Sure its pricey and oversized but theres nothing wrong with the v10 if it works for him. I wouldn't mind checking out the temps with the i7 @ 4ghz. I see no reason why it shouldn't be amongst the top coolers.
i just purchased this also, dropped my temps on my C2D rig by about 4-5 degrees. i can get more specifics if you needs, but am at work now... it replaced a zalman cooler. The system in my sig still has the old cooler listed for refrence...
(AND OMG IT IS HUGE!)
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