Games stutter, unless locked at 60fps

Hello all,

I recently built a new system and have been having trouble with stuttering. Most games tend to stutter unless I keep my system locked at 60fps. I know, I know first world problems right?

The only reason this is a bother to me is that I have a 165hz monitor, and I like to play at higher framerates.

Let's get to the basics, here are my specs:

I7 6850k (clocked at stock for now)
Asus x99 Deluxe II
Corsair HX1000i
EVGA Gtx 1080 FTW (Factory Overclocked)
Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 2666 (Model #: CMU32GX4M4A2666C16)
Samsung 850 EVO 1TB
Monitor: Asus PG279Q


What I have tried:

So far, I have updated drivers, made sure bios, software etc. is up to date. I also tried fooling around with my Nvidia settings. What I have noticed is that when I set triple buffering on, things tend to not stutter as much, but it is definitely still there.

Also noticed that after playing for awhile that some games will start to freeze/stuttering a lot, to the point where I need to stop the game and restart it. I have ONLY noticed this in watch dogs 2 though. It may just be because of the game it self.

I also noticed, with triple buffering off, that my framerate jumps a lot. I will be playing watch dogs 2 or BF1, or any game and my frames go from 60-70-55-60-85-90-100-45, etc. The jumps up and down are very odd.

The only games this doesn't do it to is less graphically intense games, like CSGO, WOW, etc.

Any help would be appreciated!!
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