I tried starting with upgrading my windows 7 ultimate to windows 8 pro and then tried a straight clean installation and get the same blue screen.Everything installs fine but when I try to boot in to windows 8 the blue screen says "System thread exception not handled igdkmd64.sys"
Pretty sure that's the Intel HD graphics, so that's why I tried the clean install without any drivers installed but I still get the same blue screen error.
I'm using an i5 660 with the Intel DH55HC motherboard.