Newly built computer freezes up during CS:GO randomly. Need help troubleshooting

I built this exact computer about 1 month ago:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock Z87M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case
Case Fan: Arctic Cooling Arctic F9 43.0 CFM 92mm Fan
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer
OS: Windows7 Home Premium (Legit Copy)

The assembly went flawlessly, very straight forward and I spent a lot of time on cable management and making sure each component would have sufficient air flow and cooling. My core and GPU temps are fine under all conditions and I am not currently over-clocking the system at all.

During game play on Max settings for all parameters, at very non-repeatable times, my computer will freeze like its lagging, repeating the previous sound it made for the past ~1sec over audio and the screen will flicker with the same ~1sec repeat until I hard boot it off. It will continue until I force a hard-boot.

What is this^ indicative of? What sort of failure or problem would cause the system to repeat the previous sound/video from the past 1second until it is forced to shut down?

I have minimal things running and have a very few things installed onto the machine. Ventrillo and Steam are really the only things running, aside from CoreTemp and my Antivirus.

As far as I can tell, all of my drivers are up to date.

Is there a way that I can trouble-shoot this by running high-load testing programs?

Any help would be appreciated! If I have been unclear on anything, feel free to ask and I will reply promptly!

Thanks in advance,
Derek
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More about newly built computer freezes randomly troubleshooting
  1. Check temperatures. Run hwmonitor to see how hot the gpu and cpu are getting.
  2. They are both staying well within check at ~60-65C under the maximum load.
  3. Updated the first post for some more information.
  4. I updated my BIOS to the most recent revision last night and played a match without freezing. I will keep an eye on it and see if there is an improvement.
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