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.
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.
Your comment was probably the most helpful of the lot.
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.
All right, I'll keep it in mind; although, I've kinda been spoiled by NZXT...
There you go.
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.
I know, I know, read the top: 1st build, no prior experience.
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.
All right. I'll see them.
You should listen to the people on here and get a 650ti Boost.
Here is a build in which they used the same power supply. Excellent cable management.
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.
...what in the heck are you talking about?
You are going to get a ton of downvotes because of your cabling. That is a real mess in there.
I didn't get a PSU with good wire control.
But your case has an opening and space to hide those wires. The dust alone could be causing you problems.
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 :(
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.
the 650 is bad price/performance, 7770 ghz is way faster for the same price.
does Dramatic Chipmunk look I WILL NEVER SIDE WITH THE ENEMY!
If you are committed to nVidia, try to at least get the 650 TI Boost. Something like this is in your range: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162132
Uh, no. The one I'm getting may have fewer CUDA cores, but it has more GDDR5, better effective memory clock speed, and better core clock speed.
I myself have a nvidia card. But it is only because amd does not have anyhthing better to offer( GTX 780). In your case, amd does.
Nobody else has mentioned it, so I'll say it. Why only one stick of slow RAM?
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.
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.
"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.
Maybe it is just me. I consider 10% to be pretty big. Especially for only moving a ram stick over a slot.
Moving a RAM stick over? He's only got a single stick.
All right then, I'll be looking at it.
This: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/wintec-memory-3vh13339u98gk is $54.
Also, you could have shopped around for a used kit for like $40.
Contact me for cable management tips! :)
This is why you should allways do your research before building a gameing computer
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
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
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.
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.
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.