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About Smurf

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    Former printer and graphic designer with over 20 years' experience in the field.

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    Full Time Graphic Designer


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    Graphic Design/Computers/Football Manager

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    Anyone that will have me.

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  1. Smurf

    New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    Well there's only 25 users benchmarks vs 143,547 ... Hardly a fair comparison. Actually - made a balls of my comparison - and the i9 is superior in almost every way.
  2. Smurf

    New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    I doubt going over 16gb would make a difference. But I don't know I have never tested it. And it's impossible to tell how the processor will hold up. Technically overall the i7 is better and faster - it's just the i9 is faster in the single core. I think there's a few benchmarks for the i7 in the benchmark thread. But seen as comparison sites will compare and pick the i7 - for FM it's a different beast, relies heavily on the single core performance, so the i9 would be better for FM - but overall not as a good as the i7. It's too hard to know.
  3. Smurf

    New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    Do you mean th 9900k? The 9900k is the fastest single processor. For FM single core performance is very important. Anything that happens in multi-thread happens so quick anyway that it hardly makes a difference. Having more RAM is a no-brainer - more RAM the better. FM does refer to RAM for certain functions, so having more is always a good choice. However, an i7-8700k with 16gb RAM 3000mhz - would be massive for FM and at a much lesser cost. But if money was no object, then why not go for 64gb RAM? This is a list the SI team said they reference in terms of processors - the higher up the better https://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Processors-Benchmark-List.2436.0.html The full note:
  4. Smurf

    New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    @Muslera6746 Neither of those are great - at a Push i'd select the top one.
  5. Smurf

    New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    I got a 128ssd with the 1tb hdd. Install OS on the SSD make sure to set your installation of programmes to the HDD>
  6. Smurf

    New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    SSD isn't that important for FM - in fact has no bearing on day to day game play. However, they are pretty good for installing your operating system on - it gives you faster boot times, and also helps with day-day computer runnings.
  7. Smurf

    New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    No. Site is not working for me - but that laptop is a no go. you can get better for 600. I'll wait for the site to go back up don't know what's wrong with it. New PC - £600 starting point.
  8. Smurf

    New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    Well it's a lighter version of the game - sorry I'm not familiar with it to be honest. I wouldn't have a clue.
  9. Smurf

    New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    Do - because you spend 300 now, and in 12 months time you'll spend another 300. And in all that time you could have bought a laptop for 600 and have it run FM fine for longer than 5 years.
  10. Smurf

    New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    Roughly upwards of £600
  11. Smurf

    New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    Yeh it would play it ok - not the best - but with a budget of £300 you aren't going to get something amazing. 3D matches set to low quality,
  12. Smurf

    New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    What's your budget? What laptop? What website? Processor is important. Graphics card if you want 3d matches RAM - 8gb is fine.
  13. Never said it wasn't - I was countering another point about the attendance for Women's leagues being low - and in essence there's low attendances in lower leagues too. So that's no reason to not include it, is my argument. Of course it's more expensive to add the Women's league and a huge amount of work to go into it. I've already agreed that it won't happen at least this decade, but maybe next decade and if attendances keep growing and as it garners more and more popularity, hopefully it can be added in the not too distant future.
  14. Smurf

    New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    It would depend if they're in stock - their websites are not usually in keep with their inventory, I found. I had to go to 3 different stores to get the one that was advertised online. https://www.currys.ie/ieen/computing/laptops/laptops/asus-tuf-fx504ge-15-6-intel-core-i7-gtx-1050-ti-gaming-laptop-1-tb-hdd-128-gb-ssd-10182308-pdt.html Harvey Norman not coming up with anything close.