Falcon Northwest Promises "Godlike Power" in a Micro Tower with Tiki

Could you imagine Zeus sitting atop Mount Olympus plugging away on a MacBook Air (as if!) or a bulk OEM machine loaded with trialware? Pffft. That's absurd, but the concept of packing "godlike power" into a diminutive micro tower form factor isn't, at least not as far as Falcon Northwest is concerned. The boutique builder just unveiled its new Tiki system, which it claims is the "world's most powerful micro tower" PC.

Just how powerful will depend on your budget. Pricing starts at a relatively modest $1,826.97, which gets you the Tiki chassis with a granite base (seriously), Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe, Intel Core i5 3450 processor clocked at 3.1GHz, liquid cooling, 8GB of DDR3-1866 memory, Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics card, 450W power supply, 2TB hard drive, slot-load DVD writer, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

If you want to spend more, the Tiki is configurable with up to an overclocked Core i7 3770K processor, 16GB of RAM, GeForce GTX 680 graphics card, up to three hard drives or solid state drives, Blu-ray reader, and other odds and ends. All that in a system that measures just 13 inches high and 4 inches wide.