Newish custom build extremely slow startup and sluggish


Oct 2, 2012
Hey everyone, i built my computer maybe 7-8 months ago, my budget was low so i only got the best i could at the time.

Here are the specs;

Mobo: MSI 870-G45
CPU: Phenom x4 955
RAM: 12GB DDR3-1600MHz
GPU: AMD Radeon HD6670
HDD: Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKS

Nothing is overclocked.

Running windows 7 64bit home premium.

Here are the symptoms; Takes 60seconds to start windows (My crappy laptop takes 10seconds)

When it fully boots, takes forever to load a program (another 30-45seconds)

For example i open google chrome, it freezes for 10-15 seconds ("not responding") before i can access it.

But when it gets going everything is fine except for the occasional hiccup here and there... For what i do on this computer (surf the web and watch the occasional movie) It should EASILY be able to handle what i throw at it, yet it doesn't. what can be wrong?