Help, crash while gaming causes weird pixelation

Hi, recently (less than 3 months ago) I built this pc and already I've gotten this crash about three times. It seems to happen only while gaming and only on games that stress the gpu a bit, like Witcher 3, PUBG, and Overwatch (80% of the time I play league and it has never happened at those times). I'm not constantly monitoring the temps but I know that at peak the GPU has reached about 80C, although it mostly stays at 70ish, and cpu doesn't go past low 60's. The crash sometimes makes the screen go black after a while and requires a manual restart and sometimes it just puts me back at the windows 10 home screen.

I'm running windows 10 64 bit
500gb crucial ssd
EVGA GTX 1080ti
i7 8700k
MSI Z370 SLI plus
CORSAIR VENGEANCE LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3000MHz C15
Cooler Master B700 ver.2
and a 240 AIO liquid cooler

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  1. Not a lot of info on the power supply you have, maybe be the issue there. Temps are OK so most likely things are a PSU of video card issue.
    Reply to hang-the-9
  2. Hi there,
    I had the same issue with Player Unknown's Battleground and it might be a known Windows 10 problem with an unproper registry setup. A friend of mine sent me this fix which worked for him: https://www.drivereasy.com/knowledge/application-blocked-accessing-graphics-hardware-error-windows-10-solved/

    I hope this helps, let me know, I have to try it today as well.
    Reply to klookster11
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