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I very rarely buy games on release date. NHL 12 is probably the only other game I buy every year on release. I buy a year behind on FIFA

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What are the other two?
MW3 and BF3 maybe? i doub il be buying fm12 this year.

Close, ive got some xbox games to trade in next week to get Driver: San Fran, then im planning to trade that in for BF3,

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I very rarely buy games on release date. NHL 12 is probably the only other game I buy every year on release. I buy a year behind on FIFA

Thinking back, I can't recall ever buying a game on release day. I prefer to see the feedback on it first before buying it. Hardly any release demos any more so...

Don't care for "shoot all that moves" games, but strategy can be quite interesting. Shame my computer didn't tackle the huge maps on Civilization IV very well, but I'll give it another go when I buy a new computer (V was crap).

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I only recall being so bored by two games I traded them in before finishing my first go-round. MW2 and Alpha Protocol

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Hi guys, I'm back on the subject of buying a new computer.

I finally have a little bit of money to spend (min. £500, max. £600) in order to replace my old laptop, which is more or less on its last legs. I'm really struggling on what I should buy. I don't even know if it would be best to buy a laptop or a desktop!

I was thinking of getting a desktop but the main issue is that I have no monitor or any of the other bits and pieces you need. The bonus of a laptop is that you don't have to worry about that, of course. Basically, I want the best spec I can get for my money and if that's a desktop, I'll get a desktop, and vice-versa.

What I really want is a machine for intensive use. I'm on my machine for huge amounts of time. I wouldn't call myself a gamer particularly but I do play some games and therefore need something decent to cope with that. The main thing I do with my computer is use the Internet a great deal and play games like FM and Minecraft. Therefore, I want the best processor and RAM I can afford for Football Manager purposes. Then, I also want a decent graphics card which will cope with Minecraft with the top settings. So not extreme gaming by a long distance but some ability to cope with the quite basic level graphics in Minecraft and that sort of thing.

I found this website - http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/ - which seems to allow you to customise desktops and laptops. They build it for you, which is perfect for me, because I really don't have the confidence to build myself.

I'm pretty sure I want an Intel i5 or i7, whatever I can get. I'd also like 4GB RAM minimum. The main thing is that I have no idea at all what constitutes a good graphics card. I don't need something amazing, just enough to play FM with high 3D settings if I want, and the same with Minecraft on high settings. Any advice guys? I'd really appreciated it as I'm struggling to work out what would be best for me.

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No great advice I can give Crouchy, although I did use pcspecialist myself for my PC. Given that you don't have a monitor and looking at what you've specified you want, getting a desktop may require a budget adjustment. I'll try and get back to you in a bit more detail tonight :thup:

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id say a Desktop is do able with that budget IF your not fussy on monitor keyboard etc. for instance my bro bought a perfectly working 19" flat screen off ebay for a tenner ive got a logitech mouse n keyboard for my mam for a little over £6 i would say buy the monitor keyboard and mouse from ebay and then you will have about £500 left (providing you can stretch to the £600) to build the desktop.

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No great advice I can give Crouchy, although I did use pcspecialist myself for my PC. Given that you don't have a monitor and looking at what you've specified you want, getting a desktop may require a budget adjustment. I'll try and get back to you in a bit more detail tonight :thup:

Cheers Iacovone.

So do you recommend PC Specialist?

I'm not that fussy about the monitor, to be honest. I'm happy to get something half decent and cheap.

How much did you spend on yours and what spec?

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id say a Desktop is do able with that budget IF your not fussy on monitor keyboard etc. for instance my bro bought a perfectly working 19" flat screen off ebay for a tenner ive got a logitech mouse n keyboard for my mam for a little over £6 i would say buy the monitor keyboard and mouse from ebay and then you will have about £500 left (providing you can stretch to the £600) to build the desktop.

Yeah, I'm not too worried about getting a fantastic monitor or anything. Just something decent.

As for the keyboard and mouse, I'll get something inexpensive and I'm not really include those things in the budget.

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you can pick up a 19" half decent monitor for anything under £50.

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do you have an operating system for it? as ive found a i5 for £450 (will need to add a GFX card) and a OS

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Phew!

Backup goalie got injured right after buying him. Then my main goalie got sent on international duty in early September. Backup goalie got back from a 2-month injury just days prior to our match. He's only on 81%, but at least I can stick him between the posts.

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Has anyone successfully persuaded an agent to drop a minimum release clause and a match highest earner clause? I can get rid of one of them with no problems but not both...

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Has anyone successfully persuaded an agent to drop a minimum release clause and a match highest earner clause? I can get rid of one of them with no problems but not both...

I have. I just whacked up the signing on and agent's fees and included a massive TotY bonus. Worked for me.

Although I am the dominant team in my league. That might have something to do with it.

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Cheers Iacovone.

So do you recommend PC Specialist?

I'm not that fussy about the monitor, to be honest. I'm happy to get something half decent and cheap.

How much did you spend on yours and what spec?

Think I sent you a PM a while back about the spec and cost. Wasn't cheap but I ran into a bit of cash and fancied treating myself. Definitely would recommend pcspecialist. They were very good and have a great support team. It may even be worth calling them and describing your situation. They're a people company from my experience and would gladly tailor something to your needs.

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Hi guys, I'm back on the subject of buying a new computer.

I finally have a little bit of money to spend (min. £500, max. £600) in order to replace my old laptop, which is more or less on its last legs. I'm really struggling on what I should buy. I don't even know if it would be best to buy a laptop or a desktop!

I was thinking of getting a desktop but the main issue is that I have no monitor or any of the other bits and pieces you need. The bonus of a laptop is that you don't have to worry about that, of course. Basically, I want the best spec I can get for my money and if that's a desktop, I'll get a desktop, and vice-versa.

What I really want is a machine for intensive use. I'm on my machine for huge amounts of time. I wouldn't call myself a gamer particularly but I do play some games and therefore need something decent to cope with that. The main thing I do with my computer is use the Internet a great deal and play games like FM and Minecraft. Therefore, I want the best processor and RAM I can afford for Football Manager purposes. Then, I also want a decent graphics card which will cope with Minecraft with the top settings. So not extreme gaming by a long distance but some ability to cope with the quite basic level graphics in Minecraft and that sort of thing.

I found this website - http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/ - which seems to allow you to customise desktops and laptops. They build it for you, which is perfect for me, because I really don't have the confidence to build myself.

I'm pretty sure I want an Intel i5 or i7, whatever I can get. I'd also like 4GB RAM minimum. The main thing is that I have no idea at all what constitutes a good graphics card. I don't need something amazing, just enough to play FM with high 3D settings if I want, and the same with Minecraft on high settings. Any advice guys? I'd really appreciated it as I'm struggling to work out what would be best for me.

You can browse around on this site for some info: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Comparison-of-Laptop-Graphics-Cards.130.0.html

There are some nice guides there too, perhaps this is useful: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Notebook-Hardware-Guide.1311.0.html

This is a bit technical, but you can compare the performance of different graphics cards and processors.

This site is just for laptops I think, but you should find plenty of info there.

If you mainly want a new computer for games performance, you probably get better value for money in a desktop as laptops usually skimper on graphics cards and even CPU to lower the price as most use the laptop to office tasks and internet anyway.

If you're looking for a desktop instead it's great if you can put it together yourself as you tend to save money that way. But if you're not comfortable doing that it's better to let somebody else do it. Sounds like pcspecialist may be one good option. In any case, here is an excellent site for hardware info. Not sure if they have price comparison with specs and such, but it's worth a visit anyway: http://www.tomshardware.com/

This looks to be a good site too, although they focus on overclocking: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/

This is an excellent site for comparing prices and specs. It's in Swedish though. There must be English sites like this too, but I gave up googling now. You can probably google translate or babelfish it: http://www.prisjakt.nu/kategori.php?k=328

Good luck :)

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Ok. It's time to start the awards again. Any one interested in helping? Or ideas for categories? Speak now or forever hold your peace!

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erm aye ill help :)

OK anyone as weird as me in that ive sat and sorted through all the playable nations getting kits for the clubs you can start with in FM11, my next task is to update these to the 11/12 colours, then start adding kits for non playable leagues, so its not something im doing when i get my hands on FM12

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Do people prefer to see screen shots in a thread or links to the screen shots? Anyone know why my screen shots are so small since the forums have come back up?

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imageshack it worked before the shutdown but now they are hard to see at times.

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Looks like they are getting resized automatically, that screenshot should have looked like this.

Personally I prefer to stick with images as links, it makes the pages load faster and it means I'm a lot less likely to run into bandwidth problems with photobucket.

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i prefer links in general, and yeas image shack auto resizes

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I can't be the only person who loses interest in playing the current FM as soon as next year's is announced... :(

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Looks like they are getting resized automatically, that screenshot should have looked like this.

Personally I prefer to stick with images as links, it makes the pages load faster and it means I'm a lot less likely to run into bandwidth problems with photobucket.

I don't like it now, guess my FM12 career will have links instead makes the thread look a but cleaner as well.

Anyone else as excited as me about the add and remove leagues? I was looking for a move from Spain to Africa but due to limits I only had Egypt loaded with FM12 I will be able to remove all the leagues I no longer need and replace them with a bunch of African leagues. Once I am done in Africa I would like a move back to Europe but can only choose England or Spain FM12 would allow a few more leagues in Europe to be added. I cannot wait to start a new journey man save and a career update thread I can stick too for a long long time.

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It is superb for journeyman careers, just a bit of shame I've done one with FM11 and wasn't planning on one for FM12.

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You planning a one club save again?

I would like to know if we can switch the leagues between playable and view-only so we do not lose the history of the loaded leagues and such. Also curious to see how the past history of a non loaded league works.

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Yes, I'm looking to do a one club, small nation type game to really try out the DLR in the long term. I'm thinking probably Northern Ireland.

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I always fancied that in Malta or Faroe Islands. I did create a World Champions League to try it out in New Zealand but never got round to it.

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I can't be the only person who loses interest in playing the current FM as soon as next year's is announced... :(

It might be the first time I don't get the new version as I don't feel I have got far enough into my FM2011 save.

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I probably won't get FM12 either because I really want to continue my FM11 save

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It might be the first time I don't get the new version as I don't feel I have got far enough into my FM2011 save.

That's how I feel too Nobby. Only really just getting going in my career :D

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the remove/add leagues has changed my mind. Depending on how it affects the slightly slower pcs.

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I'm on the fence whether to start my FM12 career when it's out. I'm really having a lot of fun in my latest career save. I'll preorder it as usual and download on release day though.

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Yes, I'm looking to do a one club, small nation type game to really try out the DLR in the long term. I'm thinking probably Northern Ireland.

Will you put your normal challenge up again for FM 2012? I usually give it a crack as my first proper game.

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Will you put your normal challenge up again for FM 2012? I usually give it a crack as my first proper game.

I suppose so, although I've got no intention of actually playing it again. Not yet anyway.

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I'll have a newer laptop for FM12, so I'll go straight into a Leiria career

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Will you put your normal challenge up again for FM 2012? I usually give it a crack as my first proper game.

You can't play a game like that on your own?

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You can't play a game like that on your own?

It's nice to have the thread to discuss with other people doing the same thing though. My careers on FM10 and 11 have begun from small-to-big club challenges. Although I think on FM12 I will be taking advantage of the add-remove leagues thing to do a journeyman properly - my FM11 attempt petered out, probably due to the silly rules I imposed on myself.

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I've had to go back to FM10. Simply as I've got a new laptop, but I've managed to get my FM11 disc stuck in my old laptop :( No point in buying a new one for a month.

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You can't play a game like that on your own?

What SnakeXe said.

Plus I have no idea how to set up a ddt file!

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Just had my 'Arsenal' moment. Lost 5-2 to F.C Porto for my biggest defeat in 12 years and the end of my 61 match unbeaten league run. Do I abandon my Portugual-only principles or continue?

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