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Falcon Northwest FragBox Review

Posted: April 4, 2011
Falcon Northwest FragBox Review
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The Falcon Northwest Fragbox packs a true gaming PC punch in its shoebox size rig with an Intel Core i7 processor, dual video cards, 24 GB of RAM and more, all starting at $1,700. Chris Hardwick and Morgan Webb take a close look at the Fragbox to see if it'll fulfill your gaming needs.

What You Need To Know

  • The Falcon Northwest Fragbox is just as compact as we remember.
  • The PC measures about 15" long and 8" tall.
  • The Fragbox weighs about 25 lbs, so you'll have no problem carrying the rig to LAN parties.
  • Falcon Northwest also offers custom paint jobs for an extra $400.
  • The RAM slots and hard drive bays are located underneath the Blu-ray drive and power supply, which makes adding extra RAM or a hard drive a little tough.
  • The second video card slot is easy to get t, so you can add another one with no problem.
  • All the cables are managed nicely, giving the Fragbox a clean look.
  • Falcon Northwest has crammed a lot of power into this little Fragbox, which means it's able to keep up with the giant gaming PCs of the world.
  • Our gaming benchmarks have scored really well for a machine at this price point.
  • Games like Crysis 2 were maxed out with absolutely no lag and played perfectly, which means this rig should have no trouble for years to come.

Specs

  • Intel 2nd Generation Core i5-2500K (a.k.a. "Sandy bridge") Processor, 3.3 GHz, overclocked to 4 GHz
  • ASUS P8P67-M PRO Micro ATX motherboard
  • 8 Gigabytes 1333 MHz DDR3 memory
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 graphics card with 1.5 Gigabytes GDDR5 memory
  • Two Western Digital 500 Gig 7,200 RPM drives combined in a RAID 0 array for 1 Terabyte total storage
  • SilverStone 750 Watt modular power supply
  • LG Blu-Ray reader
  • Media Reader
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
  • 3 Year parts and labor warranty with 1 year of Falcon Overnight service
  • Price as of 2/9 - $2,469 (unpainted)
  • Custom paintwork starts at $365 for any color the customer desires. Custom artwork adds to that and pricing varies depending on what the art is and what the customer wants.

Price

  • $2,500 for this configuration (without the paint job).

Rating

  • 5 Seals of Approval out of 5. (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • With affordable parts, great craftsmanship and amazing performance, Falcon Northwest has done it again.

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Comments are Closed

  • Apollo2232

    How does it handle heat?

    Posted: April 26, 2011 12:14 PM
    Apollo2232
  • 3080

    I would do a lot of very bad things for this Pc!

    Posted: April 11, 2011 5:37 PM
  • applebook

    I heart Morgan :)

    Posted: April 7, 2011 1:10 AM
    applebook
  • alaskanhybrid

    Just to let the unaware be aware. Alot of normal PC cases weigh 25 pounds so this is incredible.

    Posted: April 6, 2011 4:54 AM
  • Hellsage666

    Instead of a base model (which is probably all that Comcast, G4's parent, is willing to spend the money to get these days), just go configure your own FragBox.

    http://www.falcon-nw.com/des ktops/fragbox

    Posted: April 6, 2011 12:40 AM
    Hellsage666
  • Hellsage666

    It might not be for the model they reviewed, but Falcon NW actually will let you configure your own FragBox on their site (yeah, people, takes under 30 seconds to Google Falcon Northwest and navigate to the FragBox page).

    http://www.falcon-nw.com/des ktops/fragbox

    Posted: April 6, 2011 12:38 AM
    Hellsage666
  • Snotlocker

    Specs plz for the $1700 model?

    Posted: April 5, 2011 3:17 PM
    Snotlocker
  • obanana1

    i wish my laptop was as half as good as this pc...
    p.s. eeeeeeeeeeeeooooooooowwwwwwwww wwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(falc on sound)

    Posted: April 5, 2011 1:12 PM
    obanana1
  • MT_Obsidian

    I feel like that machine probably has severe overheating issues... It doesn't seem to have a lot of good airflow for cooling.

    However, that design/compartmentalization is hands down awesome. I would love to have something so powerful be so small-- smaller than the big rig I've got now, that is.

    Posted: April 5, 2011 12:08 PM
    MT_Obsidian
  • karasublue84d

    Morgan skirt is want I to review, looking there.

    Posted: April 5, 2011 10:58 AM
  • goose13

    Could you guys provide a link of some kind with the exact specs of the system reviewed?

    Thanks

    Posted: April 5, 2011 6:57 AM
  • xPSYCHOMASTERx

    Description typos. Looks pretty B-A if I was'nt such a poor sap.

    Posted: April 5, 2011 12:34 AM
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