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CNET First Look
Falcon Northwest Tiki gaming PCThe Falcon Northwest Tiki takes an expensive, ostentatious stab at a gaming slim tower.
I'm rich brown senior editor for CNET -- gonna take a look at the falcon northwest -- This is -- high -- slim tower gaming PC you might remember that Alienware X 51 from earlier this year that system costs 1999. This one goes for -- point 800 bucks in this configuration starts at 18100. This is a higher end version has over clocked core I seven chip -- the GeForce 6800 GTX graphics card. In addition to being a very fast computer you can see that there's a granite base here in the bottom designed -- -- sort of keep the system stable because it's very slim system and kind of tall. -- and top pennies it's easy to knock over to solve a problem thought northwest is gone for a polished granite -- -- comes in a couple different options. Aesthetically and not really sure about it you might like it I kind of think it looks like an employee of the month award but that overall it does -- do its job here. But for the system itself up as accidents and pretty cool stuff that does not question is if you really want to pay that much for the relatively limited slim tower case. So the furnace isn't as nice and clean it's got the sort of sleek black look to -- overall. Here at the top there's a slot loading Blu-ray drive as those a couple of USP three jacks -- power reset and applauded Jackson's well. Appear in the back you'll see an upside down version of the standard PC layout. The company is -- ports down here digital audio output wireless antenna jacks use -- three ethernet eSATA and -- that analog audio it's. Here in the graphics card to get two dvi jacks HDMI and display port out even though this is slim tower PC it is actually remarkable amount hardware and here. -- see there's a liquid cooling -- connected here to the side panel. Goes you do -- over clocked CPU with a core I 73770. K chip or clocked a four point three gigahertz. There's a standard two terabyte hard drive here -- a solid state drive in room for -- assaults that one if you wanted to course that reject the price of down here you've got -- gigs of memory and appear there's a graphics cards dual led board connected via daughter card. So does finalize -- -- that the system apart from Alienware is not only the water cooling rate also the fact that the power supplies built into the system. And -- X 51 had an external power supply -- -- a kind of giant brick and only be 330 watts of power. Dawkins managed to cram 450 watt power line here so you really don't need to worry about overclocking or at a hang graphics card -- -- -- system. A question of the specialist -- the system aside from the -- -- -- there really is no room for upgrading. The falcon has taken -- -- -- PC concept well beyond -- anyway came up with of course it charges more for that privilege but he also seem to get a lot more power. The question though is how much you wanna pay for this when you can -- say. -- -- dollars more for a system that's actually pretty small but -- used to graphics cards and is otherwise relatively equal authors whose performance. You can find such PC from being here which make us wonder how that -- system. Overall I can recommend someone who has their mind specifically set on a slim tower gaining PC otherwise you can probably get better deal for money and even still have a pretty small test. -- rich -- -- the falcon northwest T.