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Goldfinger: Project Midas

by Aaronb1874

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24 Comments

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Date Published

Oct. 14, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.2GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.77GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10.8GHz

Description

After years and years of PC building, I had decided that I had enough of average consumer parts. No more low end to mid range builds, no more 1080p gaming. I got my hands on a 4k monitor, and to match the performance requirements of it, I saved up for a GTX 1080. I was back and forth on getting a SeaHawk 1080 or the Zotac, but eventually picked up the monster card that is the AMP Extreme. It stays insanely quiet, even under full load it's barely audible. No regrets on that end (aside from the fact that it's 4 pounds, though that was fixed no problem). I can comfortably run any game high to max on 4k, and boy were the upgrades worth it.

Edit: I've redone some of the images, added in a few new ones of the current setup, and might add a few more in the future. As for now, my setup is finished and I am not planning on changing anything. If you wanna see some more of Goldfinger and it's progression, along with a few other things here and there, consider checking out my YouTube. Linked below

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGJY6QpajgaWG23yrQoUWwA

P.S. I got the MM800 for $15 American dollars. 15! The dude at the barcode machine probably had no idea what he was doing, because apparently I bought a copy of Classical Opera Vol. 2 instead of the mousepad. Either way, I was pretty damn lucky considering I got it when you could only find the pad for $60.

Part Reviews

CPU

Fast enough. Good for gaming, no bottlenecks.

CPU Cooler

Keeps my CPU very cool, although default AF140L fans are terrible and should be replaced as soon as possible.

Motherboard

Very attractive board, subtle but still has a slight pop with the looks. Audio is fantastic, overclocking is astounding for the price, and overall is perfect for my build.

Storage

Extremely fast SSD and highly reliable.

Storage

Pros: ...Lots of space? Cons: Its a turd, slow as all hell.

Storage

There's a reason why this is the most purchased HDD.

Video Card

Good looking, extremely quiet, thermals are amazing, and solid performance.

Case

Cable management could've been made easier with cable velcro and more cable grommets along the bottom and SSD mounts are a great idea, but poorly executed. Other than that, gorgeous case.

Power Supply

Very reliable. Have yet to even hear the fan spin up.

Case Fan

Severely underrated fans, they move alot of air and are so quiet.

Comments Sorted by:

Mason54 16 Builds 3 points 14 months ago

That 3 slot cooler though...perfect work with the sleeved cables and it has just the right amount of yellow. To quote my friend from jaws...

"We're gonna need a bigger bracket"

Aaronb1874 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 14 months ago

You know I thought the bracket would be big enough for the Zotac. I was wrong.

Mason54 16 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Never have too much compensation

Aaronb1874 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 14 months ago

Im waiting on a quad fan Titan Z Pascal for my next upgrade ;)

Mason54 16 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

As far as I'm aware, the Titan series is the only card that NVIDIA does not allow after market coolers and is only the reference allowed

Aaronb1874 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 14 months ago

4 FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANS

DanielCsillag 1 point 14 months ago

I love how the GPU is so big the reinforcement bracket still cant hold the card straight:P

Aaronb1874 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

The card is 4 pounds and 13 inches hahaha. Its all too big and thats why I love it. Gotta overcompensate for something in every build

AtticusDrake 1 point 14 months ago

If I may ask, where did you get the bracket for the GPU?

Aaronb1874 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

It is an Atlas GPU brace, found on Amazon with the order total (shipping and taxes) totaling to $26.54. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DQK7DDW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

mkazem 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

is it safe to install gpu without brackets? I mean did gpu came with bracket inbox or did you buy it yourself? that looks so heavy!

Aaronb1874 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

The bracket was a separate purchase. Without the GPU bracket, the card sags immensely, and when I say it's bad, I mean it's bad

DeltaForceGM01 1 point 14 months ago

Try SSHD they are faster than HDDs for only a little bit more

Aaronb1874 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Eh, HDD speeds don't really matter anymore with this build considering I have 1.4tb of SSD space. The hard drives are meant more for "spare use", as in rarely played games, misc programs, media, and backups.

Lyrix 1 point 14 months ago

can i give 1000 upvotes? This! Is! Awesome! 1+!!!! i really love it. what are the temps though

Aaronb1874 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Thank you! My CPU temps are idling at about 29-30, with the max temp on the hottest core hitting 47, though typically in a game, my CPU will stay at around 44-45. GPU temps at idle are usually around 55 (remember though, fan shutoff is enabled on the 1080), and at load max is usually at 68, with average being around 65. Do bear in mind though that I am a total silence freak with computers, I can get so much more performance with cooling out of my computer, but I choose not to because my PC is whisper quiet.

Lyrix 1 point 14 months ago

wow! that... is so amazing!!! i really really love this build and those temps!

ShriyansM 1 point 14 months ago

Put a small stick in there to keep that GPU up ;) -- Jk but love the case and the cable management! +1

Aaronb1874 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 14 months ago

Look a little closer, already got one ;)

Zosto 5 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

I am going to change my h115i stock fans,and i was thinking about those phanteks u use,the 140MP´s Tell me are they loud when under Load ? Nice build,and i hope that graphics card wont break your case bones .. thanks

Aaronb1874 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Not at all, they're some of the quietest fans if the curve is set correctly. At 4.2ghz, my CPU sits at around 47 max, but the fans are near silent. If you want, I can send you a few pictures of my fan curve.

Zosto 5 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks but when i buy them i may ask for it. But i was going to use them as Pull,with the radiator in front because my case cannot have 280mm radiators on top.Maybe the temps will not be as good as yours.

With the corsair stock fans my cpu in 4.5Ghz with 1.260-1.280v never goes past 49º Maybe with the 140MPs it goes worse on temps but better on noise

Aaronb1874 submitter 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

The noise is terrible on the stock fans. As for pull, just make sure you have a decent push config to even it out. Check out JayzTwoCents video on front vs top intake on radiator placement if youre not too sure on that aspect.