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Close to the Metal Ep. 3: Is Falcon’s $8,700 Mach V desktop a justifiable expense?

The Falcon Northwest Mach V is one of the most enduring, and most expensive, systems in the PC arena. Is its high price tag worthwhile? And what's the real difference between it and a more typical, mid-range rig?

Why Valve’s Steam Machines are in big trouble right now

Between the restrictive OS and the confusing assortment of compatibility questions, Valve's Steam Machine experiment is struggling to find an audience, despite piggybacking off the company's insanely successful Steam software.

Falcon Northwest’s Tiki micro-tower supports high-end Core i7, Xeon CPUs

Falcon Northwest has done a lot to dispel the myth that miniature desktop systems aren't powerful. Its latest Tiki machine can somehow bundle in both an i7 CPU and a Titan-X without melting thanks to a custom liquid-cooling loop.

Here’s what you need to know about buying a custom built PC

PC gamers are just as fanatical about their hobby as ever before, and today's custom gaming rigs are the best, and most affordable systems that have ever been available. But what components do you need in a decent gaming PC, and how much do…

Apple Mac Pro vs Falcon Northwest Talon: Which is the better super-charged desktop?

Apple's Mac Pro represents the newest thinking in desktop engineering, while the Falcon Northwest Talon is an old-school system that's been produced in various forms since 1999. Which approach makes for a better workstation? We compared…

As PC sales dwindle, high-end builders find that gamers aren’t going anywhere

There's been plenty of talk about the death of the PC and the post-PC era. However, if you ask the CEOs of three boutique PC manufacturing outfits, they're not exactly buying it. Read on to learn more.

Alienware, Origin among more than a dozen third-party Steam Machines vendors

Alienware and Origin are among the 12 third-party hardware manufacturers that are confirmed to be partnered with Valve to release living room-focused Steam Machine gaming PCs in 2014.

Falcon Northwest’s granite-based Tiki micro tower PC is rock solid, literally

Falcon Northwest’s latest custom machine, the Tiki micro-tower PC, uses a six-pound solid granite based to lend its tiny form factor some staying power.

Asustek Develops First SLI Motherboard

The ASUS A8N-SLI motherboard based on the nForce4 SLI chipset is the first to hit the consumer market.

Nvidia: 6800 Retail Cards Will Ship In June

Video Cards based on all of the Nvidia GeForce 6800 family of graphics chips will begin shipping this month from multiple vendors, Nvidia officials said.