I had Windows 8 on it before: Was that on the HDD used with this board, or another mother board?
Have you ever had this mother board working in a PC before you tried to install Windows 8 again? Or, is this the first time you tried to use this board in a PC?
If the PC with this board in it is causing blue screens, and you never had this board working yet, that is probably not caused by Windows 8. If you tried two different HDDs and the installation failed, that means it is probably not the HDDs.
We need more information about this PC. What CPU are you using? What memory are you using (full model name and number.) What power supply do you have?
Are you using a Windows 8 disk for the installation, or something else?