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    Best GPU for component video output?

    Just tried out kodi on my main PC - the software has come quite a way since the pre-camelot days. I've decided a ht-pc based replacment is the way to go as I can keep using an Xbox (360) pad for the interface that way - still beats a keyboard or remote IMO. I've a nice i5 based itx board/case...
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    Best GPU for component video output?

    I need a XBMC compatible device that outputs 480p component video for my old non HDMI TV. My trusty XBOX 1 has been doing the job for years but it's showing it's age now - I would like something with a bit more power that generates less fan noise. An Apple TV G1 seems like a good choice and...
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    Seasonic or NZXT?

    Thanks Jorona - much appreciate the feedback, I'll look into those!
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    Seasonic or NZXT?

    Hmm just got the heads up on the new be quiet! BN200 DARK POWER PRO 10 550W model. Another promising unit for £100....
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    Seasonic or NZXT?

    Time for a new power supply... After much research, I've narrowed my choices down to the following: Seasonic X-560 (£100) NZXT Halo90 650W (£93) (Super Flower Golden King OEM build) XFX 650W XXX Semi Modular (£72) (Seasonic SS-650HW build) The Corsair AX lines look decent too, but...
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    Time to retire the old Seasonic ss-600ht?

    Thanks for the insight - I had a PSU fail a few years ago... Before I started buying decent PSUs I opted for a cheap no-name 500 watter for a new build. Within 2 weeks the PC switched on with a bang! Luckily nothing was damaged but that was the last time I skimped on power supply quality! Big...
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    Time to retire the old Seasonic ss-600ht?

    No worries :) Reckon she's worth swapping out given the spec difference? The Seasonic is within tolerance (about 30a should be fine for my system) but I do worry it's going to fail on me unexpectedly and potentially caused damage elsewhere when it does. I use to rotate PSUs quite often, so in...
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    Time to retire the old Seasonic ss-600ht?

    How so Dan? Looking at the badges I read that the other around? Seasonic: 12v 1 = 18a | 12v 2 = 18a (12v 432w max load) Antec: 12v 1 = 30a | 12v 2 = 30a (12v 540w max. load Please correct me if I've got it wrong. Thanks!
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    Time to retire the old Seasonic ss-600ht?

    I bought this PSU 2nd hand 6 years ago, bundled with a lian li case. I usually buy a new PSU for a new setup, but this has been through 3 builds so far :) Regardless age this thing just keeps going - it has no trouble coping with GPU/CPU stress testing and has been rock solid despite running for...
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    Strange instability issue - time for a new PSU?

    Playing Darkness II on full settings no problem, but still getting this crashing every so often... Mostly during web browsing firefox... Have looked into it some more and it appears to be a TDR issue - the GPU stops responding for anything up to a minute, and then recovers. Sometimes I get a...
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    Strange instability issue - time for a new PSU?

    This card has been a major PITA for drivers - it's very unstable with some Catalyst versions IME. When I first installed it I was going to RMA as I couldn't get it to render any 3d at all! Only a full driver uninstall + driver sweeper and the latest catalyst suite would get it running OK. Are...
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    Strange instability issue - time for a new PSU?

    Hey everyone, My desktop PC has had intermittent stability issues since installing a new GPU last year (HD 6870, replaced a HD 5770)... What happens is the computer will hard freeze (no cursor response, unable to change lock states on keyboard), but if music is playing via foobar it will...
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    2D/3D mode issue with new HD6870 GPU/Catalyst 11.9 & FF

    Thanks very much Revdarian - that has worked perfectly! Mirrored the 2D clocks to 3D, on it custom profile so now at the touch of a hotkey I can turn modify them on for browsing or revert them to the default clocks for gaming :) Until the FF/Catalyst compaibility is fixed, this will do fine.
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    2D/3D mode issue with new HD6870 GPU/Catalyst 11.9 & FF

    Any suggestions on tools to modify the 3D clock profile? If I can set Core/Mem clock to mirror the 2D profile (100/150mhz) that that should sort it out as a dirty fix. MSI Afterburner has no effect for some reason...
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    2D/3D mode issue with new HD6870 GPU/Catalyst 11.9 & FF

    Must be a FF thing, have tried an old version 3 I still have installed and it's fine.
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