Dude just look in the For Sale Section, someones bound to have an Opty capable of 3.0Ghz. Most of the steppings coming out of online retailers are CCBBE from what Ive seen, but the weeks obviously have varied, their still may be some CCBWE 06s still coming out though
i think some of the guys were getting some pretty good steppings from newegg on the 165 lately but it would have to be verified by a look around, however i agree with the for sale section it may be beneficial to get one that you know what your getting
although with a 165 i dont for see not reaching atleast 2.7 since even bad steppings can usually do that on air
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