Right but saying it's a dead end somewhat implies it's also a poor buy.
It is a poor buy if you intend to upgrade to Haswell and beyond because you have to get a new motherboard. If you're staying with 1155 until GPUs can take advantage of PCIe 3 and DDR4 becomes available and affordable then this is not an issue obviously.
Soooooo would any of you awesome folks be willing to post a good video card, mobo combo for the FX 8320?
Just remember how much I love and appreciate you all!
Like DM said, the 7850 is a pretty good budget card that handles any modern game. Might be worth getting the 2GB version for video editing, I'm not sure. Someone with more experience with this might help here. What resolution does your monitor have btw?
As for mobo I'd go with something with the 970 chipset like MSI 970A-G46
(all manufactures have boards with equivalent specs if MSI is not your choice). Although that board comes with a 8GB memory module, it is a bit slow and you should sell it if you get it. Go with a 4GBx2 DDR3 1600Mhz CL9 kit and 1.5v or lower. I found this funny thing
while browsing Newegg.