1. Order the Q6600.
2. Install it.
3. Use CPU-Z to determine if it is B3 or G0 stepping
Lol then if its B3 you just want him to ring up newegg and say na take it back?
My first port would be to ask newegg and see if they actually have any, i would think they would know. If they do say that they have them then say you want one and order as such... then there is a paper trail if you dont get one. Other than that i would say luck of the draw.
If you order it you can look on the outside of the box and look at the product code. The last 5 digits are the sSpec. the G0 is a SLACR and the B3 is a SL9UM.
Then you can check without opening the box.
But Newegg, and Tigerdirect will not gurantee a stepping. You could try E-bay i found 3 that are G0 steppings 2 Buy it Now. That is one of the only ways... You could contact some of the sellers on EBay and ask the if thay have the G0.
that is frustrating. Can't do it till payday (thursday)... aww...
What about from a little local shop that builds computers? Do you think I could order one from him? Without paying an extra $100? Maybe by thursday another online store will have the g0 in stock.
I called Fry's electronics and they said that they did not recieve the g0 q6600 yet and they have no idea when it will come. "We can't control the shipping. They just sorta come in when they do". Weird... Maybe they are trying to get rid of the B3's before they pull out the g0's from the back.
The only way to guarantee that you get a G0 would be to find a store where you could pre-order and pre-pay, and then have the patience to sit back and wait for it to arrive, not the best plan for everyone I will agree but at least you will know that you are getting the CPU of your choice.