8 series motherboard are quite cheap as compared to 9 series.
I would like to buy a bulldozer cpu and 8 series motherboard can support bulldozer easily through a BIOS update.
Is there a big difference between these 2 ??
Is there a big reason to consider 9 series or should I go with the 8 ?
More about :main difference amd 800 900 series chipsets
imo one of the biggest diff between the two chipsets is 900 series' both crossfirex and sli support. another one is 900 series' native bulldozer support.
minor one: 900 series doesn't support ddr2 ram.
save you're money and just the 800 series, sounds like you already pretty much made up your mind anyway. If you don't plan on using the features of 900 why pay for it? Other than being prepared for future upgrades
Be warned that some mobos with 8xx chipset (might be all of them, not sure) needs a bios update to proper run bulldozer. You would still need to have an older AMD cpu to boot the mobo, update the bios and then insert the bulldozer cpu