Any way of using a 140mm fan with a U120eX? I'm getting it for my E8400 system. BTW, OP, where are you ordering your Yorkie?
Not sure about the Fan, but I think the 120eX is supposed to use a 120mm.
As for the Q9450, as I said, several websites are allowing for order. After pricing a few, I found shopblt.com to be the lowest and made an order for the retail Q9450. The retail box should be BX80569Q9450.
The Intel Unit cost for the chip is about $315. The cost for the retail chip at shopblt.com was 346.49 + $9.69 = $356.18 (no tax! )
Somewhat of a markup, but best to buy it now before the price gets jacked up even more.