I like the new cinematic too but yeah sometime screen freezes happen too but it would be cool if you can disable it or make it less laggy if its possible im rocking with gt 520 gpu right now which is suck gpu but 100+fps on gmod saving up some money for gtx series gpu
Believe it or not, I manage to run low specs just fine. I have one card with 4gb of RAM and 3.5ghz CPU, Nvidia gtx 750ti and a Seagate SSD. My main problem is with the SSD being partly damaged, so I have a blue screens and freezes every now and then... Other than that the performance is ok on Gmod, even when I go on my own server and spam entities. You should try out RAM Rush, it is a program that will clear useless background tasks with a hotkey, so you can free up some RAM while in game. One thing that takes up a lot of ram is startup tasks, disabling some of these from task manager will help keep some RAM free.
I find what you did to be incredibly stupid when you had an active trusted application and even openly admitted to the fact you knew you would be banned for your actions. However I'm aware that lapses of judgement can be made rectify your mistakes by showing us you can be a valued member of the community and not just another minge.