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3 hours ago, Cueboy_3143 said:

 I'm saving up for a new desktop/laptop not decided yet.  Hoping to get one that will last the next 3-4 editions of FM after FM19. I would use it for general use such as listening to music (I have quite a large iTunes library), Word, Excel, Publisher, watch/download videos and the odd bit of video editing   well as FM. I usually play FM with a large database and as many leagues running as I can get away with, 3d match engine etc.

Budget is around £1,500. Should have enough by Christmas. Barside and Smurf have already recommended this https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/asus-15.6-fhd-wv-tn-120hz-i7-8750h-8g-256gb-sata-ssd-1tb-hdd-gtx1060-fx504gm-en150t/version.asp also considering going to PC Specialist.

I want to make sure whatever I get is right, because I probably won’t be able to afford my next machine for around 5 years.

 

Thanks

 

Matt

 

 

Budget of 1500 defo pc specialist. Not at home right now but can take a look later.

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1 hour ago, Smurf said:

Budget of 1500 defo pc specialist. Not at home right now but can take a look later.

Would be great if you would. I've had a few go's on it, but I don't really know what I'm doing with the specs

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1 hour ago, Smurf said:

Never heard of it. Read a few reviews. Try it if you want.

It’s got decent reviews it plays games such as PUBG ok, Iv never heard of it and don’t know anyone that’s tried it apart From the gaming people who have reviewed it.   It’s worth trying for a one off payment of £27 for 1 months membership so may look into it.

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After my wife has managed to break every laptop she gets, we're down to just using the one now.  Not so good when we both need to work, so looking to finally use the space after doing up the office to get a proper desktop again after years away from them.

I've also decided that I really want to test just how much I hate myself, and how little I can follow instructions by building my own desktop if possible.  I've looked a lot of the websites that do that for you, but...meh.  I think I can get cheaper just by sourcing the parts, and I expect I'll end up with a better sense of achievement, if I don't kill myself with electricity first.

So, those that have done this, what's the best way to approach? There's hundreds of tutorials online for the actual build, so that part's fine, but where's the best place to shop for components?  Any particular things to watch out for?  Reading decent things about the Ryzen chips, especially appealing given they'll be cheaper than anything comparable from Intel.

In terms of spec, the laptop I've got has a poor i5-6200U chip in it, so hardly mind-blowing.  Would like a good upgrade on that.  Not that bothered at the moment about supercharging the graphics options given I can upgrade that later.  Hard-drives I can skimp on, although an SSD and proper HD combo would be nice, not essential though.

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SDD is much better for running games right? But far more expensive.

So you get a lappy with a combination of the two, but the SDD is much smaller. 

You have the option to load FM onto that I assume, and for that application you will get a far better performance?

Why include both types in one pc?

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19 minutes ago, gechal said:

SDD is much better for running games right? But far more expensive.

So you get a lappy with a combination of the two, but the SDD is much smaller. 

You have the option to load FM onto that I assume, and for that application you will get a far better performance?

Why include both types in one pc?

SSDs always used to have a shelf life, not sure if that's still the case now.  Wouldn't want to have everything on it to avoid hammering it.  Critical applications on the much smaller SSD, everything that doesn't require the extra speed boost on the much larger (and cheaper) hard drive.

But none of that is set in stone, just an example.

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https://pcpartpicker.com/ is a good starting point for sourcing components.

As for Ryzen cpu’s, they’re a solid option at their price point but for FM they can’t be recommended over Intel cpu’s unless like me you are play large saves with full detail processing across all competitions.

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46 minutes ago, forameuss said:

SSDs always used to have a shelf life, not sure if that's still the case now.  Wouldn't want to have everything on it to avoid hammering it.  Critical applications on the much smaller SSD, everything that doesn't require the extra speed boost on the much larger (and cheaper) hard drive.

But none of that is set in stone, just an example.

They do but It's much longer than what people think and the only way you would really lesson the life of one is to constantly write data to it until its full, then delete it all and continue to do this over and over a couple of 1000 times before it would die. But like the vast majority of people I don't expect you to use one like this so the lifespan is many years.

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56 minutes ago, Barside said:

https://pcpartpicker.com/ is a good starting point for sourcing components.

As for Ryzen cpu’s, they’re a solid option at their price point but for FM they can’t be recommended over Intel cpu’s unless like me you are play large saves with full detail processing across all competitions.

At the moment I don't really play FM of any kind :p expect that'll change with FM19.  And to be honest, I'm not really someone who quibbles over performance.  Usually it just is what it is.  Going purely by benchmarks, it'll perform way better than what I have now anyway.

Taking a look at partpicker, put something together that comes to around £500 on amazon.  Will keep looking and see whether I can skimp anymore.  Will post here when I get something together so everyone can point out the mistakes I've made.

16 minutes ago, SortitoutsiVP said:

They do but It's much longer than what people think and the only way you would really lesson the life of one is to constantly write data to it until its full, then delete it all and continue to do this over and over a couple of 1000 times before it would die. But like the vast majority of people I don't expect you to use one like this so the lifespan is many years.

Yeah, expected it'd be something like this.  May stick with just the SSD for now then, if I need the extra space (unlikely) then put in a bog-standard HD too.

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With 8GB of ddr4 ram how many leagues do you think I can run? 

 

Main priority is BPL, La liga Bundesliga and Serie A

 

Preffered would be the above and ligue 1 liga NOS and eredivise and championship although I wouldn't mind sacrificing some of these leagues mentioned right now.

 

 

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I have a budget of 5500 Danish kroner, but can not figure out which laptop to choose, which can be used for FM without any problems. 

Hope you want to link to the best option.

https://www.edbpriser.dk/produkt/lenovo-320-15ikb-80xl-15090/

https://www.power.dk/pc-og-tilbehoer/baerbar-pc/hp-15-ay106no-156-laptop/p-602403/

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Just ordered this from PCS:

Overclocked CPU	Overclocked Intel® Core™ i7-8700K Six Core (3.7GHz @ up to 4.8GHz)
Motherboard	Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming: ATX, LG1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs - RGB Ready
Memory (RAM)	32GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (4 x 8GB)
Graphics Card	11GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Ti - HDMI, 3x DP GeForce - GTX VR Ready!
1st Hard Disk	3TB SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive	1TB SAMSUNG 970 EVO M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3400MB/R, 2500MB/W)
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive	16x BLU-RAY WRITER DRIVE, 16x DVD ±R/±RW & SOFTWARE
Power Supply	CORSAIR 750W TXm SERIES™ SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET

Cannot wait to open up FM19 on full leagues and watch it fly through the seasons. Also looking forward to playing Battlefield on a brand new gsync 32" predator monitor. 

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2 hours ago, mightypvfc said:

Just ordered this from PCS:


Overclocked CPU	Overclocked Intel® Core™ i7-8700K Six Core (3.7GHz @ up to 4.8GHz)
Motherboard	Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming: ATX, LG1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs - RGB Ready
Memory (RAM)	32GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (4 x 8GB)
Graphics Card	11GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Ti - HDMI, 3x DP GeForce - GTX VR Ready!
1st Hard Disk	3TB SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive	1TB SAMSUNG 970 EVO M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3400MB/R, 2500MB/W)
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive	16x BLU-RAY WRITER DRIVE, 16x DVD ±R/±RW & SOFTWARE
Power Supply	CORSAIR 750W TXm SERIES™ SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET

Cannot wait to open up FM19 on full leagues and watch it fly through the seasons. Also looking forward to playing Battlefield on a brand new gsync 32" predator monitor. 

How much?

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1 hour ago, Cueboy_3143 said:

How much?

£3K inc. VAT. Got my current one from PCS in 2011 for just over £1500. Still going strong and I've only upgraded the graphics card. 

I'd recommend these guys.

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Ended up ordering this from save on laptops 

Acer Aspire 7 A715-71G-53HF
Intel Core i5-7300HQ Quad Core Processor | 15.6" Full HD IPS Screen | Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit | 8GB DDR4 RAM | 128GB M.2 SSD + 1000GB HDD | Dedicated GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Graphics | USB3 | HDMI | Bluetooth | NX.GP8EK.002

as I stated in another post gaming wise I'll only be playing fm so should more then suffice 

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1 hour ago, mightypvfc said:

£3K inc. VAT. Got my current one from PCS in 2011 for just over £1500. Still going strong and I've only upgraded the graphics card. 

I'd recommend these guys.

Yeah I'm looking at going to PC Specialist. Not sure if you've seen my post above, but my budget is £1500

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On 17/09/2018 at 11:20, Smurf said:

Thanks Smurf.

I ended up finding these 2 as well, if I'm willing to spend a little abit more money.

 https://www.box.co.uk/NX.GP8EK.003-Acer-Aspire-7-A715-71G-57YT_2156569.html

https://www.box.co.uk/9S7-16J962-2073-MSI-GL62M-7RDX-2073UK_2245212.html

I don't use alot of storage as its mainly only fm and sometimes microsoft office for any courses I do through work, so the Acer with just the ssd storage looks good, after painstakingly reading up on ssd's and the hard drives, as want to make the right choice.

For you or anyone else would the Acer be decent?

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They're all the same spec - except for the hard drives. Whichever you want.

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Hi, I’m new to this thread, I’ve been reading through some of the posts. I’m looking for a laptop £600 under really, hopefully the budget isn’t too restricting. I will be wanting to run the game fast obviously with as many leagues as possible whilst downloading the extras (such as the badges and player faces). 

All I want to do is play FM 19 and future Football Managers on it, whilst being able to complete normal day to day tasks on it like word etc.

Are these all ok? Which one is most value for money?

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/ZX553VD-DM968T-ASUS-ZX553VD-DM968T-Gaming-Laptop_2145526.html#DetailTop

https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-X540UA-GQ170T-15-6-Inch-Laptop-i7-7500U/dp/B078H4FLP4/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1537793207&sr=1-1&keywords=Laptops&refinements=p_n_feature_browse-bin%3A1481781031%2Cp_n_feature_fifteen_browse-bin%3A8322530031|8322531031|8322532031%2Cp_n_feature_three_browse-bin%3A213558031|213559031

https://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-GP62MVR-7RFX-880-Leopard-15-6-Inch/dp/B074LMNWZB/ref=sr_1_5?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1537793524&sr=1-5&keywords=Laptops&refinements=p_n_feature_browse-bin%3A1481781031%2Cp_n_feature_fifteen_browse-bin%3A8322530031|8322531031|8322532031%2Cp_n_feature_three_browse-bin%3A213558031|213559031

 

Thanks.

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1 hour ago, CamBarker said:

Hi, I’m new to this thread, I’ve been reading through some of the posts. I’m looking for a laptop £600 under really, hopefully the budget isn’t too restricting. I will be wanting to run the game fast obviously with as many leagues as possible whilst downloading the extras (such as the badges and player faces). 

All I want to do is play FM 19 and future Football Managers on it, whilst being able to complete normal day to day tasks on it like word etc.

Are these all ok? Which one is most value for money?

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/ZX553VD-DM968T-ASUS-ZX553VD-DM968T-Gaming-Laptop_2145526.html#DetailTop

https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-X540UA-GQ170T-15-6-Inch-Laptop-i7-7500U/dp/B078H4FLP4/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1537793207&sr=1-1&keywords=Laptops&refinements=p_n_feature_browse-bin%3A1481781031%2Cp_n_feature_fifteen_browse-bin%3A8322530031|8322531031|8322532031%2Cp_n_feature_three_browse-bin%3A213558031|213559031

https://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-GP62MVR-7RFX-880-Leopard-15-6-Inch/dp/B074LMNWZB/ref=sr_1_5?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1537793524&sr=1-5&keywords=Laptops&refinements=p_n_feature_browse-bin%3A1481781031%2Cp_n_feature_fifteen_browse-bin%3A8322530031|8322531031|8322532031%2Cp_n_feature_three_browse-bin%3A213558031|213559031

 

Thanks.

This one you have linked to is the best of the 3

https://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-GP62MVR-7RFX-880-Leopard-15-6-Inch/dp/B074LMNWZB/ref=sr_1_5?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1537793524&sr=1-5&keywords=Laptops&refinements=p_n_feature_browse-bin%3A1481781031%2Cp_n_feature_fifteen_browse-bin%3A8322530031|8322531031|8322532031%2Cp_n_feature_three_browse-bin%3A213558031|213559031

 

 

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18 hours ago, Cueboy_3143 said:

Yeah I'm looking at going to PC Specialist. Not sure if you've seen my post above, but my budget is £1500

Have a look at this configuration: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/intel-home-office-pc-ii/SCMA!8Wc55/

You could get by on an i5-8400 processor which is still one of the best processors for gaming and a 1070 card. 

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42 minutes ago, Smurf said:

Ok, thanks a lot. Is there any particular reason for this compared to the others, is it just the value for money- it’s classed as ‘used-like new’ on Amazon, so do you think it’s worth it? If not should I go for the first out of the 3? 

 So yeah it’ll be able to run everything on it just good with Word etc? Thanks a lot.

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Forgot info

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11 minutes ago, Barside said:

I would not say it's a good gaming laptop but that does depend on what games you are looking to play on it.

Only the FM Games 

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Then you'll be fine, unless that is you want to play a save with a large number of leagues & high graphics settings.

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On 24/09/2018 at 15:30, mightypvfc said:

Have a look at this configuration: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/intel-home-office-pc-ii/SCMA!8Wc55/

You could get by on an i5-8400 processor which is still one of the best processors for gaming and a 1070 card. 

ArxS7iaQoxa9h5B7cm9uND-650-80.png

Thanks a lot mate, really appreciate this. Think I might go with the i7 processor. Assume it's the latest one?

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6 hours ago, Barside said:

Then you'll be fine, unless that is you want to play a save with a large number of leagues & high graphics settings.

Oh, no I want to play with a lot of leagues 

So I must look further.... 

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Ok guys as I posted other day I ended up buying the Acer gaming g laptop off save on laptops after looking at some of the recommendations on here.. what I'm asking is it has the nvidia gtx 1050 2gb ram is this good enough to play 3d in highest quality ? I've not played fm since 2014 so I'm not 100% up to scratch on the specification of game anymore..was going to get a cheap copy of fm18 today but I'm just going to wait for fm19 now 

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3 hours ago, Cueboy_3143 said:

Thanks a lot mate, really appreciate this. Think I might go with the i7 processor. Assume it's the latest one?

Can't go far wrong with an i7 mate 

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On 23/09/2018 at 20:56, Cueboy_3143 said:

Yeah I'm looking at going to PC Specialist. Not sure if you've seen my post above, but my budget is £1500

If your budget is £1500, and you don't need a keyboard/mouse/monitor/speakers, just the main PC tower, I'd go with something like this.

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Case
GAME MAX FALCON BLACK GAMING CASE (RGB LED)
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i7 Six Core Processor i7-8700k (3.7GHz) 12MB Cache

Motherboard
ASUS® PRIME Z370-P: ATX, LGA1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs
Memory (RAM)
8GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2666MHz (2 x 4GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1070 Ti - DVI, HDMI, 3 x DP - GeForce GTX VR Ready!
1st Hard Disk
240GB ADATA SU650 2.5" SSD, SATA 6 Gb (520MB/R, 450MB/W)
2nd Hard Disk
2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
16x BLU-RAY WRITER DRIVE, 16x DVD ±R/±RW & SOFTWARE
Power Supply
CORSAIR 550W VS SERIES™ VS-550 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
CoolerMaster Hyper 212X (120mm) Fan CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Extra Case Fans
2x 120mm Black Case Fan (configured to extract from rear/roof)
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 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 [KUK-00001]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Supplied on DVD
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)
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 12 to 14 working days
Quantity
1

Price £1,497.00 including VAT and delivery

One of the best processors out there at the moment (most important bit for FM), a high spec graphics card, decent amount of RAM (if you can afford it, I'd pay the extra to get 16GB, but that's me), and has plenty of hard drive space whilst also having an SSD for fast boot-up and to put my main games on.

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-ThinkPad-X1-Carbon-3rd-Gen-ultrabook-256GB-SSD-i7-5600U-Full-HD-B-SCREEN/232461588127?var=531757134435

 

Will the above laptop be decent for FM2019? 

Not played it in years and no clue what laptop to buy! Cheers

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Would this laptop be able to run the game well. All I need it for is FM and future ones, as well as downloading the extras (face pack, badges etc) and word etc for uni work. I will want to run a lot of leagues and fairly well-3D if possible but not a huge concern— is this capable of it? 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-X540UA-GQ170T-15-6-Inch-Laptop-i7-7500U/dp/B078H4FLP4/ref=sr_1_6?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1537976081&sr=1-6&keywords=laptop&refinements=p_n_feature_browse-bin%3A1481781031%2Cp_n_feature_three_browse-bin%3A213558031|213559031%2Cp_n_feature_fifteen_browse-bin%3A8322531031

Thanks

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Hi all,

Long time listener, first-time baller, and I apologise if this isn't the correct place for such a question, but after having a real issue buying an awful laptop a year ago and not being able to play FM at all well, I was just wondering if the specs advertised in the model below (the I7 processor) would be enough to run FM2019 well. I've tried to look at the released specs and CanYouRunIt, but without actually having the laptop it's difficult to compare it with other benchmarks. 

Any help you guys could give me with this would be much appreciated.

 

https://www.newegg.com/global/uk/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16834235052

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I have an old-ish laptop

Dell Inter(R) Core i7 3632QM 2.20GHz

8GB

I have no real idea what the letters and numbers mean, but it is getting slower.  Is there any value in getting a new laptop? Only really use it for FM and internet.

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14 hours ago, kstoyle said:

I have an old-ish laptop

Dell Inter(R) Core i7 3632QM 2.20GHz

8GB

I have no real idea what the letters and numbers mean, but it is getting slower.  Is there any value in getting a new laptop? Only really use it for FM and internet.

Yeh your computer is entering it's 7th year, that processor was brought out in 2012. Typically you can get 5-8 years out of a good spec computer. 

If it's getting slower then perhaps it's time to re-invest in another laptop.

 

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Is it just the FM performance that you are having problems with or is it just generally sluggish?

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On 23/09/2018 at 18:44, The best manager ever !!! said:

They are all roughly the same

ONly difference being storage amount.

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/asus-tuf-fx504ge-15-6-intel-core-i5-gtx-1050-ti-gaming-laptop-1-tb-hdd-128-gb-ssd-10182309-pdt.html

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/dell-g3-15-15-6-intel-core-i5-gtx-1050-gaming-laptop-256-gb-ssd-black-10182913-pdt.html

https://www.very.co.uk/dell-g3-series-intelreg-coretrade-i5-8300h-8gbnbspddr4-ram-256gbnbspssd-156-inch-full-hd-gaming-laptop-with-4gbnbspgeforce-gtx-1050-graphics-with-gaming-software-pack/1600290638.prd

 

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On 26/09/2018 at 16:40, CamBarker said:

Would this laptop be able to run the game well. All I need it for is FM and future ones, as well as downloading the extras (face pack, badges etc) and word etc for uni work. I will want to run a lot of leagues and fairly well-3D if possible but not a huge concern— is this capable of it? 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-X540UA-GQ170T-15-6-Inch-Laptop-i7-7500U/dp/B078H4FLP4/ref=sr_1_6?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1537976081&sr=1-6&keywords=laptop&refinements=p_n_feature_browse-bin%3A1481781031%2Cp_n_feature_three_browse-bin%3A213558031|213559031%2Cp_n_feature_fifteen_browse-bin%3A8322531031

Thanks

Just wondering if anyone can help? Cheers

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44 minutes ago, basqueliverpool said:

Evga are an american company and produce graphics card for Nvidia and motherboards for intels chipsets. About 8 or 9 years ago they started adding other things to their portfolio.

They are a good company and a good make. The laptop is pretty sweet.

 

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On 20/09/2018 at 23:43, Cueboy_3143 said:

 I'm saving up for a new desktop/laptop not decided yet.  Hoping to get one that will last the next 3-4 editions of FM after FM19. I would use it for general use such as listening to music (I have quite a large iTunes library), Word, Excel, Publisher, watch/download videos and the odd bit of video editing   well as FM. I usually play FM with a large database and as many leagues running as I can get away with, 3d match engine etc.

Budget is around £1,500. Should have enough by Christmas. Barside and Smurf have already recommended this https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/asus-15.6-fhd-wv-tn-120hz-i7-8750h-8g-256gb-sata-ssd-1tb-hdd-gtx1060-fx504gm-en150t/version.asp also considering going to PC Specialist.

I want to make sure whatever I get is right, because I probably won’t be able to afford my next machine for around 5 years.

 

Thanks

 

Matt

 

 

This is what I got atm, Ryzen motherboards are garuanteed for 2020 AMD processors, so you have the option of upgrading in the future if you want to, Intel you will most likely need to buy a new processor and motherboard. It's in AUD, but it should be well bellow your budget and allows you a few options if you want them.

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/pqxJBb

An m.2 NVME SSD is a lot quicker than a normal SSD.

Water cooling is better and less bulky than fan cooling, if you get an all in one like this one, there is no messing about and no risks of leaks.

This cpu is good if you can go into bios and enable xmp (one click button, turn on/off) and XFR (same one click option), xmp overclocks the memory and xfr overclocks the cpu on the fly when you need it. If that scares you, you might want to get the 2600x, which will give you the same performance but at more cost and doesn't need any overclocking.

With your left over money add another drive and/or get a better grafix card. You could get the Ryzen 2700/x, but you don't seem to need more cores, the 2600 will be fine.

The intel 8400 is a great cpu, very power efficient and great performance for the price, if you are looking for a cpu to last you for 5 years it might not be for you though. But you don't mention that you will play other games, if you only intend to play FM, it should be fine. You do mention video editing, the Ryzen 2600 would be a better choice (depending on the software which will be most of them, it will cut rendering time in half compared to the 8400), especially if you intend to stream.

The reason I am comparing the Ryzen 2600 to the i5 8400 is because they are similar priced (the i5 is still more expensive though), the 8700k is more than double the price with maybe 20% gain in gaming and next to no gain in hyperthreading tasks such as rendering, the Ryzen 2600 is better for streaming with better multicore allocation.

Just giving you another idea and some more info.

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On 27/09/2018 at 09:46, Smurf said:

Yeh your computer is entering it's 7th year, that processor was brought out in 2012. Typically you can get 5-8 years out of a good spec computer. 

If it's getting slower then perhaps it's time to re-invest in another laptop.

 

Thank you for your response.

Any recommendations for the £750-£1000 mark? Or for FM can I get a decent one to play multiple leagues for cheaper?

 

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vor 53 Minuten schrieb kstoyle:

Thank you for your response.

Any recommendations for the £750-£1000 mark? Or for FM can I get a decent one to play multiple leagues for cheaper?

 

Honestly. If you used to play FM on this machine and it ran fine, then you probably will still be good to go.

Check your handbook if you can't expand the memory to 16 gb and add one ssd (or better.. buy a tray for the dvd slot, put a second ssd in and let them run as RAID 0 - use an external usb dvd afterwards, and an external hd as storage for important data)

Assuming it allows to upgrade to 16GB (i did not bother to search the manual online) , then with something about 100-200 bucks you could make it a decent machine for 2 more years, probably more. (~1 day work involved, upgrading and setting up the system)

Enough time to save some additional money for a new, quality one.

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done this several times with used Elitebooks for my neighbourhood.

(expanded) 6 year old quality notebooks do work better, faster and more reliable than a cheap new one..

not as shiny... but...

 

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53 minutes ago, kstoyle said:

Thank you for your response.

Any recommendations for the £750-£1000 mark? Or for FM can I get a decent one to play multiple leagues for cheaper?

 

Based on your budget

Best cheapest

 https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX503VM-EN184T-ASUS-FX503VM-EN184T_2315679.html

Next up slightly better

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX504GM-EN151T-ASUS-FX504GM-EN151T-Gaming-Laptop_2344468.html

This is really good and on budget

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX504GM-EN150T-ASUS-FX504GM-EN150T-Gaming-Laptop_2344467.html

 

Recommend this though

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX504GM-EN150T-ASUS-FX504GM-EN150T-Gaming-Laptop_2392223.html

More ram in the above for a relatively small price increase

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