I'm in a similar boat. My 3 year old 27" iMac is rocking the 7700k with a RX 580, it is still incredibly fast at anything I throw at it, and most gaming I do these days are quick Starcraft sessions when the kids go to bed. Theres no value in spending insane cash to upgrade, I suspect this...
My only counter point to this is the 8gb M1 Air is dogshit. 8gb just doesn't cut it. Not sure how Apple is handling the memory but I was doing at home continuing med education using a university's streaming website and it kept reloading with an out of memory error. This was with 1 tab open in...
Yeah, I'm starting to think the 27" iMac in my sig that has every spec topped out was a waste of money.
My M1 Air is ridiculously fast. For light home use (3D printing, slowly learning hobby CAD design, and astrophotography) the Apple silicon is every bit as fast as an i7 desktop class CPU.
Crosspost from the Hobbies section of GenMay.
Custom built this replica of the Pottery Barn Logan desk suite.
On it is the iMac setup in my sig.
I also built the little wood stands under the TB display and the iMac. Some guy sells "The Last Stand" on Etsy, but I didn't see how scrap plywood...
Macbook Air M1, 8gb, 512gb SSD
Not bad for an ultralight with no fan that can last all day on a single charge. Best screen I've ever seen in an ultralight too.
Kind of crazy that a passively cooled laptop made a higher score than the i7-7700k thats in my 27" iMac.
Second Ender 3 Pro is finished.
Rear electronics mount holds the SKR mini E3 v2.0 and RPi 3b+. It’s cooled with dual 4020 12v fans and has magnetic top covers for easy access.
I did a Hydra hot end with a magnetically attached 4020 24v fan for easy hot end access. Only one 5015 parts cooling...
Yeah, 0.6mm definitely helps with print times. I'm using my printer to make functional parts, I don't print highly detailed things like DnD minis that you see so much of on the 3d printing sites. Right now I'm making parts to mount my monitor on the pegboard on my desk and mount my m715q tiny...
Got my Ender 3 perfected, I think.
This is the direct drive printed kit I settled on, after trying 2 other ones that I didn't care for.
I used the new SKR Mini E3 v2.0 which has two separate Z stepper motor ports. I tried a belt driven dual Z from...
I tend to agree with your sentiment.
I’m skeptical a multi billion dollar company hasn’t done their research and isn’t 100% ready to release a highly competitive product. I doubt this will be a flop.
I’m sure they’ve been working on this for years as well.
Yeah, at $120 its a good price. Any more than that, just go for the Ender 3. I have both Ender 3 Pro and a Mini. Ender is much better, but I'm a big fan of my mini as it cranks out PLA parts very fast while the Ender is doing bigger jobs.
The only mod I think you need to do right away with the...