updated 10:30 pm EST, Thu February 12, 2009
iBuyPower AMD Dragon PCs
iBuyPower has launched two gaming PCs featuring AMD's Dragon platform, the Gamer HAF 91B and Gamer Fire. Both computers integrate AMD Phenom II processors, the AMD 790GX chipset and ATI Radeon 4000-series graphics cards. The HAF 91B is geared toward entry-level gamers and provides an X4 920 processor, 4GB of DDR2 RAM and an ATI Radeon 4850 graphics card. The system also offers a 16X DVD reader, 20X DVD burner and a 500GB hard drive. A 600W speaker system is included and the computer supports 7.1-channel surround sound.
The Fire system features upgraded components including an X4 940 processor, Radeon HD 4870X2 video card, LG Blu-ray drive, 4GB RAM, 750GB hard drive and an 800W power supply. The hardware is installed in a NZXT Guardian 921 case, while a liquid cooling system dissipates heat from the CPU. The system also supports 7.1-channel surround sound, but the package does not provide external speakers.
The HAF 91B can be purchased for $1000, while the Gamer Fire is priced at $1440. Both prices exclude a display, although each of the PCs can be customized to suit individual needs.