updated 10:35 am EDT, Tue October 24, 2006
Fragbox Case for All
Falcon Northwest, a veteran gaming system builder, took the unusual step of releasing one of its own case designs to the public. Although most boutique PC designers limit their case designs to pre-assembled systems, the FragBox is now available as a barebones case that can be outfitted with any standard micro-ATX mainboard and the user's choice of peripherals. A 750-watt, full-size ATX power supply is included; this is crucial, Falcon says, as it allows even the most demanding processors and graphics cards to run properly in the tight confines of the case. The company has tested and used Athlon 64 FX-60s and quad-SLI video cards in the chassis. NewEgg is already shipping the FragBox for $290 from its online store, linked above. Availability at other stores hasn't been announced.