But dont you think that the msi daimond looks nice ? (MY second post on this page)
If you want to give him a splitting headache? Read the 9450 OC nightmare thread? The X38 Hydrogen is a X38 Diamond with a watercooling ... looks nice, runs smooth and yes, even with everything on auto he will get 3.2 GHz out of it with a Q9450 ... but if he wants to take it up to the next level? Hell ... (and heaven after a LONG time of tuning it)
And I don't know if the X48 is that much of an improvement either ...