Tiki micro-tower PC packs i7-3770K, GTX 680 and a granite base

By on June 26, 2012, 7:30 AM

Boutique system builder Falcon Northwest has unveiled what it claims to be the world's most powerful micro-tower PC. Measuring only four inches wide and just over a foot tall, the Tiki is similarly sized to the Alienware x51, but offers considerably more options, with the highest configuration packing today's best hardware.

The base machine starts at $1,826.97 with a Core i5-3450, GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB, 8GB of 1866MHz DDR3 RAM, a 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green, a slot-loading DVD drive, a 450W power supply, as well as integrated audio and plenty of other connectivity courtesy of the Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe mini-ITX motherboard.

Pricing can hit over $5,000 with items such as the Core i7-3770K, GTX 680 2GB, 16GB of RAM, SSDs (up to three 512GB Crucial M4s), a slot-loading Blu-ray drive as well as customized options like a $938 "hematite" paint job. Regardless of your build choices, the Tiki ships with CPU liquid cooling, Windows 7 64-bit, a three-year warranty and a six-pound polished granite base to help prevent the top-heavy system from tipping over.

By comparison, the Alienware x51's highest hardware configuration runs approximately $1,449 for a Core i7-3770, a GTX 555 1GB, 16GB of RAM, a 2TB hard drive and a slot-loading Blu-ray drive. Folks seeking even more power than the Tiki offers should consider the Maingear F131, which isn't quite as compact but offers up to dual Radeon HD 7970s or GeForce GTX 680s, an i7-3930K hexa-core CPU as well as 32GB of RAM.




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avioza said:

$1,826 for the base model specs and no SSD?

Thumbs down...

Ranger12 Ranger12 said:

I have to know more about this $938 hematite paint job.

Renrew Renrew said:

^

Me too, must have pure Gold flakes mixed in with the Iron Oxide to justify that kind of price.

Guest said:

..ooh, I want to compare it side by side with alienware x51 just to know how similarly sized of both.

Still, alienware x51 is still have a nice look compared to this, despite Tiki offers considerably more options :D

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Jesse Jesse said:

I want to see inside! Pics please!

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Jesse Jesse said:

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This?

That... is not inside... I wish they had better shots of the interior on their site. I'm curious to see how they fit everything in there.

Guest said:

I think this is pic inside pc

http://www.falcon-nw.com/desktops/tiki

and this is why the 'hematite' paint job is about $938

http://www.falcon-nw.com/custom-painting

abysal abysal said:

That price is way too high.

3DCGMODELER 3DCGMODELER said:

totally to high....

DKRON said:

"Pricing can hit over $5,000 with items such as the Core i7-3770K, GTX 680 2GB, 16GB of RAM, SSDs (up to three 512GB Crucial M4s)"

It can go a fair amount larger then only $5000, I hit $24,018.75

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