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FM 2011 Official System/Specs Thread

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[quote name='we finally made it']What size would you recommend? Just has a quick look on Amazon and can get screen's cheaper than listed - what am else am i looking for in terms of monitor specs other than size?
I had taken the graphics card out and it was still in at that price - £515 for the base + Monitor, + Keyboard + Mouse = £633 i think...[/QUOTE]

Also dont know if i'm being stupid but these look like similar specs including the memory card for £500?

[url]http://www.dell.com/uk/p/desktops?~ck=mn#!facets=70207~0~462580,40189~0~196670,40186~0~852691&p=1[/url]

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That's because pcspecialist also take their cut out of your money.
Also those Dells will probably have poorer mobos, case and psu.

For monitors check out Dell U2311HM.

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[quote name='Ishu']That's because pcspecialist also take their cut out of your money.
Also those Dells will probably have poorer mobos, case and psu.

For monitors check out Dell U2311HM.[/QUOTE]

that monitor looks nice - £200 though!!

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hi,

got a new laptop specs are :

i5 m430@ 2.27GHz
4Gb ram
ati mobility radeon hd 5470 dedicated card

how many leagues and how many players do you think i could run ?

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[url]http://h20386.www2.hp.com/SingaporeStore/BundleDetail.aspx?pdetail=P191698&[/url]

[url]http://h20386.www2.hp.com/SingaporeStore/BundleDetail.aspx?pdetail=P191697&[/url]

buying for University,will use for surfing the net(mutiple tabs),football manager,watching TV,etc...
which is the better deal???
or i should get a 4GB ram laptop?

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[quote name='we finally made it']that monitor looks nice - £200 though!![/QUOTE]
Dell ST2220

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[quote name='welshace']hi,

got a new laptop specs are :

i5 m430@ 2.27GHz
4Gb ram
ati mobility radeon hd 5470 dedicated card

how many leagues and how many players do you think i could run ?[/QUOTE]
25 - 30

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[quote name='coldkohmew'][URL]http://h20386.www2.hp.com/SingaporeStore/BundleDetail.aspx?pdetail=P191698&[/URL]

[URL]http://h20386.www2.hp.com/SingaporeStore/BundleDetail.aspx?pdetail=P191697&[/URL]

buying for University,will use for surfing the net(mutiple tabs),football manager,watching TV,etc...
which is the better deal???
or i should get a 4GB ram laptop?[/QUOTE]
[url]http://h20386.www2.hp.com/SingaporeStore/BundleDetail.aspx?pdetail=P178639[/url]
This one?

Add some 4GB RAM yourself for a lot less, if you need it(You won't).

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How many leagues and players with this? Just about to build this maybe if you could suggest something further to improve potential performance. By the way it will be Overclockers to 4.5ghz

- Samsung S24A350H 24" Widescreen LED - Monitor
- Microsoft Office 2010 (3 users)
- Sony AD-7261S-0B 24x Internal DVDRWRAM SATA Black Lightscribe - Optical Drive
- Corsair TX650 V2 High Performance 650W - Power Supply
- Asus 1GB Ge-force GTX 560ti - Graphics Card
- Crucial m4 64GB 2.5" SATA-III - SSD
- Corsair 600T White Graphite Series Mid - Tower Case
- G-Skill Ripjaw x DDR3 8Gb (2x4) 1600Mhz - Ram
- Asrock Z68 PRO3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) DDR3 - Motherboard
- Intel Core i7 3.4Ghz 2600k - Processor
- Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB - HDD
- Noctua NH-D14 - Fan
- Windows 7 HP 64 bit - OS

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OK how many leagues and players for this spec. I'm about to order the parts if you can suggest ways of improving FM performance please do say!

- Samsung S24A350H 24" Widescreen LED - Monitor
- Microsoft Office 2010 (3 users)
- Sony AD-7261S-0B 24x Internal DVDRWRAM SATA Black Lightscribe - Optical Drive
- Corsair TX650 V2 High Performance 650W - Power Supply
- Asus 1GB Ge-force GTX 560ti - Graphics Card
- Crucial m4 64GB 2.5" SATA-III - SSD
- Corsair 600T White Graphite Series Mid - Tower Case
- G-Skill Ripjaw x DDR3 8Gb (2x4) 1600Mhz - Ram
- Asrock Z68 PRO3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) DDR3 - Motherboard
- Intel Core i7 3.4Ghz 2600k - Processor
- Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB - HDD
- Noctua NH-D14 - Fan
- Windows 7 HP 64 bit - OS

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No and don't load really everything, because by the second season you will wait half a minute to process the day. Not to mention the initial set up of the database will take hours.
What really matters is CPU and RAM and they surpassed what FM is capable of utilizing a couple of years ago.

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[quote name='FredTheWeatherMan']Would it be worth overclocking?[/QUOTE]
Hell yeah. That Noctua is :cool:

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Hello,
I have a core 2 quad q9500 with 4GB of DDR2 ram and 64bit windows 7
I would like to turn into 8GB of ram.
Football manager uses 1.8GB Ram and 2 GB for Windows+other
Will football manager using more than ram?

PS: I am sorry for my english, it is bad.

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[quote name='adrien-renault']Hello,
I have a core 2 quad q9500 with 4GB of DDR2 ram and 64bit windows 7
I would like to turn into 8GB of ram.
Football manager uses 1.8GB Ram and 2 GB for Windows+other
Will football manager using more than ram?

PS: I am sorry for my english, it is bad.[/QUOTE]
FM [I]can[/I] use upto 4GB RAM.

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What do you think this will run Ishu?

Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M 2.3GHz (2.9GHz Turbo Boost)
RAM: 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ
Graphics: Nvidia GeForece GT 540M 1GB

(cheers for the help by the way in choosing the laptop :))

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Hey there, is this any good please? Acer Aspire 5742-486G50Mnkk

15.6", Core i5-480M, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVD-RW, Win 7 Home Pre (64-bit)

Thanks

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[quote name='Bobo']Hey there, is this any good please? Acer Aspire 5742-486G50Mnkk

15.6", Core i5-480M, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVD-RW, Win 7 Home Pre (64-bit)

Thanks[/QUOTE]

30

Don't buy this. Its outdated.

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[quote name='Ishu']30

Don't buy this. Its outdated.[/QUOTE]

Hey mate, thanks for the quick response.

Sorry but I can't really understand what outdated refers to. Thing is, I'm from Malta and am on a budget of 600 Euro. I thought that a core i5 with 6gb RAM would be good, but it's a good thing I have experts like you advising me then :)

By any chance, could you recommend something for me along that budget from [url]www.scanmalta.com?[/url] I'm looking for a laptop for FM which I'd also take to college.

Also, just for my personal knowledge, I'd really appreciate if you could better explain what outdated refers to in regards to laptops.

Again, thanks for your time and expertise :)

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[url]http://www.scanmalta.com/eshop/acer-aspire-5750-2316g50mn-15-6-core-i3-notebook.html[/url]

Similar specs but with much better graphics.

[url]http://www.scanmalta.com/eshop/acer-aspire-5750g-2414g50mn-15-6-core-i5-notebook.html[/url]
Much better but 700 bucks.

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[quote name='Ishu'][url]http://www.scanmalta.com/eshop/acer-aspire-5750-2316g50mn-15-6-core-i3-notebook.html[/url]

Similar specs but with much better graphics.

[url]http://www.scanmalta.com/eshop/acer-aspire-5750g-2414g50mn-15-6-core-i5-notebook.html[/url]
Much better but 700 bucks.[/QUOTE]

Oh my, what a lovely gentleman to take your time browsing through that website for a stranger. I award you a crown :P

Hehe thanks a billion. So, from those two, I assume I should go for the more expensive one, right? I will probably stretch it that far if it has better graphics.

Also, would you recommend increasing it's RAM? Or is 4gb enough?

Thanks again.

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[quote name='Bobo']Oh my, what a lovely gentleman to take your time browsing through that website for a stranger. I award you a crown :P

Hehe thanks a billion. So, from those two, I assume I should go for the more expensive one, right? I will probably stretch it that far if it has better graphics.

Also, would you recommend increasing it's RAM? Or is 4gb enough?

Thanks again.[/QUOTE]

4GB is enough.

The expensive one has 10-15% better CPU and Graphic card.

If you want it just for FM and college (nothing intensive like video etc), the cheaper one should be fine.

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Ishu, my new PC arrived. It's amazing! :D Thanks for all of your help in picking it out.

I have tested it on FM and I get 5 stars for performance and 3D. I can load a ton of leagues, which is amazing. I'm planning a big journeyman career for FM12!

Also tested on Minecraft and I can max it out, so I'm extremely happy with that too.

Not sure if I told you but in the end I went with the Intel Quad Core I5 2500 at 3.30GHz. I also went with the 8GB RAM and the NVidia Geforce GTS450.

All in all, it's a superb machine and I'm delighted so far. :)

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How many league can this run

Acer Aspire 4752G:
Intel Core i7-2670QM Processor (Quad Core 2.2Ghz with 6MB Cache)
- 4GB of Memory
- 750GB Hard Disk
- 14 Inch HD LCD Screen
- Nvidia GeForce GT540M 2GB

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[quote name='Ishu']Congrats :D[/QUOTE]

Many thanks to you Ishu for all the kind words of advice and support. It really helped. :thup:

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[quote name='crouchaldinho']Many thanks to you Ishu for all the kind words of advice and support. It really helped. :thup:[/QUOTE]
No problem mate.

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Hey, I'm hopefully going to be getting a MacBook Air 13" in the next couple of weeks. I would just like to check however if the specs aren't good enough for playing FM12? I'd prefer to go for the Air because I'm going to be carrying it around a lot but if it's not good enough I'll just go for the Pro 13". Specs are:

1.7ghz Dual Core i5
4gb RAM
128gb SSD
Intel HD 3000 Graphics.

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Ishu - do you know of any good sites in the UK that do high-end laptops (i7s)?

I only know of Dell (XPS 15) and Cyberpower (perhaps [url=http://www.cyberpowersystem.co.uk/system/Xplorer_X6-9200_Notebook/]this one[/url], customised).

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[url]http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/laptop-computers/4/[/url]
[url]http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/laptop-computers/2/[/url]
[url]http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/laptop-computers/3/[/url]

No idea about UK sites tbh.

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Having read through the last 2 pages of this thread, I have settled on the following from PC Specialist. Does this look ok overall? Priced at £670[B]

Processor (CPU)[/B]
Intel® Core™i5-2500 Quad Core (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache) + HD Graphics
[B]Motherboard[/B]
ASUS® P8H67-M LE: M-ATX, USB 3.0, SATA 6.0Gb/s,
[B]Memory (RAM)[/B]
4GB SAMSUNG DDR3 DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 2GB)
[B]Graphics Card[/B]
1GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTS 450 - DVI,HDMI,VGA - 3D Vision Ready
[B]Memory - 1[SUP]st[/SUP] Hard Disk[/B]
1TB WD CAVIAR GREEN WD10EARS, SATA 3 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE
[B]1[SUP]st[/SUP] DVD/BLU-RAY Drive[/B]
24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
[B]Memory Card Reader[/B]
INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT
[B]Power Supply[/B]
450W Quiet 80 PLUS Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan
[B]Processor Cooling[/B]
SUPER QUIET 22dBA TRIPLE COPPER HEATPIPE CPU COOLER
[B]Sound Card[/B]
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
[B]Network Facilities[/B]
ONBOARD GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps PCI-E CARD
[B]USB Options[/B]
6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD
[B]Operating System[/B]
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence

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Getting almost what Crouchy did. Looks good.

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[quote name='Ishu']Getting almost what Crouchy did. Looks good.[/QUOTE]

Yeah I read the advice you gave him and tried to follow it. So thanks for that :)

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Processor: Intel Core i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz 3.10GHz
RAM: 8GB
Graphics: ASUS GeForce GTX 460 Direct CU TOP Edition 1GB

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What could I expect with this? I know pretty much next to nothing about computers / laptops!

Also when you say load 25 leagues for example, does that mean full leagues from 25 countries or just 25 different divisions?


CPU: Intel® Core™ i3-350M processor

Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
Clock Frequency: 2.26 Ghz
Memory size: 3 GB
Hard disk capacity: 320 GB
Screen size: 43,9 cm (17,3")
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Resolution: 1600x900 pixels
Screen Type: Glare Display
LED Backlight: Yes

Intel® HD Graphics with digital HDMI connector

8x multi-standard DVD/CD burner with DVD-RAM and Dual Layer support

High Definition Audio with 2 speakers & 1 subwoofer, Dolby Home Theater® v3 certified (Dolby®, Dolby Home Theater® and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.)

Additional integrated second hard drive bay
Digital display port and HDMI output for a brilliant multimedia experiences
DVB-T TV-tuner including remote control
Integrated 1.3 MP webcam and microphone
eSATA connection - extremely fast transfer rate for high performance data transfers

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[quote name='hirsty1867'] just 25 different divisions[/QUOTE]
20 - 25

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[quote name='Ishu']20 - 25[/QUOTE]

Thank you.

And what about this one?

HP Pavilion g6-1013sa

Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
AMD Phenom™ II X4 P960 Processor

- 1.8 GHz
- 1.8 GHz HT (3600 MT/s)
- 4 x 512 KB L2 Cache
- Quad-core
- 4GB installed DDR3 memory
- Maximum 4GB RAM
- ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250

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Whats the deal with this card?

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD, doesnt really offer much information.

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[quote name='stevie_G_32201']Whats the deal with this card?

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD, doesnt really offer much information.[/QUOTE]

[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_GMA#Specifications[/url]

"HD Graphics (GMA HD)" and downward.

Note that the Sandy Bridge ones are the only ones really worth considering.

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[quote name='hirsty1867']Thank you.

And what about this one?

HP Pavilion g6-1013sa

Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
AMD Phenom™ II X4 P960 Processor

- 1.8 GHz
- 1.8 GHz HT (3600 MT/s)
- 4 x 512 KB L2 Cache
- Quad-core
- 4GB installed DDR3 memory
- Maximum 4GB RAM
- ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250[/QUOTE]
Same. Better onboard graphics.

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Could someone tell me how many leagues I could run please?

Acer Aspire 5532
Windows 7...64 bit operating system
AMD Athlon (tm) X2 Dual-score processor TK-42 1.60ghz
220gb Hard drive
4gb RAM
ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics Card

All the information I know how to get at the moment lol Thanks for any help.

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