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Falcon Northwest 20th Anniversary Edition Talon Review

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imageFalcon Northwest 20th Anniversary Edition Talon Review

We had the chance to go hands on with the latest model Talon from PC maker Falcon Northwest. After two weeks testing the PC in real world use, we were not left wanting.

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  • UtinniUtinni Member EpicPosts: 2,209
    $4500 PC and it "Might" be too pricey for some. Bruh.
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  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 17,105
    Yeah, great looking PC and I'd love to run one but $4500? Nah, I can't talk myself into that.

    Please post a follow-up if they have a 50% off sale :)
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  • xpsyncxpsync Member EpicPosts: 1,854
    edited May 2020
    The reality is you'd probably be set for a few years with this most awesome rig.

    The problem though is in a year that price tag would probably buy you something even more powerful, or a same spec machine for half that cost a year later.

    I 've never found it a great idea to go all out, and just buy new every few years.
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  • xion12121xion12121 Member UncommonPosts: 199

    xpsync said:

    The reality is you'd probably be set for a few years with this most awesome rig.



    The problem though is in a year that price tag would probably buy you something even more powerful, or a same spec machine for half that cost a year later.



    I 've never found it a great idea to go all out, and just buy new every few years.



    You are right. As soon as you purchase and pay this amount, within 1 year you are going to have better video cards, processor etc out. That's what I have learned. Best to buy something on the low end for $500 to $600 run your games on high and then within a 1 year or 2 you can just replace it. I used to spend thousands, but realized that the specs get outdated so fast. I agree with you here xpsync.
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  • HuntSPMCHuntSPMC Member UncommonPosts: 36
    Yeah, that's cute and all but for half you could build near equivalent.
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  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 7,630
    When I think of this computer, I am able to cast a patronus in the shape of a falcon.
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  • GrimulaGrimula Member UncommonPosts: 644
    How Long until a 500-600 dollar gaming console is this powerfull ?

    will Gaming PC prices have to drop to compete eventually ?

    there will never be a 4000 dollar gaming console , but it might be as Powerrfull as a good computer
  • URMAKERURMAKER Member UncommonPosts: 671
    they've always been overpriced. you can get those same specs for $2k LESS from ibuypower,cyberpower,etc. just doesn't make any sense to pay that much extra.
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  • GrimulaGrimula Member UncommonPosts: 644
    One troy Ounce of gold used in every machine =)

    Maybe then it would be worth paying 4500 dollars !!
  • MazenealMazeneal Member UncommonPosts: 151
    Look, I know everyone needs revenue, especially during these crazy times. This sure does seem like a tone def article. It's like Nancy Pelosi showing off her dual Sub Zero fridges. To those making the argument about consoles, you are right there will likely never be a 4 or 5K console, but you can do SO much more with a PC like this then you will likely ever be able to with just a console, because once consoles start facilitating your PC needs, they will no longer be just gaming consoles......
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  • GrimulaGrimula Member UncommonPosts: 644
    edited May 2020
    i guess your correct mazeneal  =) 

    its just a crazy time for PC right now , since consoles are becoming almost as powerfull

    and they cost soooo much less

    PC Master race was started because Everything Graphically has always looked Better on the PC , Played better on High end PC's

    but this is not going to be the case in the future , consoles will look and Play GAMES  just as good as the best PC's and cost 1/4th the Price

    ~edit~ i know PC's can do more  but im just talking Gaming

    are PC's ever going to make a Big Leap in graphics again ? versus a Brand new next gen console ? 
  • RelampagoRelampago Member UncommonPosts: 448
    Yeah, great looking PC and I'd love to run one but $4500? Nah, I can't talk myself into that.

    Please post a follow-up if they have a 50% off sale :)
    Maybe...maybe a 75% off sale.  How do you give a $4500 computer a 10?
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  • VrikaVrika Member LegendaryPosts: 7,902
    xion12121 said:

    xpsync said:

    The reality is you'd probably be set for a few years with this most awesome rig.



    The problem though is in a year that price tag would probably buy you something even more powerful, or a same spec machine for half that cost a year later.



    I 've never found it a great idea to go all out, and just buy new every few years.



    You are right. As soon as you purchase and pay this amount, within 1 year you are going to have better video cards, processor etc out. That's what I have learned. Best to buy something on the low end for $500 to $600 run your games on high and then within a 1 year or 2 you can just replace it. I used to spend thousands, but realized that the specs get outdated so fast. I agree with you here xpsync.
    Too cheap computers become expensive in the long run because then you need to be constantly replacing.

    Buying $1000 computer that will last you 6-8 years long as you replace a couple of components with better models halfway through its lifespan is cheapest option in the long run.
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  • AstropuyoAstropuyo Member RarePosts: 2,178
    edited May 2020
    You can tell it's really good by it's RGB.

    That's the hallmark of a true piece of hardware. If it doesn't look like a unicorn turd made incarnate in the form of lightwaves i don't think it'll run {insert trending game}.


    Anyhow you can't give something a max score dude. Your metrics look so shill.

    NOT one flaw?I'd rate a 10 too for free hardware and a good chunk of revenue too if i had zero fucking credibility. That seal tho. LOL Seal of quality...bro you have lending tree ads on your site now...lol Edit: Even that seal is super low quality dude those pixels on a seal in 2020 lololol oh damn this site went to hell.
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  • OzmodanOzmodan Member EpicPosts: 9,726
    I can build one with similar specs for half that cost.  One very overpriced computer there.
  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 19,332
    edited May 2020
    A 10/10 is giving a business too much credit for simply putting the parts together.I mean what can they do that Joe Blow PC installer couldn't do?

    "checklist"..lol yeah they will have thousands of checklists printed up for a few bucks.Does it start .ok good to go,oh make sure to include that checklist.

    The review doesn't compare pricing which is in essence the ONLY thing this revolves around,an installer paid to put the parts together,no different than paying someone to do your breaks.

    If the machine is worth 5/6k ,this is a big time paid review,pretty much a 10/10 was given before even opening the box?Then the review is based on reviewing versus itself and no other middle man/pricing.

    So how can you say FNW did a 10/10 when you compared it to NOTHING else?Maybe Joe Blow down the street puts this together for 75% the cost?

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  • Ancient_ExileAncient_Exile Member RarePosts: 1,303
    System said:
    Falcon Northwest 20th Anniversary Edition Talon Review

    We had the chance to go hands on with the latest model Talon from PC maker Falcon Northwest. After two weeks testing the PC in real world use, we were not left wanting.

    Read the full story here


    TL;DRead all of it.

    "Falcon Northwest has cornered the high-end PC market, creating eye-catching and - most importantly – incredibly performant products."

    It's a real word, people.  I'm not even kidding.


    System Price as configured (without custom artwork): $4,492 USD

    Pssht!  Is that all?  That's less than I spend on alcohol a week. 







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  • keithiankeithian Member UncommonPosts: 3,191
    edited May 2020
    It's nice to see this company getting some praise. I bought a Tiki from them almost 6 years ago and I have a second one from them almost 3 years ago. Both run flawlessly. I can't say that about the Dell I once ordered, or the Sager I once ordered, or the HP I once ordered. Unlike the frustrations I have had with support, some of which have been clueless through the years, they really care. They are patient, no time on the phone with them is ever too long, even for just asking opinions...and they know their shit.

    Yes, they are pricey. Yes, you can build one for much less. Some of us don't want to build PCs. If we can afford it, we want something that is going to last, something with great support, and something that just works. The fact that both my Tikis can fit in a carry on (which I've done along with my Oculus Rift), is amazing.

    I do wish every once in a while they would have more substantial sales or something though :-)
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  • foppoteefoppotee Member RarePosts: 519
    edited May 2020
    The author of this review does seem a bit out of touch, but nonetheless; that is a beast of a machine.

    I just wish those type of companies would make good quality products/services at the more reasonable 1-thou range too even if not state of the art components.

    This is one of those machines one dreams of winning in a contest for sure.
  • SandmanjwSandmanjw Member RarePosts: 527
    People that these are for and will buy them are not ones that can or will build their own.

    Why does it surprise or shock anyone with these prices? We talk about whales in games everyday that throw thousands at games they enjoy.

    Not even talking about the ones that throw thousands at the crowd funded games that may not even ever come out....

    For what it is and for who it is for...looks like a great system. Has everything these type of folks want...a top line system with zero worries for a few years with a good warranty.

    When the warranty is out you know they will just fork over another 4-5 grand for the next top of the line system with a new warranty. Hell if you have the money to spend on your hobby...spend it the way you want, not like you gonna care what anyone else thinks anyhow:P
  • SylvinstarSylvinstar Member UncommonPosts: 158
    I agree with Sandmanjw.

    I don't understand calling this article tone-deaf, because this PC costs "a lot". Depending on your income this may be very little.

    If I go with that logic, this whole site is tone-deaf, because there are people right now living in a dump somewhere in the Philippines barely able to get enough food each day - let alone have time to sit around and play video games.

    As far as PC vs Console: I've gone with both for the last decade, as there are often titles I want that are exclusive to one or the other. However, consoles are starting to be a great value option. There is no way I could afford a whole new PC with the specs to run on a 4K tv, but the next gen consoles have this capability at decent frame rates, and will surely be within reach financially.
    Consoles are also starting to support more MMO's and AAA RPG's than ever before, which is a total win for me.
  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 7,630
    The people who make these computers have families to support just like everyone else. Neither they nor the reviewer  are " tone deaf." This is them making a living during hard times.

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  • APThugAPThug Member RarePosts: 543
    Good Luck!

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  • KyarraKyarra Member UncommonPosts: 789
    One could only dream to afford this :P
  • EmeraqEmeraq Member UncommonPosts: 1,063
    Utinni said:
    $4500 PC and it "Might" be too pricey for some. Bruh.
    I've bought used cars for less. couldn't image being able to afford this lol
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