Other Thoughts: It just caps off a super sweet build!

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  • Steve S.
  • 4/6/2014 5:35:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNever worked

Pros: None

Cons: Never worked

Other Thoughts: The documentation said "factory tested" but when i received it, it never worked. When I put it into my machine, the light on the card never lit up. Tried every slot on my board. It was never detected.

I don't think I will ever trust a refurbished product again.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/28/2014 5:40:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsgarbage. absolute garbage.

Pros: it has a red light that when installed cant be seen.

Cons: the audio from the card is terrible based on the fact that sound only comes from half the channels the other half is pure static all the time. Updated drivers, reinstalled the card, etc etc nothing fixed the issue. The card itself fits terribly into the motherboard slot as basic computer vibrations will cause it to walk itself out. Also an email about this issue to Creative Labs went ignored. I used to think CL was a good brand. I was wrong.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi there!

This is definitely not our intended user experience.

With some systems if there is a bios incompatibility in the motherboard.

We'd suggest updating the motherboard bios as well as drivers as this typically resolves issues with motherboard traffic. The symptoms you've noted above look like there is an issues with the PCIe bus.

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  • john a.
  • 3/1/2014 1:08:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsawesome sounding card

Pros: easy setup. music and movies sounds excellent on 5.1 speakers.what a improvement going from my lossless 24 bit hd audio on my msi motherboard.bought refurbished for 50.00 great deal, good control panel

Cons: none so far

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  • Vincent G.
  • 2/18/2014 3:19:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOUTSTANDING!

Pros: This thing blows my previous sound card away. I went from a xonar DS to this card. I can't believe the difference. The bass notes vibrate small items on my desk, even on the lower settings. I am using this card with Logitech X-530 speakers. They're not even the highest quality speakers at all and they sound almost as good as my buddy's $600 dollar sony system. I love the THX control panel, you can make your music, videos, and games that are in 2.0 into a simulated 5.1 experience. It brings games to life because of this feature. I was playing an older RPG with this option selected and it made me feel like I was more immersed. To cut this here, if you're thinking about buying this card, stop thinking and DO IT NOW! It's also got a pretty red light emitting from it!

Cons: Scout mode is a bit useless but that's the only thing I can think to say as a con. It may help with older games like CSS or Battlefield but in new games, they do a good enough job with the footstep effects.

Other Thoughts: Buy this card now!

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  • David T.
  • 2/17/2014 1:18:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRed and very Hot

Pros: This card just flat out gets it music, movies and especially gaming. The utilities in the package do the Job there is a feature which allows you to hear you opponents coming at you much sooner. This card improved what I all ready felt was a great system.

Cons: None with this product .itself.

Other Thoughts: Got this refurbished for half price and am very pleased with it. this is the first time I have bought a refurbished item. One nice thing for me was going for a Red lit and black background. This card produces a nice bright red glow. Really looks nice. CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z Rev 1.xx 3.30 gigahertz AMD Phenom II X6 1100T, SB Recon3D PCIe Audio Controller
Cooler Master GeminII S524 - CPU Cooler with Aluminum Fins and 5 Heatpipes G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 [ CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE250BW 2.5" 250GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD), WDC WD1002FAEX-00Y9A0 [Hard drive] (1000.20 GB), , WDC WD20EARX-00PASB0 [Hard drive] (2000.40 GB), ENERMAX Ostrog GT ECA3280A-BR Black / Red Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Misc: 1 x NZXT CB-LED10-RD Sleeved LED Kit - Red, 1 m, Cooler Master SickleFlow 120 Sleeve Bearing 120mm Red LED fan.

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  • Christoper W.
  • 2/14/2014 12:42:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat first sound card!

Pros: -Easy installation
-Improves sound quality greatly

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: This sound card goes perfect with the Superlux HD668B headphones. I have owned over 15 headphones and I have not had a better match.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/13/2014 4:43:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks great!

Pros: affordable! easy install! Sound is incredible!

Cons: none

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  • joyes t.
  • 2/12/2014 3:00:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: not sure, doesnt work

Cons: lights are on, but computer cant detect the hardware...

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