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16 hours ago, jlammi said:

Hello, i bought this monday this PC and got it tuesday from post office :) Price was around 1200€

Intel Core I5-8400

16 GB RAM

Nvidia Geforce gtx 1060 6 GB

256 ssd hd+ 1 tb hd

I have testet for a day now FM and it looks really fast and good, wha do you think about my spects?

You obviously think it's really fast and good - so it is for you the way you want it. 

In terms of specs, they are mid-high end - so you should have no issues at all really.

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I was going for a i7 9700k but I'm now going for the i9 9900k :eek:. I'm even planning on overclocking it but I know it runs hot. That plus 3200mhz RAM will mean that my game goes blisteringly fast. 

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Hi all 

I recently replaced my SDD to a Flash drive on my desktop and I can tell you FM19 advances much faster. 
I would recommend those looking to buy a machine for FM to spend their money on a flash drive over graphics card or RAM.

 

 

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Does anyone play using a smaller laptop? I’d like a new one (13-14” screen) but the gaming laptops at this size are limited. Be good to know if anyone has any recommendations for smaller gaming laptops- maybe in the £700 range?

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5 hours ago, fotomiami said:

Hi all 

I recently replaced my SDD to a Flash drive on my desktop and I can tell you FM19 advances much faster. 
I would recommend those looking to buy a machine for FM to spend their money on a flash drive over graphics card or RAM.

The SDD is a Flash drive, so not sure what you are talking about. 

And absolutely not, the difference an SSD makes over a traditional hard drive is minimial for FM. 

The graphics card and RAM are far more important - and more important than that is the Processor. 

 

You are probably experiencing an overall increase in computer performance though. SSDs are great. And if you can upgrade to an SSD then go for it.

 

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2 hours ago, John86 said:

Hi Smurf, 

would you recommend this laptop for football manager?  How well would it run the game?

https://m.zavvi.com/computing/laptops/msi-gv62-7rc-224uk-15.6-gaming-notebook/11585680.html

thanks 

 

 

It's hard to tell, because it doesn't specify a specific model of processor, amount of RAM, and the graphics card is mediocre.

If you can afford an extra £10 or so, I'd grab this one instead

Superb processor for FM, good graphics card, decent amount of RAM, has an SSD to boot up the laptop quickly and a big normal harddrive to store plenty of things on, and also has a similar 15.6" screen. It's a much better laptop for a small amount extra.

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3 hours ago, thedaddy2011 said:

Sorry, the one that has an SSD was one that was about £20 more expensive.

The one you linked is good. It has slightly more memory on the graphics card, so it'd be able to run games that rely on graphics slightly better. However, it has less RAM, which, whilst less important for FM, might limit it (unless you install more RAM yourself) for other games. The processor and hard drive are otherwise the same.

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On 06/04/2019 at 02:14, Smurf said:

The SDD is a Flash drive, so not sure what you are talking about. 

And absolutely not, the difference an SSD makes over a traditional hard drive is minimial for FM. 

The graphics card and RAM are far more important - and more important than that is the Processor. 

 

You are probably experiencing an overall increase in computer performance though. SSDs are great. And if you can upgrade to an SSD then go for it.

 

Hi Smurf, sorry for the confusion but my 'flash' drive is a PCIe mounted SSD as opposed to a typical SATA mounted SSD. 
I can vouch that the game does run much faster, but have no data to prove it as I no longer have the SATA SSD. 

imho a PCIe mounted SSD is a must for this game, and much moreso than investing in a graphics card.

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6 hours ago, fotomiami said:

Hi Smurf, sorry for the confusion but my 'flash' drive is a PCIe mounted SSD as opposed to a typical SATA mounted SSD. 
I can vouch that the game does run much faster, but have no data to prove it as I no longer have the SATA SSD. 

imho a PCIe mounted SSD is a must for this game, and much moreso than investing in a graphics card.

Well, PCIe SSD is faster and a better connection with the motherboard - so perhaps the SATA SSD was causing a bottleneck somewhere in your system.

Surprised you see a big difference in FM day to day - it should only be faster load/save times - but if you're having a better experience, then that's nothing but good news.

The graphics card would only be important for the 3D matches and having more graphic detail level - so investing in a graphics card for faster gameplay was never going to do anything. 

Same advice stands - the processor is the most important thing for FM

- then RAM

- then graphics card

- then hard drive.

 

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Hi everyone. Looking to get back into Footy manager, and looking for a cheap laptop to Play it.

i was hoping I’d be able to get one for under £400, but not sure if specs on a cheap laptop would run FM19.

Ive done some researching and found this site (https://www.patchesoft.com/best-laptops-football-manager-2019)

 

But can’t see any in the UK for a similar budget, please help :,( much appreciated cheers 

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3 hours ago, Tommygoals said:

Hi everyone. Looking to get back into Footy manager, and looking for a cheap laptop to Play it.

i was hoping I’d be able to get one for under £400, but not sure if specs on a cheap laptop would run FM19.

Ive done some researching and found this site (https://www.patchesoft.com/best-laptops-football-manager-2019)

 

But can’t see any in the UK for a similar budget, please help :,( much appreciated cheers 

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That website is talking nonsense. They haven't a clue what they are talking about when it comes to football manager - and then they go to say that 8gb is enough to run the game - yet the first recommendation is a laptop with 4gb RAM. 

They are ill-informed - and the graphics card is not as important as the processor. Football manager is a database processing game, the processor is the most important thing.

The SSD adds very little in terms of speed to FM - it might load a bit faster etc. but day to day gaming would be similar enough.

 

If you stick to minimum requirements - but expect Minimum Performance
https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/NX.GUWEK.006-Acer-Spin-3-SP314-51-P2H4_2272392.html

 

You might stretch to this

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/TPVK4-Dell-Vostro-15-3000-3578_2421588.html

 

But realistically the minimum to spend would be something like this:

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX504GD-E41275T-ASUS-FX504GD-E41275T_2458989.html

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Hi, my budget for a new laptop is around Singapore $1,200 which is about 680 British pounds.

This is the specifications:

 

Processor: i7-8750H at 2.20 GHz 6 cores

RAM: 8GB

Graphics: Intel UHD 630 graphics plus GeForce GTX 1050

 

The question is, I know that this laptop can run FM 2019 easily but how many leagues can it run and can I choose a large database? Thanks.

 

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I just picked up a refurbished desktop on eBay for £335 from a recycling company.

  • Processor: Intel i7-3930K
  • RAM: 32 GB
  • Graphics: Nvidia Quadro 600
  • Drive: 750GB HDD

My long term aim with this is to upgrade the graphics card and to get an SSD drive. Apparently, the graphics card is good enough to play games in 3D - although it's a dud in comparison to more modern cards.

Any ideas as to how good this would be for FM? I'm currently using a laptop, with an i5 (3rd Gen), 6GB of RAM, Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics and a 250GB SSD, as my primary machine - it would be an improvement on that anyway.

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4 hours ago, Blanchflower1 said:

Hi, my budget for a new laptop is around Singapore $1,200 which is about 680 British pounds.

This is the specifications:

 

Processor: i7-8750H at 2.20 GHz 6 cores

RAM: 8GB

Graphics: Intel UHD 630 graphics plus GeForce GTX 1050

 

The question is, I know that this laptop can run FM 2019 easily but how many leagues can it run and can I choose a large database? Thanks.

 

:onmehead:

It will run as much as you want - but the speed of day to day progression will get slower and slower the more career years you play. 

Basically, it should do ok - but you will have to find a balance of leagues loaded/database size to suit the speed you want to play at. 

It should be very good though and I'd imagine a large database would be no problem at all.Then again a large database with 5 leauges loaded is different to a large database with 40 leauges loaded. 

 

3 hours ago, Clyde1998 said:

I just picked up a refurbished desktop on eBay for £335 from a recycling company.

  • Processor: Intel i7-3930K
  • RAM: 32 GB
  • Graphics: Nvidia Quadro 600
  • Drive: 750GB HDD

My long term aim with this is to upgrade the graphics card and to get an SSD drive. Apparently, the graphics card is good enough to play games in 3D - although it's a dud in comparison to more modern cards.

Any ideas as to how good this would be for FM? I'm currently using a laptop, with an i5 (3rd Gen), 6GB of RAM, Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics and a 250GB SSD, as my primary machine - it would be an improvement on that anyway.

It should be ok.

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Hi I have a budget of 500 pound can you recommend a laptop that will run fm2019 smooth with 4 top euro leagues and all lower leagues in England thanks 

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2 hours ago, JOSHHAN9110 said:

Hi I have a budget of 500 pound can you recommend a laptop that will run fm2019 smooth with 4 top euro leagues and all lower leagues in England thanks 

If you could stretch to £530, I'd suggest this: https://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-ideapad-330-15ich-15-6-intel-core-i5-laptop-1-tb-hdd-black-10185206-pdt.html

Exceptionally good processor, which is most important for FM, and a medium spec graphics card, which is all you need for FM. Only down side is only 4GB RAM, but you aren't likely to get much more with a comparable processor for around £500.

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I have been giving the opportunity by work to get one of these, i think they both will absolutly fly for FM?

https://www.apple.com/uk/shop/buy-mac/macbook-air/space-grey-1.6ghz-dual-core-processor-with-turbo-boost-up-to-3.6ghz-128gb#

https://www.apple.com/uk/shop/buy-mac/macbook/space-grey-1.2ghz#

However i have been a windows man for ages..... is there anything you recommend?

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14 hours ago, jamesbrice21 said:

I have been giving the opportunity by work to get one of these, i think they both will absolutly fly for FM?

https://www.apple.com/uk/shop/buy-mac/macbook-air/space-grey-1.6ghz-dual-core-processor-with-turbo-boost-up-to-3.6ghz-128gb#

https://www.apple.com/uk/shop/buy-mac/macbook/space-grey-1.2ghz#

However i have been a windows man for ages..... is there anything you recommend?

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They are both under spec for FM - FM requires 1.8ghz or faster processor in the Apple Mac computers. These only go up to 1.6ghz.

That being said - they probably will run it ok. But beware they are under spec.

 

I'd highly recommend spending that money on a laptop.

What's the budget?

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 Acer Swift 3 AMD Ryzen 7 2700U 8GB 256GB 15.6 Inch Radeon RX 540 2GB Windows 10 Laptop In Grey would this be a good choice for fm2019

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53 minutes ago, JOSHHAN9110 said:

 Acer Swift 3 AMD Ryzen 7 2700U 8GB 256GB 15.6 Inch Radeon RX 540 2GB Windows 10 Laptop In Grey would this be a good choice for fm2019

Adequate - I wouldn't be loading too many leagues and sticking to a small or medium database - with graphics settings in the game set to low/mid level. 

Other than that - it will work - how well it will work is unknown and up to you on how fast day to day progress is important to you, if you were to load more leagues and larger database etc.

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18 minutes ago, Smurf said:

Adequate - I wouldn't be loading too many leagues and sticking to a small or medium database - with graphics settings in the game set to low/mid level. 

Other than that - it will work - how well it will work is unknown and up to you on how fast day to day progress is important to you, if you were to load more leagues and larger database etc.

Might be able to go to 600, want to load 4 or 5 leagues plus lower leagues in England medium database any recommendations? 

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2 minutes ago, JOSHHAN9110 said:

As long as It runs well with 4 or 5 leagues with medium database  it's literally the only thing il be using it for... Thanks 

Should more than adequate. However, the other would do the same job - just to note the difference in processor and graphics card

The one I picked is further up the list - about 80 places above - it's a good bit better

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And the comparison on graphics cards:

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The higher on the list the better.

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Hi all, 

I literally run one league at a time, usually English leagues Prem-League 2. Large database. Would like games to look good and run smooth. 

Not got a budget to get the best graphics card I appreciate, but did come across this... 

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/8437589.htm?cmpid=APP003

What are your thoughts?? 

Happy to spend upto £450'ish if there's better value for money. 

Thanks in advance. 

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1 hour ago, Bud82 said:

Hi all, 

I literally run one league at a time, usually English leagues Prem-League 2. Large database. Would like games to look good and run smooth. 

Not got a budget to get the best graphics card I appreciate, but did come across this... 

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/8437589.htm?cmpid=APP003

What are your thoughts?? 

Happy to spend upto £450'ish if there's better value for money. 

Thanks in advance. 

Not the best processor - ranked 491

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Graphics card ranked 348

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However - this is available

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/1XN40EAABU-HP-250-G6_2449069.html

Ranked 253

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With the graphics card hitting one spot lower (unfortunately means it's roughly the same)

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On 10/04/2019 at 15:33, Smurf said:

Just a heads up, I bought this laptop this week, and it is running FM superbly, I have a large database with all the big leagues loaded with all feeder leagues.  I bought it from Box, piece of advice, mine came pre-loaded with McAfee which throttled the hell out of it, but once I deleted that and installed the free Bullguard that came with it, then it's a great laptop for this price.

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22 hours ago, Smurf said:

Not the best processor - ranked 491

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Graphics card ranked 348

221853611_ScreenShot2019-04-11at14_28_05.thumb.png.04976a07374713e095279a2ed791ba7f.png

 

 

However - this is available

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/1XN40EAABU-HP-250-G6_2449069.html

Ranked 253

 168238206_ScreenShot2019-04-11at14_36_39.thumb.png.88f39067d4365165c4efb7398efd20a6.png

With the graphics card hitting one spot lower (unfortunately means it's roughly the same)

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Thanks Smurf, 

I've reconsidered my budget, 600-650...is there significant difference in Intel & NVIDIA vs AMD/Ryzen/Radeon setups as they both have a similar price point in the Asus TUF gaming range.. Also the Acer looks good spec. 

Asus - AMD 

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/asus-tuf-fx505dy-15-6-amd-ryzen-5-rx-560x-gaming-laptop-1-tb-sshd-10189230-pdt.html

ASUS TUF - NVIDIA 

https://www.ebuyer.com/871780-asus-i5-8300h-gtx-1050-256gb-ssd-fhd-gaming-laptop-fx504gd-e41275t?gclid=CjwKCAjwy7vlBRACEiwAZvdx9jy8UfnPBmoQ6xhieX-uN6C8f8WlUZZlEI6AnHOUz6Yvl-Tk68hx7BoCh3QQAvD_BwE

ACER Nitro 5

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/acer-nitro-5-15-6-amd-ryzen-5-rx-560x-gaming-laptop-1-tb-hdd-10180725-pdt.html

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29 minutes ago, Bud82 said:
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The Asus is the clear winner 
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Hi All, 

As with lots of people on here... My very old laptop died recently, and i'm looking to get a new one...

I've found this; https://uk.store.asus.com/outlet/refurbished-notebooks/refurbished-vivobook-series/asus-vivobook-s510uq-bq517t-15-6-full-hd-laptop-intel-core-i5-8250u-8gb-ram-256gb-sdd-nvidia-geforce-940mx-2gb-gddr5-dedicated-graphics-windows-10-90nb0fm1-m12420.html

I think it looks good, but, i just wanted to run it past some people more "In the know" than I. It doesn't have to run super-fast, just at a decent speed / graphical quality. (If it could run 2 Point Hospital, too, that would be VERY good...)

Any feedback / thoughts much appreciated, 

Thanks in advance,

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1 hour ago, Replicant1990 said:

Hi All, 

As with lots of people on here... My very old laptop died recently, and i'm looking to get a new one...

I've found this; https://uk.store.asus.com/outlet/refurbished-notebooks/refurbished-vivobook-series/asus-vivobook-s510uq-bq517t-15-6-full-hd-laptop-intel-core-i5-8250u-8gb-ram-256gb-sdd-nvidia-geforce-940mx-2gb-gddr5-dedicated-graphics-windows-10-90nb0fm1-m12420.html

I think it looks good, but, i just wanted to run it past some people more "In the know" than I. It doesn't have to run super-fast, just at a decent speed / graphical quality. (If it could run 2 Point Hospital, too, that would be VERY good...)

Any feedback / thoughts much appreciated, 

Thanks in advance,

This is better and not refurbished

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX504GD-E41275T-ASUS-TUF-Gaming-FX504GD-E41275T_2458989.html

 

 

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Hello all!

First post on these forums in a long time.

I've had my laptop for 10 years now, I've been wanting to replace it for the last few years but personal circumstances have prevented this and also cut down on my FM time anyway. Not really played a proper game of FM since FM15!

Anyway, I'm looking for a new laptop, hence my post in this thread. Whilst I have every intention of using it solely for FM, it's likely that it will also get used by my partner for work (Word etc, nothing too strenuous) and also for browsing the web/playing videos from YouTube etc. Possibly even the occasional live-stream. If my partner was ever to play a game on the laptop, it would likely be The Sims...!

I'm not going to pretend I don't have a limited budget but I am willing to spend a little more to get something that will last a good few years. I don't play FM in 3D, but I do like to load a number of leagues, usually on a large database.

Here are some laptops that have taken my fancy with my (limited) knowledge of what I'll likely need:

£429.99 - https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/acer-aspire-3-a315-53-15-6-intel-core-i5-laptop-1-tb-hdd-black-10188915-pdt.html

£499.99 - https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-14-ck0596sa-14-intel-core-i5-laptop-128-gb-ssd-silver-10188780-pdt.html 

£499.99 - https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/acer-aspire-6-15-6-intel-core-i7-laptop-1-tb-hdd-black-10181104-pdt.html

£579.99 - https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-14-ck0599sa-14-intel-core-i7-laptop-256-gb-ssd-gold-10180995-pdt.html

£729.99 - https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-pavilion-15-cx0598na-15-6-intel-core-i5-gtx-1050-ti-gaming-laptop-1-tb-hdd-128-gb-ssd-10189868-pdt.html

£849.99 - https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/dell-inspiron-15-7000-15-6-intel-core-i7-laptop-512-gb-ssd-silver-10188862-pdt.html

Although I've ranked the above from cheapest to most expensive, I don't want to just buy, say, the £729 one if it's just as good as the £579 - naturally. And by 'just as good' I mean for the purposes I need it to serve.

Side note - all the links I've provided are for Currys because I can get 8% cashback through a scheme at my workplace - I'm willing to consider laptops from other sources but they would need to be more than 8% cheaper...!

Any help or advice would be very welcome :)

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8 minutes ago, ScottT87 said:

Although I've ranked the above from cheapest to most expensive, I don't want to just buy, say, the £729 one if it's just as good as the £579 - naturally. And by 'just as good' I mean for the purposes I need it to serve.

Side note - all the links I've provided are for Currys because I can get 8% cashback through a scheme at my workplace - I'm willing to consider laptops from other sources but they would need to be more than 8% cheaper...!

Any help or advice would be very welcome :)

 

You're spot on, more expensive doesn't mean better, more expensive could mean portablity over performance, or performance over portability - or a dozen other things, like screen size, battery life, hard drives, graphics cards etc.

Out of those it so happens, the one for 729 is better - and your 8% discount gets you the computer for £670.71 (if my calculations are right)

Anywho - as your top computer was priced at 849.99 with an 8% discount = 789.99

This as 15 inch (note battery life) - https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/9S7-16P612-070-MSI-GL63-8RC-070UK_2322961.html

This as 17 inch https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX705GD-EW101T-ASUS-TUF-FX705GD-EW101T_2449817.html

 

If you wanted to match your 729 computer - you cang get the same here for 599 https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX504GD-E41275T-ASUS-TUF-Gaming-FX504GD-E41275T_2458989.html 

 

This is better than the lot mentioned at 650 (but note the battery life)

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/N580GD-DM230T-Asus-VivoBook-Pro-15-N580GD-DM230T_2358244.html

 

If it was me - I'd go for the last one posted. But depends on your needs.

 

 

 

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12 minutes ago, Smurf said:

You're spot on, more expensive doesn't mean better, more expensive could mean portablity over performance, or performance over portability - or a dozen other things, like screen size, battery life, hard drives, graphics cards etc.

Out of those it so happens, the one for 729 is better - and your 8% discount gets you the computer for £670.71 (if my calculations are right)

Anywho - as your top computer was priced at 849.99 with an 8% discount = 789.99

 This as 15 inch (note battery life) - https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/9S7-16P612-070-MSI-GL63-8RC-070UK_2322961.html

This as 17 inch https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX705GD-EW101T-ASUS-TUF-FX705GD-EW101T_2449817.html

 

If you wanted to match your 729 computer - you cang get the same here for 599 https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX504GD-E41275T-ASUS-TUF-Gaming-FX504GD-E41275T_2458989.html 

 

This is better than the lot mentioned at 650 (but note the battery life)

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/N580GD-DM230T-Asus-VivoBook-Pro-15-N580GD-DM230T_2358244.html

 

If it was me - I'd go for the last one posted. But depends on your needs.

 

 

 

Thanks Smurf.

Would I be right to say that the only major differences between the £729 one I posted and the £650 one you shared is the processor? I'm assuming the processor on the £729 one is still good enough? The only other difference that I can see is the battery life - spec claims that £729 has up to 10 hours whilst the £650 is 3-4. I think I would prefer the battery life but if the processor is light years ahead on your suggestion I could plump for that.

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51 minutes ago, ScottT87 said:

Thanks Smurf.

Would I be right to say that the only major differences between the £729 one I posted and the £650 one you shared is the processor? I'm assuming the processor on the £729 one is still good enough? The only other difference that I can see is the battery life - spec claims that £729 has up to 10 hours whilst the £650 is 3-4. I think I would prefer the battery life but if the processor is light years ahead on your suggestion I could plump for that.

Go for the one with better battery life then. As that would make more sense for you. 

The £729 is the winner. 

For the record, the processors, in FM terms, are roughly the same performance.

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On 12/04/2019 at 14:05, Smurf said:

The Asus is the clear winner 
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Thanks again, 

I decided on this... 

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/acer-nitro-5-15-6-intel-core-i5-gtx-1050-gaming-laptop-1-tb-hdd-10181374-pdt.html

4gb RAM on the NVIDIA 1050 Graphics card was too good to turn down. 

Loving it, playing at "Very High" graphics capabilities now. Hasn't blinked... My life is complete. 

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3 minutes ago, Bud82 said:

Thanks again, 

I decided on this... 

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/acer-nitro-5-15-6-intel-core-i5-gtx-1050-gaming-laptop-1-tb-hdd-10181374-pdt.html

4gb RAM on the NVIDIA 1050 Graphics card was too good to turn down. 

Loving it, playing at "Very High" graphics capabilities now. Hasn't blinked... My life is complete. 

Well just to be clear - the deciding factor here was the processor is much better - the graphics cards were similar enough in performance.

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Hi Guys

I've been battling away on FM for years but despite only generally playing English League (conference south to prem) and generally being happy on 2d (maybe watch the odd replay on 3d) the thing is slower than me running the marathon!

Budget is abit n the tight side, maybe £450-600, any advice would be very welcome. Anything to stop my season being about 10 hours would be a bonus!

Thanks in Advance

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2 hours ago, SHIPPO79 said:

Hi Guys

I've been battling away on FM for years but despite only generally playing English League (conference south to prem) and generally being happy on 2d (maybe watch the odd replay on 3d) the thing is slower than me running the marathon!

Budget is abit n the tight side, maybe £450-600, any advice would be very welcome. Anything to stop my season being about 10 hours would be a bonus!

Thanks in Advance

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX504GD-E41275T-ASUS-TUF-Gaming-FX504GD-E41275T_2458989.html

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Hi Smurf,

I have been looking for a new laptop (current one is approx 6 years old, and running much slower than it used to). I only really use it for FM, films, netflix, the odd bit of work etc, nothing too strenuous.

I have seen this in my local store; https://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/dell-inspiron-15-7000-15-6-intel-core-i7-laptop-512-gb-ssd-silver-10188862-pdt.html

And have also seen this while on the website checking; https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/dell-g3-15-15-6-intel-core-i7-gtx-1050-ti-gaming-laptop-1-tb-hdd-128-gb-ssd-10182914-pdt.html

That is my budget really, could stretch just over that but would prefer not to. 

I currently play with about 5 nations loaded, and the processing time is not really an issue but ideally would like to play with higher graphics in 3D (game hasn't changed much for me recently as on the same laptop). I have read a number of your previous posts and I seem to have just confused myself with what to buy and what not to buy.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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10 hours ago, NathCarrington1 said:

Hi Smurf,

I have been looking for a new laptop (current one is approx 6 years old, and running much slower than it used to). I only really use it for FM, films, netflix, the odd bit of work etc, nothing too strenuous.

I have seen this in my local store; https://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/dell-inspiron-15-7000-15-6-intel-core-i7-laptop-512-gb-ssd-silver-10188862-pdt.html

And have also seen this while on the website checking; https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/dell-g3-15-15-6-intel-core-i7-gtx-1050-ti-gaming-laptop-1-tb-hdd-128-gb-ssd-10182914-pdt.html

That is my budget really, could stretch just over that but would prefer not to. 

I currently play with about 5 nations loaded, and the processing time is not really an issue but ideally would like to play with higher graphics in 3D (game hasn't changed much for me recently as on the same laptop). I have read a number of your previous posts and I seem to have just confused myself with what to buy and what not to buy.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

For £899, you could get this one: https://www.box.co.uk/FX504GM-EN150T-ASUS-FX504GM-EN150T_2344467.html

Same high quality processor as the Curry's laptop (which is better than the PC World one, has a better processor, which is important for FM), but has more SSD high speed disk space, and a better graphics card. It'll run FM19 like a dream with more than 5 nations quickly if you wanted to increase the number of leagues/nations you use, including in 3D, and will play most new AAA games at medium/high graphics too.

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17 hours ago, NathCarrington1 said:

Hi Smurf,

I have been looking for a new laptop (current one is approx 6 years old, and running much slower than it used to). I only really use it for FM, films, netflix, the odd bit of work etc, nothing too strenuous.

I have seen this in my local store; https://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/dell-inspiron-15-7000-15-6-intel-core-i7-laptop-512-gb-ssd-silver-10188862-pdt.html

And have also seen this while on the website checking; https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/dell-g3-15-15-6-intel-core-i7-gtx-1050-ti-gaming-laptop-1-tb-hdd-128-gb-ssd-10182914-pdt.html

That is my budget really, could stretch just over that but would prefer not to. 

I currently play with about 5 nations loaded, and the processing time is not really an issue but ideally would like to play with higher graphics in 3D (game hasn't changed much for me recently as on the same laptop). I have read a number of your previous posts and I seem to have just confused myself with what to buy and what not to buy.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

 

7 hours ago, JordanMillward_1 said:

For £899, you could get this one: https://www.box.co.uk/FX504GM-EN150T-ASUS-FX504GM-EN150T_2344467.html

Same high quality processor as the Curry's laptop (which is better than the PC World one, has a better processor, which is important for FM), but has more SSD high speed disk space, and a better graphics card. It'll run FM19 like a dream with more than 5 nations quickly if you wanted to increase the number of leagues/nations you use, including in 3D, and will play most new AAA games at medium/high graphics too.

Just to weigh in, Jordan has found a nice one here. I'd go with that.

 

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On 17/04/2019 at 13:57, Smurf said:

If you wanted to match your 729 computer - you cang get the same here for 599 https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX504GD-E41275T-ASUS-TUF-Gaming-FX504GD-E41275T_2458989.html 

 

This is better than the lot mentioned at 650 (but note the battery life)

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/N580GD-DM230T-Asus-VivoBook-Pro-15-N580GD-DM230T_2358244.html

 

If it was me - I'd go for the last one posted. But depends on your needs.

Hi Smurf,

I think I'm now leaning more towards the latter of the two, simply because it will actually spend most of it's time within easy reach of a power socket so the battery life isn't as much of an issue as perhaps I'm making it out.

Just for comparison purposes, this has just been put on sale: https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/acer-aspire-3-a315-53-15-6-intel-core-i7-laptop-1-tb-hdd-black-10188926-pdt.html - how would it compare (if at all) to the two mentioned above? Would it hold it's own in terms of FM performance?

thanks in advance!

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2 minutes ago, ScottT87 said:

Hi Smurf,

I think I'm now leaning more towards the latter of the two, simply because it will actually spend most of it's time within easy reach of a power socket so the battery life isn't as much of an issue as perhaps I'm making it out.

Just for comparison purposes, this has just been put on sale: https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/acer-aspire-3-a315-53-15-6-intel-core-i7-laptop-1-tb-hdd-black-10188926-pdt.html - how would it compare (if at all) to the two mentioned above? Would it hold it's own in terms of FM performance?

thanks in advance!

Yeh I wouldn't go for that one. 

What is your budget again?

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