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    Default What PC Spec will i need to get the game speed & computer performance on 5 stars?

    Hi Everyone,

    Looking at getting a new PC for Christmas and would really appreciate some advice?

    I would like it to be able to run 3 or 4 leagues and a large database on 5 stars, not massively fussed on the 3D engine but would just like the game to fly as on my current laptop with just the English League loaded to league 1 the PC performance is half a star and game speed is 2 stars so very very slow.

    I definately want a PC rather than a laptop and have a budget of around £400-£500

    Has anyone seen anything that would work for me?

    Thanks all in advance.

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    I had a look around but found these on the dell site. I recommend these

    http://configure.euro.dell.com/dells...iron-15r-n5110

    http://configure.euro.dell.com/dells...iron-15r-n5110
    (same as the one above bigger hard drive though)

    http://configure.euro.dell.com/dells...iron-17r-n7110
    This one has a 17 inch screen.


    I think they're good value.

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    Hi Eugene,

    Thanks for the reply - much appreciated, they all appear to be laptops, i was thinking of a desktop?

    Ive searched lots of posts on similar topics but they all relate to laptops and cant find much on desktops?

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    Have a look through this thread. Although it related to FM11, try reading the last few pages. It has quite a few people who were after desktops and there is some very useful info in there.

    http://community.sigames.com/showthr...m-Specs-Thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by mije1983 View Post
    Have a look through this thread. Although it related to FM11, try reading the last few pages. It has quite a few people who were after desktops and there is some very useful info in there.

    http://community.sigames.com/showthr...m-Specs-Thread
    Thanks - will check it out now

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    I can't find a decent PC with a good enough graphics card to recommend - they are all expensive and below par graphics cards.

    I don't be on UK pc sites - I know others here have a better idea of good sites for buying computers in the uk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugene Tyson View Post
    I can't find a decent PC with a good enough graphics card to recommend - they are all expensive and below par graphics cards.

    I don't be on UK pc sites - I know others here have a better idea of good sites for buying computers in the uk.
    I assumed that a desktop would be more powerfull/faster than a laptop but if im woring then i have no issues with going for a laptop.

    Eugene - if im searching around should i look for more Memory,processor or hard drive or all 3?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pastie View Post
    I assumed that a desktop would be more powerfull/faster than a laptop but if im woring then i have no issues with going for a laptop.

    Eugene - if im searching around should i look for more Memory,processor or hard drive or all 3?
    4 GB RAM minimum, HDD - as much as you need (500?, maybe less...only you can say), the rest must go to a decent processor and an external graphics card. There are quite a few sites for desktops custimization, look around and see what you can get for your budget.

    I had a quick look and seems quite expensive, but so do laptops ... crap UK tech retailers - way overpriced in most cases.

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    http://www.computerplanet.co.uk/gaming/gx500/step6.html

    Example:


    Computer Case Black ATX Gaming Tower Case
    CPU AMD Athlon II X4 640 2MB (4 x 3.0 GHZ)
    CPU Heatsink AMD Heatsink & Fan
    Memory Corsair 4GB XMS3 PC3-12800 1600MHz (1x4GB) - Lifetime Warranty (DDR3)
    Graphics Card ATI Radeon HD 6770 - 1 GB - (Sapphire) (PCI-E)
    Motherboard Asus M5A78L-M LX (AMD 760G)
    Sound Card Asus Xonar DG 5.1 (PCI)
    Networking Motherboard Integrated Ethernet Lan (Broadband Ready)
    Power Supply 350W PSU
    Hard Drive #1 250 GB SATA-II HDD 7200 RPM 8MB (FREE UPGRADE TO 400 GB ORDER BEFORE 11-12-11)
    Optical Drive #1 Samsung 22x DVD Re-Writer/Reader /- RW- Black - (SATA)
    Operating System #1 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 BIT (Genuine DVD & COA Included)
    Backup Software Windows Backup
    Free Gift FREE - Cooler Master Gaming Mouse Mat

    Warranty Service

    3 Years Return To Base
    - 1 Year Parts Warranty
    - 3 Years Labour Warranty
    - 2 Months Collect & Return
    - Manufacturers Warranty

    Support Service

    3 Years Customer Care
    - E-Mail Support
    - Phone Support
    - Live Help Support
    - Remote Access

    Production Service

    Build Time - Standard (9 Working Days)
    Guaranteed Before Christmas

    Grand Total Inc Vat:
    £ 518.22

    ... no idea what stars such a config would give you but should be good enough for a good gaming experience.

    If you have to buy stuff like mouses, keyboards and monitors - you are better off buying a laptop instead (for 500 quid you can get alright laptop specs and can move it around the house...)
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    http://www.ukgamingcomputers.co.uk/ - this site seems to have alright gaming desktops

    you can use http://www.cpubenchmark.net/ and http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/ to check how good each CPU/Graphics Card is...ju3

    good night

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    Quote Originally Posted by pastie View Post
    I assumed that a desktop would be more powerfull/faster than a laptop but if im woring then i have no issues with going for a laptop.

    Eugene - if im searching around should i look for more Memory,processor or hard drive or all 3?
    Processor is most important.

    i3 is the lowest spec. i5 is midrange. And i7 is top class.

    Stick to the i3/i5/i7 with 2xxx in the name. Look it up and see what the specs are. Look for Speed and Number of Cores.

    A processor with 2.1ghz and 2 cores won't be as good as a processor with 1.7ghz and 4 cores (for example) post here if you're unsure.


    RAM is next on the list. 4gb is good enough. But if you can get 6gb then I recommend that. Anymore is a waste unless you're doing a lot of video or hi-res image editing, imo.


    Graphics card. Some are totally pants so look up the model number and most are described as "entry level" which means it sucks then you have "mid range" which usually means it's pretty decent. You can get "high quality" but these tend to be expensive and unnecessary.



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    Thanks everyone, much appreciated.

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    Hi Everyone,

    What do you think of this - will this be ok:

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/advent...90860-pdt.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by pastie View Post
    Hi Everyone,

    What do you think of this - will this be ok:

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/advent...90860-pdt.html
    If you are going to get a PC without a discrete GPU, you'll need a processor of SandyBridge architecture as they have the HD3000 chipset which is the best built-in graphics currently available. HD2000 is meh at best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalGenius View Post
    If you are going to get a PC without a discrete GPU, you'll need a processor of SandyBridge architecture as they have the HD3000 chipset which is the best built-in graphics currently available. HD2000 is meh at best.
    Hi, cheers for the reply but to be honest i have no idea what you mean? Im just looking to get a new PC that will also play FM as fast as possible for around £500 - £600?

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    Case
    COOLERMASTER ELITE 310 BLUE CASE

    Processor (CPU)
    Intel® Core™i5-2500k Quad Core (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache) + HD Graphics

    Motherboard
    ASUS® P8Z68-V LX: USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs, ATI®CrossFireX

    Memory (RAM)
    4GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz X.M.P(2 x 2GB KIT)

    Graphics Card
    INTEGRATED INTEL HD GRAPHICS (HDMI, DVI, 1920 X 1200)

    Memory - 1st Hard Disk
    500GB SEAGATE Barracuda SATA-III 6Gb/s HDD, 32MB Cache (7200rpm)

    1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
    24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM

    Memory Card Reader
    INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT

    Power Supply
    350W Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan

    Processor Cooling
    INTEL SOCKET LGA1155 STANDARD CPU COOLER

    Sound Card
    ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)

    Network Facilities
    10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT - AS STANDARD ON ALL PCs

    USB Options
    6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD

    Operating System
    Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£79)

    Office Software
    FREE Microsoft® Office Starter 2010 (Limited functionality Word & Excel)

    Anti-Virus
    BULLGUARD INTERNET SECURITY - FREE 90 DAY TRIAL

    Keyboard & Mouse
    LOGITECH® MK250 WIRELESS KEYBOARD & MOUSE COMBO (£21)

    Warranty
    3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)

    Delivery
    STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)

    Build Time
    Standard Build - Approximately 8 to 10 working days
    Quantity 1

    http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/comput...ndy-bridge-pc/

    With a few adjustments within budget. That's about as fast as you can get.

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    Hey Pastie, thoroughly recommend the SB i5 2500k processor. It's the best out there in the range by some distance. This should be your starting point. Will make FM12 run like a dream.

    From there you can get by with 4gb ram, with 250 or 500GB HD.

    Graphics wise the i5 2500k has Intel 3000 integrated which will run FM12 just fine. If you are playing other games that absorb more graphics power then look to boost up.

    I recommend Cougar Extreme who are based in Notts. You could get an i5 2500k for around 500 notes no problem. Depends on if you need screen, keyboard and what operating system (XP, windows 7 etc..) you are using/would like.

    http://www.cougar-extreme.co.uk/
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