Well its a tough call,
yes im going C2D because I was forced to forfit my water cooling loop
my brother's a *****, he chickend out on me in the last day, he was supposed t obring me a w/c loop from petra but he was all like "noo im too scared from the airlines secuirty to arrest me for holding odd looking metal parts".... go figure, anyway I couldn't argue, so here I am left with a 250$ extra... why not C2D then?
Anyways the main pro/cons list I can see is:
975x dfi has ICH7 southbridge, while Gigabyte has ICH8R [+1 to gigabyte]
dfi has Crossfire ready motherboard while Gigabyte has only 1 pcie x16 [+1 to dfi? Im not really gonna use that option anyway so I dunno....
dfi has 975x while gigabyte has 965p...... [now I know 975x has better performance with E6600/x6800 but I don't know how it works with E6400 as nearly NO BODY used that motherboard.......(the dfi)]
the gigabyte is more known motherboard, and has alot of mods that has been found already, while the DFI is very unknown [heck I didnt find even 1 professional review on it...] and has no known mods yet(if ever will be found..) [+1 to gigabyte..]
BTW The DS3 and DS4 as basically the same Mobo with just phase power regulator diffrence right:??