Black Screen while gaming, sound loop for 5 seconds then resumes, but no display fix :(

Build:
MSI Z170-A Pro motherboard
Intel i5-6600k
Galax Gtx 1080 HoF 8gb
Deep Cool ICE EDGE MINI FS V2.0 CPU Air Cooler
Corsair vengeance 16gb @ 2666 RAM
WD Green SSD 240 GB
Toshiba P300 HDD 3TB
Thermaltake Smart SE 730W PSU
Zalman Z9 Neo Black Case

OS:Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Monitor: Samsung CFG70 24 inch with displayport.

So the system was running perfectly for a week, all I was doing was playing cs:go. I decided to buy playerunknown's battlegrounds, and after playing the game for 20 mins, the game crashed (which there have been reports about since its in early access and all that)

But then I launched cs:go, 10 mins in, the game crashed. And what's happening with the crashes are that the screen goes black, there is a sound loop for an odd 5-7 seconds, and then sound resumes to normal (I can voice chat with the team, move around in game, etc.) but I cannot see a damn thing until I reboot and wait for a crash again...

I've done every update, uninstalled the games, installed them on the ssd and/or hdd, clean install of windows, bios update, but I can't seem to find a solution!

There is a slight buzz in the gpu before the screen crashes (so I tried my friend's gigabyte 1080 g1, same issue persisted) I tried a corsair vs650w psu, but the same issue still persists
anything else you can recommend? my build is no older than 2 weeks!
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  1. If anything is overclocked set it to stock speeds. Your issue is most often a video card or power supply issue, but you tried different ones. Only thing is that you tested with a low quality power supply, Corsair VS is their lowest range not really made for a higher end video card.

    Try another PCIe slot on the motherboard, test with one RAM stick at a time.
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  2. Thanks but nothing is overclocked :( I did use MSI's Afterburner to actually reduce the power of the GPU and it did work a bit longer but didn't stay on long enough.

    I've tried different slots as well as one stick at a time. Do you think the motherboard is faulty?
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  3. Sid213 said:
    Thanks but nothing is overclocked :( I did use MSI's Afterburner to actually reduce the power of the GPU and it did work a bit longer but didn't stay on long enough.

    I've tried different slots as well as one stick at a time. Do you think the motherboard is faulty?


    Motherboard may have gone bad but with what is happening the video card is a more likely issue or the power supply. Since it's a new setup, you should be able to return the motherboard for a replacement, you can try that but I have a feeling the issue is not there.
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