How Can I Be Sure That My Custom Built Desktop Is Performing Working Properly?

I had a 2008 HP a6554f desktop PC with, Windows 7 Pro (which I miss), 7gb RAM, Q6600 Quad processor and Nvidia GeForce 430GT pci-e graphics. It performed well and served me well from the day I bought it new. But due partially to it's age and partially to an offer I couldn't refuse, I got a this Custom Built Windows gaming desktop.

Here's the thing...I don't notice any difference in speed or performance and, even with all of its "hot rod" components, I still get a high CPU warning (90%) for something called, "wudfhost.exe" .

I would like some advice on how to get the best possible performance and reliability from this monster I call, "Big Blue" because of the blue LED lights inside.

I guess basically what I am saying is, I do not fully understand how to be sure I have everything set right, installed correctly, etc...

So at this point, I would like to introduce you to, "Big Blue"! I'll start with the case and work my way inside!

CASE: Antec Nine Hundred with factory upgraded 3.0.

http://store.antec.com/Product/enclosure-gear_for_...

CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3550 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.70 GHz)

http://ark.intel.com/products/65516/Intel-Core-i5-...

MotherBoard: Intel® Desktop Board DH77EB

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/motherboard...

16 gb total RAM: 8gb G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 (2x4gb) Dual Channel

http://www.gskill.com/en/product/f3-10666cl9d-8gbr...

Corsair XMS3 8gb DDR3 (2x4gb) Dual Channel

http://www.corsair.com/en/memory-by-product-family...

GPU: VisionTek AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB PCIe

http://www.visiontek.com/6000-series/hd-6950.html

PSU: Corsair CX500 Builders Series

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

I think that's about it for the build.

Thank you!

Update:

O.S. is Windows 8.1 64 bit.

Hard drive is 1TB Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EACS 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s

Update 2:

I cannot figure out how to get my performance information and tools. This is totally stupid! Can't you rate your system in windows 8.1???

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  • 7 years ago
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    If you are running windows, try running the windows experience index program.

    Open Performance Information and Tools by swiping in from the right edge of the screen, tapping Search (or if you're using a mouse, pointing to the upper-right corner of the screen, moving the mouse pointer down, and then clicking Search), entering Performance Information and Tools in the search box, tapping or clicking Settings, and then tapping or clicking Performance Information and Tools.

    View the Windows Experience Index base score and subscores for your computer. If you recently upgraded your hardware and want to find out if your score has changed, tap or click Re-run the assessment. Administrator permission required You might be asked for an admin password or to confirm your choice.

    If you don't see subscores and a base score, tap or click Rate this computer. Administrator permission required You might be asked for an admin password or to confirm your choice.

  • 7 years ago

    this must be a really new system as the host file you are stating is what windows uses to look for drivers.

    or you have component that doesn't have all its drivers installed properly. Go download all your latest drivers and check your system again.

    Also need hard drive info. and current osl.

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