Description

So this is pretty obvious, but this is my first pc build. A good question is why the name moo moo meadows, and that's because I didn't just want it to be called "my first build".

The reason I build this was because I had an aging asus laptop, I game intensively, and all my friends were doing their own builds. I didn't really have that much cash, but I tried to make a pretty good build and it turned out great for the games I play. I was buying the stuff for this during the earlier phases of the ethereum craze, and therefore I had to scrap my plans of going with an amd card(my monitor has freesync thats why)

When I built it, I had to wait to turn it on as I had completed it without the ram because it had not arrived yet, so that was actually the last part of the build.

I was amazed that it turned on, I thought I had messed up every step of the way, but a few weeks in it shows no signs of horrid failure so far.

Since I first built it I've redone cable management 3 times, and I think I did well this time looking through the window. The back is a little messy, but nothing too bad.

The next day my parents got me a wireless adapter card at micro center, that was there way of showing approval for it (I'm 15 btw)

also for the people wondering why my monitor is so expensive that's because mom got it for me as birthday, so that really helped(thanks mom).

I love it though, and I'm really happy with how it turned out in the end

Please give me advice on what to do in the future with this build, all is wanted as I most likely suck at this.

Part Reviews

CPU

I was originally planning on going with an amd fx series chip, but then decided that I should go with a kaby lake one, so the option to upgrade without changing motherboards was there. I really like it, I don't have anything to compare it against but it works fine and pairs well with the 1050ti I think. The reason it's cheap was because a local micro center had it for the low low, and that was also the place I got the gpu for cheaper as well

CPU Cooler

It cools, it's moderately quiet, what more can I say?

Motherboard

At the time was the cheapest atx b250 mobo on pc part picker, no overclocking but I don't really care too much about that. The IO shield was somewhat annoying when installing but other than that works fine.

Memory

It does things. I don't know how to judge ram, but it's low profile and functions

Storage

Works fine, I don't really know how to judge an hdd. Hasn't exploded yet if thats of any value

Video Card

I really love the strix 1050ti. I got it for 147 dollars because thanks micro center. The aura software isn't the most useful for this card, as it only has a small rgb light, so I use it for GPU temp. The asus tweak software though is great. You can make your own performance settings, and also can use it to control fans in your system. With it I can make my pc sound like a jet engine, and also I can set the core clock to 1642 mhz. It destroys the games I play, mainly "War Thunder" and "Planetside 2". What more can I say?

Case

Great cable management, even for somebody for me who sucks at it. The side panel window is cool and all, but is a fingerprint magnet and gets little scratches in it.

If anyone in the comments knows where to get a tempered glass or nicer replacement, pls halp.

Power Supply

The 24 pin is a little ugly, other than that works fine.

Wireless Network Adapter

Adapts wifi, antenna is cool I guess Works Great though.

Case Fan

Spins, sucks, and blows. wow that sounds bad but it works well

Monitor

Is amazing compared to a crappy 15 inch laptop screen, and looks good. It's nice bc its curved, my only annoyance is the hdmi cable which sometimes cuts just because it's not help in there very well. The freesync would also be useful if I had an amd gpu

Keyboard

Keyboard is pretty good for what I expected. It feels nice to type on, and the membrane feels close to the mechanical keyboards I've typed on. Also the lighting is just a nice inclusion to the whole thing. Would recommend for budget typing experience

Comments

  • 23 months ago
  • 3 points

Ever play the track called, "Moo Moo Meadows" on Mario Kart 64?

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

I believe the one on MK64 is called "Moo Moo Farm", but the one on MKWii is called "Moo Moo Meadows".

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Close enough, I played Both.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Gotta say, this is a pretty solid build.

It's not too pricey (which is always a plus), looks great in that S340 case, and just powerful for what it is.

Great job, man! Hope you're enjoying it!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I had great fun with it, and I've already (essentially) done a second build, now in the S340 elite. Need to get that up here though, looks way better.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I’m actually building my first PC in the S340 Elite. When you post it with pictures, could you send me the link? I’d love to see it.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice price, like you won the jackpot.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build :D i have the same CPU / GPU in my personal system and i love it

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