Falcon Northwest, a custom computer maker serving the enthusiast and PC gamer markets, today announced FragBox 2, the world’s first unlimited Small Form Factor PC.
A PC about the size of a shoebox, the original FragBox was introduced last fall to critical acclaim. But the original FragBox was limited by the same issues that have kept all Small Form Factor (SFF) PCs from achieving mainstream success. Most SFF PCs use proprietary power supplies and motherboards to achieve their small size. With the average SFF power supply outputting only 220 watts, they are not equipped to run the fastest power-hungry graphics cards and CPUs. Heat dissipation in small cases is also a roadblock to creating SFF PCs that are as powerful as full-sized desktops.
“FragBox 2 solves the problems that plague Small Form Factor PCs” said Kelt Reeves, president of Falcon Northwest. “With its 520 Watt power supply and excellent cooling design, there isn’t a component made that we can’t power and cool in a FragBox 2. With PCI Express and two hard drives, FragBox 2 has the most power per cubic inch of any PC out there.”
“With its innovative design and screaming performance the original FragBox was a gamers dream,” said Ujesh Desai, general manager, desktop product division at NVIDIA. “Now, Falcon Northwest has gone one step further. The FragBox 2 is the first small PC to meet, and even exceed, our recommendations for powering our flagship GeForce 6800 Ultra graphics card. FragBox 2 is a must if you are playing the latest and greatest games like Doom3 and Far Cry.”
Starting at about $2,249, the FragBox 2 is available for pre-order now and will begin shipping in early September. The first versions will be based on Intel’s latest 925x chipset PCI Express motherboards. AMD based versions are expected to be available later this fall. The FragBox 2 is completely configurable with industry standard components, and pricing will vary with configuration. Visit http://www.falcon-nw.com/ for more information.