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What would you think my odds would be to get a G0 stepping on the Q6600 from NewEgg?

I'm debating updating my sig rig again after some XMas income and it's a real hard chew between the quad and some additional G.SKILL PC6400 HZ (Micron D9) RAM.

I know I'll need some more RAM in the future but the quad I've wanted for awhile.. $200 budget so just debating if I would get a good stepping proc for the $ off the Egg or go RAM + Others..

Whatcha all think?
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post #2 of 21
look on ebay
post #3 of 21
you would for sure get a g0 gut the new q6600 are bad overclockers. consider a 45 nm quad or an e7300 instead. they are better overclockers.
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What would you think my odds would be to get a G0 stepping on the Q6600 from NewEgg?

I'm debating updating my sig rig again after some XMas income and it's a real hard chew between the quad and some additional G.SKILL PC6400 HZ (Micron D9) RAM.

I know I'll need some more RAM in the future but the quad I've wanted for awhile.. $200 budget so just debating if I would get a good stepping proc for the $ off the Egg or go RAM + Others..

Whatcha all think?
I'd say your odds are extremely good, nearly 100% chance. I mean, let's consider two things: the Q6600 is very popular. Actually, VERY, very popular. Also, the G0 stepping has been out for quite a long time now.

I'd be extremely surprised to order a Q6600 and get a B3. I highly doubt anyone has any B3's left at this point.
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post #5 of 21
There shouldn't be any B3s left in the channel.
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post #6 of 21
1.) Put money in bank
2.) Wait for balance to reach $700
3.) Upgrade to i7
4.) ??????
5.) Profit!
*JaKe*
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post #7 of 21
If I were you, I'd just upgrade the RAM with 2 more 1GB sticks. Save all the rest of the money, and quite a bit more, for a Core i7 rebuild in the near future.
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post #8 of 21
wheres the jake channel on the tv i want to see him
post #9 of 21
G0 came out over a year ago and Newegg has high volume... there are no B3 left there.
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post #10 of 21
new Q6600's don't clock for crap. my suggestion is look on the forum. (if you are ok with buying used)
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