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Company I chose for my new computer

Post by Acrobat on Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:50 pm

I had a thread a while back on companies that make gaming computers. I settled on company after reading reviews and doing configurations on all their websites.

http://www.falcon-nw.com

Not an inexpensive brand but they don't cut corners on new parts so I ended up liking their stuff whereas a lot of other companies seem slow to rapidly change up their setups as new stuff becomes available.

Basically this company offers reasonable prices (for high end market) so long as you don't select the Mach V as your tower, which ends up being like an extra $500 dollars without any real benefit.

There talons are the model I really liked, but there fragbox looks fascinating as well if you want slightly less performance but want a tiny compact computer. The Mach V is fairly ridiculous and allows larger motherboard like the Rampage that don't offer any advantage in performance. Their triple Titan is their flagship computer that won computer of the year in PC Magazine. The Mach V allows for the rampage motherboard to fit (talon is too small), and that allows for triple graphics card (each titan is about 1000 dollars) to give you and idea of what's going on here. 

This is the Triple Titan in PC magazine

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2415720,00.asp

Back to my point, the Mach V is kind of a waste and makes their prices seem inflated since it's a custom made box, but if the other models are approaching semi-reasonable price ranges (well about comparable to an Apple mac book pro would run you)

Here's a picture of their fragbox, which is a very tiny and portable version of their computers. The box itself is the height of a 16 oz pepsi with the handle extending slightly higher.









Here's is their Mach V

























The Talon is a desktop sized tower that is not gigantanormous like the Mach V that they introduced in 2000 to reduce cost. The Mach V is custom produced box made only for their own products. The Falcon is a box they get third party stock for much cheaper but put their logo on top of.










Then they have the Tiki model, which is newer much like the fragbox is kind of a new line for them. This one is skinny and is supposed to run fairly quietly so if you don't want a hulking heavy desktop tower like the Mach V and to a lesser extend the Falcon, you could go with this as it only 4 inches wide and 13X13 height and depth








Summary of the sizes:


falcon northwest wrote:


  • Mach V - Our largest, most capable tower.  All-aluminum construction, liquid cooled, hugely expandable.

  • Talon - Our mid-sized tower.  Aluminum & steel construction.  Moderately expandable, moderately priced.

  • FragBox - Our pint-sized powerhouse. Reduced size but still dual-graphics and six-core CPU capable.

  • Tiki - Our Micro-Tower. 40% smaller than a FragBox, Tiki can still handle the fastest single-graphics card configurations


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Post by Wonko the Sane on Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:04 am

So which model did you end up going with?

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Re: Company I chose for my new computer

Post by Acrobat on Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:51 pm

Went with Talon. It's a stock model case that for the most part allows anything the Mach V would allow.

I think they may made a mistake with that tiki by mounting it on granite because it looks cheesy and is probably heavy. It's a new case they are doing so they can probably fix that in the future.

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Post by Acrobat on Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:34 pm

Their main competitor makes some very ugly PC's in my opinion. Alienware looks like its made for a 13 year old.



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