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Falcon Northwest Mach V

Falcon Northwest Mach V
alaScore 89

14 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 14 expert reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 85/100. The average review date is Dec 6, 2008. We have compared these reviews to 321632 reviews from other Desktops. The alaScore™ for this product is 89/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 18, 2018.

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Expert review by : Marc Perton (engadget.com)

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

Expert review by : Gordon Mah Ung (pcworld.com)

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

 

Ok...

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 (pcmag.com)

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

Expert review by : Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Falcon Northwest Mach V (Core i7 3930K review: Falcon Northwest Mach V (Core i7 3930K

 

Falcon Northwest Mach V (Core i7 3930K

This latest ; features Intel's new six-core CPU, a new motherboard chipset, and the usual assortment of high-end components.

Gamers won't see much benefit from Intel's new chip compared with the old flagship Core i7, and the imposing Mach V case isn't for everyone.

Well-heeled gamers with professional-level application performance needs should look into this statement-making Falcon Northwest Mach V, but you can spend far less and still enjoy top-notch gaming with an older CPU.

Nov, 2011

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Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

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.

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Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Gizmodo - Brian Lam (wired.com)

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

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

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 (pcworld.com)

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 : Bill O'Brien (cnet.com)

Falcon Northwest Mach V review: Falcon Northwest Mach V

 

Falcon Northwest Mach V

Runs on the fastest processor available; includes audiophile-quality speakers; DVD burner useful for making home movies and backing up files; custom paint job looks sharp.

High price will scare off many; no CD-RW drive for speedy CD burning; Falcon's valet service not as fast as onsite support.

Cheap, it is not. But the Falcon Northwest Mach V combines top-notch performance and first-rate components like no other.

Nov, 2002

Expert review by : Gordon Mah Ung (maximumpc.com)

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
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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

Depth:21.1in
Height:19.1in
Width:7.7in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:19in
Diagonal Size (metric):48.3cm
Max Resolution:1792 x 1344
Type:Display/None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Falcon Northwest
Model:V
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Falcon Northwest Mach

Mainboard

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

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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)
Type:DVD/DVD-ROM
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

Processor

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

RAM

Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM/DDR2 SDRAM

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
Type:RAID

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

System

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