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Not able to buy it yet anyway but might have tried to get some money together if it was a fantastic deal. Is that an average price for those specs then?

Having had a quick look around I'd say it's a good spec for that price, assuming the RAM upgrade was within £50. The i5-4200m is the sort of processor you see in £500-700+ laptops, and since the processor is the most important part for FM, that's good for you. The integrated graphics will be fine for FM and the 3D match engine (medium settings) if you don't intend to play newer, more graphics-demanding games. The only weak point to this deal is the 4gb RAM. 4gb is fine right now, it's been the standard in £400-700 laptops in the previous 3-4 years. However as of 2014 I would strongly suggest an 8gb RAM upgrade if it's in the £40-50 range. It will speed up everything and it's well worth the money going forward (Future version of Windows 8.1, FM15 and beyond). If you can get this laptop with 8gb RAM for £450 then that's a very good deal. The 3 year warranty is up to you.

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Having had a quick look around I'd say it's a good spec for that price, assuming the RAM upgrade was within £50. The i5-4200m is the sort of processor you see in £500-700+ laptops, and since the processor is the most important part for FM, that's good for you. The integrated graphics will be fine for FM and the 3D match engine (medium settings) if you don't intend to play newer, more graphics-demanding games. The only weak point to this deal is the 4gb RAM. 4gb is fine right now, it's been the standard in £400-700 laptops in the previous 3-4 years. However as of 2014 I would strongly suggest an 8gb RAM upgrade if it's in the £40-50 range. It will speed up everything and it's well worth the money going forward (Future version of Windows 8.1, FM15 and beyond). If you can get this laptop with 8gb RAM for £450 then that's a very good deal. The 3 year warranty is up to you.

Ok thanks. Any idea what windows 7/windows 8 means since it lists them both. Does that mean I can choose which I want? Bit confused by that.

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Am now working so don't get any time to play FM during the day, want to save for a laptop so I can go on FM in the evening without worrying if someone else wants to use the computer, what price would I be looking at to get a laptop capable of playing FM14 (or indeed 15) to a decent speed when playing about 10 nations with around 20-25 playable leagues.

thanks.

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£500+ ........

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Hi guys, I'm trying to help my brother find a laptop for uni, his one request is that it be able to play fm. His budget is £300-400, I have found a couple of laptops but I am unsure whether they would play fm well or not.

ACER Aspire E5-511

HP Pavilion 15-n271sa

ASUS X550CA

HP 15-g094sa

Really curious as to whether these 2-in-1's are good for fm.

LENOVO Yoga 2 11.6" Touchscreen Ultrabook

HP Pavilion x360 11-n080na

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What laptop can you recommend if I have £1000 budget? I'm planning to load all leagues and all countries. If £1000 is not enough, I can stretch it. I just want to load all leagues.

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Hi guys, I'm trying to help my brother find a laptop for uni, his one request is that it be able to play fm. His budget is £300-400, I have found a couple of laptops but I am unsure whether they would play fm well or not.

ACER Aspire E5-511

HP Pavilion 15-n271sa

ASUS X550CA

HP 15-g094sa

Really curious as to whether these 2-in-1's are good for fm.

LENOVO Yoga 2 11.6" Touchscreen Ultrabook

HP Pavilion x360 11-n080na

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/59421803-Lenovo-G50-70_1641305.html

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/59406066-Lenovo-G505s_1641303.html

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Something like this?

Actually I like it at first because of some amazing specs, but I read the negative reviews about how ugly the screen resolution is. I thought the guy is trolling but I googled it and bam! Y50 has the worst screen resolution out there

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Just for those looking around the £500 mark. I got a Toshiba ex demo from staples for £427 (bit of haggling) with a i5 4200m processor and a 740m 2gb dedicated graphics cards, 8gb ram.

Those are good bench marks to aim for at this price point. the i5 4200m is processing the game quicker than the i3-3220 that was in my desktop, the graphics can run high settings although not super smooth, medium are fine.

The only draw back is the screen resolution 1366 x 768. Just taking a bit of getting used to. Although i'm not sure how 1920 x 1080 would look on a 15.6" screen anyway.

Never had a laptop before, glad i switched although i miss the mouse!

Still, visiting the 'outlaws' this weekend, can take the laptop and play Fm whilst they talk crap :brock: Bonus.

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Hi guys, first post here but felt compelled to comment.

Last year i bought a Samsung 370R notebook, i only use it for t'interweb and football manager.

within about 5 minutes of using it i'd taken windows 8 off it as it did my nut in, i then got a bit bored and decided to stick an SSD in it.

Have to say, this was the best decision i ever made - i can full boot windows in about 10 seconds flat now, and be playing FM within about a minute ... It's pretty clear to me any laptop for playing FM benefits massively from having a SSD. My game processing time is mere seconds - according to the game creator a regular mode fm save with 48k players has a 3 star rating.

the laptop has:

Intel i3-3110M @ 2.4GHz (quad core)

6GB RAM

Intel HD Graphics 4000 (booo - this is jut terrible, but i dont use the 3D match engine anyway - i have never even tried so couldnt say how it looks - much prefer the old school 2D views).

Crucial 120GB M500 6Gbps SSD (currently about 60 quid on ebuyer).

My laptop was £350 when i bought it, so thats a total spend of £410 ... my advice to anyone who is not bothered about 3D is get a good (quad) processor, decent amount of memory and find one with an SSD (or do what i did and bin the warranty by putting your own in).

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Hi

My PC is starting to decide its had enough and seen this laptop, Would it be any good?

Model IBM T420 Laptop

CPU / Processor Intel i5-2520M 2.50Ghz

Hard Drive Size 160GB

RAM / Memory Size 8GB

Optical Drive(s) CD/DVD Writer

Webcam Integrated webcam

Internet Connection Gigabtye LAN (Wired), Built-In Wireless

Screen Size 14" XGA TFT

Condition Refurbished

Warranty 30 Day Return To Base, Optional 3 or 6 Month.

Operating System Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit Preinstalled

I Use it mainly for FM then just basics like office/Adobe etc.

Any help appreciated.

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Hi how does this laptop look? Comes in at £777.00 inc VAT

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[TD=class: td, colspan: 2, align: left]1TB WD SCORPIO BLUE WD10JPVX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 8MB CACHE (5400 rpm)[/TD]

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[TD=class: td, colspan: 2, align: left]Intel 2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack[/TD]

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[TD=class: td, colspan: 2, align: left]GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® N-135 802.11N (150Mbps) + BLUETOOTH[/TD]

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[TD=class: tdb, align: right]Battery[/TD]

[TD=class: td, colspan: 2, align: left]Cosmos Series 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (48.84WH)[/TD]

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[TD=class: tdb, align: right]Power Lead & Adaptor[/TD]

[TD=class: td, colspan: 2, align: left]1 x USA Power Lead & 120W AC Adaptor[/TD]

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[TD=class: td, colspan: 2, align: left]COSMOS SERIES UK KEYBOARD WITH NUMBER PAD[/TD]

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I'm in the new laptop search too. FM the main game I want, and I want to be able to run it well - 100k+ players and several leagues comfortably if possible.

How's this one looking? If not good, recommend me some others - looking at £700 max budget.

Brand ASUS

Item Weight 3.3 Kg

Product Dimensions 100 x 100 x 100 cm

Item model number X550CC-XO071H

Series X550CC-XX551H

Color BLACK

Form Factor Portable

Screen Size 15.6 inches

Processor Brand Intel

Processor Type Core i5

Processor Speed 1.8 GHz

Processor Count 2

RAM Size 8 GB

Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM

Hard Drive Size 1 TB

Graphics Card Description NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M

Graphics RAM Type DDR3 SDRAM

Graphics Card Ram Size 2 GB

Operating System Windows 8

Lithium Battery Energy Content 2600 milliamp_hours

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@ Frankie 7

I see that's from PC Specialist. That will run FM smoothly on high settings. Few pointers:

1) Upgrade to Silver warranty for an extra £5

2) I'd strongly advise the Seagate Hybrid drive instead of the 5400rpm Scorpio Blue hard drive. Fairly significant speed increase for an extra £15 or so.

3) Upgrade the wireless card to the N-7260 for like an extra £10 I think. The N-135 card is known to be a bit dodgy.

All those changes should only increase the price by around £30 for a big improvement, and the Silver warranty is a must. Good spec otherwise.

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I'm in the new laptop search too. FM the main game I want, and I want to be able to run it well - 100k+ players and several leagues comfortably if possible.

How's this one looking? If not good, recommend me some others - looking at £700 max budget.

Brand ASUS

Item Weight 3.3 Kg

Product Dimensions 100 x 100 x 100 cm

Item model number X550CC-XO071H

Series X550CC-XX551H

Color BLACK

Form Factor Portable

Screen Size 15.6 inches

Processor Brand Intel

Processor Type Core i5

Processor Speed 1.8 GHz

Processor Count 2

RAM Size 8 GB

Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM

Hard Drive Size 1 TB

Graphics Card Description NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M

Graphics RAM Type DDR3 SDRAM

Graphics Card Ram Size 2 GB

Operating System Windows 8

Lithium Battery Energy Content 2600 milliamp_hours

How much is that one? I can't see which model of processor it is beyond i5 intel, (old gens start with 2, 3 and new gens start with 4). For under £700 you could get something miles better like this Cube Chameleon. i7-4700mq is a high end, new-generation quad-core processor which would be great for FM. It also comes with a newer graphics card and a faster 7200rpm hard-drive.

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That's £560 on Amazon.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M is the graphics card.

What's the processor? I'm guessing it ends with a U?

Take a look at some of the laptops on here. FM is a processor-heavy game, so you want an Intel processor that starts with a 4 (meaning 4th generation) and ends in an M or MQ rather than a U. (M is Mobile, MQ is Mobile Quad-core, U is Ultra-low power)

EDIT: Yeah just seen it's a i5-3337U processor. That's not going to be great for FM and at £560 you can do better. Also only comes with a 1 year manufacturer's warranty.

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So M is preferable to MQ?

Not usually a huge technophobe, but the whole graphics card/processor things are mysteries to me :D

Thanks for the help, will have a browse through.

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Or even this for £600 - custom built on PC Specialist (no idea how reliable they are). Only included the important specs.

Processor (CPU)

Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Mobile Processor i7-4712MQ (2.30GHz) 6MB

Memory (RAM)

8GB KINGSTON SODIMM DDR3 1600MHz (1 x 8GB)

Graphics Card

INTEL® HD GRAPHICS MEDIA ACCELERATOR 4600

Memory - Hard Disk

1TB WD SCORPIO BLUE WD10JPVX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 8MB CACHE (5400 rpm)

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I'm currently weighing up the following 2 computers, I want to be able to run 4 countries with about 15-20 leagues. What speed would this run at roughly on the following laptops.

https://www.cyberport.de/lenovo-thinkpad-edge-e531-n4ieuge-notebook-mit-mattem-display-ohne-windows-1C30-3LQ_1695.html

https://www.cyberport.de/lenovo-ideapad-g710-59427209-notebook-schwarz-i5-4210m-4gb-sshd-hdplus-dvd-dos-1C31-2LQ_1695.html

Ideally I'd like this laptop to last me 3-4 years running fm at good speeds till then. Would the 2nd one be worth the extra €50 for the extra longevity. Whichever one I get I will be adding 4-8gb of ram myself.

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Can anyone give any advice on this laptop. Want to play in 3d graphics with about 3 nations as my current laptop really struggles to play fm. Not wanting to spend more than £650 ideally if anyone has any better suggestions.

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptops-netbooks/laptops/laptops/lenovo-z50-70-15-6-laptop-white-10022810-pdt.html?intcmpid=display~RR~Home+%3E+Laptops+%26+Netbooks+%3E+Laptops+%3E+Laptops~10022810

Thanks

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Hi chaps,

I'm looking at getting back into FM, and so I'm looking at getting something that can run a lot of leagues. I love to travel :)

I have a friend who works at Toshiba and he can essentially get me discontinued laptops cheap. He suggested this to me for £520.

http://www.toshiba.co.uk/discontinued-products/portege-z930-10q/

However, looking online I can get this for the same price and it looks a little better to me...

http://www.toshiba.co.uk/laptops/satellite/l50-b/satellite-l50-b-1p7/

The second one has more RAM and a faster processor. My friend has pointed out that his suggestion has an SSD hard drive which will be quicker.

I'm pretty unsure when it comes to computer tech, so any help would be great. Thanks!

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Hi I was looking at this laptop http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Acer_Aspire_E1-572_4th_Gen_Core_i7_6GB_750GB_15.6_inch_Windows_8_Laptop_in__NX.M8EEK.032/version.asp it has Processor - i7-4500U Intel Core i7 4500U - 1.8 GHz and 6gb DDR3L-SDRAM will this be ideal for football manager 2015 like running very fast with other leagues on large database as my old laptop is proper slow to run football manager 2015.

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Was so focussed on trying to get value for money on a decent processor and memory, was about to buy a new laptop without checking the graphics card! I'm looking at an HP with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600. Is that sufficient to play the game on basic 3d setting?

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hey guys just wondering if anybody with computer know how can help me out.

i am looking to purchase a new laptop within the 500-900£ range - i will be using it to watch movies, make music, play fm14/15 and other more demanding games.

the laptop i am currently looking at is this one:

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/CB-CZ7850-441GAS-Cube-Chameleon-CZ-7850_1655174.html

can anybody tell me:

what would the performance be like on fm14 using this laptop?

would I be able to play other more demanding games at decent settings?

would this laptop be considered relatively 'futureproof'?

finally are there any other laptops around this range or cheaper that will offer similar or better performance as it is quite expensive and if i could save a few bob that would be great!

many thanks!!

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Hi chaps,

I'm looking at getting back into FM, and so I'm looking at getting something that can run a lot of leagues. I love to travel :)

I have a friend who works at Toshiba and he can essentially get me discontinued laptops cheap. He suggested this to me for £520.

http://www.toshiba.co.uk/discontinued-products/portege-z930-10q/

However, looking online I can get this for the same price and it looks a little better to me...

http://www.toshiba.co.uk/laptops/satellite/l50-b/satellite-l50-b-1p7/

The second one has more RAM and a faster processor. My friend has pointed out that his suggestion has an SSD hard drive which will be quicker.

I'm pretty unsure when it comes to computer tech, so any help would be great. Thanks!

The SSD will definitely help with load/save times on career games (the longer you play the larger the file size).

Both more or less the same - go for the SSD.*

Hi I was looking at this laptop http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Acer_Aspire_E1-572_4th_Gen_Core_i7_6GB_750GB_15.6_inch_Windows_8_Laptop_in__NX.M8EEK.032/version.asp it has Processor - i7-4500U Intel Core i7 4500U - 1.8 GHz and 6gb DDR3L-SDRAM will this be ideal for football manager 2015 like running very fast with other leagues on large database as my old laptop is proper slow to run football manager 2015.

*Please note the processors with a "u" in their name are not as fast as processors with "m" after their numbers. You will have less processing power in the "U" processors - M, MX, or MQ would be preferred.

Was so focussed on trying to get value for money on a decent processor and memory, was about to buy a new laptop without checking the graphics card! I'm looking at an HP with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600. Is that sufficient to play the game on basic 3d setting?

The integrated graphics card is sufficient to play FM on the 3d basic level.

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Hi all, got a little spare cash just now, up to 650, but would rather not spend that much. I'm looking for either a small Base unit(media style) to go under TV, or a laptop. Only tend to play spl, bpl an La Liga. Never been able to have 3d graphics on anything more than basic. Pretty sick of laptops not lasting so warrantys a must. Any help would be appreciated.

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Buy a desktop. If not try and get at least an i5 with dedicated graphics.

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Hey,

I'm looking at buying a new laptop in time for the big release. Anyone have any advice?

well, there are a few things to ask:

1) how much do you want to spend? (no point in recommending a 700 GBP machine if you can't afford it)

2) what country do you live in?

and we've also got no specifications for FM!5 yet, but I'd imagine they'd be similar to FM14 (the game hasn't really grown specwise over the past 4 years)

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Dell Australia have some good specials at the moment, not sure about UK or anywhere else, may be worth a look.

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A quick question that can probably be answered pretty easily - now that I'm moving house, I'll finally get the space to have a proper desktop and free me from the tyranny and expense of laptops. What are the best places for "build-your-own" desktop solutions? I'm not going to go all "PC-Master-Race" and demand top specs, so somewhere that has a good range and is reasonable enough would be good.

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Hi

I didnt want to start a new thread for a base unit but i've been offered this -

Been offered this -

Windows Vista

Antec Gaming Case 1200

8gb DDR2

128 SSD

1 TB HD

Intel Quad Core Q6700

2.66 GHZ

P35 Neo 2 Motherboard

MSI N280GTX Nvidia

Power Supply 750

I can have it for £200

Whats that sound like & basically how good will it be for Football Manager? Any help/advice will be greatly appreciated.

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A quick question that can probably be answered pretty easily - now that I'm moving house, I'll finally get the space to have a proper desktop and free me from the tyranny and expense of laptops. What are the best places for "build-your-own" desktop solutions? I'm not going to go all "PC-Master-Race" and demand top specs, so somewhere that has a good range and is reasonable enough would be good.

http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/custom-built-laptops/

Hi

I didnt want to start a new thread for a base unit but i've been offered this -

Been offered this -

Windows Vista

Antec Gaming Case 1200

8gb DDR2

128 SSD

1 TB HD

Intel Quad Core Q6700

2.66 GHZ

P35 Neo 2 Motherboard

MSI N280GTX Nvidia

Power Supply 750

I can have it for £200

Whats that sound like & basically how good will it be for Football Manager? Any help/advice will be greatly appreciated.

Looks like it would be fine for a small-medium database, running 3d graphics in basic detail.

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cheers

Any upgrade options you could suggest that would make a significant difference?

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If you could upgrade the processor that would be the main thing - but it's not essential.

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ahh Eugene,

yes, the processor would be an upgrade here, but it depends on how much you want to spend

an improvement to the graphics would also be appreciated, but if you're running FM in "commentary only" then it would make much difference

basically:

processor = speed (that damn "processing" between dates becomes less)

and graphics = match engine quality

the other specs look reasonable coops, so you're probably not too far off (unfortunately those 2 things are [generally] the most expensive computer parts though)

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Thanks for all your help.

Seller says i can try it for a couple of weeks so going to see if it makes much difference compared to my current PC before make a decision as really was thinking of buying 1 to run several Nations & Leagues at same time pretty fast.

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Looking into upgrading my old Dell, and Ive stumbled upon an interesting Lenovo Ideapad U430p Ultrabook. Key specs:

- Core i5 4200U 1.7 GHz, with turbo capability up to 2.6 GHz

- Intel HD Graphics 4400

- 4 GB DDR3L 1600 Ram

- 500 GB Solid State Hybrid HDD, with 8GB SSD cache

- Windows 8.1

How would this run FM, in terms of graphical performance etc?

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It's pretty decent, but you'll suffer with the "u" processor as they are not as fast as the "m" or "mx" etc. processors.

How much is it - what's your budget??

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It's pretty decent, but you'll suffer with the "u" processor as they are not as fast as the "m" or "mx" etc. processors.

How much is it - what's your budget??

Cheers mate

It is around 500 pounds, and my budget is prob 500-650 pounds. Keep in mind Im from Denmark tho, just in regards to dealers etc.

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What dealers would you usually use and what's your budget in Danish krone?

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What dealers would you usually use and what's your budget in Danish krone?

In Danish kroner its probably 4500 to around 6500 :) Dealers I normally like are proshop.dk, komplett.dk, computersalg.dk, elgiganten.dk and fcomputer.dk.

Keep in mind FM is the only game I intend to really play on the laptop, so Im fine with integrated graphics (Intel HD) in order to gain portability and build quality. Also screen size I would like 15.6 to be max.

Cheers again for your help!

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