Windows 10 Home
MSI Z170A SLI Plus Mobo
i7 6700K 4Ghz (water cooled)
16GB DDR4 RAM
GTX 980 Ti
1 TB Samsung SSD
1 TB HDD
PC consistently stutters/hangs(audio included) while performing several tasks, I can make the issue happen pretty much at will by doing any of these things:
-Closing the start menu(doesn't stutter ever when opening)
-Opening or closing new tabs in an internet browser
-Loading into a new area in a game
I'm sure there are plenty more scenarios but since the PC is brand new, I haven't done much else with it.
Things I've tried to remedy the issue but were unsuccessful:
-Uninstall/reinstall Windows 10 many times, on different SSDs and HDDs.
-Updated BIOS and all drivers.
-Ran Seagate's SDD/HDD check tests and Memtest86. Both took much longer than they should have from what I've read, but passed all.
-Checked CPU temps--typically sub 30C
-A lot of Google searches
The only things I noticed that appear to be out of the ordinary(but not entirely sure):
-On the task manager performance tab, the C: drive active time will jump to 100% even when I'm not doing anything for several seconds straight and then drop back down to around 0%.
-During these stutters the CPU utilization will spike up to 15-17%(sitting at 3% as I type this) and then quickly back down.
Sorry this is long, I wanted to be a descriptive as possible to better hone in on the issue. Any help at all is hugely appreciated.