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post #21 of 27
Q6600 has B3 and G0 stepping. Different stepping has different thermal limit. B3 is 62c and G0 is 72. Higher thermal limit has higher OC potential. Most recent Q660s are G0 but get it from Clubit.com. They guarantee G0.

http://clubit.com/product_detail.cfm?itemno=A1938460
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what about the one from newegg?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115017
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As I said in previous post, most recent Q660s are G0 but can't guarantee that it is a G0 chip.
post #24 of 27
Newegg won't be a GUARANTEED GO-stepping but I would be very, VERY surprised if you got a B3 from them at this point.
post #25 of 27
I'm surprised nobody has told you to get a Samsung monitor yet..

I purchased this one and it rocks...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001096

only 30 dollars more after rebate
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post #27 of 27
I'd spend $100 on the G.Skill DDR2 1000 instead of $150 on the 1066. Make sure you get an OEM version of the Q6600, not a retail version. You'll save $15. Only difference is OEM doesn't come with a stock HSF, but you wouldn't be using the stock cooler anyway.

Anyone know anything about the PSU that case comes with? I'm not familiar with it, and most PSU that come with cases are junk. Also, you don't need 850W. A nice 550-700W is a better buy. If you literally think you might go dual 3870's, then get the PC Power & Cooling 750W or this Silverstone 750W.
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