Jimmyrh94

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  1. Cheers that clears a lot up! I've actually found a model of that HP that has a full 1080p screen without the SSD memory for £700 so that solves it for me. Also, seen another version of it with the full 1080p screen, and the SSD memory, and a bit more Ram, and with a quad core 17 processor for £800. Thanks, again for all your help, will probs purchase one of the two tomorrow
  2. Thanks. Just been to pc world and even the shop assistant there suggested I go for the quad core pavilion from laptops direct. Although he said that their own i7 acer wasn't too far behind and was rightly next best. The only downside he pointed out that although the price was great for what I am getting the lack of that 10 80p screen was a bit of a let down and the decision was basically this: If im not doing any major gaming other than Fm really, and the rest of the focus is on watching films and browsing the net etc. simultaneously then it might be better to go for the better screen at the expense of the quad core, especially when the i7 6500u is slightly newer, has hyperthreading and clocks at 2.5 ghz base (3.2turbo) anyway. So I guess my final question is, if the only game I'm really playing is Fm is there a noticeable difference between the i7 6500u and the i5 6300hq ? Bear in mind the i7 has 12gb so it might slightly relieve some of the workload. Also, Fm aside, will the i7 6500u be able to cope with multiple tasks and applications? Any opinions?
  3. Thanks, well it's all down to you as otherwise I would have just gone straight to the store and bought the most expensive thing without really looking at what it does. I have made a shortlist of the ones I think are the best value for my money, do you mind taking a quick snapshot look just to make sure I'm not way off. I have put them in order of which ones I think are best value according to all the info you have given me so far. Will probably go out with this shortlist to the shops to have a feel for this laptops in person and then once I've picked one ill shop around for the cheapest place I can find it. 1. http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/hp-pavilion-gamer-15-ak004na-core-i5-6300hq-8gb-1tb-128gb-ssd-nvidia-gefo-p0g82ea/version.asp This one looks to be the best all-round. The 8 gb ram and 1TB storage space are perfect for my needs. It comes with a slightly superior graphics card compared to the rest with the NVIDIA 950 M. The i5 processor only has 2.2 ghz base frequency but it can overclock to 3.2 ghz and I'd assume that it can deal with that better as it is quad core- so realistically it should deal better with multiple applications. Downsides are its not full hd and i really hate that green back lit keyboard- id hope you would be able to turn that off? 2. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/asus-k501ub-15-6-laptop-black-10137633-pdt.html This one was almost perfect for my needs i think. The downside is obviously the i7 dual core processor compare to the above- but it is at least a slightly newer processor and in terms of speeds it has a higher base at 2.5 ghz and can overclock to 3.1 ghz. Also, it won't make a massive or noticeable difference but at least the 12 gb will do a bit to help the fact the processor is slightly weaker. Lastly the 1TB storage is perfect and the graphics card is a suitable 940 M. The screen also supports full hd 1920 x 1080 3. http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/hewlett-packard-hp-pavilion-15-ab215na-intel-core-i7-8gb-2tb-dvd-sm-15.6-n9r35ea/version.asp This and the above are pretty much the same tbh as they have the exact same processor. The reason this one is 3rd is because although it is cheaper it comes with less ram at 8gb so it doesn't help to negate the pressure on that weaker U series processor. It also is only 1366 x768 too so its not quite as glossy as the above. Its not a bad machine at £575 but id be willing to put slightly more money to get those extra features especially if i do go for a U series processor. 4. http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/NX.G1TEK.031-Acer-Aspire-V3-574G_1838027.html#DetailTop This is 4th as again its the same as the laptop above but now with an even weaker U series processor and the ram is only a standard 8gb so processing power is getting significantly weaker. Base frequency down to 2.4 ghz and overclocking at 3.0 ghz. The only reason i include this is because it gives you a full hd screen where the one above doesn't. http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/toshiba-p50t-c-109-intel-core-i5-5200u-12gb-1tb-sshd-nvidia-geforce-gtx-950-psptue-00h005en/version.asp Not sure if this one was even worth including. Massive degrade on the processor which is i5 5200u so base frequency 2.2 ghz and overclocking at 2.7 ghz. The larger ram at 12gb will help i suppose and it has a better graphics card with the 950 M- but i can't help but think that its only gone up to £740 because it has that ultra hd touchscreen in place of a better processor to match that graphics card. Not sure where this on ranks really but i feel i could get more important features for my money. Would rather pay that extra £100 for a processor than for HD touchscreen. So that's the shortlist- I think from explaining this to myself those top two just seem massively better for my money than any of the other two. Major downside of the top one is just the screen and the keyboard and the major downside of the second is literally the U series processor although it is newer but for how long will it last compared to the quad. Questions 1. Am I ripping myself off not going for a laptop that supports full 1080p hd for my money? There are a few other laptops I have seen that cut back on the graphics card to 930 M but then they give you a full hd resolution screen instead? I think my screen atm is 720p and tbh I'm not terribly bothered about it being any better- its good enough to watch films and play fm on and in any case I have my xbox one for my other games. 2. With that first laptop what is it on about where it says it has 1TB storage and 128gb ssd? Is that possible to have it additionally or is it saying its part of the 1tb? Might be a noob question- apologies 3. If i do go for a U series laptop am I really going to run into serious trouble in say anything less than 4 years time max? I need to know that if i go for a U I can play fm on it with no trouble for the next for years without it slowing down or that it will be able to handle multiple applications (i tunes, internet, media players, netflix apps etc.) without getting burnt out. They must have introduced U series for a reason and there must be some people using them out there for what im describing. Thanks again for all your help mate- i assume after your next response I won't really have any more questions.
  4. Perfect response! So it seems the key factor then is getting the most out of the processing power for my money. I should be looking for a base speed of at least 2.5 then if not better as you posted? Could I ask your opinion on these? I think this is a slightly enhanced version of one of the ones i originally posted? http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/hewlett-packard-hp-pavilion-15-ab215na-intel-core-i7-8gb-2tb-dvd-sm-15.6-n9r35ea/version.asp http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/hp-pavilion-gamer-15-ak000na-intel-core-i5-6300hq-8gb-1tb-nvidia-geforce-n9r91ea/version.asp http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/toshiba-p50t-c-109-intel-core-i5-5200u-12gb-1tb-sshd-nvidia-geforce-gtx-950-psptue-00h005en/version.asp Would it be possible to go through the pros and cons of these listed above as I'm trying to work out how you judge them against each other? For example I would have said the first one appears to be a slightly enhanced version of one of the links i posted earlier as it has 2.5 ghz processing frequency now, its i7 and has a dedicated GeForce 940M graphics card- but then it doesn't support full 1080p resolution I don't think. Then the gaming version of that first one with the back lit screen has 2.3 ghz processing frequency but its quad core so from what I've learnt that wold make it a better choice right? ( again the issue remains it doesn't support 1080p) The last one again doesn't look too bad but i'm not sure how to judge it as although it has a good graphics card (950 M) and a full hd resolution screen, it has a weaker processor and its dual core. *Edit: Here is another version of the Pavillion, not sure what the difference is? http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/hp-pavilion-gamer-15-ak004na-core-i5-6300hq-8gb-1tb-128gb-ssd-nvidia-gefo-p0g82ea/version.asp Sorry for so many questions- really just want to make sure I make the right choice. https://gaming.msi.com/article/why-real-gamers-choose-real-quad-core-i7i5-but-never-u-series-cpu This little article has been quite helpful, i think it is saying i'm better off going i5 if it means it has a quad core than going for an entry i7??? Thanks btw, really very appreciative of your help!
  5. Thank you very much for your response- incredibly helpful! So, from the laptop you suggested I can see that I'm definitely in the right place looking at an i5 laptop minimum, with at least 8gb ram and a dedicated graphics card. I noticed that the one you suggested had 2.9 ghz processing speed, does that mean that a laptop with 2.2 ghz might be too slow for the things i require it to do as listed in my initial post? Also is there a major difference between the GeForce 930M and 940M? Not entirely keen of the make or model of the one you suggested but stats-wise it certainly looks like it can do the job and it has given me an idea of what to look for. Just for knowledge sake, what was wrong with the ones i originally posted and which of them is more in line with my requirements? I'm asking as i'd like to have a wander into a pc world of curry's just to get some more information and have a feel for the laptops before i buy anything. Correct me if im wrong, i have a very basic level of understanding but it would seem the Acer Aspire is the closest thing to what you recommended, and having just seen it on the website you posted using similar search parameters to the laptop you recommended it seems a good fit at about £80 cheaper than it is being sold for at pc world. http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/NX.G1TEK.031-Acer-Aspire-V3-574G_1838027.html I really do like the look of the HP Envy, but it seems a bit pointless spending more money on something that looks nice that doesn't perform as well as a cheaper alternative. Again, correct me if i am wrong as im not totally clued up to the stats side of things. This version of the envy appears to be a slight upgrade performance wise http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/hewlett-packard-hp-pavilion-15-ab215na-intel-core-i7-8gb-2tb-dvd-sm-15.6-n9r35ea/version.asp
  6. Hi all, I am looking to purchase a new laptop for Christmas as my current one is now a few years old, massively slowing down and quite literally falling apart. I only have a slightly above basic understanding of computers and would be really grateful if anyone could offer assistance in finding a laptop suitable for my needs. Generally the laptop will be used for word processing, browsing the internet, watching films, listening to music and some casual gaming (FM and Fifa). That said, I require a laptop that can run multiple applications without slowing down or overheating, store a large amount of media files and display the level of graphics necessary for games like Fifa and FM in 3d match mode without being jittery. I am willing to spend up to £750. In terms of FM, I want something that can process quickly, save/load quickly, run the 3d match engine and cope with about 10 countries loaded with say 3 leagues each (I think i normally have around 15-20 playable leagues) - but it has to be able to do this with other applications open in the background. From a quick google search and some assistance from the tech guys in PC World, I have been informed that I should be looking for about 6+ GB ram, i5 + and a dedicated graphics card. Here are some I have picked out, so if you could have a look and see if these are laptops that match my needs as listed about i'd be very grateful. HP Envy: 1. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-envy-17-n060na-17-3-laptop-silver-10132864-pdt.html 2. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-envy-15-ae065sa-15-6-laptop-silver-10132863-pdt.html ASUS K501UB 1. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/asus-k501ub-15-6-laptop-dark-blue-10137632-pdt.html 2. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/asus-k501ub-15-6-laptop-black-10137633-pdt.html Toshiba Satellite 1. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/toshiba-satellite-p50-c-18j-15-6-laptop-brushed-metal-10138287-pdt.html Acer Aspire v3574t 1. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/acer-aspire-v3-574t-15-6-laptop-silver-10137575-pdt.html Also just a few more questions: 1. What is the difference and significance between SSHD and normal storage capacity? 2. Does FM require a dedicated graphics card of do the intel integrated graphics cards suffice? 3. When it comes to gaming is it best to keep away from 2 in 1 laptops (tablet and laptop)? I ask this because i've noticed that none of these 2 in 1 laptops have dedicated graphics cards or they have the intel iris 4. Is the intel iris a good graphics card compared to the NVIDIA graphics cards? What even is it ? lol Thanks for your assistance!
  7. Hi all, I am looking to purchase a new laptop for Christmas as my current one is now a few years old, massively slowing down and quite literally falling apart. I only have a slightly above basic understanding of computers and would be really grateful if anyone could offer assistance in finding a laptop suitable for my needs. Generally the laptop will be used for word processing, browsing the internet, watching films, listening to music and some casual gaming (FM and Fifa). That said, I require a laptop that can run multiple applications without slowing down or overheating, store a large amount of media files and display the level of graphics necessary for games like Fifa and FM in 3d match mode without being jittery. I am willing to spend up to £750. In terms of FM, I want something that can process quickly, save/load quickly, run the 3d match engine and cope with about 10 countries loaded with say 3 leagues each- but it has to be able to do this with other applications open in the background. From a quick google search and some assistance from the tech guys in PC World, I have been informed that I should be looking for about 6+ GB ram, i5 + and a dedicated graphics card. Here are some I have picked out, so if you could have a look and see if these are laptops that match my needs as listed about i'd be very grateful. HP Envy: 1. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-envy-17-n060na-17-3-laptop-silver-10132864-pdt.html 2. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-envy-15-ae065sa-15-6-laptop-silver-10132863-pdt.html ASUS K501UB 1. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/asus-k501ub-15-6-laptop-dark-blue-10137632-pdt.html 2. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/asus-k501ub-15-6-laptop-black-10137633-pdt.html Toshiba Satellite 1. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/toshiba-satellite-p50-c-18j-15-6-laptop-brushed-metal-10138287-pdt.html Acer Aspire v3574t 1. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/acer-aspire-v3-574t-15-6-laptop-silver-10137575-pdt.html Also just a few more questions: 1. What is the difference and significance between SSHD and normal storage capacity? 2. Does FM require a dedicated graphics card of do the intel integrated graphics cards suffice? 3. When it comes to gaming is it best to keep away from 2 in 1 laptops (tablet and laptop)? I ask this because i've noticed that none of these 2 in 1 laptops have dedicated graphics cards or they have the intel iris 4. Is the intel iris a good graphics card compared to the NVIDIA graphics cards? What even is it ? lol Thanks for your assistance!
  8. Looking forward to the release of this skin, so gutted SI didn't do a light skin this year. I normally change back and forth between the light and dark variations whenever i feel the interface is getting a bit boring. Any idea when you will get the final version out? Did something unexpected come up?
  9. Hi, What version and match prep/training are people finding most successful? Want to use this with united but not sure which approach to take. Hoping Marcelo will swoop in with a monster version
  10. Not at all mate its 3 strikers...the outside two can easily be filled by wingers. I think it will work best with players like ronaldo, di maria, robben etc. but I'm sure natural wingers like Antonia Valencia will work here too! Besides they are all false 9's so it should accommodate most attacking players
  11. Has anyone tried Marcelo's tweak and added the aforementioned defensive tweaks with the centre backs? Quite inclined to try that out myself now.
  12. Does anyone have any screenshots of their save using summerboy's tweaks?
  13. Are you talking about Marcelo's tweak or the original? Also, can you upload some screenshots from your United save? Used it with city to great effect but interested to see how it works with United. They are my favourite team and looking to start a save with them next!
  14. It really is a great tactic Marcelo! Defence really isn't a problem with top teams as your players are individually skilled enough to deal with any threats regardless of what the tactical instructions are saying. Regardless, your team will always score with this tactic so if the opposition do bang in a few you will probs outscore them. What do you use as match prep mate? Focus and scheduling bar? Also team talks? *He asks at the risk of being accused of wanting to be spoon fed lol*