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42 minutes ago, Footix said:

My current laptop has an i5 6200U processor and 8 GB RAM. I think the game (FMT 19) is rather slow on it, but then again I have nothing to compare it to. 

Would the above specs be considered "good", "average" or "poor" for FM? 

If my laptop isn't "good", what should I look for in a replacement? Do I need to look at the "gaming" laptops? (they are huge and look like... yeah). 

It should handle it ok - but setup has a huge impact. If you have 1 league loaded it would fly. If you have all the leagues loaded it would be slow. Plus the longer your career save, the more data, and the more data the more processing.

What you should look for is something in your budget. I could recommend anything from £300 - £30,000 - the choice is yours. 

But a good starting point would be a ball park setup that you would have for each game.

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1 hour ago, Smurf said:

It should handle it ok - but setup has a huge impact. If you have 1 league loaded it would fly. If you have all the leagues loaded it would be slow. Plus the longer your career save, the more data, and the more data the more processing.

What you should look for is something in your budget. I could recommend anything from £300 - £30,000 - the choice is yours. 

But a good starting point would be a ball park setup that you would have for each game.

FMT is restricted to three nations. I usually load England, Italy and Spain and load all leagues in them. 

Budget would be around £700 I guess. I can stretch a little if needed, but I'd rather not. 🙂

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5 hours ago, Welshace said:

That's a big budget for that kind of database... depends on how many leagues are active i guess.. but the one i'm using now cost me £700 and it handles 200k+ databases with ease..

This is interesting. How long do your save usually last ?

Would you mind sharing your laptops specs ?

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My current laptop is about 5 years old now and I reckon I could do with an upgrade in time for FM20. Budget is around £600 but willing to go a bit higher. I tend to play long saves with about 10ish leagues and have an i3 processor so I'm used to it being reasonably slow. I have absolutely no idea what to look for tbh so some help would be much appreciated

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23 hours ago, Welshace said:

That's a big budget for that kind of database... depends on how many leagues are active i guess.. but the one i'm using now cost me £700 and it handles 200k+ databases with ease..

 

18 hours ago, DizzyNewHeights said:

This is interesting. How long do your save usually last ?

Would you mind sharing your laptops specs ?

I would also be interested in knowing. If I don't have to spend £1200 on a laptop for 135k players then I certainly won't be. 

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20 hours ago, Footix said:

FMT is restricted to three nations. I usually load England, Italy and Spain and load all leagues in them. 

Budget would be around £700 I guess. I can stretch a little if needed, but I'd rather not. 🙂

https://www.box.co.uk/30026164-Medion-Erazer-P6705_2647957.html

1 hour ago, Lambo95 said:

My current laptop is about 5 years old now and I reckon I could do with an upgrade in time for FM20. Budget is around £600 but willing to go a bit higher. I tend to play long saves with about 10ish leagues and have an i3 processor so I'm used to it being reasonably slow. I have absolutely no idea what to look for tbh so some help would be much appreciated

https://www.box.co.uk/4RE79EAABU-HP-Pavilion-Gaming-15-cx0999na_2485084.html

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Good morning gents 

Looking to get back into football manager this year and I'm going to need a new laptop 

Ive always had pcs or laptops in the past not up to the job so looking for something to make the experience as smooth as possible. I'd like to run as large a database as possible with at least ten nations 

Would like to use the laptop for other pc games aswell such as apex legends, csgo amongst others 

My budget is between £ 800 -1000

Edit 

As this will be primarily for fm20 would it be worth waiting until closer to release to get a better deal?  

Edited by rdotman

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On 18/09/2019 at 13:07, mistuhg said:

 

I would also be interested in knowing. If I don't have to spend £1200 on a laptop for 135k players then I certainly won't be. 

 

On 17/09/2019 at 18:42, DizzyNewHeights said:

This is interesting. How long do your save usually last ?

Would you mind sharing your laptops specs ?

https://www.box.co.uk/30026124-Medion-Erazer-P6705_2614018.html

 

Apologies, i apparantly forgot i spent £800 and not £700 on it... thats what happens when you go and splurge poker winnings on a laptop out of the blue!

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3 hours ago, rdotman said:

You playing any other games on this or isit purely for FM? Looks great 

I'm playing new games on it on ultra.. far cry 5, pubg, civ 6, witcher 3  etc

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Hello all, 

FM 19 has been my first year playing football manager and It’s safe to say I’m hooked! Having played on my standard laptop that is fairly old this year I have recently been looking for a new one to take into FM 20. 

A mate of a mate is selling an MSI GE62 6QD Apache Pro (link below) and having done some research it looks promising. Just wanted to know if this is a good laptop to run FM 19 on. 

https://www.msi.com/Laptop/GE62-6QD-Apache-Pro/Specification

Cheers👍🏽

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, FM_Prospect said:

You should have no problem with this setup for the next few years of FM 20, 21, 22 etc 

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On 20/09/2019 at 23:21, FM_Prospect said:

How much RAM? [never mind - not awake today]

It's top 

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19 hours ago, MagicHat said:

can someone direct me to the thread that has a database of all the processing times of each cpu etc?

Check out the opening post

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Hey guys I have an ASUS laptop that has an i7-8750H processor, nVidia GTX 1060 3GB and 16 GB of RAM. Up to how many leagues/players should I look to load to have a smooth experience?

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1 hour ago, Armistice said:

Hey guys I have an ASUS laptop that has an i7-8750H processor, nVidia GTX 1060 3GB and 16 GB of RAM. Up to how many leagues/players should I look to load to have a smooth experience?

You can load all the leauges and it will run - if you're happy with that speed of play then keep all leagues loaded. If you're not, reduce the leauge.

I may be happy with the speed, you may not - it's subjective. 

You'll just have to try a few variations and get whatever you think is acceptable.

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https://www.box.co.uk/9S7-16P732-478-MSI-GL63-9SD-478UK_2513737.html

After alot of research and looking around I've reached this laptop, budget up to around 1200£ ish 

One of the key things I'm looking for is 16gb of ram, later gen i7 and a good graphics cards (1660ti?)

Is there anything out there at this sort of price point I should have a look at

And is a 144Hz laptop worth the outlay at this price range, for instance this https://www.box.co.uk/6RR67EABOX-HP-OMEN-15-dc1024na-16GB_2696779.html although it has max q unfortunately and no hdd. Would this setup even be able to make the most of a 144Hz display?  

@Smurf appreciate any input thanks 

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1 hour ago, rdotman said:

https://www.box.co.uk/9S7-16P732-478-MSI-GL63-9SD-478UK_2513737.html

After alot of research and looking around I've reached this laptop, budget up to around 1200£ ish 

One of the key things I'm looking for is 16gb of ram, later gen i7 and a good graphics cards (1660ti?)

Is there anything out there at this sort of price point I should have a look at

And is a 144Hz laptop worth the outlay at this price range, for instance this https://www.box.co.uk/6RR67EABOX-HP-OMEN-15-dc1024na-16GB_2696779.html although it has max q unfortunately and no hdd. Would this setup even be able to make the most of a 144Hz display?  

@Smurf appreciate any input thanks 

Pretty similar - go for more storage in this case. 

144hz won't make a difference for FM.

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22 hours ago, Smurf said:

Check out the opening post

i thought there was a separate thread where people downloaded a test file and then submitted the results of their pc?

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1 hour ago, Smurf said:

Pretty similar - go for more storage in this case. 

144hz won't make a difference for FM.

I would be using this setup for FPSs and other games occasionally, are 144Hz  any good at this price point? Or would the setup not be powerful enough to really benefit from one?  

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Hi guys,

I've been reading all the blog/forum posts about what to look for etc. But I still would like a bit of a helping hand, I'm based in Aus at the moment and have come across the following which seems the best (and basically only) laptop in my price range with an I7 processor, would it be a good laptop for FM or is there something I'm not seeing?

https://www.dell.com/en-au/shop/dell-laptops/inspiron-15-3000/spd/inspiron-15-3583-laptop/c510122au

 

- 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8565U Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.6 GHz)
- Intel® UHD Graphics 620 with shared graphics memory
- 8GB, 1x8GB, DDR4, 2666MHz
- 1TB 5400 rpm 2.5" SATA Hard Drive
 
Thanks a lot for helping out, it's a minefield out there! 
 
Joe

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2 hours ago, Connor said:

Very keen on getting the attached, do people expect the new 10th gen Ice Lake CPU's to be able to handle FM20 etc:

https://www.dell.com/en-uk/shop/laptops-notebooks-and-2-in-1-laptops/new-xps-13-2-in-1/spd/xps-13-7390-2-in-1-laptop/cn73003

Would appreciate any input

That one probably won't as it's base frequency is 1.3ghz and FM requires 2.2ghz. 

It's hard to know on new processors how they fare for FM as the game is different to other games, it's more demanding on processing, so all the reviews you will see are for games that are not demanding of a processor. 

Remember FM has a lot of work going on in Single Thread processing, so it doesn't matter how many cores/threads you have in this respect, as the processing occurs in 1 single thread, and with a base frequency of 1.3ghz, it wouldn't bode well.

Not all the processing is done in Single Thread - there are other factors. 

 

Overall it's a decent machine - the processors are getting better and better. I'd be reluctant on this one though - sorry to be a buzz kill.

But I'd be plumping for something with a base frequency of at least minimum spec of 2.2ghz.

 

Hey - I may be wrong. And I'd be delighted if anyone with some experience with these can chime in! Be great to know myself!

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Hi.
I plan to buy 16GB RAM for my PC.
My current specs:
- intel core i5 6500 3.2 GHz
- mb B150M Gaming Pro (2 slots memory)
- integrated graphic card
- RAM DDR4 2x4 GB dual channel
- OS Windows 7 64 bit

For FM, does it make big different perfomance if I upgrade to 2x8 GB dual channel RAM instead of single channel?
If it's not significant, maybe I'll just buy 1x16 GB RAM and install 4+16 GB RAM on my PC?
I also sometime run few virtual machine or android emulator, so it's nice to have bigger capacity. And don't plan to upgrade RAM again after this.

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On 21/09/2019 at 08:21, FM_Prospect said:

That’s overkill for FM. I’ve got something pretty much the same apart that I have a 2070 super gfx. Will be able to run fm for the next decade easily with this setup

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5 hours ago, nox7 said:

Hi.
I plan to buy 16GB RAM for my PC.
My current specs:
- intel core i5 6500 3.2 GHz
- mb B150M Gaming Pro (2 slots memory)
- integrated graphic card
- RAM DDR4 2x4 GB dual channel
- OS Windows 7 64 bit

For FM, does it make big different perfomance if I upgrade to 2x8 GB dual channel RAM instead of single channel?
If it's not significant, maybe I'll just buy 1x16 GB RAM and install 4+16 GB RAM on my PC?
I also sometime run few virtual machine or android emulator, so it's nice to have bigger capacity. And don't plan to upgrade RAM again after this.

Might have an issue with the integrated card. Not sure if you’d be able to play on max settings 

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13 hours ago, Preveza said:

Might have an issue with the integrated card. Not sure if you’d be able to play on max settings 

Yes.. I won't play with max display setting.

But, what about loading speed of a league or I have many leagues loaded? Is there any significant difference performance between dual channel memory and single channel memory?

Thanks

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@Smurf

I'm looking at getting a Window Surface or something of that ilk (portable and touchscreen) for both work but also to play FM20 and beyond...

I tend to play with a large database with probably about 10 leagues normally although I do use Dan's English Lower League database sometimes.

Ideally I'd like to use 3D graphics as well but that's not set in stone. I have about £1000 roughly at the minute as a budget but that budget can be flexible

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6 hours ago, nox7 said:

Yes.. I won't play with max display setting.

But, what about loading speed of a league or I have many leagues loaded? Is there any significant difference performance between dual channel memory and single channel memory?

Thanks

Nah you should be alright there either way :)

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11 hours ago, nox7 said:

Yes.. I won't play with max display setting.

But, what about loading speed of a league or I have many leagues loaded? Is there any significant difference performance between dual channel memory and single channel memory?

Thanks

Dual channel memory is usually better for performance. However, for FM, RAM won't make a huge difference from 8GB to 16GB, it's the processor that's the most important part for running FM quickly.

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Hi all. I'm looking for some different advice to that normally asked. Im not looking for an ultra quick machine that is going to blast through seasons, but I do want one that will run in 3d.

Im looking for a 1st pc for a 9 year old and need a dedicated graphics card (I think), to run the game in 3d. I'm not overly concerned with speed, just so long as it works, but would like some general advice. 

As it's only for a 9 year old I want it as cheap as possible, but at the same time it needs to be able to run FM20 in 3d, (because I think he's old enough to give FMT a go now).

At the same time I dont know what I need and what I dont need so I want to make sure that what I buy does the job, but at the same time I want it to be cheap because he's only 9!

Suggestions and ideas would be appreciated. I'm looking for a desktop rather than a laptop or something else. That's about it really. Help please. 🤔😁

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Dear all,

For 2-3 leagues and medium settings for 3d which option is better?

First is : i5-7200U,8gb,1T HDD,GTX MX150(ACER)
OR
second : Ryzen 5 2500U,8gb,256 SSD,VEGA 8(DELL)

Thanks a lot

Edited by Paul Antono

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Will this run the game at a reasonable speed. I do like a big database, but it's not necessary, I've been more into british only signings anyway so not much need for players from Belarus...

The main issue i've had this time around on my macbook pro (old thing) is that the 3d engine doesnt work (2D occasionally crashes too) so I've had to instant result and it's been a horrible experience.

laptop will be used for streaming and general typing/browsing too.

 

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@Smurf

Hey mate. Just been reading through this thread and I have to say your contribution along with others is astounding. Much appreciated. I looked at the following laptops and would like advice on which to opt for that would be good for the next version of football manager. I'm ideally looking for a laptop that can run the 3d match engine very smoothly, run a large database and a couple of countries without running slow. 

Thanks 

 

 

KEY FEATURES

 

KEY FEATURES

 

KEY FEATURES

 
ASUS TUF FX504GE 15.6" Full HD Gaming Laptop Core i5-8300H, 8GB, 1TB+128GB SSHD

SKU: RFB-FX504GE-E4031T

 

 

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Hello everyone I have done abit of reading on a new laptop as I currently have a i3 5th gen which is obviously going slow now. 

I have a budget of about £600 max. I understand that processors that are underclocked are not good for FM but is this the case with 8th gen i5s for example or just older gens? Would it be worth getting a processor such as the i5-8300h instead? Not sure if the 1.6ghz standard on the U processor would be an issue. 

Dont play on 3d graphics but understand a dedicated graphics card is better, so happy to get one but just a entry level nothing too mad.

i will always get at least 8gb of ram. 

 

Also, does anyone remember getting a laptop last black friday and wether any of the gaming laptops of about £800 reduced by a couple hundred? Thanks any help is apperciated.

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1 hour ago, Domnoble7 said:

Hello everyone I have done abit of reading on a new laptop as I currently have a i3 5th gen which is obviously going slow now. 

I have a budget of about £600 max. I understand that processors that are underclocked are not good for FM but is this the case with 8th gen i5s for example or just older gens? Would it be worth getting a processor such as the i5-8300h instead? Not sure if the 1.6ghz standard on the U processor would be an issue. 

Dont play on 3d graphics but understand a dedicated graphics card is better, so happy to get one but just a entry level nothing too mad.

i will always get at least 8gb of ram. 

 

Also, does anyone remember getting a laptop last black friday and wether any of the gaming laptops of about £800 reduced by a couple hundred? Thanks any help is apperciated.

Could stretch to this. With a i5-9300h processor and a dedicated graphics card and 8gb ram and SSD storage. Think thats good for £650 tbh?

 

https://ao.com/product/6rs54eaabu-hp-laptop-black-69729-251.aspx?&WT.z_PT=Computing&WT.z_AT=Gaming Laptop&WT.z_MT=Search&WT.z_MAT=HP&WT.z_FT=Free Standing&WT.z_PC=6RS54EAABU&WT.srch=1&WT.z_KW=6RS54EAABU&WT.z_DT=m&WT.z_RTM=PLA&ef_id=EAIaIQobChMIrI_P_8CF5QIViZntCh2SMQ2QEAQYASABEgLzPvD_BwE:G:s&s_kwcid=AL!8149!3!284991695031!!!g!612139538616!&&WT.z_CN=CE - Laptop - Brand&WT.z_AG=CE - Laptop - HP&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIrI_P_8CF5QIViZntCh2SMQ2QEAQYASABEgLzPvD_BwE

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On 29/09/2019 at 12:00, stato_bennett said:

@Smurf

I'm looking at getting a Window Surface or something of that ilk (portable and touchscreen) for both work but also to play FM20 and beyond...

I tend to play with a large database with probably about 10 leagues normally although I do use Dan's English Lower League database sometimes.

Ideally I'd like to use 3D graphics as well but that's not set in stone. I have about £1000 roughly at the minute as a budget but that budget can be flexible

I’d also love to know about this as very keen on the base model of the new surface https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/p/surface-laptop-3/8VFGGH1R94TM/34SW?activetab=techspecs wonder if @Smurf can help 

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Are there any decentish laptops around £300 that will run fm 2020? I don't need all the leagues - just the main big ones (England, Germany, France, Italy, Spain) and I'm not worried about it being super quick - just needs to be smooth and not feel laggy in 2d mode

 

I've had laptops in past that have really struggled with the switch in engine from fm18. Thanks! 

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On 30/09/2019 at 18:00, Jimbokav1971 said:

Hi all. I'm looking for some different advice to that normally asked. Im not looking for an ultra quick machine that is going to blast through seasons, but I do want one that will run in 3d.

Im looking for a 1st pc for a 9 year old and need a dedicated graphics card (I think), to run the game in 3d. I'm not overly concerned with speed, just so long as it works, but would like some general advice. 

As it's only for a 9 year old I want it as cheap as possible, but at the same time it needs to be able to run FM20 in 3d, (because I think he's old enough to give FMT a go now).

At the same time I dont know what I need and what I dont need so I want to make sure that what I buy does the job, but at the same time I want it to be cheap because he's only 9!

Suggestions and ideas would be appreciated. I'm looking for a desktop rather than a laptop or something else. That's about it really. Help please. 🤔😁

Budget would really help here  - cheap for me might be expensive for someone else.

As he's 9 he will probably want to play other games - and you will also need to purchase a Monitor.

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On 02/10/2019 at 09:06, Paul Antono said:

Dear all,

For 2-3 leagues and medium settings for 3d which option is better?

First is : i5-7200U,8gb,1T HDD,GTX MX150(ACER)
OR
second : Ryzen 5 2500U,8gb,256 SSD,VEGA 8(DELL)

Thanks a lot

In this instance I'd go with the i5 7200 U as it's base processor is 2.5ghz - FM requies 2.2ghz 

The Ryzen does not meet FM minimum specs.

On 03/10/2019 at 00:13, zakbrown96 said:

Anyone know If this laptop is any good on:  Link

getting from very as have an 20% discount code 

Not that one for the same reason as posted above

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

 

On 03/10/2019 at 18:49, Tanzinho said:

Will this run the game at a reasonable speed. I do like a big database, but it's not necessary, I've been more into british only signings anyway so not much need for players from Belarus...

The main issue i've had this time around on my macbook pro (old thing) is that the 3d engine doesnt work (2D occasionally crashes too) so I've had to instant result and it's been a horrible experience.

laptop will be used for streaming and general typing/browsing too.

https://www.argos.co.uk/product/8245355?&cmpid=GS001&_$ja=tsid:59158|acid:532-198-3455|cid:598756200|agid:24290293370|tid:aud-641224040817:pla-482123448231|crid:86846330570|nw:g|rnd:5786344259965374563|dvc:c|adp:1o5|mt:|loc:9045654&gclid=Cj0KCQjwuNbsBRC-ARIsAAzITuf6898doMRJRpeSIJAuBy4vTeNmo_NPZ0wTKi7GCopLonSnwUy4ICkaAo7BEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

It's a bit under spec for FM but should be ok.

17 hours ago, MerseyReds said:

@Smurf

Hey mate. Just been reading through this thread and I have to say your contribution along with others is astounding. Much appreciated. I looked at the following laptops and would like advice on which to opt for that would be good for the next version of football manager. I'm ideally looking for a laptop that can run the 3d match engine very smoothly, run a large database and a couple of countries without running slow. 

Thanks 

KEY FEATURES

 

KEY FEATURES

 

KEY FEATURES

 
ASUS TUF FX504GE 15.6" Full HD Gaming Laptop Core i5-8300H, 8GB, 1TB+128GB SSHD

SKU: RFB-FX504GE-E4031T

 

 

They're all the same really - go for the last one - it's a tiny bit better.

 

15 hours ago, Domnoble7 said:

Hello everyone I have done abit of reading on a new laptop as I currently have a i3 5th gen which is obviously going slow now. 

I have a budget of about £600 max. I understand that processors that are underclocked are not good for FM but is this the case with 8th gen i5s for example or just older gens? Would it be worth getting a processor such as the i5-8300h instead? Not sure if the 1.6ghz standard on the U processor would be an issue. 

Dont play on 3d graphics but understand a dedicated graphics card is better, so happy to get one but just a entry level nothing too mad.

i will always get at least 8gb of ram. 

 

Also, does anyone remember getting a laptop last black friday and wether any of the gaming laptops of about £800 reduced by a couple hundred? Thanks any help is apperciated.

FM requires 2.2ghz - I'd be only looking at processors with a minimum of 2.2ghz base speed.

 

13 hours ago, Domnoble7 said:

Looks good!

 

8 hours ago, zakbrown96 said:

I’d also love to know about this as very keen on the base model of the new surface https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/p/surface-laptop-3/8VFGGH1R94TM/34SW?activetab=techspecs wonder if @Smurf can help 

There's no information on the specs reallly - I wouldn't bother. 

8 hours ago, Sc0ttzilla said:

Are there any decentish laptops around £300 that will run fm 2020? I don't need all the leagues - just the main big ones (England, Germany, France, Italy, Spain) and I'm not worried about it being super quick - just needs to be smooth and not feel laggy in 2d mode

I've had laptops in past that have really struggled with the switch in engine from fm18. Thanks! 

https://www.box.co.uk/(Open-Box)-Asus-VivoBook-Max-X541UA-GO79_2280140.html

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1 hour ago, Smurf said:

Budget would really help here  - cheap for me might be expensive for someone else.

As he's 9 he will probably want to play other games - and you will also need to purchase a Monitor.

Case
COOLERMASTER ELITE 130 CASE
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i3 Quad Core Processor i3-9300 (3.70GHz) 8MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® STRIX B360-I GAMING: Mini-ITX, LGA1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2666MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2060 SUPER - HDMI, DP - VR Ready!

 
down_right_arrow.gifGet Call of Duty: Modern Warfare with select NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs!

1st Storage Drive
NOT REQUIRED
1st M.2 SSD Drive
500GB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3200MB/W)

 
down_right_arrow.gifGet Ghost Recon: Breakpoint with select SAMSUNG SSDs!

DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NOT REQUIRED
Power Supply
CORSAIR 350W VS SERIES™ VS-350 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Noctua NH-L9i Low Profile, Super Quiet CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
COOLER MASTER MASTERGEL MAKER THERMAL COMPOUND
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
GIGABIT LAN PORT + Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi excluded on H310I-PLUS)
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 4 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365 (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Monitor
Samsung LS24D330HSX/EN 24" LED monitor
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 10 to 12 working days

Price: £1,222.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/intel-sff-gaming/zXgZMmHdjV/

 

In this instance I'd go with the i5 7200 U as it's base processor is 2.5ghz - FM requies 2.2ghz 

The Ryzen does not meet FM minimum specs.

Not that one for the same reason as posted above

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

 

It's a bit under spec for FM but should be ok.

They're all the same really - go for the last one - it's a tiny bit better.

 

FM requires 2.2ghz - I'd be only looking at processors with a minimum of 2.2ghz base speed.

 

Looks good!

 

There's no information on the specs reallly - I wouldn't bother. 

https://www.box.co.uk/(Open-Box)-Asus-VivoBook-Max-X541UA-GO79_2280140.html

Thanks Smurf. May I ask what is better between the one you recommended and the one that has a 17.3 inch screen? Also would either be absolutely fine with 3d match engine.

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11 minutes ago, MerseyReds said:

Thanks Smurf. May I ask what is better between the one you recommended and the one that has a 17.3 inch screen? Also would either be absolutely fine with 3d match engine.

I thought I already told you.

It's just a bit better - not really sure and couldn't be bothered looking back to be honest.

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1 hour ago, Smurf said:

Budget would really help here  - cheap for me might be expensive for someone else.

As he's 9 he will probably want to play other games - and you will also need to purchase a Monitor.

Case
COOLERMASTER ELITE 130 CASE
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i3 Quad Core Processor i3-9300 (3.70GHz) 8MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® STRIX B360-I GAMING: Mini-ITX, LGA1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2666MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2060 SUPER - HDMI, DP - VR Ready!

 
down_right_arrow.gifGet Call of Duty: Modern Warfare with select NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs!

1st Storage Drive
NOT REQUIRED
1st M.2 SSD Drive
500GB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3200MB/W)

 
down_right_arrow.gifGet Ghost Recon: Breakpoint with select SAMSUNG SSDs!

DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NOT REQUIRED
Power Supply
CORSAIR 350W VS SERIES™ VS-350 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Noctua NH-L9i Low Profile, Super Quiet CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
COOLER MASTER MASTERGEL MAKER THERMAL COMPOUND
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
GIGABIT LAN PORT + Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi excluded on H310I-PLUS)
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 4 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365 (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Monitor
Samsung LS24D330HSX/EN 24" LED monitor
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 10 to 12 working days

Price: £1,222.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/intel-sff-gaming/zXgZMmHdjV/

 

In this instance I'd go with the i5 7200 U as it's base processor is 2.5ghz - FM requies 2.2ghz 

The Ryzen does not meet FM minimum specs.

Not that one for the same reason as posted above

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

 

It's a bit under spec for FM but should be ok.

They're all the same really - go for the last one - it's a tiny bit better.

 

FM requires 2.2ghz - I'd be only looking at processors with a minimum of 2.2ghz base speed.

 

Looks good!

 

There's no information on the specs reallly - I wouldn't bother. 

https://www.box.co.uk/(Open-Box)-Asus-VivoBook-Max-X541UA-GO79_2280140.html

Like the look of this, tiny bit over budget but v doable thank you! 

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1 hour ago, Smurf said:

I thought I already told you.

It's just a bit better - not really sure and couldn't be bothered looking back to be honest.

No mate, you recommended the one below which I appreciate but I also wanted to know if the graphics card below is perfect for the 3D match engine

 

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB GDDR5 Dedicated Graphics

https://www.laptopoutlet.co.uk/asus-tuf-fx504ge-e4031t-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i5-8300h-2-3-ghz-4-0-ghz-turbo-quad-core-processor-8gb-ram-1tb-hdd-128gb-ssd-full-hd-display-nvidia-gf-gtx-1050ti-4gb-gddr5-dedicated-graphics-windows-10-home.html

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