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Falcon Northwest Announces the Tiki Compact Gaming PC: Godlike Power, Micro Tower

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. btarunr

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    PC maker Falcon Northwest intends to change the perception of how big a powerful PC needs to be with their new Tiki "micro-tower". At only 4" wide and 13" tall, Tiki is roughly the size of an original XBOX game console. Inside Tiki packs the fastest NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards, the fastest Intel 3rd Generation Core-i7 "Ivy Bridge" quad-core CPUs, 16 gigabytes of memory, and up to four terabytes of storage. It's even got a liquid cooling system.

    "Tiki is a showcase of how far the PC industry has come in just the past year," said Kelt Reeves, president of Falcon Northwest. "CPUs and graphics cards have taken massive leaps in performance and power efficiency. Tiny solid-state storage has become affordable, and the miniaturization of motherboards all mean that your average tower PC is now much bigger than it really needs to be. With Tiki, we solved the heat and noise challenges involved in getting rid of all that excess space."

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    Making a desktop PC this thin presented a new design challenge: it's fairly easy to knock over with a stray elbow or by a pet. So Falcon custom cut Tiki's base out of solid granite. Tiki is the first PC ever to ship with 6 pounds of natural stone as standard equipment. The polished granite base gives Tiki both stability and a uniquely high-end style.

    "Tiki is just freaking awesome!" said Ujesh Desai, Vice President of Product Marketing at NVIDIA, "It's great working with partners like Falcon that can take our new Kepler-based GeForce cards and show them off in such an elegant way. I can't wait to get a Tiki on my desk!"

    Available today, Tikis will be custom built to order and begin shipping in early July. Pricing starts at under $1,900 for basic configurations and ranges to almost $5,000 for custom painted, fully-loaded builds.
     
  2. btarunr

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    Dooo want!

    Many Thanks to NHKS for the tip.
     
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    I wish I could buy that case.
     
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    wow, that is immensely nice looking.
     
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    Beautifully designed PC.
     
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    Very sleek looking for someone who doesn't want to assemble something. I really love the marble stand too, but configured with that 670 and for gaming purposes, it's going to hit the bank hard.
     
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    The blue paint job in the second picture is sweet looking.

    I guess I could look at the configurator, for research.
     
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    Interesting design.... but they should make the Optical drive optional - not many of us need one and it just takes up space inside.

    If they removed it they could possibly have space for 2 more SSDs or hard drives.
     
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    An optical drive only costs them £10, and the end user could always stick a 5.25" slim to 2*2.5" adaptor of some sort. If the motherboard has enough IO.
     
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    my guess is their already using a slimline drive given the size of this PC.
     
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    The price is disgusting, to say the least. :shadedshu
     
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    It's definitely cool but not cool enough for such a high price.
     
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    they put all the things neatly
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    wow stone?
     
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    da fuck kinda name is tiki??
     
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    Fantastic little system..
     
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    I just bought this in my mind.
     
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    You just bought it? I'm already using it in my imagination. :laugh:
     
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    They are using a PCI Express riser card to connect the graphics card. I wonder if it reduces the signalling speed.
     

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