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Are these specs ok to play fm?

 

You can use the menu above to add optional Microsoft Office Home to your bundle.

  • Blue Tooth: Y
  • Depth: 234.8 MM
  • Display Size: 14in
  • Enjoy powerful, quiet performance in an ultra-thin laptop—the best of all worlds, whether you’re gaming, editing videos and more.
  • We’ve placed the power button back on the upper right-hand side of the keyboard for quick access.
  • With up to seven hours of battery life, the IdeaPad 330S will easily go wherever your day takes you.
  • We are committed to providing an uncluttered desktop, preloaded with just five applications designed to increase your productivity.
  • With Dolby Audio™, the IdeaPad 330S dramatically enhances your entertainment experience. Turn up the volume without distortion.
  • Graphics: Integrated-Intel® HD Graphics 610
  • Hard Drive Storage: 128 Gb
  • Height: 323.1 MM
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4415U
  • RAM Memory: 4 GB
  • Screen Resolution: 1366x768
  • Touch Screen: N
  • Width: 18.95 MM
  • Wifi Enabled: Y

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@Sunderland AFC  Here is my suggestions. Pretty solid for gaming. Prices are from UK Amazon but probably you can find most of the parts cheapers in other UK resellers. 

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Processor (6C/12T, 35MB Cache, 4.2 GHz Max Boost)
 
Motherboard: 
MSI B450M BAZOOKA V2 Motherboard 'mATX, AM4

SSD: Kingston A2000 (SA2000M8/500G) SSD NVMe PCIe M.2 2280, 500 GB

Ram: G.Skill AEGIS F4-3000C16D-16GISB Memoria 16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)


Video Card:  Palit NE6207SS19P2-1040J Graphics Card GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB GDDR6 Graphics Cards

Power Supply: Seasonic SSR-650FX FOCUS Plus Gold 650W

Case:  Fractal Design Focus G - Mid Tower Computer Case


~1003£ total price

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22 minutes ago, EXCLUSIVEEE said:

@Sunderland AFC  Here is my suggestions. Pretty solid for gaming. Prices are from UK Amazon but probably you can find most of the parts cheapers in other UK resellers. 

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Processor (6C/12T, 35MB Cache, 4.2 GHz Max Boost)
 
Motherboard: 
MSI B450M BAZOOKA V2 Motherboard 'mATX, AM4

SSD: Kingston A2000 (SA2000M8/500G) SSD NVMe PCIe M.2 2280, 500 GB

Ram: G.Skill AEGIS F4-3000C16D-16GISB Memoria 16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)


Video Card:  Palit NE6207SS19P2-1040J Graphics Card GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB GDDR6 Graphics Cards

Power Supply: Seasonic SSR-650FX FOCUS Plus Gold 650W

Case:  Fractal Design Focus G - Mid Tower Computer Case


~1003£ total price

Is the ryzen 5 or ryzen 7 better? Yes im a Total novice haha 

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Ryzen 5 3600 is faster in gaming and at the moment is the most used CPU for gaming builds. 

I am with Ryzen 5 2600 and I have 2 star game speed with 40 playable leagues and large database with 100k players. 

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4 hours ago, Sunderland AFC said:

Back when I was 19/20 I definitely could have. But now I couldnt e en build normal Lego!

 

It's more the parts these days that get me. Its just knowing the best parts to get, seems to change vastly in a few years. PC specialist was definitely the place I was looking at but just didnt know what type of machine to go for. I think pre built machines from stores just take your eyes out too.

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/

Try this, it has a vast selection of parts you can choose, will give you prices and tell you if there's any compatibility issues between the parts you've chosen.

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1 hour ago, rooneymagic88 said:

I imagine it will, but it is likely to be pretty slow and I don't imagine it would run the 3D match engine particularly well.

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6 minutes ago, kevhamster said:

Decent, and very good for the price in my opinion.

Any decent ideas for a all in one pc for around £500, just looking there they seem a tad more appealing.

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7 minutes ago, JSRFC16 said:

Any decent ideas for a all in one pc for around £500, just looking there they seem a tad more appealing.

Not for £500 or less to be honest.  On Currys at least, not looked on other site.

The best one I can find even near to that is this one, which is £569.

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/desktop-pcs/desktop-pcs/medion-akoya-e23401-intel-core-i5-all-in-one-pc-2-tb-hdd-silver-10192551-pdt.html

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1 minute ago, kevhamster said:

Not for £500 or less to be honest.  On Currys at least, not looked on other site.

The best one I can find even near to that is this one, which is £569.

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/desktop-pcs/desktop-pcs/medion-akoya-e23401-intel-core-i5-all-in-one-pc-2-tb-hdd-silver-10192551-pdt.html

Thanks for the help man, i'd imagine this is a major upgrade to the previously mentioned laptop ?

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42 minutes ago, JSRFC16 said:

Thanks for the help man, i'd imagine this is a major upgrade to the previously mentioned laptop ?

I certainly wouldn't call it a major upgrade.  Based on the benchmarking sites, the Intel in the all-in-one has better single-core performance, but for complete overall performance the Ryzen 5 in the laptop actually scores slightly better.  What this suggests, in theory, is that the Intel would likely be marginally faster for FM as that processes mostly in single core, but for overall computer performance the Ryzen 5 is a little stronger.

In addition, the Ryzen has stronger integrated graphics than the Intel, so should be able to play 3D at higher settings.

The laptop runs on a solid state drive, which will also add to the speed of overall performance, albeit at the cost of storage space (the laptop has a 256GB SSD, the all-in-one has a 2TB hard disc drive).

The flip side is that the all-in-one obviously has a considerably larger display, as well as considerably more storage space.

So, there are pro's and con's to both - ultimately both will be able to play FM at a decent speed, but it would be your decision as to what part of the system you want to compromise on.

Personally, if you're thinking of an all-in-one, therefore being tied to a desk so to speak, I think you'd be better off looking at getting a full-on desktop PC, especially as this will have more flexibility of potentially upgrading components further on down the line.

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8 minutes ago, kevhamster said:

I certainly wouldn't call it a major upgrade.  Based on the benchmarking sites, the Intel in the all-in-one has better single-core performance, but for complete overall performance the Ryzen 5 in the laptop actually scores slightly better.  What this suggests, in theory, is that the Intel would likely be marginally faster for FM as that processes mostly in single core, but for overall computer performance the Ryzen 5 is a little stronger.

In addition, the Ryzen has stronger integrated graphics than the Intel, so should be able to play 3D at higher settings.

The laptop runs on a solid state drive, which will also add to the speed of overall performance, albeit at the cost of storage space (the laptop has a 256GB SSD, the all-in-one has a 2TB hard disc drive).

The flip side is that the all-in-one obviously has a considerably larger display, as well as considerably more storage space.

So, there are pro's and con's to both - ultimately both will be able to play FM at a decent speed, but it would be your decision as to what part of the system you want to compromise on.

Personally, if you're thinking of an all-in-one, therefore being tied to a desk so to speak, I think you'd be better off looking at getting a full-on desktop PC, especially as this will have more flexibility of potentially upgrading components further on down the line.

Okay thanks for the help i haven't got the slightest idea when it comes to pc specs so this is really helpful haha.

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2 minutes ago, JSRFC16 said:

Okay thanks for the help i haven't got the slightest ideas when it comes to pc specs so this is really helpful haha.

You're welcome. :)

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7 minutes ago, marcusw96 said:

Any advice for anything really budget like 200 or less? Preferably second hand?

Get google stadia.

 

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43 minutes ago, Sunderland AFC said:

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/zVhcYH

 

How would something like this look? In terms of fm and other general gaming?

I wouldnt go for that SSD. Search for a better one. 

Change the video card with Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card  and you are fine


Here is my suggestion https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/9Lnwcq

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Know it has been asked many times already. Have got myself a little confused with what laptop to buy. 
I’ve got a budget of £400 max. Like to play football manager but also need a laptop for photo storage and Microsoft word. 

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Would this one be better than my previous...

Amd ryzen 5 3600x six core cpu

Asus tuf x470 ddr4 6gb/s

16gb corsair ddr4 3600mhz

6gb nvidia geforce rtx 2060

120gb adata su650 2.5" ssd

2tb Seagate barracuda data 7200rpm

 

 

How does that look? Toying with maybe the 8gb 2060 super nividia geforce rtx or maybe a higher ssd. Thoughts?

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15 hours ago, Dazsmith89 said:

Are these specs ok to play fm?

 

You can use the menu above to add optional Microsoft Office Home to your bundle.

  • Blue Tooth: Y
  • Depth: 234.8 MM
  • Display Size: 14in
  • Enjoy powerful, quiet performance in an ultra-thin laptop—the best of all worlds, whether you’re gaming, editing videos and more.
  • We’ve placed the power button back on the upper right-hand side of the keyboard for quick access.
  • With up to seven hours of battery life, the IdeaPad 330S will easily go wherever your day takes you.
  • We are committed to providing an uncluttered desktop, preloaded with just five applications designed to increase your productivity.
  • With Dolby Audio™, the IdeaPad 330S dramatically enhances your entertainment experience. Turn up the volume without distortion.
  • Graphics: Integrated-Intel® HD Graphics 610
  • Hard Drive Storage: 128 Gb
  • Height: 323.1 MM
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4415U
  • RAM Memory: 4 GB
  • Screen Resolution: 1366x768
  • Touch Screen: N
  • Width: 18.95 MM
  • Wifi Enabled: Y

It only barely hits the minimum specs, so it might, but likely not well. That laptop isn't designed for processor intensive games at all. What budget do you have to work with?

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2 hours ago, Sunderland AFC said:

Would this one be better than my previous...

Amd ryzen 5 3600x six core cpu

Asus tuf x470 ddr4 6gb/s

16gb corsair ddr4 3600mhz

6gb nvidia geforce rtx 2060

120gb adata su650 2.5" ssd

2tb Seagate barracuda data 7200rpm

 

 

How does that look? Toying with maybe the 8gb 2060 super nividia geforce rtx or maybe a higher ssd. Thoughts?

What games will you be playing? More than just FM I'm guessing considering the GPU's you are looking at?

I would have went for a better GPU but it's really pointless when the only PC game I play is FM. I'll be trying to build mine tomorrow for the first time, hopefully it's not to difficult!

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6 hours ago, Gee_Simpson said:

What games will you be playing? More than just FM I'm guessing considering the GPU's you are looking at?

I would have went for a better GPU but it's really pointless when the only PC game I play is FM. I'll be trying to build mine tomorrow for the first time, hopefully it's not to difficult!

Planning on extending my pc gaming tbh. This is the kinda build I've been recommended... would be interested to see what more clued up people think though rather than me.

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10 hours ago, Sunderland AFC said:

Would this one be better than my previous...

Amd ryzen 5 3600x six core cpu

Asus tuf x470 ddr4 6gb/s

16gb corsair ddr4 3600mhz

6gb nvidia geforce rtx 2060

120gb adata su650 2.5" ssd

2tb Seagate barracuda data 7200rpm

 

 

How does that look? Toying with maybe the 8gb 2060 super nividia geforce rtx or maybe a higher ssd. Thoughts?

You do not need the X version of the Ryzen 5 3600. With that budget I'd go for 3200mhz RAM. 

With that SSD you can store just 2 new games at once so go for good 500 GB SSD + 1TB HDD if you want space. 

I advice you to look again at this build I suggested -

Cut from the power supply if you want and go for 550W while going for 3200mhz ram instead of 3000. 

RAM is cheap part so you can change it later in the future if you want.  

As for the video GIGABYTE RADEON RX 5700 XT GAMING OC or that RTX 2070 I suggested.

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Hi all

I am looking to update my current laptop so I can enjoy FM0 at the highest quality I can.

I am looking to pay up to the £600 ish mark if I can.

I don't play other games but I do multi task a lot and stream a lot of movies, sports etc.

My current laptop runs quite hot and the fan is really noisy.

Ideally i would like a gaming laptop that runs quiet when playing FM20, I would like to play everything in FM20 at the max, leagues, database, graphics etc.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

It's black friday today, has anyone seen any deals?

I have seen a few and these ones has stood out so far.

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-gaming-laptop-gtx-1050-i5-9th-gen-512gb-ssd-569-15-cashback-with-quidco-making-it-around-485-3340053

https://www.argos.co.uk/product/3039061

 

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11 hours ago, Sunderland AFC said:

Would this one be better than my previous...

Amd ryzen 5 3600x six core cpu

Asus tuf x470 ddr4 6gb/s

16gb corsair ddr4 3600mhz

6gb nvidia geforce rtx 2060

120gb adata su650 2.5" ssd

2tb Seagate barracuda data 7200rpm

 

 

How does that look? Toying with maybe the 8gb 2060 super nividia geforce rtx or maybe a higher ssd. Thoughts?

I'd second Smurf and say your original configuration is absolutely fine.  This one doesn't look as strong.

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8 minutes ago, scouselad1 said:

Hi all

I am looking to update my current laptop so I can enjoy FM0 at the highest quality I can.

I am looking to pay up to the £600 ish mark if I can.

I don't play other games but I do multi task a lot and stream a lot of movies, sports etc.

My current laptop runs quite hot and the fan is really noisy.

Ideally i would like a gaming laptop that runs quiet when playing FM20, I would like to play everything in FM20 at the max, leagues, database, graphics etc.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

It's black friday today, has anyone seen any deals?

I have seen a few and these ones has stood out so far.

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-gaming-laptop-gtx-1050-i5-9th-gen-512gb-ssd-569-15-cashback-with-quidco-making-it-around-485-3340053

https://www.argos.co.uk/product/3039061

 

Those appear to be largely identical, aside from the storage.... and the first one is actually out of stock.

But these will be absolutely fine for what you're looking to do.

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3 minutes ago, kevhamster said:

Those appear to be largely identical, aside from the storage.... and the first one is actually out of stock.

But these will be absolutely fine for what you're looking to do.

Cheers, just seen I could pick up an OMEN by HP 15-dc0001na Gaming Laptop - NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 for just over £700. I am so tempted by this.  What do you think?

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8 minutes ago, scouselad1 said:

Cheers, just seen I could pick up an OMEN by HP 15-dc0001na Gaming Laptop - NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 for just over £700. I am so tempted by this.  What do you think?

That seems to be the same graphics card as the one in Argos.  

If you send the link, I can take a look but I suspect it's not worth dropping an extra £100 on.

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6 minutes ago, scouselad1 said:

Go for the one in Argos.

The one in the HP store has a weaker CPU and exactly the same graphics card.

If you bought the HP, you'd be paying an extra £120 for a lower spec laptop!

EDIT:  The graphics card actually seems to be weaker on the HP as well.  They both have the same model number, but the Argos one says 3GB VRAM, and the HP one says 2GB!

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1 minute ago, kevhamster said:

Go for the one in Argos.

The one in the HP store has a weaker CPU and exactly the same graphics card.

If you bought the HP, you'd be paying an extra £120 for a lower spec laptop!

Cheers, so you think the argos one will pay FM20 at the highest settings then?

Also its important its future proofed for at least a few more years of FM

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Just now, scouselad1 said:

Cheers, so you think the argos one will pay FM20 at the highest settings then?

Also its important its future proofed for at least a few more years of FM

Yes, it will.

Assuming FM's specs stay similar it should do, but I can't guarantee this obviously as I wouldn't know  what the system requirements would be even for next year's game.  

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Any decent deals out there for a new laptop for FM20, I'm not particularly computer literate, other than knowing that my current one is grinding to a halt!

 

Short search and this looks decent - but may not be at that price?

https://www.johnlewis.com/dell-inspiron-14-5490-laptop-intel-i7-processor-8gb-ram-512gb-ssd-14-inch-full-hd-silver/p4789667

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46 minutes ago, kevhamster said:

Go for the one in Argos.

The one in the HP store has a weaker CPU and exactly the same graphics card.

If you bought the HP, you'd be paying an extra £120 for a lower spec laptop!

EDIT:  The graphics card actually seems to be weaker on the HP as well.  They both have the same model number, but the Argos one says 3GB VRAM, and the HP one says 2GB!

What do you think of this one compared to the argos one.

https://www.box.co.uk/laptops/sort/2/refine/46565~144435$47295~148175$max~750$min~500

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7 minutes ago, scouselad1 said:

Personally, I think the Argos one is still a bit better for FM, but not by much.  The one in Argos has a CPU which is that little bit stronger.

This one will still be extremely capable though.

 

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35 minutes ago, kevhamster said:

Personally, I think the Argos one is still a bit better for FM, but not by much.  The one in Argos has a CPU which is that little bit stronger.

This one will still be extremely capable though.

 

Found another.

i'm thinking the 120Hz screen could be the difference.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-Gaming-R5-3550H-GeForce-Windows/dp/B07S2ZLNS2/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?keywords=Asus+TUF+FX505DT+Gaming+Laptop%2C+15.6”+120Hz+Full+HD%2C+AMD+Ryzen+5+R5-3550H+Processor%2C+GeForce+GTX+1650+Graphics%2C+8GB+DDR4%2C+256GB+PCIe+SSD%2C+Gigabit+Wi-Fi+5%2C+Windows+10+Home%2C+FX505DT-AH51%2C+RGB+Keyboard&qid=1575025735&sr=8-2-fkmr0

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4 minutes ago, scouselad1 said:

Do you play any other games?

If not, then you really don't need a high refresh rate on your display.  That's only really a factor if you're playing competitive online games which require that extra responsiveness.  In my opinion anyway.

 

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3 minutes ago, kevhamster said:

Do you play any other games?

If not, then you really don't need a high refresh rate on your display.  That's only really a factor if you're playing competitive online games which require that extra responsiveness.  In my opinion anyway.

 

would it make a difference if using outside then?

This has been really useful, thanks, so its sounding like the lenovo is the one to go for then.

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36 minutes ago, scouselad1 said:

would it make a difference if using outside then?

This has been really useful, thanks, so its sounding like the lenovo is the one to go for then.

I don't know to be honest, I never use one outside - but I would guess the screen brightness would be a bigger factor than the refresh rate for that?  (I assume you're meaning using it outside the house - if you're meaning something different, apologies!!).

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Any idea how well this would handle 6-10 leagues across multiple nations on a large database with 2 graphics? Seems good for the price? Wondering whether the Ryzen 5 is as good as the Intel I5-8250U processor.

 

https://ao.com/product/6bl30eaabubun-hp-laptop-silver-70265-251.aspx?WT.srch=1&WT.z_MT=drytinder&WT.z_RTM=PHG&WT.z_CN=304092&WT.z_AG=Forum&WT.z_AT=&WT.z_KW=drytinder

 

 

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29 minutes ago, mbourne said:

Any idea how well this would handle 6-10 leagues across multiple nations on a large database with 2 graphics? Seems good for the price? Wondering whether the Ryzen 5 is as good as the Intel I5-8250U processor.

 

https://ao.com/product/6bl30eaabubun-hp-laptop-silver-70265-251.aspx?WT.srch=1&WT.z_MT=drytinder&WT.z_RTM=PHG&WT.z_CN=304092&WT.z_AG=Forum&WT.z_AT=&WT.z_KW=drytinder

 

 

It will handle it perfectly well, and in fact is a stronger CPU than the i5-8250U based on the benchmarking site I look at.

My laptop has an older generation Ryzen 5 than that, and so isn't as strong as the one here and that handles a larger database than what you've asked about with ease.

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9 hours ago, Sunderland AFC said:

Planning on extending my pc gaming tbh. This is the kinda build I've been recommended... would be interested to see what more clued up people think though rather than me.

No worries. You'll get good advice in here either way, good luck with it :thup:

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