Thanks for all of the suggestions. I will wrench on it this weekend and report back when I narrow it down further or come up with a solution.
Turns out the SSD is the culprit. Thanks again for the help.
System: i5 4590/MSI Z97 PC Mate/Cryorig H7 air cooler
4x4GB GSkill Ram...from previous system
EVGA GTX 960 4GB
Intel 535 120gb SSD and Seagate 2TB 7200rpm... from previous system
Antec 750w power supply...from previous build and about 6...
If you have a Microcenter nearby you may want to check this out http://www.microcenter.com/product/486482/1710_173_gaming_laptop_computer_-_black . I am guessing it's a Clevo...pretty good specs for the money.
Thanks for the suggestions guys. I checked my temps and they were all good. Looking at the logs...the Application logs were all fine but there were some System log warnings: "Event ID 129 – storachi – Reset to device, DeviceRaidPort0, was issued" warnings,which lined up with the freezing...
My current main rig has been solid for almost 3 years and has started to have issues related to the hard drives in the past 2 weeks. I have 4 hard drives installed on my MSI Z87 Mpower which is powered by a Corsair AX 760.
Kingston 120GB SSD (OS)
Crucial 240GB SSD (games)
My ISP is Cableone and I am stuck with 300GB monthly caps on my 100Mbs connection for about $60. They are also rolling out gigabit service with a 500GB monthly cap for $200/month...In response to a recent complaint to the FCC, they insisted their data caps were necessary or people would leave...
Not so far. I haven't started cranking on it yet, only having time to play some of The Division..highest temp reached was 65C with 37% fan speed which I didn't notice over the system fans. The temperature upstairs during this time was in the low 80's F if that makes any difference.