The Falcon Northwest Tiki gaming PC features the latest Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA 680 GTX graphics card, a full metal construction and a granite stone base. So does this fulfill your gaming needs? Matt Mira and Michael Ian Black find out on Gadget Pr0n.
What You Need To Know
The Falcon Northwest Tiki desktop computer features a slim, clean tower design with a granite stone base.
This gaming rig features every port you could ever want and on the graphics card along the DVI, there is an HDMI out. No VGA!
When you open the computer up, you'll see that everything is crammed in pretty well, like a standard 2 TB hard drive, a solid state drive and liquid cooling, which is a huge plus on this PC.
There's a lot of power hogging hardware in here and it's a very quiet machine because of the liquid cooling.
This machine is fast! The configuration we tested has Intel's latest quad-core Ivy Bridge processor, a 2GB NVIDIA GTX 680, and 8 GB of RAM.
These are mid-range specs, as far as what you can upgrade this thing to.
We played Batman: Arkham City on the PC and the machine handled the game perfectly and quietly.
The graphics card isn't even the top of the line, so a lot of the speed is due to the Intel processor, which clocks in at 3.5 GHz.
The upgradability is important to mention because there are so many options that you can put in.
Falcon Northwest has models starting at $1,500 with core i5 processors and less RAM, or you can spec out a machine that is north of $4,000 with 32 GB of RAM and a faster graphics card.
You can even get custom colors and custom logos on it.
That said, you are paying a premium for these options.
There are definitely more price efficient desktops out there from companies like iBuyPower and even Alienware.
In our opinion, those companies don't have the level of attention to detail that Falcon Northwest has.