The reason I suggested the 8740W is because of its fantastic flexibility and upgradeability, as well as some inevitable family relationship with the Dragon. I bought two of them, one with the Nvidia 5000M, and the other with the ATI 7820, and the 8740W thread is full of upgrade activity. These machines are very capable, also have many CPU options, and do everything I want them to do. One of these motherboards in the Dragon would be fantastic. I had a number of communications with Triturbo before buying mine, as he has a wealth of information and experience with these machines.