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Falcon Northwest Mach V

Falcon Northwest Mach V
alaScore 88

11 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Falcon Northwest Mach V. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the design, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the usability and price.


size, price, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Falcon Northwest Mach V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Gordon Mah Ung (

Falcon Northwest Mach V Icon 2 Review


You can't truly appreciate the paint job on Falcon Northwest's Mach V unless you can fondle it. We mean it—you just can't comprehend how damn smooth the paint is without lovingly stroking your hand on the side of this beauty as if you were a...

The smoothest paint job we've seen in a long time; damned fast

Expensive; an SLI rig will never beat a tri-SLI config

So how does the Falcon stack up? It’s wicked fast and handily pounds the crap out of our elderly zero-point system, as well as the majority of the Core i7-990X boxes we’ve tested in the last year. But how does it stack up against the Digital Storm...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Gordon Mah Ung (

Falcon Northwest Mach V Review


Who came up with the concept of a vertically oriented motherboard that positions the graphics cards upright so the tremendous heat they generate vents straight up?

A quad-core that can almost run with the hexa-cores

16GB of RAM is a bit overkill

Overall, the Mach V is a solidly designed, solidly spec’d machine with no holes that we can see. Yes, it might lack the sex appeal of the uber-machines we’ve encountered lately, but it’s a lot more down to earth in pricing, too.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Gordon Mah Ung (

Reviewed: Falcon Northwest Mach V with triple Titan X cards rips the lid off our gaming tests



Gaming performance that just won't stop ; Relatively compact for hardware inside

What, no room for a 4th Titan X ; Where's the custom liquid cooling

How fast are three Titan X cards? When I first received the rig I ran 3DMark's FireStrike Ultimate, which lets you compare results run at 4K resolution against Futuremark's massive database of results. The Mach V landed in the top 40.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Matthew Murray (

Falcon Northwest Mach V (Intel Core i7-3770K)


Falcon Northwest's largely excellent Mach V (Intel Core i7-3770K) gaming desktop is held back by its standard-clocked, mainstream processor.

Excellent performance. Attractively designed, inside and out.

Not the fastest system available in most tests. Interior is not completely tool-free.

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Aug, 2012

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

Falcon Northwest Mach V (Core i7-2600K)


With top-of-the-line components, including Intel's new Sandy Bridge processor, the Falcon Northwest Mach V (Core i7-2600K) is an uber-gaming desktop PC. What's surprising is that it comes in at less than $5,000.

High-end 3D performance. High-end multimedia performance. Good build quality. Intelligent thermal design. No Bloatware. Plenty of high speed ports: FireWire, USB 3.0, eSATA. Doesn't get as hot as competition. Comparatively quiet.

It's big. DIY Internal hard drive upgrades less convenient.

More desktop reviews: • Acer Aspire Z3 (AZ3-715-UR15)• Origin Neuron• Dell OptiPlex 7450 All-in-One• Microsoft Surface Studio• Corsair One Pro• more

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Gizmodo - Brian Lam (

Review: Falcon Northwest Mach V


No expense was spared for the Mach V: Its 3.2-GHz processor is overclocked by 800 MHz, and the machine packs three Nvidia GeForce GTX 280...

Pretty quiet. Go ahead, run everything at once while you try to hack the NSA: You’ve got 8 GB of RAM. Combination Blu-ray and HD-DVD drive. The best all-around PC of the bunch

Load times are quick, but those drives won’t help games play any speedier. Airbrushed aluminum case ain’t exactly pretty. You can game faster for half the price

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Marc Perton (

Falcon Northwest Mach V reviewed by PC Mag


We're beginning to see a pattern here. It works like this: Turbo-charged gamer rigs get into the hands of reviewers; write-ups discuss gaming, but also comment on how the machines are perfect for other tasks; accountants and admins across the country...

Jul, 2005

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

Falcon Northwest Mach V


We've come to expect a quality product from Falcon Northwest, and the newest evolution of the Mach V is no exception.

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Jun, 2004

Expert review by : Mick Lockey (

Falcon Northwest Mach V


Gaming specialist Falcon Northwest has put together another fast, well-designed machine, but the 80GB of hard drive space is somewhat skimpy for video authoring.

May, 2003

Expert review by (toptenreviews.com_old)

Falcon Northwest Mach V


While looks can be a factor in purchasing a gaming computer, it definitely shouldn't be the deciding factor. The Falcon Northwest Mach V does have lightning speed, but it can't beat the computers higher on our list in a side-by-side comparison.

The Mach V is one of the fastest computers on the market

This gaming computer only has one video card, a major oversight for a computer of this price range

The Falcon Northwest Mach V has a lot of glitz and speed, but the rest of the design is lackluster.

Product Specifications

Since 1992, Falcon Northwest has custom built the machines that redefined the meaning of power. The MACH V series not only invented the category "Gaming PC's", but has ruled it ever since. In every review, in every head-to-head speed competition Falcon Northwest has ever been invited to, Falcons win. They win because of speed, quality, features, and because of a lost art Falcon calls craftsmanship.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB
Per Processor Size:1MB/2MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:19in
Diagonal Size (metric):48.3cm
Max Resolution:1792 x 1344


Manufacturer:Falcon Northwest
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Falcon Northwest Mach


Chipset Type:Intel 875P/Intel 925X Express
Data Bus Speed:800MHz


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Read Speed:16x/40x (CD) / 12x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:24x (CD) / 2x (DVD-RW) / 4x (DVD+RW)
Write Speed:40x (CD) / 4x (DVD-R) / 8x (DVD+R)

Optical Storage (2nd)

Read Speed:16x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:3.4GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Processor Number:550
Type:Pentium 4/Pentium 4 Extreme Edition


Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:4GB

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Storage Controller

RAID Level:JBOD / RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5/RAID 0 / RAID 0+1 / RAID 1

Storage Controller (2nd)

RAID Level:JBOD / RAID 0 / RAID 0+1 / RAID 1/RAID 0 / RAID 1

Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/240GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra/NVIDIA GeForce FX 5950 Ultra
Interface Type:AGP 8x/PCI Express x16