Hello, I was directed to this forum location by user "Anshad" who helped me with a previous problem regarding my PC having BSOD issues, in a nutshell, he stated I needed a new motherboard. I wanted to know what would be a good motherboard for the AMD FX-8120 CPU. My current motherboard is the Gigabyte M68MT-S2 which can't run the 8120 at full clock speed and so it lowers the clock speed to 2.8Ghz (from a standard 3.1Ghz), which is ridiculous seeing the lack of full potential use from such a powerful CPU not put out due to the Mobo. (Also, overclocking is useless as well as this motherboard can't handle the CPU's power, and even then I'd like to start off overclocking at the correct standard CPU speed). Anyway, I don't have a "set-budget" as per-say, but I wouldn't want to pay anything past $200, if $150 or lower is possible please lets start off there, that'd be greatly appreciated. I know this is a very tech-savvy community and I'm grateful to have stumbled upon it. Anyway, let me know what other information you guys require to further suggest motherboards to me or if not shoot away with your options, THANKS!
Some things to consider to sort of classify my use for this motherboard would be, medium to heavy multimedia use, casual gaming every now and again, probably a lot of multitasking as well as running many resource-heavy editing programs that require rendering (i.e., Photoshop, Sony Vegas, After Effects, Maya). I highly doubt I'll ever consider overclocking so no need to purchase a Mobo that has a lot of room for OCing or specializes in that much. Other than that, as previously stated, please let me know what I else I need to state to further be given suggestions, thanks again.