I was messing around with different drivers
to see if that could be the culprit, hence the older drivers. At the initial clean install I had all the most recent drivers available for each device.
There is no AV on the machine at all. This problem started happening before I installed it, and I wasn't going to add more software to the mix until I got this resolved.
The motherboard completely died yesterday as in won't turn on with different power supplies and no hardware plugged in. Will be getting an i7 solution and starting from scratch with a clean install.
Thank you everyone for your help on this!