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Newbie's first build

So I just recently decided to have a go at building a PC from the scratch, and I finally got everything set up and running. For some reason though, the computer is unbelievably slow. When I boot her up, it takes almost 30 seconds just to launch Firefox or Chrome, even the Lost low-res videos keep jamming etc. I have all the hardware drivers and Windows updates installed. So any ideas what might be the problem?
My build is:
MB: ASRock 970 Extreme4
PSU: Chieftek 600W A-80
CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 550
GPU: ASUS GeForce 660 2Gb
RAM: 8Gb
OS: Windows 7 Home x64

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Drivers

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Where did you get the drivers for the mobo and video card?

Is this ram one or two sticks and what speed is it?

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The mobo drivers came on a disc with the board, GPU drivers are from nVidia's own website. I also have Driver Booster installed, which may have updated some of the drivers.
RAM is on two separate 4 Gb DDR3 1600 sticks.

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Yeah, RAM is in proper slots, and Windows recognizes it ok.
Thanks for the tips, I'll get back to it next week and post the results.

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Some parts look recycled.

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If your drivers and such are current I worry if the HDD is used and not in top shape. That WEB SPECCY usually includes some HDD health report. Once that link is posted someone might check that out.

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