[Help] Lag on my new built computer

Hi, this was my first time building my own computer. I have order parts from neweggs/amazon and build my new computer from scratch. The problem is, after building my new computer I would lag. When i say Lag i mean my computer will freeze. Sometimes it would freeze for 30secs and unfreeze itself, my mouse could move but programs would be loading and it wont show anything till 30secs later when it unfreeze. Sometimes my computer will completely freeze and i would have to manual reset it but also sometimes it would restart itself.
Could this problem be lack of watt in power supply? Badly Overclock with Asus tool? wires are not properly placed?
Please help and sorry if my writing is confusing. If you don't understand please tell me and I will try my best to rephrase it. Thank You
ps. I have over clocked my cpu before with the asus tool but I went back to the bios and press restore factory.

My computer specs:
- dynex dx-400wps power supply
- GIGABYTE GV-R667D3-1GI Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
- OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
- 320gb 7200rpm hard drive
- ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
- CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B *********(In my bios it says its running at 1300 instead of 1600)********
- Amd FX 8120 Processor Black edition
- 5 fans, 6 fans including the psu fan
- corsair hydro series h60 high performance liquid cpu cooler (push/pull)
Here are some pictures:




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  1. anyways... i am gonna help you, give me a sec
  2. i don't think that the problem is the PSU (although it sucks) i suggest you to set everything to stock clocks and see if it helps, and update your drivers ;)
  3. all my drivers are updated and i reset my bios to default. And since its in default my ram goes to 1300 instead of 1600
  4. SSD may be DOA. My last OCZ SSD died after 2 days, BSOD's and freezes. Run a HDD dianostic on the 320GB too.
  5. how do i know if my ssd is DOA? When i boot my computer its a lot faster than my hdd, thats all i know about it.
  6. Still having the same issue.
  7. That doesn't work. Also the reason why i have my window in my ssd is because it boots a lot faster than having window in hdd
  8. ^^^

    Which is why your SSD might be stuffed. Clean install Win 7 on the HDD and leave the SSD disconnected. Result?
  9. Smeg45 said:
    ^^^

    Which is why your SSD might be stuffed. Clean install Win 7 on the HDD and leave the SSD disconnected. Result?


    +1
  10. I tried that with my HDD alone, same problem. So I bought a SSD and its the same thing
  11. In that case, I'd blame the PSU. Do you have a working spare to swap in?
  12. Smeg45 said:
    In that case, I'd blame the PSU. Do you have a working spare to swap in?



    i don't know.... i've never heard about a PSU causing this kind of problems, and it doesn't seem likely although his PSU freaking sucks.
  13. idroid said:
    i don't know.... i've never heard about a PSU causing this kind of problems, and it doesn't seem likely although his PSU freaking sucks.


    Random freezing could be the OP doing something to load the system overloading the crap PSU. Apart from the PSU, if the issues happens on both disks, then its either the PSU or RAM. I'd point the finger at the PSU first.
  14. Smeg45 said:
    Random freezing could be the OP doing something to load the system overloading the crap PSU. Apart from the PSU, if the issues happens on both discs, then its either the PSU or RAM. I'd point the finger at the PSU first.


    I'd say its the RAM.... anyways, lets eliminate any doubt right now.

    @OP run memtest86.
  15. I have tested both ram cards. 1 came out with 53 errors and the other came out with none.
    Where can i get the log to show you
  16. I have sent my memory card back to the manufacture and getting a replacement. Once i receive it, i will run another memory test. Should both card be 0 errors? If it does have error, could it be false positive? please help.
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