Why Am I Getting Choppy Video? Solved

I'm having trouble finding the source for this choppy video in my recent installation. It's hard to notice, but if you look at the bubbles in the video, there is a slight pause every second or so.

[Update: this has been solved. Solution inside.]

I've checked each camera's direct feed video through a web browser and no chop. No errors posted in VMS, switch functioning properly, I've turned off motion on VMS side, & fps is @ 12. I even emptied all video files from the storage drive to start with a clean slate, but no go. Viewing & recording is occurring on same station. I am recording at 'Best" resolution, but with only 15 cameras installed that shouldn't be an issue. Any ideas?

VMS: DW Spectrum

Switch: Cisco SG300-28MP

Custom Computer: ASUS Z87-WS Motherboard, Intel Core i7-4770K, 32GB RAM, GeForce GTX 660 2GB, Samsung 840 Pro 128GB SSD (OS drive), Seagate Constellation ES.3 4TB HDD (storage drive).

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