to call it a bleeping computer is incredibly apt in this situation. i built this computer on cyber monday of 2016, because my old computer was some 8 years old. so i went to newegg after using pcpartpicker (along with asking advice on various forums) and ended up with the following:
-MSI H110M PRO-VD PLUS LGA 1151 Intel H110 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 Micro ATX Motherboards - Intel
-PowerColor Radeon RX 470 DirectX 12 AXRX 470 4GBD5-3DHDV2/OC 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support ATX Video Card
-Thermaltake Smart Series 500W SLI/CrossFire Ready Continuous Power ATX 12V V2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply Haswell Ready PS-SPD-0500NPCWUS-W
-Intel Core i5-6400 6 MB Skylake Quad-Core 2.7 GHz LGA 1151 65W BX80662I56400 Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 530
that was directly copied from the order invoice. when i had everything finally in my hands and built, i decided to test it out on a game called Phantasy Star Online 2. it was around december/january and occasionally the computer would simply freeze, and my screen would look like colorful version of the static you'd see on TV. around march i tried a different game, much older from 2010 or so. my old computer was able to handle running 2 instances of it at once, but this computer would often crash after a seemingly random set of time. i stopped because i thought something was wrong with the game itself. i recently picked up another old game, Final Fantasy XI and the problem is occurring here too. it utterly annoys me because i know for absolute sure that this computer can easily run all the above, because my old computer could and that was a dual core 9600 GT.
i nabbed a picture from my computer screen with my phone after it crashed once: http://i.imgur.com/e6fhlg7.jpg
i also followed a number of differing steps from various threads i found here via google. i've tried:
1. Memtest86 - 13 passes not a single failure
2. Video Card Stress Test - temperature never exceeded 70 C and ran for 2 hours
3. BurnIn Test - ran this 3 times, everything passed
4. HDD Test - old HDD was apparently dying, replaced. new HDDs have no errors, BSOD still occurs
5. Power Saving - every single option is disabled, as stated by others
6. Power supply was changed to a 650 Watt, problem still occurred
7. Surge Protector changed, along with the wall outlet used. problem still occurred.
8. Windows 7 reinstall - did not help
9. Driver Verifier - ran 24 hours, no issues or BSOD
10. Netbios setting - disabled as i grasp for straws, still BSOD
11. Virus/Malware scan - completely clean
12. Speccy open during BSOD, temperatures never exceed 50-60 C. overheating isn't an issue.
13. Factory settings on motherboard/processor, i did not tweak with OC settings at all. mainly because i do not know how, nor is it too important to me.
what bugs me is the computer simply hangs and there's absolutely no way the event log will catch the error. the few times i got a Windows Error Report thing i copied it and placed in a text file. i've also added my WhoCrashed output hoping it can help. when i built this computer, my dad helped me. he's built so many that i trust his word that everything was put in place properly with nothing getting snagged or anything like that.