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I'm going to be building a PC for a friend at work. He wants to get a new sandy bridge system. With all of the recall issues and now the new B3 stepping fixes, we are a little confused. He wants to get the revised parts, obvioulsy. I see that places like newegg are already selling B3 versions of the P67 motherboards. That's good. Where the confusion lies is with the processor itself.

Are their revised processors hitting the market, or were the fixes just with the motherboards themselves? My understanding of it was that the processor is getting revised, along with the motherboards. But I haven't seen any indication on newegg or other sites that the sandy bridge processors are the new B3 stepping version. I realize that maybe the motherboards are just hitting the market before the processors. But I'm also getting the feeling that the motherboard is the only thing getting fixed.

I could use some help clearing up the confusion surrounding the whole sandy bridge issue. My friend is bascially just waiting until all the revised parts are being sold to start buying parts. My questions are: When is it safe to start buying parts so we get the revised parts? Is it both the processor and motherboards that are revised, or is it just the motherboard?

Thanks for the help.
    
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Core i7 930 (4.085 GHz) EVGA X58 SLI LE EVGA Superclocked GTX 570 6GB (3x2GB) Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
64GB Corsair P3 SSD, 1TB WD Black, 500GB Seagate LG Blu-Ray Burner Custom Watercooling Windows 7 Professional x64 
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Dell 1920x1080 Acer 1680x1050 $15 Logitech Keyboard Corsair TX950w 
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Coolermaster HAF X Logitech G5 
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The problem was the boards, not the CPU's. You should be fine to buy parts now.
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Oh, I didn't realize the problem was just with the boards only. Here I am waiting for the revised processors to hit the market. So it really is just the boards?That's good news.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 930 (4.085 GHz) EVGA X58 SLI LE EVGA Superclocked GTX 570 6GB (3x2GB) Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
64GB Corsair P3 SSD, 1TB WD Black, 500GB Seagate LG Blu-Ray Burner Custom Watercooling Windows 7 Professional x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell 1920x1080 Acer 1680x1050 $15 Logitech Keyboard Corsair TX950w 
CaseMouse
Coolermaster HAF X Logitech G5 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 930 (4.085 GHz) EVGA X58 SLI LE EVGA Superclocked GTX 570 6GB (3x2GB) Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
64GB Corsair P3 SSD, 1TB WD Black, 500GB Seagate LG Blu-Ray Burner Custom Watercooling Windows 7 Professional x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell 1920x1080 Acer 1680x1050 $15 Logitech Keyboard Corsair TX950w 
CaseMouse
Coolermaster HAF X Logitech G5 
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