Falcon Northwest's Oculus Ready desktops get a splash of Kaby Lake


— 2:00 PM on February 15, 2017

Boutique builder Falcon Northwest has a long history of working with Oculus, having built development and demo rigs for the VR headset maker for a few years now. Falcon Northwest's support for the Oculus Ready program continues with its new Tiki and Talon desktop configurations, both recently upgraded with Intel's latest Kaby Lake processors.

Falcon Northwest's Oculus Ready Tiki desktop has a slim 4" wide chassis, but that's enough room for some serious hardware. Buyers can choose between Core i5-7500, Core i5-7600K, and Core i7-7700K CPUs, and there's liquid cooling available as an option. The Tiki ships with either 16GB or 32GB of DDR4 RAM clocked at 2400 MT/s. Graphics card options on the Nvidia side include the GeForce GTX 1060, GTX 1070, GTX 1080, and Titan X, along with a small selection of Quadro cards. AMD's RX480 is also an option for buyers.

The Oculus Ready Talon system is designed to give users the option of adding a second graphics card down the road—or immediately, if a single Titan X just won't cut it. The Talon has the same processor and graphics cards options as the Tiki, but its larger motherboard has enough slots for a total 64GB of RAM. The Talon's beefy 750W power supply means that installing a second graphics card probably won't require grabbing a new PSU.

The Oculus Ready Tiki system equipped with a GTX 1080 and an i7-7700K starts at $3040. A similarly-configured Talon starts at $3200. Prices vary significantly depending on components and extras. Interested folks can configure a custom Tiki or Talon at Falcon Northwest's website.

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