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Old 02-12-2005, 03:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok, just built my first PC, all for about £300, can i have some feedback? i woud liek to know how well it will play doom and half-life 2?

AMD Sempron 2200+ 1.5Ghz (am def going to overclock)
ASRock K7S41GX Motherboard
512mb DDR Ram
80Gb Seagate Barracuda Hard Drive
ATI Radeon 9800SE 256mb (planning to softmod)
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Old 02-12-2005, 03:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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not bad, i would've gone with a 9600xt or something, and the sempron's are just slightly crippled xps, but it shouldn't matter too much, overall that's not bad at all, considering that translates to like $500. you should prolly be able to play at 1024x768 with high settings and maybe 2-4x aa after you softmod that SE
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Old 02-12-2005, 03:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ok cool! thanks! i was worrying 1.5Ghz would be to slow
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Old 02-12-2005, 03:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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well, it's more like 2-2.2 ghz since amds do more with each clock cycle, the 2200+ is basically what it would be equivalent to with intel, you may have some slowdown, but nothing too bad, im guessing maybe 20 sec longer load times then a faster xp. most games rely more heavily on the video card so you should be pretty set.
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Old 02-12-2005, 03:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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http://www.planetmicro.co.uk/product...ckcode=M003772

it says the 2200 is a 1.5Ghz clock speed. The CPU was advertised as a 2.2Ghz...i don't know what to belive????

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is it always this painful to install a heatsink, the nerves on my thumbs are...quite literally dead.
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Old 02-12-2005, 03:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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it is a 1.5ghz clock speed, but amds do more work with each clock cycle, it's like a truck carrying 30 tons doing 10 mph versus one carrying 15 doing 20mph so and amd 1.5ghz=intel 2.2ghz, therefore the 2200+ ! thats why they have those helpful little numbbers, just move the decimal left three spaces.
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Old 02-12-2005, 04:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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never heard of planet micro tho... lol, most uk ppl around here use www.overclockers.co.uk i think
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Old 02-12-2005, 04:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
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lol nice of AMD to be so confusing! thanks for the info
so def a 2.2ghz
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Old 02-12-2005, 04:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
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yer i've bought most of my components from OC....just searched AMD Sempron 2200 in google and planet micro was the first that came up
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Old 02-12-2005, 04:05 PM   #10 (permalink)
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ahhh k
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