The Best Desktop Computers for Football Manager 2018

Selection of low, mid and high end desktop computers to run your Football Manager 2018 save. Prices also from low to high, depending on the setup.

The Best Desktop Computers for Football Manager 2018

Loads of you are in a pursuit for a new computer before Football Manager 2018 arrives so I asked my good buddy, a computer engineer, to show you which are the best desktop computers to suit all your needs whether you are a pro gamer or just a casual FM18 player.

I've asked my friend to show us computers in the low, mid and high price range to cover everyone who plans on purchasing new gaming setup before the arrival of FM2018.

Unsure if your current machine can run FM18? Do check the Minimum System Requirements for FM2018.

Low costing setups for Football Manager 2018

HP Pavilion Slimline 4A00-224 Desktop Computer AMD A4-5000 1.50GHz Mini-tower F3D64AAR#ABA

Want to get the cheapest deal you can on a computer on which you can run the new FM? If the speed at which the game is loaded and played is not important, then search no more as this HP desktop computer is the one for you.

Solid four core AMD processor series A4-5000, 6 GB DDR3, integrated Radeon HD8330 are enough to run your favourite game and save you a lot of money.

Do not expect to load all the leagues at the same time with a large database, and you can expect that the season will last as in real life. It comes with the original Windows 8.1, and the price can't really be lower than this $249/£187.

HP 251-a20 AMD A6-6310 4GB RAM 1TB 7200rpm Windows 8 Desktop Computer

Still in the low-cost line, HP has recently released an interesting configuration, which will be quite enough for you to play the new Football Manager 2018. AMD's A6 processor with 4GB of RAM and 1TB of HDD space. The HP code name 251-a20 can be proud with a built-in WiFi card, as well as a card reader, and 2 video outputs with a fully integrated R4 AMD Radeon chip that, with installed 8.1 64-bit Windows, can share up to 2GB of video memory.

Your game process won't be too fast, but this HP will allow you to play and play FM18 with 2, 3 leagues and a medium size databases. The advantage is that it has a DTS Studio sound, great for some new FM2018 features. Price $340/£255.

Acer Aspire Desktop, 7th Gen Intel Core i3-7100, 8GB DDR4, 1TB HDD, Windows 10 Home, TC-780-ACKi3

You want a cheap Intel and not AMD where you can run your new FM18, then this is the computer for you. It has 7th generation i3-7100 processors at 3.9GHz. Acer bothered to throw in 8GB DDR4 and added the 1TB drive. The computer comes with Win10 Home and graphics is handled by Intel's HD 630.

These are maximum desktop preferences that you can get for a low-end price. Do not expect the processing speed you would get with a stronger processor, SSD or more memory, but for $349/£262 you will not find any better setup.

This is a bargain buy if you have prepared most of your savings for the new game.

Mid costing setups for Football Manager 2018

CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme GXIVR8020A4 Desktop Gaming PC (Intel i5-7400 3.0GHz, AMD RX 580 4GB, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB 7200RPM HDD, WiFi, Win 10 Home), Black - VR Ready

Cyberpower's cheap machine belongs to the middle class of gaming PC's because the guys from California have made their computer accessible to the greater number of players, but we can not call it a real gaming PC. They've added i5-7400/3.0 GHz, and AMD's RX 580 with 4GB of RAM to be in charge of graphics. 8GB of RAM and 1TB disk.

These components are more than enough for you to play FM18, but for it to be faster, stronger and better overall, the developers should have added a stronger graphics card and maybe an SSD. All in all, if a true gaming computer is too expensive for you, this is a pretty good alternative and the average FM player will be more than happy with it. Price $699/£525.

SkyTech ArchAngel GTX 1050 Ti Gaming Computer Desktop PC FX-6300 3.50 GHz 6-Core, GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, 8GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, 24X DVD, Wi-Fi USB, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, White (GTX 1050 Ti Version)

From SkyTech's workshop comes computer code-named ArchAngel. SkyTech is a relatively new company founded in 2016. but has already gained many fans due to the quality of their design, and their computers are often cheaper than DIY machines, which also helped them in winning the market.

In this great case, AMD's FX-6120 is packed with a strong NVIDIA GTX 1050 card. Due to the processor, they opted for the older DDR3 RAM version but did not spare on the RAM so they added 16GB, while the storage space is 1TB. On this computer, you can easily play your FM2018 and fall in love with gaming computers. This could be your ideal step into the world of FM addiction, as well as computers. Price $699/£525.

CybertronPC Palladium GXM7204A Gaming PC, Intel i5-7500 3.4GHz, NVIDIA GTX 1050, 8GB DDR4 Memory, 1TB HDD, Win 10 Home, Black/RGB

As always, a great quality to price ration comes from Cybertron's workshop. The lads know how to spoil their demanding costumers even after 20 years of service. They've added new i5-7500, with the motherboard that comes with B250 chip-set. Palladium runs on 8GB of RAM, whilst the graphics part falls on the proven GeForce GTX 1050 card.

You'll have no problems whatsoever with running Football Manager 2018, and also you'll enjoy the light show of the diodes, be it on the case or the keyboard whit whom the lads from Cybertron regularly amaze their costumers. If they added SSD and a bit stronger graphics card, we would have a high-end gaming computer on our hands, but nevertheless, this is one amazing piece of machinery. Football managers can expect fast game process and a pleasant game time with their favourite game. Price $800/£600.

High costing setups for Football Manager 2018

OMEN by HP Gaming Desktop Computer, AMD Ryzen 7 1700, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, 16GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, 256GB SSD, Windows 10 (880-030, Black)

When HP took over Voodoo in 2006, many were sceptical, but enthusiasts from California developed the HP OMEN series with a pleasant surprise. In this case, they decided to connect the new AMD Ryzen processor series and the 8-core Ryzen 1700 with its proven quality. There is a 16GB DDR4, 1TB HDD space combined with 256GB of SSD, and the graphics are in charge of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070. In principle, this OMEN is just for the hair behind Cyberpower's beast and is currently the best choice for AMD fans who simply do not accept Intel's processor in their computer.

On this HP machine, your Football Manager 2018 will run smoothly and flawlessly as far as technical performance is concerned, and it is up to you to demonstrate your managerial expertise. Price: $1499/£1127

CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR GXiVR8080A w/Liquid Cooled Overclockable Intel i7-7700K 4.2GHz CPU, 16GB DDR4, NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti 11GB, 240GB SSD, 1TB HDD & Win10 64-Bit

If you are a true geek you have of course heard for Cyberpower and know that it is almost impossible to find a dissatisfied user of this American company who fully understands what real geeks want. Quality, quality and quality. In this overclocked beast, there is an Intel Core i7-7700K which is declared to work at 4.2GHz, an excellent motherboard with an Intel Z270 chip-set, which features 16GB of DDR4, two disks, an SSD of 240 and a 1TB HDD. The most powerful NVIDIA GTX 1080 card is in charge of the graphics.

The beautiful body, water cooling, glossy mouse and keyboard ensure that the FM2018 can be loaded with the largest database and with all available leagues, so you can play the game as a real fan should. Of course you will be able to watch live stream of some football games at the same time, and your girlfriend can watch a romantic comedy with Ryan Gosling and not bother you whilst you play, and all this because the graphics card has 3 video outputs and the computer will not feel a thing, let alone slow down a bit your FM save. Price: $1799/£1352.

Alienware Area 51 Intel Core i7-5820K Hexa-core (6 Core) 3.3GHz - 6TB 7200RPM + 2TB SSD - 64GB (4x16GB) DDR4 SDRAM - DUAL Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 SLI 8GB GDDR5 - Windows 10 Gaming Desktop

You're one of them people who see Alienware as the only gaming computer. No problem, lads from Miami have released their new beast with a powerful code name Area51. It shouldn't be a surprise to find some of the components in it that are not in the serial distribution yet. It is run by latest Haswell i7-5820K with 15MB cache, which runs on the 3.6GHz turbo with its 6 physical cores. There is also 64GB DDR4, 2TB SSD and 6TB HDD space, and Dual SLI GeFroce GTX 1080 is in charge of graphics.

Not only that you'll be able to run your Football Manager 2018 with the largest database and all leagues possible, but you'll be able to simultaneously play new PES and FIFA, watch new Blade Runner in Blue Ray format, stream your game via twitch or YouTube, check your Facebook account and other social networks, and your Area51 will work at its 15% power, all this for the price of $5150/£3873.




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The Best Desktop Computers for Football Manager 2018
Selection of low, mid and high end desktop computers to run your Football Manager 2018 save. Prices also from low to high, depending on the setup.
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