New computer, no idea whats happening

So I just built a new computer about a month ago ( system specs later) it worked great at first but now I cant play any games. When I do it will crash shortly after I start. Usually the screen will just freeze, the image will get distorted a bit and a slight buzzing sound can be heard. Occasionly will get a blue screen but there doesn't seem to be a specific error code attatched to it.

I've checked the video driver and its up to date. Thought over heating so boosted onboard gpu fan and added another case fan and I've still got nothing, same problem.

If anyone can offer some words of wisdom to help I would really appreciate it!


MSI Z77A-G45 motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130645

Intel Core i7-2700K CPU @ 3.50GHz, 3500 MHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115095

CPU cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103057

8 GB ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145315

EVGA GTX 560 Ti 2 GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130738

650W Power supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171052

1 TB hard drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840

Thermaltake Overseer case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133194
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  1. Do you ever get this problem when your doing a not so GPU intensive task such as web browsing?

    It may be a problem with your video card, or maybe power getting to your video card.
  2. go into bios and load optomized defaults. then make sure the high precision event timer(hpet) is matching your o.s. so set to 32 for 32bit o.s and 64 for 64bit. save and quit without adjusting any oc params...

    reboot and then go to the control pannel/admin tools/event viewer and check for errors around the time of the last crash...
    kernal 41 error is expected because it is describing the pc rebooting so anything b4 or after that is your error.
    also get bluescreen viewer this will help you find the error cause and error number... which you can then google and match up to the error text.
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