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2 hours ago, Smurf said:

It's not bad - top mid range type of thing

All in one isn't that portable. You can of course bring anything with you.

It's basically the screen and the computer are combined into one unit. 

 

Desktop is your next option - however, this is a unit that will sit on your desk. 

You would also need to buy a monitor to go with it - and plug it into the desktop.

 

A laptop can fold up - it's portable. 

 

That's really the three options. 

Desktop gives best value for money - but you would need a dedicated place for it in the house/apartment/where you live. 

All in one would be similar, dedicated place for it. 

Laptop, you can move around easily enough.

 

I wouldn't recommend any of them. 

300 is pretty low - are you sure that's your budget?

Haha cheers mate, im aware of what a desktop PC and Laptop is. Perhaps saying I don't have the first clue was the wrong thing to say.

 

What would you recommend a desktop PC or an all in one? If a desktop do you recommend any in particular?

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4 minutes ago, nexting said:

Haha cheers mate, im aware of what a desktop PC and Laptop is. Perhaps saying I don't have the first clue was the wrong thing to say.

 

What would you recommend a desktop PC or an all in one? If a desktop do you recommend any in particular?

Depends on what your budget is, and also what you want to achieve from it. 
Desktop give more bang for their buck and more flexible in terms of build and upgrade. 

If you want a desktop do you need a monitor - is the monitor included with your budget?

 

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27 minutes ago, Smurf said:

Depends on what your budget is, and also what you want to achieve from it. 
Desktop give more bang for their buck and more flexible in terms of build and upgrade. 

If you want a desktop do you need a monitor - is the monitor included with your budget?

 

Budget is about £1200 give or take. Yes, will be needing a new monitor aswell, to be included in the budget.

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23 minutes ago, nexting said:

Budget is about £1200 give or take. Yes, will be needing a new monitor aswell, to be included in the budget.

Really tough adding in the monitor - went for a 144hz - cheaper side monitor. 

You can configure section 5 to get browser etc you want.

Went a tad over budget but think it's worth it.

Case
PCS CYCLONE GAMING CASE (Blue LED Fans)
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i5 Six Core Processor i5-8400 (2.8GHz) 9MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF B360M-PLUS GAMING: Micro-ATX, LGA1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs - RGB Ready
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2400MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
6GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2060 - HDMI, DP - VR Ready!
1st Storage Drive
500GB SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 16MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
512GB INTEL® 760p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (upto 3230MB/sR | 1625MB/sW)
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NOT REQUIRED
Power Supply
CORSAIR 450W VS SERIES™ VS-450 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
CoolerMaster Hyper 212X (120mm) Fan CPU Cooler Black Edition
Thermal Paste
COOLER MASTER MASTERGEL MAKER THERMAL COMPOUND
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365 (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Monitor
ASUS VG248QE 24" 3D 144Hz GAMING DISPLAY
Keyboard & Mouse
LOGITECH® MK270 WIRELESS KEYBOARD & MOUSE COMBO
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 4 to 6 working days

Price: £1,285.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.ie/saved-configurations/intel-home-office-pc-II/hQDGsDdsrC/

 

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10 hours ago, steff91 said:

Hi lads,got the chance of getting this system any good for playing FM with a few leagues? If so how many roughly..

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I checked the MSI site and can't find any items for this spec. 

You may want to send them the DX Diag and see if they have any updates in their archives. 

They could also recommend any upgrades that are possible. 

It's such an old computer - it's 2011 - it's probably end of life (EOL).

And EOL just means that parts for it are no longer supported or perhaps even in manufacturing or supply any more.

 

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2 hours ago, Smurf said:

I checked the MSI site and can't find any items for this spec. 

You may want to send them the DX Diag and see if they have any updates in their archives. 

They could also recommend any upgrades that are possible. 

It's such an old computer - it's 2011 - it's probably end of life (EOL).

And EOL just means that parts for it are no longer supported or perhaps even in manufacturing or supply any more.

 

Cheers,where would i send it to any ideas off hand? Thanks for the advice ;)

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22 hours ago, Smurf said:

Really tough adding in the monitor - went for a 144hz - cheaper side monitor. 

You can configure section 5 to get browser etc you want.

Went a tad over budget but think it's worth it.

Case
PCS CYCLONE GAMING CASE (Blue LED Fans)
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i5 Six Core Processor i5-8400 (2.8GHz) 9MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF B360M-PLUS GAMING: Micro-ATX, LGA1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs - RGB Ready
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2400MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
6GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2060 - HDMI, DP - VR Ready!
1st Storage Drive
500GB SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 16MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
512GB INTEL® 760p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (upto 3230MB/sR | 1625MB/sW)
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NOT REQUIRED
Power Supply
CORSAIR 450W VS SERIES™ VS-450 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
CoolerMaster Hyper 212X (120mm) Fan CPU Cooler Black Edition
Thermal Paste
COOLER MASTER MASTERGEL MAKER THERMAL COMPOUND
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365 (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Monitor
ASUS VG248QE 24" 3D 144Hz GAMING DISPLAY
Keyboard & Mouse
LOGITECH® MK270 WIRELESS KEYBOARD & MOUSE COMBO
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 4 to 6 working days

Price: £1,285.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.ie/saved-configurations/intel-home-office-pc-II/hQDGsDdsrC/

 

Smurf you're a ledge really appreciate you doing all that. Regarding a monitor which one would you choose if you could? Also what system would you build for £1200 not including the monitor in that budget?

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18 minutes ago, nexting said:

Smurf you're a ledge really appreciate you doing all that. Regarding a monitor which one would you choose if you could? Also what system would you build for £1200 not including the monitor in that budget?

Speculatively - probably this


Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i5 Six Core Processor i5-9600K (3.7 GHz) 9 MB Cache

Motherboard
ASUS® ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING: ATX, LGA1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs - RGB Ready
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2666MHz (4 x 4GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2060 SUPER - HDMI, DP - VR Ready!

 
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1st Storage Drive
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
256GB INTEL® 760p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (upto 3210MB/sR | 1315MB/sW)

Processor Cooling
PCS FrostFlow 100 V2 Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING



Monitor
ASUS 24.5" ROG Swift PG258Q 240Hz GAMING MONITOR
 

Price: £1,757.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.ie/saved-configurations/intel-z370-pc/9CamrCkHNG/

 

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Hi Smurf, 

ive managed to up my budget to around 475. I’m looking for a laptop that plays fm -doesn’t need to play any other games really. I’ve found this myself: 

https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/refurbished-medion-erazer-p6679-core-i5-7200u-8gb-1tb-geforce-gtx-950-15.6-a1-30023186/version.asp

 

Would this be a good choice for my budget? I’m concerned about the battery life as I think it’s only around 3 hours and I like to play for longer than that!

 

The other one I’ve found is this one: the processor is better I think and so is the battery life. If this would handle 3d (at low to mid level) that might suit me more.

https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/hp-250-core-i7-7500u-8gb-256gb-ssd-15.6-inch-windows-10-laptop-2sy44es/version.asp

The laptop just needs to be able to play FM as well as possible (for the budget) and perform simple Microsoft word tasks etc. I would like it to also be as fast as possible (for that budget). I recognise the budget is somewhat limiting but thought I’d see what you can come up with! 

 

Thsnks, 

Ollie

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13 hours ago, Hembrough747 said:

Hi Smurf, 

ive managed to up my budget to around 475. I’m looking for a laptop that plays fm -doesn’t need to play any other games really. I’ve found this myself: 

https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/refurbished-medion-erazer-p6679-core-i5-7200u-8gb-1tb-geforce-gtx-950-15.6-a1-30023186/version.asp

 

Would this be a good choice for my budget? I’m concerned about the battery life as I think it’s only around 3 hours and I like to play for longer than that!

 

The other one I’ve found is this one: the processor is better I think and so is the battery life. If this would handle 3d (at low to mid level) that might suit me more.

https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/hp-250-core-i7-7500u-8gb-256gb-ssd-15.6-inch-windows-10-laptop-2sy44es/version.asp

The laptop just needs to be able to play FM as well as possible (for the budget) and perform simple Microsoft word tasks etc. I would like it to also be as fast as possible (for that budget). I recognise the budget is somewhat limiting but thought I’d see what you can come up with! 

 

Thsnks, 

Ollie

  1. With a low budget like that - go for the processor as high up the list here - https://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Processors-Benchmark-List.2436.0.html
  2. 8gb RAM minimum
  3. And you will probably not get a dedicated graphics card - so whatever the integrated graphics card in the best processor for your budget (see point 1)
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3 hours ago, Smurf said:
  1. With a low budget like that - go for the processor as high up the list here - https://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Processors-Benchmark-List.2436.0.html
  2. 8gb RAM minimum
  3. And you will probably not get a dedicated graphics card - so whatever the integrated graphics card in the best processor for your budget (see point 1)

Would these best that?

https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/refurbished-lenovo-ideapad-330-core-i5-8300h-8gb-1tb-128gb-gtx-1050-windo-a1-81f400lbuk/version.asp low clock speeed?

 

https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/refurbished-asus-tuf-fx504-core-i5-8300h-8gb-1tb-gtx-1050-15.6-inch-window-a1-fx504gd-dm040t/version.asp#/maindesc

thanks very much for your help

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Looking for a bit of advice, I'm having to replace my laptop and have a budget of £700 at the most. I only use a laptop for FM and making graphics for FM in photoshop, typically GIF files for video adboards (which can be around 20 seconds long and upto 80Mb in size). In regards to FM I play in the 3D match engine and look to have the top leagues in at least 6 nations in a save, typically my saves rarely pass 4 seasons. I also travel a lot so a sturdy laptop is essential as in the past I have had problems with the screen hinges breaking.

I have looked into the 4 laptops below, would anyone be able to recommend one of the 4 or something more suitable within my budget?

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX504GD-E4127-ASUS-TUF-Gaming-FX504GD-E4127_2571126.html

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/4CK41EAABU-HP-Pavilion-17-ab405na_2354467.html

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/NH.Q3REK.008-Acer-Nitro-5-AN515-42-R8H1_2424521.html

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX504GD-E4603T-ASUS-FX504GD-E4603T_2354095.html

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1 hour ago, rabcp said:

Looking for a bit of advice, I'm having to replace my laptop and have a budget of £700 at the most. I only use a laptop for FM and making graphics for FM in photoshop, typically GIF files for video adboards (which can be around 20 seconds long and upto 80Mb in size). In regards to FM I play in the 3D match engine and look to have the top leagues in at least 6 nations in a save, typically my saves rarely pass 4 seasons. I also travel a lot so a sturdy laptop is essential as in the past I have had problems with the screen hinges breaking.

I have looked into the 4 laptops below, would anyone be able to recommend one of the 4 or something more suitable within my budget?

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX504GD-E4127-ASUS-TUF-Gaming-FX504GD-E4127_2571126.html

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/4CK41EAABU-HP-Pavilion-17-ab405na_2354467.html

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/NH.Q3REK.008-Acer-Nitro-5-AN515-42-R8H1_2424521.html

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX504GD-E4603T-ASUS-FX504GD-E4603T_2354095.html

1,2, or 4.

 

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6 hours ago, Fuzzy79 said:

Hi Smurf,

in need of a new laptop. Budget is about £200/£300. I know it’s a low budget. I play fm but also need it for the internet and word. 

Any suggestion on laptop in that price bracket?

It's not looking good. I'd hold off and try double that.

 

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I'm looking for a laptop with a £700 budget and I only usually have the top 5 leagues loaded with the database as small or medium, can you tell me the ideal specs for this please?   Then I can go and look for something and come back to you guys. 

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41 minutes ago, Kaliwax said:

I'm looking for a laptop with a £700 budget and I only usually have the top 5 leagues loaded with the database as small or medium, can you tell me the ideal specs for this please?   Then I can go and look for something and come back to you guys. 

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX504GD-E4127-ASUS-TUF-Gaming-FX504GD-E4127_2571126.html

This would be fine - not a lot of storage on it - but enough to get you going.

You could upgrade the hard drive down the road.

 

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1 hour ago, Kaliwax said:

Would it be better to get one with 8gb but bigger hard drive?~

8gb would be ok - and no problem at all you could upgrade the ram at a later date to 16 gb no problem.

This would be good too 

Both the same price - but one is 15 inch and the other is 17 inch.

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/5WB81EAABU-HP-Pavilion-Gaming-15-cx0017na_2453616.html

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/4AN88EAABU-HP-Pavilion-17-ab401na_2462200.html

This would be a similar configuration I have - Windows is installed on the 128gb SSD - and games/downloads setup to be installed on the hard drive. 

You have to set this up though - the 128gb sdd drive fills up quick!

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17 minutes ago, Smurf said:

8gb would be ok - and no problem at all you could upgrade the ram at a later date to 16 gb no problem.

This would be good too 

Both the same price - but one is 15 inch and the other is 17 inch.

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/5WB81EAABU-HP-Pavilion-Gaming-15-cx0017na_2453616.html

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/4AN88EAABU-HP-Pavilion-17-ab401na_2462200.html

This would be a similar configuration I have - Windows is installed on the 128gb SSD - and games/downloads setup to be installed on the hard drive. 

You have to set this up though - the 128gb sdd drive fills up quick!

 

How would I go about making sure my steam files and games are downloaded on the hard drive?

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I am a little bit in love with this and considering buying

https://www.amazon.co.uk/HUAWEI-MateBook-13-Inch-Laptop-FullView/dp/B07KCJGGW3/ref=sr_1_6?crid=2F8BFY3A88ATG&keywords=huawei%2Bnotebook&qid=1565208026&s=gateway&sprefix=hauwei%2Bnote%2Caps%2C166&sr=8-6&th=1

At that price though, a pre-requisite would be being able to run FM very well? I am considering the 8GB option too as wondering if 16GB is overkill.

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4 hours ago, shaunwwfc said:

I am a little bit in love with this and considering buying

https://www.amazon.co.uk/HUAWEI-MateBook-13-Inch-Laptop-FullView/dp/B07KCJGGW3/ref=sr_1_6?crid=2F8BFY3A88ATG&keywords=huawei%2Bnotebook&qid=1565208026&s=gateway&sprefix=hauwei%2Bnote%2Caps%2C166&sr=8-6&th=1

At that price though, a pre-requisite would be being able to run FM very well? I am considering the 8GB option too as wondering if 16GB is overkill.

For the price, you can get better in terms of processor, graphics card, RAM and hard drive space. You're pretty much mostly paying for the size with that laptop.

For example: https://www.cyberpowersystem.co.uk/system/Ready-To-Ship-Tracer-RTX-15-Slim-SY222 - That has a better processor, top quality graphics card that'll easily deal with any game out now, 16GB RAM, and a bigger screen.

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Hi Smurf,

Sorry to ask but I couldn’t find anything in this thread which specifically addresses what I’m looking for, and I know very little about laptops.

Basically I want something around the £500 mark, and the single most important thing to me is that the 3D match engine runs smoothly. I don’t mind average/lower resolution but lag just ruins it for me.

I would give or take 50-maybe 100 pounds but I’d prefer to keep it cheapish.

Really appreciate any help as I just had a bit of an ordeal with a Meridian Erazer which I ended up returning because of laggg.

Thanks!

 

 

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On 07/08/2019 at 20:28, Withers said:

Hi, best option out of these 2?

 

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/4CK41EAABU-HP-Pavilion-17-ab405na_2354467.html

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX504GD-E41275T-ASUS-TUF-FX504GD-E41275T_2458989.html

Or is there something better in the same price range? Thanks in advance. 

 

One is 15 inch the other is 17 inch which do you prefer?

One has a SSD with 256gb storage (not a lot) the other has 1000gb storage (which is a lot).

Which do you prefer. 

16 hours ago, willstannard said:

Hi Smurf,

Sorry to ask but I couldn’t find anything in this thread which specifically addresses what I’m looking for, and I know very little about laptops.

Basically I want something around the £500 mark, and the single most important thing to me is that the 3D match engine runs smoothly. I don’t mind average/lower resolution but lag just ruins it for me.

I would give or take 50-maybe 100 pounds but I’d prefer to keep it cheapish.

Really appreciate any help as I just had a bit of an ordeal with a Meridian Erazer which I ended up returning because of laggg.

Thanks!

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX504GD-E41275T-ASUS-TUF-FX504GD-E41275T_2458989.html

You will probably need to up your storage later on - either an external USB drive - or add a 2nd hard drive - both easily done.

 

 

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I was talking to my younger brother tonight and now considering buying him a rig for his birthday/Christmas.
I'm looking to spend about $600 AUD but not completely sure if I can find value for what he wants within that budget.

He wants to run Adobe to edit videos for school, and use it to edit/upload his Fortnite videos. I'd also say some medium/heavy gaming too.

http://www.comwiz.net.au/#systems - These are a little out of my price range, I don't like him THAT much, though I have used them before and quite liked the rig I bought off them eight or so years ago (since replaced).

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Looking for some help finally buying a new laptop as my current one is getting a bit slow, will use new laptop for general use and of course football manager my budget is £400 to £500. 

I have attached the details of my current laptop,

Any help much appreciated.

Many Thanks

Adam

 

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7 hours ago, VanGyselG said:

Thank you for your prompt reply. Would I be able to run a large db with high settings and 3D-view?

Most computers can run a large database - it relies on a few things:

1) How many seasons you play 1-5 may be  ok - but 10+ or 20+ seasons might be taxing. 

2) If you have leagues loaded, or just in the background

3)  How fast is acceptable for you, for some 1 week for a season is fast, for some it's too slow.

 

3 hours ago, DGMGandy said:

I was talking to my younger brother tonight and now considering buying him a rig for his birthday/Christmas.
I'm looking to spend about $600 AUD but not completely sure if I can find value for what he wants within that budget.

He wants to run Adobe to edit videos for school, and use it to edit/upload his Fortnite videos. I'd also say some medium/heavy gaming too.

http://www.comwiz.net.au/#systems - These are a little out of my price range, I don't like him THAT much, though I have used them before and quite liked the rig I bought off them eight or so years ago (since replaced).

is it a desktop or a laptop?

The cheapest one on that page is $1000+ and your budget is $600? Can you point to other laptop/electrical/online stores in your area?

3 hours ago, fullylove007 said:

Looking for some help finally buying a new laptop as my current one is getting a bit slow, will use new laptop for general use and of course football manager my budget is £400 to £500. 

I have attached the details of my current laptop,

Any help much appreciated.

Many Thanks

Adam

 

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There's a few at that price range quoted above - have a browse through those.

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I'm town on what to get out of these 2. Which out of these 2 would you recommend? I'm not too clued up on Ryzen processors, is the Ryzen 5 3350H better than an i7-8750H?

https://www.johnlewis.com/asus-tuf-fx505dt-al153t-gaming-laptop-amd-ryzen-5-processor-8gb-ram-256gb-ssd-geforce-gtx-1650-15-6-full-hd-gun-metal/p4243515

 

https://www.box.co.uk/5WA67EAABU-HP-Pavilion-Gaming-15-cx0018na_2453614.html

Thanks in advance for your help

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15 minutes ago, bigmattb28 said:

I'm town on what to get out of these 2. Which out of these 2 would you recommend? I'm not too clued up on Ryzen processors, is the Ryzen 5 3350H better than an i7-8750H?

https://www.johnlewis.com/asus-tuf-fx505dt-al153t-gaming-laptop-amd-ryzen-5-processor-8gb-ram-256gb-ssd-geforce-gtx-1650-15-6-full-hd-gun-metal/p4243515

 

https://www.box.co.uk/5WA67EAABU-HP-Pavilion-Gaming-15-cx0018na_2453614.html

Thanks in advance for your help

I'd go for the i7 laptop. It has a better processor for FM (which is very much a single core heavy game, rather than multi-core, and the i7 is a faster processor anyway), more RAM, more storage space overall, and a better graphics card. Performance-wise, the HP laptop you linked to is just better than the ASUS John Lewis laptop, no question.

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Hi Smurf,

 

Downgrading myself with a small budget, max £450 (cheaper the better, would prefer £350-400). Must be a 13-14” screen but will only be using for FM (sparingly) and O365. 

 

Have been erm looking at a few and not sure, advice please. 

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-pavilion-14-ce1508sa-14-intel-core-i3-laptop-128-gb-ssd-burgundy-10188777-pdt.html

 

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-ideapad-c340-14-intel-pentium-laptop-128-gb-ssd-blue-10193437-pdt.html

 

or could I get a 4gb cheaper machine, like a Acer swift 3 and upgrade the RAM or would that not work as well? 

Not too fussed about graphics and I’d use an external HD for storage if needed.

Thanks,

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9 hours ago, JordanMillward_1 said:

I'd go for the i7 laptop. It has a better processor for FM (which is very much a single core heavy game, rather than multi-core, and the i7 is a faster processor anyway), more RAM, more storage space overall, and a better graphics card. Performance-wise, the HP laptop you linked to is just better than the ASUS John Lewis laptop, no question.

Thanks for the reply mate. Will go for the HP one.

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