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3 hours ago, MichaelTGriffiths said:

Hi!

Haven't played FM for about 3/4 years, I tried to get going on FM2020 but my old laptop was not quite supportive enough!!

 

Looking to buy another one, anyone else who is slightly better with laptops be able to help me? I'm looking to get FM20 and 21 when it does come out, do you think the laptop below would support it??

 

Looking for within that price range to be honest!!

 

Thanks in advance anyone who can help!

https://www.very.co.uk/asus-tuf-fx505dt-hn484t-geforce-gtx-1650-amd-ryzen-5-8gb-ram-512gb-ssd-156in-fhd-ips-144hz-gaming-laptop/1600491625.prd

 

 

1 hour ago, MichaelTGriffiths said:

Anyone able to help someone who is really terrible when it comes to tech and picking laptops! ha

https://www.box.co.uk/1L6F6EAABU-HP-Pavilion-Gaming-15-ec1007na_2958258.html

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Whats everyone's thoughts on either the honor magicbook pro  ( ryzen 5 4600h, 16gb ram ) or the huwawei matebook ( ryzen 7h 16gb ram )

 

More the capable of running fm to a decent standard right?

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59 minutes ago, azmundo said:

Whats everyone's thoughts on either the honor magicbook pro  ( ryzen 5 4600h, 16gb ram ) or the huwawei matebook ( ryzen 7h 16gb ram )

 

More the capable of running fm to a decent standard right?

Depends what ryzen 7h processor is in the huwaei. Have you got links to both?

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52 minutes ago, Dadu said:

They're all the same - more or less, one is a 17 inch screen, and the other is 15 inch. And the other has a slightly lesser graphics card. 

I didn't look at them too closely as you can get better 

Chassis & Display
Optimus Series: 17.3" Matte Full HD 144Hz 72% NTSC LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen™ 7 Eight Core Processor 4800H (2.9GHz, 4.2GHz Turbo)
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair 2666MHz SODIMM DDR4 (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 Ti - 4.0GB GDDR5 Video RAM - DirectX® 12.1
1st M.2 SSD Drive
500GB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3200MB/W)
Thermal Paste
ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND

Price: £1,077.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.ie/saved-configurations/optimusXI-pro-17/ZrE7jC2tDm/

 

That's the processors ranked there with my chosen one on top. 

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Thanks Smurf your the man!

Anything you can recommend on the curry’s website ?

Im playing with a Grand or so.Cheers

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Hi guys

I'm looking for a laptop to play football manager and just do general browsing. Not much else. My max budget would be around 500. Is there anything I could get for this budget which would run the game OK? Thanks

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10 hours ago, Dadu said:

Thanks Smurf your the man!

Anything you can recommend on the curry’s website ?

Im playing with a Grand or so.Cheers

I doubt you'll get the same value. But will take a look.

1 hour ago, MOMO_22 said:

Hi guys

I'm looking for a laptop to play football manager and just do general browsing. Not much else. My max budget would be around 500. Is there anything I could get for this budget which would run the game OK? Thanks

It would be low-medium end laptop at that price, possibly better if you saved 100 quid more.

 

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2 hours ago, Smurf said:

I doubt you'll get the same value. But will take a look.

It would be low-medium end laptop at that price, possibly better if you saved 100 quid more.

 

Would would you recommend for 600ish?

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Hey everyone,

I'd like to ask what is the maximum graphics detail level (without any lags on 3D match view) for FM20 on MacBook Pro 13" and 16" (e.g. AMD Radeon Pro 5300M)? Could you, MacBook Pro owners, enlighten me?

Thanks in advance.

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12 hours ago, talhak said:

Hey everyone,

I'd like to ask what is the maximum graphics detail level (without any lags on 3D match view) for FM20 on MacBook Pro 13" and 16" (e.g. AMD Radeon Pro 5300M)? Could you, MacBook Pro owners, enlighten me?

Thanks in advance.

It's going to depend on what 13inch and 16 inch models it is - and also what year the Mac is. 

The AMD Radeon Pro 5300m gives similar performance to the Nvidia GTX 1650. 

Which both should be able to play 3D matches on mid-high level graphics.

They both fall in the mid-range category - which is more than enough for FM. Of course, each user experience will differ and adjust the settings to your likings or with as much/little lag as you see fit.

 

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@Smurf Isn't there a website that lists the GPUs with the graphics level details for FM? As I know, there exist such websites for many other games, hence asking.

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34 minutes ago, talhak said:

@Smurf Isn't there a website that lists the GPUs with the graphics level details for FM? As I know, there exist such websites for many other games, hence asking.

I've never come across any. 

 

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Hi all,

 

Laptop has died. Havent really played since FM16 but want to get back involved this year. I tend to only run 5/6 nations at once but on a large database if possible.

 

Is this laptop appropriate? Ideally dont want to spend much more than this.

Laptop....

 

Thanks!

 

 

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Hello, 

I am looking to buy a new laptop in the next month or so. I don't have a specific budget in mind, however I have found a few around the £700-750 mark which appear to be decent. 

https://www.box.co.uk/82B50042UK-Lenovo-Legion-5-15_2938438.html

https://www.box.co.uk/1L6E9EAABU-HP-Pavilion-Gaming-15-dk1005na_2958256.html

https://www.box.co.uk/1L6F6EAABU-HP-Pavilion-Gaming-15-ec1007na_2958258.html

Of these, the Lenovo (£750) and HP (£700) appear pretty much the same in terms of graphics and CPU, and both seem to have a better CPU than the first HP (£750). 

Do these laptops appear to be fairly priced and am I correct in thinking that the HP priced at £700 is the best deal?

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Looking at buying a second hand notebook from cex specs are

I5 7000u

HD 620 gpu

8gb ram

SSD 500gh

Windows 10 

I will only play 2d and would want around 8 to 10 nations with all leagues playable, do you think this will run fm21? 

 

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Just wanted to say well done smurf! Your dedication to helping people is commendable :thup:

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@Smurf

Hope your well= can you pls give me a yes or no on this laptop. I mean i dont run all leagues/ nations but certainly would want to be running about 15-25 nations/ leagues with top performance

https://www.dell.com/en-ie/shop/laptops/new-inspiron-15-7000/spd/inspiron-15-7501-laptop/cn50106  

Processor
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10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-10300H (8MB Cache, up to 4.5 GHz, 4 cores)
Operating Systems
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Windows 10 Home 64bit, English, Dutch, French, German, Italian
Video Card
NVIDIA® GeForce GTX® 1650 4GB GDDR6
Display
15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-glare LED Backlight Non-touch Wide Viewing Angle 100%sRGB 8bit
Memory
8GB, onboard, DDR4, 2933MHz
Hard Drive
512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
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2 hours ago, pizzachips said:

@Smurf

Hope your well= can you pls give me a yes or no on this laptop. I mean i dont run all leagues/ nations but certainly would want to be running about 15-25 nations/ leagues with top performance

https://www.dell.com/en-ie/shop/laptops/new-inspiron-15-7000/spd/inspiron-15-7501-laptop/cn50106

Processor
 More Info
10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-10300H (8MB Cache, up to 4.5 GHz, 4 cores)
Operating Systems
 More Info
Windows 10 Home 64bit, English, Dutch, French, German, Italian
Video Card
NVIDIA® GeForce GTX® 1650 4GB GDDR6
Display
15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-glare LED Backlight Non-touch Wide Viewing Angle 100%sRGB 8bit
Memory
8GB, onboard, DDR4, 2933MHz
Hard Drive
512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive

Looks good to me.

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2 hours ago, pizzachips said:

appreciate the response. May be the one I get.

how many leagues/ nations do you think I can run with a strong performance in this system

As many you want to run. 

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12 hours ago, Weller1980 said:

Looking at buying a second hand notebook from cex specs are

I5 7000u

HD 620 gpu

8gb ram

SSD 500gh

Windows 10 

I will only play 2d and would want around 8 to 10 nations with all leagues playable, do you think this will run fm21? 

 

It would likely run FM21 assuming the requirements are similar,  and will have no issue displaying in 2D, but you may possibly find the processing to be a little on the slower side with that many nations.  What sort of price are you paying for that?

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On 07/10/2020 at 09:18, Smurf said:

I doubt you'll get the same value. But will take a look.

It would be low-medium end laptop at that price, possibly better if you saved 100 quid more.

 

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On 27/09/2020 at 13:25, kevhamster said:

If you don't play any other games, then to be honest those laptops are overkill.

This will play FM quickly, the integrated graphics should be strong enough to render 3D matches in high settings:

https://www.box.co.uk/M509DA-BQ321T-ASUS-M509DA-BQ321T_2886177.html - 15.6"

https://www.box.co.uk/M413DA-EB211T-ASUS-VivoBook-14-M413DA-EB211T_2954892.html - 14"

 Hi Kev,

 

That laptop in the second link, will run FM nicely? I’m after a new laptop and this fits my budget nicely. I don’t tend to run more than 6/7 nations at a time but like to have most leagues running if possible and a good level of data. I haven’t played properly since FM 16 so just checking before I buy a new one 👍

 

Thanks for your time.

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Hi,

 

Hoping for some help with buying a new laptop

 

FM is the only game I’ll ever buy. Other than that will just be internet browsing. So not looking for a gaming laptop and nothing too heavy, but I'd want a min 14 or 15" display.

 

My budget is £500, could possibly stretch to ones priced £600 as certain brands/retailers have student discount.

 

On FM20 I ran 4-5 nations with large database (3D match engine) and would like to do similar for FM21 & beyond or with a couple more nations running. My current laptop is 6 years old so has struggled with this on FM20 as I built up a long save during lockdown.

 

Any recommendations for what specs I would need or a particular laptop they'd recommend? From what I've seen so far then an integrated graphics card should be fine, as would 8GB RAM as I can't see any 16GB in my budget where I've looked so far. But when it comes to Processer/Hard Drive I'm a bit overwhelmed.

Thanks in advance!

 

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6 hours ago, Creppin said:

 Hi Kev,

 

That laptop in the second link, will run FM nicely? I’m after a new laptop and this fits my budget nicely. I don’t tend to run more than 6/7 nations at a time but like to have most leagues running if possible and a good level of data. I haven’t played properly since FM 16 so just checking before I buy a new one 👍

 

Thanks for your time.

Yep, will be fine 

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Hi there,

I have the Lenovo V110-15AST, I got this a bit cheaper a couple of years ago and it’s been pretty slow pretty much since I bought it so I stumbled across this thread to see about getting a new one.

However based on its specs

(https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.awd-it.co.uk/amp/lenovo-v110-15ast-15.6-amd-a9-9410-8gb-ddr4-256gb-ssd-windows-10-laptop.html)

It appears to be a good laptop, 8GB RAM, AMD-A9-9420 RADEON R5 processor.

I generally want to run about 10 leagues (usually all bar 2 are read only) and it runs incredibly slow and gets even slower as the game goes on.

Can anyone explain why this laptop isn’t performing? I did buy it for circa £350 IIRC in fairness.

Looking to replace it for circa £600-700, any recommendations would be great but would need to be on significantly better than this one.

Appreciate the help 

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On 02/10/2020 at 15:44, Welshace said:

Yes! and cheaply ... easiest way is to go to crucial website and use their checker.. it will tell you exactly what you need and what you can get... ideally you will want to match the ram you already have though, so yeah. 8gb is definitely a bottleneck at this point and almost certainly will be for fm21.

Its still going very slowly unfortunately. I will head over to crucial and try and buy some more ram. Thanks

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1 hour ago, Full Time Legend said:

Hi there,

I have the Lenovo V110-15AST, I got this a bit cheaper a couple of years ago and it’s been pretty slow pretty much since I bought it so I stumbled across this thread to see about getting a new one.

However based on its specs

(https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.awd-it.co.uk/amp/lenovo-v110-15ast-15.6-amd-a9-9410-8gb-ddr4-256gb-ssd-windows-10-laptop.html)

It appears to be a good laptop, 8GB RAM, AMD-A9-9420 RADEON R5 processor.

I generally want to run about 10 leagues (usually all bar 2 are read only) and it runs incredibly slow and gets even slower as the game goes on.

Can anyone explain why this laptop isn’t performing? I did buy it for circa £350 IIRC in fairness.

Looking to replace it for circa £600-700, any recommendations would be great but would need to be on significantly better than this one.

Appreciate the help 

The processor is quite weak - that's the problem. That sort of processor is only good for light work, websites, email, general word processing, video playback etc. It would struggle with any processing tasks, like Football manager.

I would recommend this as a serious upgrade to what you have

https://www.box.co.uk/1L6F6EAABU-HP-Pavilion-Gaming-15-ec1007na_2958258.html

 

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27 minutes ago, Smurf said:

The processor is quite weak - that's the problem. That sort of processor is only good for light work, websites, email, general word processing, video playback etc. It would struggle with any processing tasks, like Football manager.

I would recommend this as a serious upgrade to what you have

https://www.box.co.uk/1L6F6EAABU-HP-Pavilion-Gaming-15-ec1007na_2958258.html

 

Cheers, that makes sense, never realised it wasn’t the best processor.

Will probably plump for that one.

Cheers

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Hi smurf.

On 01/10/2020 at 17:55, Fola said:

I have attached my current laptop 

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Hi smurf,

Fm runs very slowly on this laptop.i have rebooted so my laptop only has fm on it and no facepacks etc and still no luck. I have booked in with a shop near me to give my laptop a health check and potentially add some more ram. It has 2 slots, I'm thinking 2 16gb slots. Do you think that sounds a good idea?

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On 09/10/2020 at 15:06, ChrisBuxton said:

Hello, 

I am looking to buy a new laptop in the next month or so. I don't have a specific budget in mind, however I have found a few around the £700-750 mark which appear to be decent. 

https://www.box.co.uk/82B50042UK-Lenovo-Legion-5-15_2938438.html

https://www.box.co.uk/1L6E9EAABU-HP-Pavilion-Gaming-15-dk1005na_2958256.html

https://www.box.co.uk/1L6F6EAABU-HP-Pavilion-Gaming-15-ec1007na_2958258.html

Of these, the Lenovo (£750) and HP (£700) appear pretty much the same in terms of graphics and CPU, and both seem to have a better CPU than the first HP (£750). 

Do these laptops appear to be fairly priced and am I correct in thinking that the HP priced at £700 is the best deal?

@Smurf

Hi Smurf, 

I've narrowed these down to the £700 HP (https://www.box.co.uk/1L6F6EAABU-HP-Pavilion-Gaming-15-ec1007na_2958258.html) based on the CPU, graphics card and seemingly reasonable price. I can stretch my budget to £800-850 if there would be any tangible benefit to doing so, however the laptops I can find for this price appear to be either equal or inferior to the HP. Am I missing something in relation to the HP and are there any laptops priced at c.£800 which would be a better option?

 

 

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2 hours ago, ChrisBuxton said:

@Smurf

Hi Smurf, 

I've narrowed these down to the £700 HP (https://www.box.co.uk/1L6F6EAABU-HP-Pavilion-Gaming-15-ec1007na_2958258.html) based on the CPU, graphics card and seemingly reasonable price. I can stretch my budget to £800-850 if there would be any tangible benefit to doing so, however the laptops I can find for this price appear to be either equal or inferior to the HP. Am I missing something in relation to the HP and are there any laptops priced at c.£800 which would be a better option?

thats fine. there would be of course a better computer at a higher price point. 

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Hi, looking for a new desktop pc for upto 1k -1.2k ish. Wont be used for much other than football manager, rpgs (not fussed about highest graphics) and general internet browsing, emails etc

I dont know much about pcs so dont really want to build my own or select different parts as i have no idea what im doing. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Been looking at laptops recently for the new FM, always fancied an XPS and find myself coming back to them... Wondering if an i-7 processor such as this one will have enough juice for the new game and most likely FM22;

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/dell-xps-13-9300-13-4-laptop-intel-core-i7-512-gb-ssd-silver-10204665-pdt.html

I seen there are “10th Generation” processors but they drive up the price dramatically and are way outside my budget.

Looking at that laptop is it likely to have enough juice for next years game too?

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Looking for a laptop around £600-£700 that will be able run smoothly with large database, 6-9 nations uploaded. Possibly 18 -22 leagues uploaded 
 

thanks 

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18 hours ago, Fola said:

Hi smurf.

Hi smurf,

Fm runs very slowly on this laptop.i have rebooted so my laptop only has fm on it and no facepacks etc and still no luck. I have booked in with a shop near me to give my laptop a health check and potentially add some more ram. It has 2 slots, I'm thinking 2 16gb slots. Do you think that sounds a good idea?

Hard to know. It's a decent enough processor - however it is 4 generations behind we are on generation 10 now. But still should be ok.

Adding more RAM probably won't be beneficial. You should be getting better performance.

How many leagues/divisions/players do you load?

18 hours ago, ChrisBuxton said:

@Smurf

Hi Smurf, 

I've narrowed these down to the £700 HP (https://www.box.co.uk/1L6F6EAABU-HP-Pavilion-Gaming-15-ec1007na_2958258.html) based on the CPU, graphics card and seemingly reasonable price. I can stretch my budget to £800-850 if there would be any tangible benefit to doing so, however the laptops I can find for this price appear to be either equal or inferior to the HP. Am I missing something in relation to the HP and are there any laptops priced at c.£800 which would be a better option?

 

15 hours ago, Smurf said:

thats fine. there would be of course a better computer at a higher price point. 

Looked at this again - and don't see any reason to increase your budget - you'll get much the same.

You can upgrade the RAM at a later point. It's fine the way it is though.

14 hours ago, Nozzer said:

Hi, looking for a new desktop pc for upto 1k -1.2k ish. Wont be used for much other than football manager, rpgs (not fussed about highest graphics) and general internet browsing, emails etc

I dont know much about pcs so dont really want to build my own or select different parts as i have no idea what im doing. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Do you need a monitor? If not:

In the Unique URL at the end - you can set the browser/antivirus under Section 6

Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i7 Eight Core Processor i7-10700K (3.8GHz) 16MB Cache
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2666MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
6GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1660 SUPER - HDMI, DP - GeForce GTX VR Ready!
1st M.2 SSD Drive
512GB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2000 MB/R, 1100 MB/W)

Price: £1,166.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.ie/saved-configurations/intel-z490-pc/yqgdjC3aGG/

 

Other options

 

14 hours ago, Deansy85 said:

Been looking at laptops recently for the new FM, always fancied an XPS and find myself coming back to them... Wondering if an i-7 processor such as this one will have enough juice for the new game and most likely FM22;

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/dell-xps-13-9300-13-4-laptop-intel-core-i7-512-gb-ssd-silver-10204665-pdt.html

I seen there are “10th Generation” processors but they drive up the price dramatically and are way outside my budget.

Looking at that laptop is it likely to have enough juice for next years game too?

I wouldn't go for that one @Deansy85

That laptop is not designed for processing, but more around portability. 

The process has a base speed of 1.3ghz well below the 2.2ghz required for FM.

This would be better - but pricey https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-envy-15-ep0500na-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i7-512-gb-ssd-silver-10207070-pdt.html

 

This is the best I can find in your price range

https://www.box.co.uk/GA401IU-HE001T-ASUS-ROG-Zephyrus-G14-GA401IU-HE001T-(No_2860291.html

 

Or if you wanted to save some money - this would be excellent also

https://www.box.co.uk/1L6F7EAABU-HP-Pavilion-Gaming-15-ec1009na_2958259.html

 

1 hour ago, jtaddy said:

Looking for a laptop around £600-£700 that will be able run smoothly with large database, 6-9 nations uploaded. Possibly 18 -22 leagues uploaded 
 

thanks 

@jtaddy

Go with this https://www.box.co.uk/1L6F6EAABU-HP-Pavilion-Gaming-15-ec1007na_2958258.html

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