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Custom built desktop freezes while gaming

Hello everyone!

So with the help of a more tech-savvy friend I put together my current desktop in early November, and after some time I realized it will freeze up randomly while I'm playing games(Black Desert Online, Dota 2, Space Engineers).
On average once every few days, the screen will freeze, the sound stops, and the keyboard becomes unresponsive. The only way to get past this is to hold down the power button.


Specs (If I miss any or need more info let me know)
OS: Windows 10
Mobo:Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0
CPU: AMD FX-9590
GPU: GeForce GTX 980 Ti
PSU: VGA Supernova 1000 PS 80 plus
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x8GB DDR3

I'm not really sure what the issue is, so here I am, asking all of you for assistance.

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Heat?

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You've got a mini space heater inside that case.
Your pushing close to 500w with the cpu and gpu.

Remove the side panel.
Point a small fan at the innards.
Test.

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I don't think it's heat?

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Its got 3 case fans and the heatsink fan. Heatsink is the Raijintek Ereboss. Nothing seems to get very hot, but anythings worth a try.

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Seems folk report that happens on that motherboard.

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