help me pick a mobo


Sep 10, 2007
I plan to build a new system. I've got it all figured out except for the Mobo.
Intel C2D E6850
Nvidia 8800 GS 320 mb

Now for the mobos i was intrigued by Asus P5k Deluxe, Gigabyte P35-DQ6 and Gigabyte P35C-DS3R.

i cant decide between these mobos. i like the gigabyte mobos more. but after reading the gigabyte section of this forum, I am scared. There have been so many issues reported with these two mobos. Asus, on the other hand does not seem to be suffering that much. plus the p35c seems more promising in that it supports both ddr2 and ddr3.

I cant decide!!

Please advise me in this regard. and if theres any crucial factor that can turn the tables in anyone's favor.

Help will be much appreciated.