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I started this PC back 3 years ago and have just kept on slowly upgrading it over the years. When I first built it it was in the black case and did not have half the parts in it, that it does now. I really don't want to go on about how and what changes I made in it(if someone wants to know just put it in the comments and I will gladly answer any question). Early this fall though I made a really large upgrade and put a 980 Ti and put everything in a new case(the white one) and a new PSU. The reason I named it "Apollo-111" was mainly because well my roommate has always called it "The Spaceship Computer" because he has never really seen a full tower gaming PC and since he always called it that when I got the new case I decided to name it Apollo because of my roommate and how ridiculous I thought it was he called it The Spaceship. I decided 111 because well, I'm a huge Fallout fan and Fallout 4 came out the day i got done moving everything over so why not call it the main vault in the game. Ridiculous name as it is i like it.

Now to the actually performance of this thing, it runs anything I throw at it almost flawlessly even with only an i5 I haven't been able to find a game yet that I can not run at maxed settings with any drops under 60FPS. The min/max temps, I got over on the side, derived from Heaven Benchmark 4.0. The one thing to note though is that since I only have the SSD for main programs such at OS and heavy start-up processes load times in games sometimes take a longer than I would like but the start-up is really short only like 20 seconds. I will eventually fix this by just getting a few more SSD's in the near future but I think I'm in need of a new monitor first(thinking about getting the Asus ROG Swift). Other than the load times being longer the only other issue I rarely have is memory leaks. For some reason I have been getting them a lot more often lately like once a weekish and if anyone has any fix to this please tell me I would love to know, I have no idea if it is a Win 10 error or my RAM is dying or what because it's starting to happen in games that shouldn't have any memory issues.

Other than all that whats now on my list to do with this PC is to probably first off either get the Asus ROG Swift or to upgrade my CPU(I can't seem to decide between the two), then would just be to get some more SSD's to make load screens a thing of the passed and add a backup drive for important files instead of my flash drive I normally use. I would highly recommend this build to anyone! Well other than some of the parts such as the crappy Hannspree monitor and a few other parts being somewhat out of date.

Just to add on to what I was wanting to change I'm going to get a different paint job on my GPU I want to have a fully White/Black build and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on what to do. I was going to just take off the actual "grill guard"(if that is what you call it?) and just use some special spray paint or something but have no idea if that is the best way to go about it.

Again any comments on my questions or build would be greatly appreciated! :)

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  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Weird that ram is suppose to be very good. I would go with the asus rog over the cpu unless you are doing video editing. But great build, that makes is seem very empty though lol

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah the RAM thing still makes no sense to me but I do stream here and there and I don't have CPU issues unless I go over 720p but i feel like with the new Asus ROG that it might push my CPU a little more so I wouldn't be able to have a satisfactory stream anymore.

BTW thanks a lot for the comment! :D

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah streaming and gaming on the computer might not be the best. If you really like streaming another system could stream while you game.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

I have no idea on your memory issues, but I do like throwing paint at a pc. The video card covers and fans come off easily and paint nicely. I'm afraid to go spray paint happy with any printed circuit board so I leave those alone. Well recently my youngest son and I painted the tops of all of the metal capacitors blue on his doo-doo brown motherboard. Anyway nice pc +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

That's awesome! I was going to do a bit of custom painting on my PC(as you read) but I'm kinda hung up on what paint to use. Does it really matter what kind of paint it is or am i just overthinking it? If it does matter what brands would you recommend for just pure white paint?(I plan on pray painting for most painting since I suck with any brush painting.)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

You're over thinking it. Just test some and find the kind you like. Be sure to have it clean and give plenty on time to dry between coats or you will get wrinkles.