Question Random static/stuttering while gaming/watching videos on new PC build ?

Jan 22, 2023
Hello all, first thank you for any assistance as this issue has been driving me crazy.

Graphics Card: MSI Ventus GeForce RTX 3090 24GB GDDR6X PCI Express 4.0 SLI Support Video Card RTX 3090 VENTUS 3X 24G OC
Ram: CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR5 4800 (PC5 38400) Desktop Memory Model
Storage: Seagate FireCuda 530 1TB Solid State Drive - M.2 PCIe Gen4 ×4 NVMe 1.4
PSU: Corsair RMX Series (2021), RM1000x, 1000 Watt, Gold, Fully Modular Power Supply,Black
MB: MSI PRO Z690-A ProSeries Motherboard (ATX, 12th Gen Intel Core, LGA 1700 Socket, DDR5, USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 5, 2.5G LAN, M.2 Slots)
CPU: Intel Core i9-12900K Desktop Processor 16 (8P+8E) Cores up to 5.2 GHz Unlocked LGA1700 600 Series Chipset 125W
CPU cooler Corsair iCUE H100i Elite Capellix Liquid CPU Cooler
Sound: Creative Sound Blaster G3 USB-C External Gaming USB DAC and Amp

So long story short, I get random spurts of static followed by FPS stuttering while gaming, which seems to disconnect my controller for the 2 seconds the static is going off. This happens while I am simply watching youtube videos as well and not gaming.

So far I've
  • Rearranged the my wiring set up in my computer around 3 times now
  • Unplugged the HD audio cord from the motherboard (this seems to be a common fix, not for me)
  • Have tried internal, and now an external sound card (neither have accomplished anything)
  • Reseated my graphics card a few times, as well as my RAM
  • Updated my sound drivers through device manager
I might be missing something I've tried.

Additionally, my graphics card seemed to be under intense load a couple times, as the fans were throttled to 100% and my computer black screened requiring a hard reset. This has happened twice, the last time being about a month ago and hasn't happened since. (I play mainly Elden Ring and DayZ, both on max or near max settings and 4k)

The temperature of my graphics card has reached around 85-88 degrees Celsius (hotspot) and around 75-80 is the normal temperature while gaming. I'm not sure if the card is faulty but I've already contacted MSI to check the status of my warranty.

I've also contacted CORSAIR about my warranty on the PSU, as I've read that a faulty PSU can cause these types of problems.

Anyway that's all I can say, if there is any information that would be helpful to you let me know and I'll do my best to supply. Thanks again!