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Falcon Northwest Offering Intel Haswell-E-Powered Desktop PCs

Oregon-based custom PC builder Falcon Northwest has also adopted Intel's new high-end desktop line and is making it available on three of its systems, the Mach V, the Talon and the FragBox. The X99-powered configurations feature the 8-core Core i7-5960X or the 6-core i7-5930K or i7-5820K, liquid cooling for the CPU, up to 64 GB of DDR4 memory, up to six storage drives, and up to three graphics cards set up in SLI or CrossFireX.

The Haswell-E-based Mach V, Talon and FragBox start at $3,021, $2,330 and $2,313, respectively.


Source: VentureBeat

Falcon Northwest Debuts the Tiki-Z Micro-Tower Gaming PC

PC maker Falcon Northwest has created a radical upgrade option to the popular Tiki micro-tower: The Tiki-Z Special Edition. At only 4" wide and 13" tall, Tiki-Z retains the same physical size as the standard Tiki - roughly the size of an original XBOX game console. But behind Tiki-Z's new case window sits the fastest graphics card NVIDIA has ever made: the GeForce GTX TITAN Z-powered by two Kepler GPUs.

"Tiki-Z gives our customers the dual GPU option they've wanted since Tiki was first released." said Kelt Reeves, president of Falcon Northwest. "They can now play truly demanding 3D games at 4K resolution in a slim PC that can easily fit on anyone's desk. Tiki-Z takes our power-per-cubic-inch mission to an entirely new Level."

NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX Titan, The Fastest GPU in the World

NVIDIA today introduced the new GeForce GTX TITAN, powered by the fastest GPU on the planet and designed to unleash the world's fastest gaming PCs including personal gaming supercomputers and svelte, quiet, small form-factor PCs.

"GeForce GTX TITAN is a beast of a GPU -- and the only one in the world powerful enough to play any game at any resolution at any time," said Scott Herkelman, general manager of the GeForce business unit at NVIDIA. "And yet, all of this immense power is housed in a sleek, sexy design, so gamers can also build beautifully-designed PC gaming machines about the size of a gaming console, yet magnitudes more powerful and always upgradeable."

Falcon Northwest Announces Windows 8 for its Entire PC Lineup

Gaming PC maker Falcon Northwest announced that Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro are being offered as OS options for its entire lineup of gaming desktops and notebooks, including the flagship Mach V desktop, Talon performance desktop, Fragbox LAN party desktop, Tiki signature compact desktop, DRX desktop-replacement notebook, and TLX thin-and-light gaming notebook.

Although Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate are available as options, Windows 8 Standard replaced Windows 7 Home Premium as the base OS choice, with Windows 8 Pro being available at a premium of US $44. Windows 7 Professional comes at the same exact premium (+$44), while Windows 7 Ultimate is the most expensive option, at +$102.

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

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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