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I use this machine for playing some of my favorite video games; it's all worked extremely well, except for the occasional blue screen when I overload the processor.

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  • 78 months ago
  • 8 points

There is the possibility that the BSODs you are getting are from overheating. The cabling in your system is constrictive and it really needs a cleaning badly too.

I would suggest the following:

  • Disconnect pretty much everything

  • Clean everything - Compressed air is your friend

  • When you reroute the wires, use the cable routing hole in the case to move the extras to the back, and get some cable ties to neaten them up so they aren't in the way

  • Invest a few bucks and get a proper cooler. You can get some great ones for around $30. Also get a fan for the back to help move that hot air out of the case.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Your comment was probably the most helpful of the lot.

  • 78 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm glad to be able to help.

This is one of the most popular coolers out there: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2

I have it in my system. It is a great cooler in the price range.

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

All right, I'll keep it in mind; although, I've kinda been spoiled by NZXT...

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

When using compressed air make sure that fans can't spin, if they do spin they could generate a current and the current could destroy your parts.

  • 78 months ago
  • 5 points

Dat Spaghetti.

  • 78 months ago
  • -2 points

I know, I know, read the top: 1st build, no prior experience.

  • 78 months ago
  • 3 points

That really isn't much of an excuse. Most of the builds here are first timers. Check some of them out to see how non-modular cable management is handled.

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

All right. I'll see them.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

You should listen to the people on here and get a 650ti Boost. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho0TnSZ2HW8

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/AN0

Here is a build in which they used the same power supply. Excellent cable management.

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

Cool. Thanks.

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  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Should be no "overloading" of processor. 3570k Should be able to handle all even if at 100% usage. Based on your cpu cooler, I'm assuming it's not overclocked. Run memtest to check your ram. You'll need to burn it to a cd and set your boot priority to cd first.

  • 78 months ago
  • -2 points

...what in the heck are you talking about?

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

You are going to get a ton of downvotes because of your cabling. That is a real mess in there.

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

I didn't get a PSU with good wire control.

  • 78 months ago
  • 3 points

But your case has an opening and space to hide those wires. The dust alone could be causing you problems.

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

Got it.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

the first thing you need to do, is buy a gpu, if you cant spend more than like 130 bucks, i would recommend a 7770, or the GHz edition of that card. Integrated graphics is no fun :(

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

I'm going to get a Zotac GTX 650 AMP! graphics card; it has 1.19 GHz core clock, and 5600 physical memory clock, as well as 2GB GDDR5.

  • 78 months ago
  • 4 points

the 650 is bad price/performance, 7770 ghz is way faster for the same price.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Nobody else has mentioned it, so I'll say it. Why only one stick of slow RAM?

  • 78 months ago
  • -1 points

It's all I could afford at the time. The Corsair ValueSelect was $50 at the time, with my allowance I barely make enough to buy a really good stick. 8GB is good, but something like 1600 makes it that much better.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

You're missing out on the benefits of dual-channel RAM by only using one stick. 2 will give you much better performance, even if they are only 4Gb a piece.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

"Much better" is a huge exaggeration. The vast majority of tasks are no memory bandwidth bottlenecked. Generally the most performance increase you might see from single to dual channel is on the order of 5-10%.

That is of course not including things like file Zipping which are very memory bandwidth locked.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe it is just me. I consider 10% to be pretty big. Especially for only moving a ram stick over a slot.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Moving a RAM stick over? He's only got a single stick.

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

All right then, I'll be looking at it.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

This: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/wintec-memory-3vh13339u98gk is $54.

Also, you could have shopped around for a used kit for like $40.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Contact me for cable management tips! :)

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

This is why you should allways do your research before building a gameing computer

  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

Here's something else: I have a list of peripherals I'll be putting in my PC. Here's the link: http://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/7559-list-of-peripherals-for-a-barebones-gaming-pc-leave-opinions

  • 78 months ago
  • -1 points

Also, these are the two graphics cards I'm considering, going head to head (both AMP! versions, keep that in mind when comparing to other cards): http://gpuboss.com/gpus/ZOTAC-GeForce-GTX-650-Ti-vs-ZOTAC-GeForce-GTX-650-AMP-Edition

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Listen, the AMP version doesn't compare to the 650 ti boost. With the website you used to compare the 650's, the boost beat it. http://gpuboss.com/gpus/ZOTAC-GeForce-GTX-650-Ti-vs-GeForce-GTX-650-Ti-Boost So that's enough of the AMP crap.

  • 78 months ago
  • -1 points

No, it's not. The AMP has better pixel and texture rate, and has better floating-point performance. And, better clock speed, better memory clock speed, and less power consumption.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

The AMP is just a factory overclocked 650 ti, so an overclocked 650 ti boost will beat it. Also, if you spend a bit more you can get a 660 ti for $170ish.