Falcon Northwest Goes Nuts With Tiki-Z Battlebox

We've seen a few Battlebox systems already, and now Falcon Northwest has joined the fray with its own entry. Being Falcon Northwest, they decided to do this rather unconventionally by building the Tiki-Z. Remember the original Tiki from 2012? Well, I’m sure you can see where this is going.

In case you don’t remember the Tiki, let me remind you: The Tiki is a tiny prebuilt desktop from Falcon Northwest. It's about four inches wide and stands thirteen inches tall, and it has a Mini-ITX motherboard and an SFX power supply. The leftover space is filled up with a 3.5” hard drive, an SSD and a full-size graphics card. To top it all off, the case itself is custom-made with your choice of (automotive) paint, and the base of the system could be made of a granite slab. All things considered, this is hands down the coolest prebuilt Mini-ITX system you’ll find.Custom laser-etched air intakesCustom laser-etched air intakes

Now, with Nvidia’s Battlebox program, Falcon Northwest has decided to build a Tiki with a GTX Titan Z inside -- hence the name "Tiki-Z". Inside the system you’ll find a liquid-cooled Intel Core i7-4790K processor, up to 16 GB of memory, whatever SSD storage you choose, and up to 6 TB of hard drive storage. All of this hardware is powered by the new 600 W Silverstone SFX power supply. While it might sound like a tight squeeze to power a system with a Titan Z off of "just" 600 W, we assure you that the chosen PSU is perfectly capable of doing so.

If you're wondering what such a system costs, we regret to inform you that it is anything but cheap. Pricing starts at $5,614, although for a limited time you’ll get a free Asus PB287Q 28” 4K monitor with your purchase. To put things into perspective, you might be able to justify this price tag if you consider that the cost of a single GTX Titan Z through retail is about $3000, and you're also getting a personally customized case and a 4K monitor. It is still a lot of money, but you'll have yourself the best Mini-ITX system money can buy.

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  • Bean007
    LoL, good luck selling at that price.

    Oh look, if it isn't the Downvote police. A ien2222, someguynamedmatt, thee prisoner, Chef Boyardee, hoofhearted, WithoutWeakness, and jasonpwns has joined in as well. They only gave upvotes to 1 person. Hmmm. Making more then one account so you can downvote people? How sad. Why don't you make more accounts and just downvote like crazy.

    I still don't think you made enough dummy accounts to downvote other people while upvoting yourself or your friends.
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  • quangluu96
    I don't know if this is true, but at that price, I expect people know how to build and mod by themselves, so I don't think many will buy this unless they just have money to burn.
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  • joecole1572
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    I don't know if this is true, but at that price, I expect people know how to build and mod by themselves, so I don't think many will buy this unless they just have money to burn.


    If I remember correctly, the Tiki is a pretty sophisticated engineering feat. The cases are custom built for the purpose of shoving all of those hot components into a very tight space. I'm sure that the market for these PCs are very limited, but Falcon is a boutique outlet. Their PCs are made to order and I doubt they keep any stocked up in a warehouse.
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