Hello, I have always been an Intel guy but I have been asked to build a $500-$550 gaming PC for a family, and I am going to go with AMD this time for the performance/cost. I am not familiar with the AMD arena and there seems to be a lot of MB with different 78x chipset and 870/880 chipsets. I am not sure what the differences are and which one I should go. I searched the web and there aren't many places that detail the differences between the 2 generations (I did find AMD comparison of the 800 series below). Can anyone point me to the right direction?
Here is the build I am thinking
AMD Phenom II Black Edition for a little OC, AM3, but not sure which one yet, waiting for local Fry's or Neweggs sale
4 gig DDR3
1 TB 7200RPM drive
ATI 5750 or 5770