the AM3 board is newer and faster. I might be missing something but I am not sure where the confusion comes in. I would go with teh MCP6P3
I guess the confusion on my part is the features of the chip-sets of NVidia(430) on one board that I'm not use to. I could not tell if it was newer and a improvement over the AMD 785 chipset other than the memory.
Thnx itzdanielp for your input.