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KAB2E- where can you find these steppings....where did u get your KAB2E's from? (directed at anyone who has these) or do u just get lucky
    
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KAB2E- where can you find these steppings....where did u get your KAB2E's from? (directed at anyone who has these) or do u just get lucky
Pretty much luck of the draw. There are or were some online resellers that listed the stepping, but they were smaller, unknown resellers that charged more. If you were to buy one from a place like directron.com and inquired about stepping before you bought it I bet they would be glad to help. Their prices are a little higher, and they are big enough to make you feel comfortable and small enough they may not mind looking into it for you. So ask around and you may get lucky, or you could always look to the eBay route.
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notice how in his profile he has water cooling? high speeds are mostly done on phase/water cooling. its hard to reach those with air cooling, but its a lot cheaper and IMO safer not having to worry about condensation, water leakage, etc.
You do realize condensation in a case usually doesnt happen. Theoretically it would only happen on your line in.
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i would go with the 3700+ since the Opterons aren't as cheap as they were before.
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i dont NEED 3.0

FX60 speeds are good enough
    
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I got my KAB2E 2 months ago from newegg. Ive hit 2.82 on 1.52 vcore with an 11x multi. I have the ****ty DFI bios though. My Arctic Cooling 64 pro arrived so ill be updating my bios and installing the cooler tonight. Hopefully ill hit 3.0 with less than 1.6vcore.
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