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39 minutes ago, J05huaJack said:

Hey all, 

I've had my old laptop forever and need a new system but I'll be going desktop this time. I will be using it for general office stuff and just real basic nonsense but I also am wanting to spend more to ensure I am able to play with a juicy database in FM. Lol. 

 

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell-inspiron-desktop-intel-core-i3-8gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-black-with-silver-trim/6228202.p?skuId=6228202

 

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/acer-aspire-desktop-intel-core-i5-8gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-black/6203001.p?skuId=6203001

 

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-510a-15icb-desktop-intel-core-i5-8gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-black/6203016.p?skuId=6203016

 

Obviously the price varies on these but is going for the more expensive one going to provide a much bigger boost on the amount of nations and leagues I could run or is it likely to be negligible? 

I would love to play with a 10-15 nation database but I've been stuck on 3-4 for a few years now due to my crap laptop. 

Either of the last 2. 

No graphics card - so would have to play 3d on low setting if playing.

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11 minutes ago, Smurf said:

Either of the last 2. 

No graphics card - so would have to play 3d on low setting if playing.

Thank you, I usually prefer the 2D classic anyway but it's good to know it'd be possible to go 3D if necessary. Is one better than the other at all? If not I'll just save the 50 bucks. 

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4 minutes ago, J05huaJack said:

Thank you, I usually prefer the 2D classic anyway but it's good to know it'd be possible to go 3D if necessary. Is one better than the other at all? If not I'll just save the 50 bucks. 

I'd go for the last one, as it's a generation newer.

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Looking at getting a new laptop, ideally budget around £250-£500. I've been looking on Ebay/Amazon for refurbished so happy to have a refurbished laptop

I usually load the following as playable leagues. England (Prem - League 2), France (Ligue 1), Spain (Top 2 divisions) Germany (Bundesliga-Bundesliga 2), Italy (Serie A-B), Holland (Eredivisie), Portugal (Top division)

I also go large database and then on the advanced section, from what i remember, i add top division players from top clubs from Argentina/Brazil/Norway/Croatia/Denmark.

I dont watch the games on 3D, More than happy with 2D Classic.

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So I'm after a new laptop mainly for FM and maybe a bit of other light gaming. Got a budget of up to £800 but don't want to go blow too much on a laptop I could get cheaper elsewhere. Anybody got any recommendations? Any deals on or anything anywhere at the moment?

Thanks in advance.

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On 10/05/2019 at 14:39, J Beckford 16 said:

Looking at getting a new laptop, ideally budget around £250-£500. I've been looking on Ebay/Amazon for refurbished so happy to have a refurbished laptop

I usually load the following as playable leagues. England (Prem - League 2), France (Ligue 1), Spain (Top 2 divisions) Germany (Bundesliga-Bundesliga 2), Italy (Serie A-B), Holland (Eredivisie), Portugal (Top division)

I also go large database and then on the advanced section, from what i remember, i add top division players from top clubs from Argentina/Brazil/Norway/Croatia/Denmark.

I dont watch the games on 3D, More than happy with 2D Classic.

So sorry seem to have missed this. 

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/NX.VGTEK.006-Acer-TravelMate-P2-P2410-G2-M-TMP2410-G2_2423915.html

2 hours ago, TF said:

So I'm after a new laptop mainly for FM and maybe a bit of other light gaming. Got a budget of up to £800 but don't want to go blow too much on a laptop I could get cheaper elsewhere. Anybody got any recommendations? Any deals on or anything anywhere at the moment?

Thanks in advance.

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX504GD-E4127-ASUS-TUF-Gaming-FX504GD-E4127_2571126.html

 

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On 15/05/2019 at 21:24, Smurf said:

Cheers mate. Was originally looking at this;

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/3ZV36EAABU-HP-OMEN-15-dc0003na_2354461.html

Is it worth the extra £100? Or is your suggestion the better of the 2?

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2 hours ago, dannyrefc said:

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If money is no object, and given they all have the same processor, I'd go with one with the most up-to-date graphics card, which would be this one: https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/msi-stealth-gs75-17-3-intel-core-i7-rtx-2070-gaming-laptop-512-gb-ssd-10189920-pdt.html

Otherwise, any of them would likely run FM as fast as each other, because processor is the most important part for FM, and they all use the same i7-8750H processor.

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Hello, portability is the reason for a laptop I'd love a desktop but practically I have a boring job and would like to take it with 

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9 minutes ago, dannyrefc said:

Hello, portability is the reason for a laptop I'd love a desktop but practically I have a boring job and would like to take it with 

Ah ok, fair enough :thup:

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On 19/05/2019 at 20:58, Gee_Simpson said:

Ah ok, fair enough :thup:Bluestacks Lucky Patcher Kodi

Thanks Smurf

It's just a question of when I buy really then, what with Black Friday/Cyber Monday not long away... I wonder whether it might come down in price?

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Any help appreciated please.

I've seen these two below and been keeping an eye for any deals. I have currently got a Sony Vaio I7 3612 running at 2.1ghz, 8gb Ram, windows 10 and 2gb Radeon graphics. Has lasted me the best part of 7 years and I think its time for an upgrade. I play mostly FM and have just started streaming also, play other games such as Flight sim, Euro truck sim, GTA etc.. I'm also considering a desktop if there is something equivalent or better for the price. 

https://ao.com/product/3zv36eaabu-hp-laptop-black-59878-251.aspx

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-omen-15-6-intel-core-i7-gtx-1060-gaming-laptop-1-tb-hdd-128-gb-ssd-10182279-pdt.html

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7 minutes ago, stevetranmere said:

Any help appreciated please.

I've seen these two below and been keeping an eye for any deals. I have currently got a Sony Vaio I7 3612 running at 2.1ghz, 8gb Ram, windows 10 and 2gb Radeon graphics. Has lasted me the best part of 7 years and I think its time for an upgrade. I play mostly FM and have just started streaming also, play other games such as Flight sim, Euro truck sim, GTA etc.. I'm also considering a desktop if there is something equivalent or better for the price. 

https://ao.com/product/3zv36eaabu-hp-laptop-black-59878-251.aspx

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-omen-15-6-intel-core-i7-gtx-1060-gaming-laptop-1-tb-hdd-128-gb-ssd-10182279-pdt.html

This is 900 and cheaper and a bit better than the others as it has 16gb RAM

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX504GM-EN366T-ASUS-FX504GM-EN366T_2400280.html

Battery life (when not plugged in) is 3-4 hours, reduced when under load like FM does, so expect 2-4 hours when not plugged in - if that's an issue... then check out the battery life on the others before committing.

If I had to pick from yours - I'd go with the one on Currys. 

However, based on the first one from AO - this is the same and cheaper - https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/3ZV36EAABU-HP-OMEN-15-dc0003na_2354461.html

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Hey Smurf

I'm planning to buy a laptop. I play FM19 on 2D anyways so I don't really need it to be something special, so the budget is really low.

I would just like to ask a simple question, which one of these is better?

this one:
HP ProBook
processor: i5-3340M 2.7GHz
RAM: 8GB
graphics: 1024MB ATI AMD RADEON HD 7570M (I think it has 2 graphic cards as well)

or this one:
HP Pavilion DV7
processor: i5 M460 4x2.53-2.80GHz
RAM: 6GB
graphics: it has both INTEL HD 1GB and AMD Radeon 5650 1GB

They are both like 150€. I like the second more because it has a little bit larger display, is there really much of a difference between them when it comes to specifications, what do you think?

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7 minutes ago, TheDuke16 said:

Hey Smurf

I'm planning to buy a laptop. I play FM19 on 2D anyways so I don't really need it to be something special, so the budget is really low.

I would just like to ask a simple question, which one of these is better?

this one:
HP ProBook
processor: i5-3340M 2.7GHz
RAM: 8GB
graphics: 1024MB ATI AMD RADEON HD 7570M (I think it has 2 graphic cards as well)

or this one:
HP Pavilion DV7
processor: i5 M460 4x2.53-2.80GHz
RAM: 6GB
graphics: it has both INTEL HD 1GB and AMD Radeon 5650 1GB

They are both like 150€. I like the second more because it has a little bit larger display, is there really much of a difference between them when it comes to specifications, what do you think?

They are both really old - go with the newest one the i5-3340m

No guarantees.

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Ok so I'll admit I'm an old duffer doesn't know a lot about computers.  My Macbook is 6/7 years old now and struggles especially as I like to tab between FM and Internet (Firefox).  I tend to have a few tabs open, often including Youtube.

Anyway, it's getting very slow now just playing the game, without the other distractions, so I'm looking at getting a new laptop.  I like the Mac but I know that I could buy something equally good (FM-wise) for half the money.  What am I looking at in the £750 range that'll be good for FM (my only real game), t'internet and the occasional bit of writing?

Also (told you I'm dense), I'm assuming that I would have to buy FM19 again if I moved from Mac to Windows?

Ta.

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2 hours ago, ExeChris said:

Ok so I'll admit I'm an old duffer doesn't know a lot about computers.  My Macbook is 6/7 years old now and struggles especially as I like to tab between FM and Internet (Firefox).  I tend to have a few tabs open, often including Youtube.

Anyway, it's getting very slow now just playing the game, without the other distractions, so I'm looking at getting a new laptop.  I like the Mac but I know that I could buy something equally good (FM-wise) for half the money.  What am I looking at in the £750 range that'll be good for FM (my only real game), t'internet and the occasional bit of writing?

Also (told you I'm dense), I'm assuming that I would have to buy FM19 again if I moved from Mac to Windows?

Ta.

No You don't have to buy again.  Login to your steam account and install the game on any computer

You can only be logged into your steam account on one computer at atime. 

This would be fine

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX504GD-E4603T-ASUS-FX504GD-E4603T_2354095.html

Bit better in graphics 

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX505GD-BQ112T-ASUS-TUF-FX505GD-BQ112T_2449816.html

 

Similar to first one but 17 inch

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/4CK41EAABU-HP-Pavilion-17-ab405na_2354467.html

 

 

 

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Buying a laptop with this graphics card would it do the job on 3d play

Nvidia NVS 4200M - 512MB dedicated Graphics with 4GB Shared Memory

 

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Hi, 

I am looking to buy a laptop to get back into FM and I am not tech savvy what so ever so don't have a clue where to start.  I used to play about 5 years ago and would normally just run 2 or 3 leagues, and play 2D.  I have found and also been recommended (thanks Jordan) a couple of laptops and wondered if you could point me in the right direction please.  Looking to spend no more than £600 if possible (the one recommended is slightly higher but also out of stock currently).

1 - https://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/acer-aspire-3-a315-53-15-6-intel-core-i7-laptop-1-tb-hdd-black-10188926-pdt.html

2 - https://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-14-ck0501sa-14-intel-core-i7-laptop-256-gb-ssd-silver-10188778-pdt.html

3 - https://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/asus-rog-strix-gl503-15-6-intel-core-i7-gtx-1050-ti-gaming-laptop-1-tb-hdd-128-gb-ssd-10184610-pdt.html

4 - https://www.cclonline.com/product/asus-tuf-gaming-fx505dy-gaming-laptop-15-6-inch-1920-x-1080-amd-ryzen-5-3550h-8gb-128gb-ssd-1tb-hdd-radeon-rx-560x-bluetooth-microsoft-windows-10-home-90nr01a2-m00070/

Recommended  - 5 - https://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/asus-rog-strix-gl503-15-6-intel-core-i7-gtx-1050-ti-gaming-laptop-1-tb-hdd-128-gb-ssd-10184610-pdt.html but out of stock

If these are no good is there any other site worth visiting or any you can point out? If #5 is the best is it worth hanging on to see if that comes back in stock at the same price?  

I won't be using the laptop for much more other than the odd word / excel document and maybe the internet for help with FM, but won't be using it for netflix or streaming films or anything.  

I am hoping for the laptop to last me a good couple of years / games before needing to upgrade again, should I get my love for FM back!! 

Thanks
Mark

 

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3 hours ago, MarkD83 said:

Hi, 

I am looking to buy a laptop to get back into FM and I am not tech savvy what so ever so don't have a clue where to start.  I used to play about 5 years ago and would normally just run 2 or 3 leagues, and play 2D.  I have found and also been recommended (thanks Jordan) a couple of laptops and wondered if you could point me in the right direction please.  Looking to spend no more than £600 if possible (the one recommended is slightly higher but also out of stock currently).

1 - https://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/acer-aspire-3-a315-53-15-6-intel-core-i7-laptop-1-tb-hdd-black-10188926-pdt.html

2 - https://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-14-ck0501sa-14-intel-core-i7-laptop-256-gb-ssd-silver-10188778-pdt.html

3 - https://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/asus-rog-strix-gl503-15-6-intel-core-i7-gtx-1050-ti-gaming-laptop-1-tb-hdd-128-gb-ssd-10184610-pdt.html

4 - https://www.cclonline.com/product/asus-tuf-gaming-fx505dy-gaming-laptop-15-6-inch-1920-x-1080-amd-ryzen-5-3550h-8gb-128gb-ssd-1tb-hdd-radeon-rx-560x-bluetooth-microsoft-windows-10-home-90nr01a2-m00070/

Recommended  - 5 - https://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/asus-rog-strix-gl503-15-6-intel-core-i7-gtx-1050-ti-gaming-laptop-1-tb-hdd-128-gb-ssd-10184610-pdt.html but out of stock

If these are no good is there any other site worth visiting or any you can point out? If #5 is the best is it worth hanging on to see if that comes back in stock at the same price?  

I won't be using the laptop for much more other than the odd word / excel document and maybe the internet for help with FM, but won't be using it for netflix or streaming films or anything.  

I am hoping for the laptop to last me a good couple of years / games before needing to upgrade again, should I get my love for FM back!! 

Thanks
Mark

 

 

20 hours ago, Smurf said:

No You don't have to buy again.  Login to your steam account and install the game on any computer

You can only be logged into your steam account on one computer at atime. 

This would be fine

https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX504GD-E4603T-ASUS-FX504GD-E4603T_2354095.html

See earlier post quoted above

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Hello, I’ve been saying to myself on and off for the last few years I want to get a new computer/laptop to play FM. 

I like to play with a lot of leagues added, so want something that can play these with no trouble, when I play on my current laptop it gets rather warm.

I wouldn’t normally go down this route but I’ve been looking at getting a MacBook Air rather than a Windows laptop.

My first question would be, what are MacBooks like with FM? I’ve been using Microsoft Windows for as long as I can remember so want to see if it would be a good purchase long term.

My second question would be, which would you recommend to be the best MacBook for playing FM on?

Many thanks in advance for any answers.

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4 hours ago, FCUtdWill said:

Hello, I’ve been saying to myself on and off for the last few years I want to get a new computer/laptop to play FM. 

I like to play with a lot of leagues added, so want something that can play these with no trouble, when I play on my current laptop it gets rather warm.

I wouldn’t normally go down this route but I’ve been looking at getting a MacBook Air rather than a Windows laptop.

My first question would be, what are MacBooks like with FM? I’ve been using Microsoft Windows for as long as I can remember so want to see if it would be a good purchase long term.

My second question would be, which would you recommend to be the best MacBook for playing FM on?

Many thanks in advance for any answers.

Nothing wrong with MacBook Air or MacBooks in general for playing FM. They are good machines. 

There's no difference really in a Mac and a Windows computer, they both run the same. 

Macs are heavily overpriced for what is under the hood. If you spent the same amount on a Windows computer it would come in severely under the price of the Mac.

 

If I took the best MacBook Air and select my options it comes to about £1284.

Keep in mind that this MacBook Air (or any have no graphics card! So playing 3D matches may limit you in the detail level for 3D matches. 

 

VS Windows

If I put together a 14inch laptop on PC Specialist - it comes in around £750 with similar specs to the Mac

Or this one https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/9S7-14B121-221-MSI-PS42-8RB-221UK_2408589.html which comes in at £917.

The one linked above has a graphics card and would be fine for FM.

Even with a better graphics card
https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/UX480FD-E1044T-Asus-ZenBook-Pro-14-UX480FD-E1044T_2409636.html it's £1259.99

 

Buying a windows computer, spend is a tiny bit more - but you have your graphics card built in!

 

 

To be honest, it's very difficult to get hi spec 13/14 inch laptops without paying big bucks for them.

 

 

Let's examine the MacBook themselves:

On first examination the MacBOOK comes in under spec  - so I'll skip it.

 

Macbook pro

Macbook Pro comes in 2 flavours - 13 inch and 15 inch.

We've covered 13 inch above. However, a MacBook Pro with the minimum for FM would cost approx £1449.

Jump to the 15 inch macbook pro
The minimum spend here is £2349

Compared a Windows machine

On PC Specialist I can put that 15 inch macbook pro specs and it comes up with £1552

 

If you went 17 Inch you get this:

Chassis & Display
Octane Series: 17.3" Matte 4K LED 60Hz 72% NTSC Widescreen (3840x2160) (No G-Sync)
Processor (CPU) top of the range
Intel® Core™ i9 Eight Core Processor i9-9900K (3.6GHz) 16MB Cache
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair 2400MHz SODIMM DDR4 (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card - top of the range!
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 - 8.0GB GDDR6 Video RAM - DirectX® 12.1

1st M.2 SSD Drive more storage!
512GB ADATA SX6000 Pro PCIe M.2 2280 (2100 MB/R, 1500 MB/W)
Price: £2,506.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.ie/saved-configurations/octanevi-17/FZCukfFN3t/

 

It's a little bit more expensive - however, I maxed out the entire specs, better graphics, better processor - larger screen!

 

If you want a really good computer for FM and not spend a massive amount of money then 

This would nail it https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX504GM-EN366T-ASUS-FX504GM-EN366T_2400280.html

Or this https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/5WA67EAABU-HP-Pavilion-Gaming-15-cx0018na_2453614.html

 

Hope that clears things up!

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Hello,

long term fan of FM and I need a PC that will suit my needs. I generally play on 2D classic, but wouldn’t mind playing on 3D. I like to run a large database and at least 20 leagues, the more leagues the better. The PC needs to be fully upgradeable and also needs to be able to run The Sims on ultra graphics for my partner. My budget is £2000 to £4000. 

I want to know which of these two is best for my needs:

 

1) https://www.very.co.uk/alienware-aurora-r7-intelreg-coretradenbspi7-8700k-11gbnbspnvidia-geforce-gtx-1080ti-graphics-32gbnbspddr4-ram-2tbnbsphdd-amp-512gbnbspssd-gaming-pc/1600249500.prd?_requestid=1430702&Ntt=alienware

 

2) 

 

https://www.very.co.uk/pc-specialist-orion-colossus-ii-intel-core-i9-16gb-ram-512gb-ssd-amp-2tb-hard-drive-11gb-nvidia-rtx-2080-ti-graphics-desktop-pc-black/1600344550.prd?_requestid=1431232&Ntt=orion

 

hopefully somebody can point me in the right direction.

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5 hours ago, Smurf said:

Nothing wrong with MacBook Air or MacBooks in general for playing FM. They are good machines. 

There's no difference really in a Mac and a Windows computer, they both run the same. 

Macs are heavily overpriced for what is under the hood. If you spent the same amount on a Windows computer it would come in severely under the price of the Mac.

 

If I took the best MacBook Air and select my options it comes to about £1284.

Keep in mind that this MacBook Air (or any have no graphics card! So playing 3D matches may limit you in the detail level for 3D matches. 

 

VS Windows

If I put together a 14inch laptop on PC Specialist - it comes in around £750 with similar specs to the Mac

Or this one https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/9S7-14B121-221-MSI-PS42-8RB-221UK_2408589.html which comes in at £917.

The one linked above has a graphics card and would be fine for FM.

Even with a better graphics card
https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/UX480FD-E1044T-Asus-ZenBook-Pro-14-UX480FD-E1044T_2409636.html it's £1259.99

 

Buying a windows computer, spend is a tiny bit more - but you have your graphics card built in!

 

 

To be honest, it's very difficult to get hi spec 13/14 inch laptops without paying big bucks for them.

 

 

Let's examine the MacBook themselves:

On first examination the MacBOOK comes in under spec  - so I'll skip it.

 

Macbook pro

Macbook Pro comes in 2 flavours - 13 inch and 15 inch.

We've covered 13 inch above. However, a MacBook Pro with the minimum for FM would cost approx £1449.

Jump to the 15 inch macbook pro
The minimum spend here is £2349

Compared a Windows machine

On PC Specialist I can put that 15 inch macbook pro specs and it comes up with £1552

 

If you went 17 Inch you get this:

Chassis & Display
Octane Series: 17.3" Matte 4K LED 60Hz 72% NTSC Widescreen (3840x2160) (No G-Sync)
Processor (CPU) top of the range
Intel® Core™ i9 Eight Core Processor i9-9900K (3.6GHz) 16MB Cache
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair 2400MHz SODIMM DDR4 (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card - top of the range!
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 - 8.0GB GDDR6 Video RAM - DirectX® 12.1

1st M.2 SSD Drive more storage!
512GB ADATA SX6000 Pro PCIe M.2 2280 (2100 MB/R, 1500 MB/W)
Price: £2,506.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.ie/saved-configurations/octanevi-17/FZCukfFN3t/

 

It's a little bit more expensive - however, I maxed out the entire specs, better graphics, better processor - larger screen!

 

If you want a really good computer for FM and not spend a massive amount of money then 

This would nail it https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX504GM-EN366T-ASUS-FX504GM-EN366T_2400280.html

Or this https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/5WA67EAABU-HP-Pavilion-Gaming-15-cx0018na_2453614.html

 

Hope that clears things up!

Many thanks for this information Smurf, it’s really helpful! I’m going to study this over the weekend and will see which I prefer!

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Hi, I have a budget of £400 and I’m hoping I’ll be able to play FM2019 on that budget if it’s possible. I have seen a few laptops and I’m wondering if it will run ok on them or if anybody has any recommendations. 

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lenovo-V330-14ARR-81B1001EUK-Processor-Display/dp/B07KKK4SLQ?psc=1&SubscriptionId=AKIAJW2GHNWIJGJJNIHQ&tag=choosist-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B07KKK4SLQ

https://www.argos.co.uk/product/8437589

https://www.box.co.uk/6BN15EAABU-HP-255-G7_2475954.html

 

Thanks

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On 01/06/2019 at 12:10, Hunt1989 said:

Hi, I have a budget of £400 and I’m hoping I’ll be able to play FM2019 on that budget if it’s possible. I have seen a few laptops and I’m wondering if it will run ok on them or if anybody has any recommendations. 

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lenovo-V330-14ARR-81B1001EUK-Processor-Display/dp/B07KKK4SLQ?psc=1&SubscriptionId=AKIAJW2GHNWIJGJJNIHQ&tag=choosist-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B07KKK4SLQ

https://www.argos.co.uk/product/8437589

https://www.box.co.uk/6BN15EAABU-HP-255-G7_2475954.html

 

Thanks

Those laptops are over the minimum requirements, but not by much, so they should run the game, but it won't be particularly quick at all (the processing ability for a single core on each of those laptops [FM relies more on single processor core power than the power of all the cores] is about 70% the performance of the i5-8300H processor, which is one we tend to recommend as a more budget level, high performance FM processor. Also take into account that the performance may be worse than that, as each of the laptops you linked aren't designed for games, and the processors in them are designed to reduce their processing power when they get warm, and FM makes processors get quite warm after a while.

The minimum I'd really be happy going for a laptop that'll run FM decently, and won't need replacing in the next 12-24 months, would probably be approx. £600-650, since then you can get a processor that'll run FM well, and a dedicated graphics card so it'll run smoother in matches (such as this one).

 

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51 minutes ago, Benji27 said:

Does anybody have any experience with the new AMD Ryzen 5's?

This looks very good for the price - https://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/FX505DY-AL006T-ASUS-TUF-FX505DY-AL006T_2440061.html

This is better

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

In the processor it's better.

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Graphics card similar enough, but slightly better.

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Thanks Smurf. They were the two I was considering. The extra 1TB HD on the AMD not really a bother for me as I'll be using an external drive.

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Has anyone bought a laptop of Very to use for Football manager been looking on their but not sure if any are good enough.

look forward to your replies.

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1 hour ago, jeff_321 said:

Has anyone bought a laptop of Very to use for Football manager been looking on their but not sure if any are good enough.

look forward to your replies.

It doesn't matter who you buy from, well it does, there are less reputable sites out there. Very are well established trustworth site, you should read or email them for their policies for online transactions if concerned.

 

If you have a budget in mind - or why specifically using Very, then please let us know. 

 

 

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19 minutes ago, Smurf said:

It doesn't matter who you buy from, well it does, there are less reputable sites out there. Very are well established trustworth site, you should read or email them for their policies for online transactions if concerned.

 

If you have a budget in mind - or why specifically using Very, then please let us know. 

got a few one i have looked at see if anyone think they are good enough to run football manager 2019 on it.

https://www.very.co.uk/lenovo-ideapad-720-core-i7-7500unbspprocessornbsp8gbnbspram-256gbnbsppcie-ssd-amd-radeon-rx-560-graphics-156-inch-fhd-laptop-with-windows-10-home-grey/1600328664.prd

https://www.very.co.uk/acer-aspire-3nbspa315-21nbspamd-a6-8gb-ram-1tb-hhd-156-inchnbsplaptop-black/1600343225.prd

 

https://www.very.co.uk/asus-asus-tuf-gaming-fx505dy-bq008t-amd-ryzen-5-8gb-ram-1tb-sshd-8gb-156in-pc-gaming-laptop-amd-4gb-dedicated-graphics-rx560-4gb-black/1600346675.prd

 

https://www.very.co.uk/lenovo-ideapad-530s-15ikb-intelreg-coretrade-i5-processor-8gbnbspramnbsp256gbnbspssd-156-inch-laptop-with-optional-microsoft-office-365-home-grey/1600289397.prd

 

https://www.very.co.uk/acer-spin-3-intel-core-i5-8265u-8gb-ram-256gb-ssd-14in-laptop-iron/1600343220.prd

 

these are the ones i have been looking at if anyone can say if any of them would be good enough to run football manager 2019 on would be great.

19 minutes ago, Smurf said:

 

 

 

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I have ordered all of my parts for my first custom built PC. I may change the GPU though. I'm thinking to future proof it slightly more, am I better off paying £27 extra for the AMD RX 580 8GB vs 4GB? I can get the 8GB version for £175 with 2 free games (The Division 2 and World War Z) or the 4GB version for £148 without the free games. It's still mainly for FM. 

@Smurf

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Hello Aussie here with little knowledge about the technicalities of computers/Laptops so sorry for a vague question but im looking to upgrade my Laptop!

 

Reading through the last few pages, this Laptop was recommened to @Lukeyardley by @SebastianRO

https://www.lenovo.com/au/en/laptops/legion-laptops/lenovo-legion-y-series/Lenovo-Legion-Y530-15ICH/p/88GMY501020

 

I have a few general questions regarding the Laptop:

There are 2 options on that page, which of these Laptops is best for FM?

 and what kind of performance would this Laptop run FM? - would I be able to play in 3d with lots of leagues loaded and large database?

 

Thanks!

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3 hours ago, Gee_Simpson said:

I have ordered all of my parts for my first custom built PC. I may change the GPU though. I'm thinking to future proof it slightly more, am I better off paying £27 extra for the AMD RX 580 8GB vs 4GB? I can get the 8GB version for £175 with 2 free games (The Division 2 and World War Z) or the 4GB version for £148 without the free games. It's still mainly for FM. 

@Smurf

FM isn't heavy on graphics, so if it's the only game you play then it's a waste. On the other hand, you could play other games either way.

2 free games seems sweet.

For what it's worth they are near identical

https://dev1.notebook-check.com/index.php?id=844

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3 hours ago, FM_Prospect said:

Hello Aussie here with little knowledge about the technicalities of computers/Laptops so sorry for a vague question but im looking to upgrade my Laptop!

 

Reading through the last few pages, this Laptop was recommened to @Lukeyardley by @SebastianRO

https://www.lenovo.com/au/en/laptops/legion-laptops/lenovo-legion-y-series/Lenovo-Legion-Y530-15ICH/p/88GMY501020

I have a few general questions regarding the Laptop:

There are 2 options on that page, which of these Laptops is best for FM?

 and what kind of performance would this Laptop run FM? - would I be able to play in 3d with lots of leagues loaded and large database?

 

Thanks!

Either is fine. If you want to save money go for the cheaper version. If you want slightly better performance go for the more expensive option.

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@Smurf

Do you mean it's a waste in general going for the 4GB RX 580 mainly for FM or that it's more of a waste going for the 8GB version? These are desktop parts btw, the graph you sent was of the laptop version but I'm guessing that it was just to how close they are in terms of performance? 

The 4GB version has now been dispatched and I'll have it on Saturday. I could still send it back if it's too much or if the 8GB version seems a better deal. I only went for a decent GPU now to future proof it a bit (for FM), just like my decision to go for the beastly i9 9900k :eek:  My aim was to get at least a Nvidia GT 1050 Ti anyway.

Yeah that's what I thought, 2 free games and especially 2 recent ones is pretty good. The minimum they both cost together that I can find is £51 so that makes the 8GB version at £175 quite appealing. I'm not too bothered about The Division 2 but World War Z looks great, that alone is £18 at its cheapest so if I bought that for the 4GB version, I would be up to £166.

Of course consoles for me will always come first outside of FM and I will be buying the PS5 when it comes out which may make it pointless having the 8GB RX580. Of course, if I go for the 4GB 580 and not bother buying any other game for it, I save £27 (4GB - £148 vs 8GB - £175).

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The 8gb has faster ghz go with that. 

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Hello everybody, I'm about to buy a laptop and it's necesary that it runs FM19 to buy it, if it doesn't run the game i wont buy it. 

(I only Play the 2D version, so i dont care if i cannot Play in 3d)

Processor

Intel® Celeron® N2840
Dual core 2.16 GHz

OS

Windows 10 Home -

 

RAM 4GB  Memoriy DDR3 Low Voltage of 1333MHz
1 SODIMM DDR3L maximum support 8GB
Storage (space disk)  500 GB hard disk
 
Screen 14” HD 1366x768 WideScreen BacklightLED
Graphics Video Intel® HD Graphics
HDMI  Audio and Video digital with support FullHD 1080p
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Yeah I'm going to order the 8GB version now and send the other one back. The two free games is what swings it for me, plus I have Hitman 2 coming for free with the i9 9900k so I'll have a few games to play on it. 

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PRocesador Intel® Celeron® N2840
2 núcleos de 2.16 GHz
Sistema Operativo Windows 10 Home - EXO recomienda Windows 10 Pro.
Memoria Ram 4GB de Memoria DDR3 Low Voltage de 1333MHz
1 SODIMM DDR3L soporte máximo 8GB
Almacenamiento Disco rígido de 500 GB
Lector múltiple de tarjetas
Pantalla Pantalla 14” HD 1366x768 WideScreen BacklightLED
Gráficos

Video Intel® HD Graphics
Conexión HDMI para Audio y Video digital con soporte FullHD 1080p

 

 

Will this run it on 2d mode?

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1 hour ago, matimontorfano said:

Hello everybody, I'm about to buy a laptop and it's necesary that it runs FM19 to buy it, if it doesn't run the game i wont buy it. 

(I only Play the 2D version, so i dont care if i cannot Play in 3d)

Processor

Intel® Celeron® N2840
Dual core 2.16 GHz

OS

Windows 10 Home -

 

RAM 4GB  Memoriy DDR3 Low Voltage of 1333MHz
1 SODIMM DDR3L maximum support 8GB
Storage (space disk)  500 GB hard disk
 
Screen 14” HD 1366x768 WideScreen BacklightLED
Graphics Video Intel® HD Graphics
HDMI  Audio and Video digital with support FullHD 1080p

Not good, doesn't meet minimum requirements unfortunately, buyer-beware!

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