I built a machine a few years ago. Recently, I started randomly getting a black screen. The machine and fans remain on, but the screen goes blank and I have to reset. Typically this happens when I have a lot of websites open, but not always.
I just purchased some software that has some heavy graphics requirements (it's basically a racing game that connects my indoor bike to my computer). I turned the quality all the way down, but still, every time the game starts, I get the black screen almost immediately and have to restart. I haven't even gotten off the starting line yet.
Not sure what the problem is, but here are my computer specs.......I bought everything from newegg, so here are the links: