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May 29, 2010 7:50:35 PM

Is the AMD Dragon Platform still worth buying?

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May 29, 2010 8:48:28 PM

Well, a Phenom II X4 Black Edition processor, 790FX motherboard and HD 4800 card would still hold up pretty well today. However, if you're looking into a new build, you might as well go with the Leo platform, unless the Dragon platform is enough.
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May 30, 2010 1:42:33 AM
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dredg98 said:
Well what about just the motherboard in general? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and then ill get a 5770 or a 5850 i do have a amd phenom ii 955 3.2ghz

Dragon is still good to build or upgrade to but only if you already have the HD48XX.
If you are going to buy a motherboard, better get the 890 so you will have the future path to go Leo anyway.
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It's a tad more expensive but what the heck, that is the reason why AMD conceived these Dragon/Leo platforming in the first place. To get people to build higher specs than actually needed.

PS: The MSI 790FX-GD70 is good board, I have one myself ( with unlocked X3 720BE & HD4890 - does that qualify as a dragon or just a false one? :)  ).
June 6, 2010 1:32:52 AM

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