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About gal-m

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  • Location
    Slovenia, EU
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Technology, Biology, Physics, Cars, Aviation, Music, Fitness, Travelling


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
  • Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming
  • RAM
    G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32GB (4X8), DDR4-3600 (F4-3600C18Q-32GTZN)
  • GPU
    Sapphire NITRO+ AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT SE
  • Case
    Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic Black
  • Storage
    Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB, M.2
  • PSU
    Corsair RMx Series RM1000x 1000W
  • Display(s)
    LG UltraGear 27GN850-B, 27"
  • Cooling
    AIO: Arctic liquid Freezer II 360

    Ventilation: 9X Corsair LL Series LL120 RGB
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G513 carbon, GX-BLUE
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Hero, USB
  • Sound
    Headphones: Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee, V-MODA Crossfade M-100

    Studio Monitors: Adam Audio T7V

    Microphone: Marantz MPM-1000

    DAC: Grace Design Standard DAC

    Headphone Amplifier: Alex Cavalli Tube Hybrid (CTH)

    Audio Interface: MOTU M2
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
  • Laptop
    MacBook Air (M1, 2020)

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  1. Banned for having a worrying profile picture.
  2. Yeah, because $1400 is a LOT and I mean A LOT of money. So spending it just because you'd like to spend it might not be the best idea if you know what I mean @BLT_Sharpies. What usually happens in situations like that is that you spend it on something you didn't actually need, thus wasting money. And wasting money for no particular reason is probably never a good idea.
  3. Maybe you've just answered your own question @BLT_Sharpies. If you don't know what you spend it on, that usually means whatever you have works just fine for you. So... maybe wait and spend it on something you actually need down the line?
  4. @RockSolid1106 I would have agreed, but then I stumbled upon this video, which I think is a FANTASTIC representation of the real world: I am therefore almost forced to conclude that 8GB of RAM actually IS enough for I'd say, 80-90% of people in the market for a laptop such as this one. After doing quite a lot of research, which included browsing the forums and analysing quite a lot of YouTube video reviews I think I have to agree with you here @Ferrum. To add to that I have also seen other people complain that only the 8GB models are in stock in their
  5. Wow, that is REALLY interesting... didn't know Chrome was THAT bad @Ferrum. Okay, so, here's the real question: is it possible to have Safari and Chrome kind of synced up? I apologize in advance if I'm being dumb, but I truly don't know that much about browsers..
  6. Looks like we're in the same boat @RONOTHAN## Guessing you're using a non-Apple machine, right?
  7. See, now that is some GREAT advice @komar. I can then also say that I have saved quite a lot of money. 8GB seems like a win-win
  8. The strange thing is @RockSolid1106 that I have seen MULTIPLE reviews saying that they haven't noticed ANY difference between the 8GB and 16GB models in doing daily tasks, including Chrome. This is the reason why I have decided to pose this question. Is there a possibility that Apples new M1 architecture handles "RAM and Chrome" differently? I know. I also know there's some hype around the possibility of an overhauled 14" model. HOWEVER, I simply cannot afford to wait as my current setup is hindering my work. Meaning: I have to do 1/2 of my work when I come home, even though I cou
  9. Yeah @RONOTHAN## I agree. I do like to keep my laptops for a long time. In fact I keep most of my computers for 6+ years. I actually wasn't planning on purchasing a new computer, but I am on the move quite a lot and need to have a laptop on-hand at all times. The issue is there are usually not a lot of (convenient) places to charge my old laptop. This is why I am searching for a solution. The problem is that here, in Slovenia, MacBook Airs are automatically more expensive and that there are almost no 16GB models with a Slovenian keyboard available, which I unfortunately do need. I could buy
  10. Probably even worse (today is a good day) @adarw:
  11. Budget (including currency): $1000 preferred, $1500 is possible Country: Slovenia, EU Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Light productivity and content consumption Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): My old 2015 MacBook Pro is still working FLAWLESSLY, except for the battery. I can only get around 2-3 hrs of battery of it. This type of performance is completely unacceptable in reference to my current work/study
  12. Here @Agorax: CPU: https://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/AMD-Ryzen-5-5600X-6x-3-70GHz-So-AM4-BOX_1380726.html Motherboard: https://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/MSI-MAG-B550-Tomahawk-AMD-B550-So-AM4-Dual-Channel-DDR4-ATX-Retail_1365979.html RAM: depends on whether you want pretty lights or not.
  13. That CPU is 100% the bottleneck. That was a VERY low end CPU in 2012 @Agorax to begin with. It just doesn't hold up anymore with CPU intensive games nowadays. Need to change your CPU, motherboard AND RAM.
  14. Yeah, generally speaking there is pretty much 0 difference between something like a 5600X, 5900X and a 5950X for gaming. As @Chris Pratt mentioned the 5900X really is as far as you need to go. For gaming at reasonable resolutions (1440p and up) remember this: GPU > CPU! Also @Chrislandry238 make sure to TAG or QUOTE people, otherwise they won't have any way of knowing that you've replied.