Origin Genesis Desktop Gaming System Preview - HotHardware
Origin Genesis Desktop Gaming System Preview

Origin Genesis Desktop Gaming System Preview

There's a new company joining the ranks of boutique system builders with customization options that could turn the head of even the most die-hard DIY-er. The paint is scarcely dry on the Origin logo—the business opened on November 17th—but the corporation's three founders each spent a decade at Alienware prior to founding Origin. Their collective expertise is already evident; Origin offers unique customization options that set a new bar for what constitutes a "customizable" system. In this preview, we'll examine both the nascent company and the design of the review system it sent for evaluation; hard numbers will follow...

Origin's Genesis Desktop Gaming System Preview

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Looks like well built rigs. I have to say I don't know much about Origin.

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Sure hope they stress that they're "Origin PC" with the "Genesis PC"; otherwise they'll be confused with either an old Sega product or the makers of Ultima. You laugh, but searching on either "Origin" or "Genesis" came up with those way before this company; I wish them luck, but dang, they could have chosen some better names.

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I don't think people will get too confused. It's painted with flames because it's made by the Ori from Stargate, no?

"the company explicitly does not agree to cover damage incurred as a result of nuclear war, zombie apocalypse, epidemics, alien occupation, or armed insurrection." - LOL. I like that.

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Their free labor guarantee really sets Origin apart. These systems will make great gifts to people you really like. For the ones you hate, get them an Acer. Smile

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lol... awww acer isn't bad lol They'll fix your stuff in the first year. Just don't expect your computer to come back with all your information still on your hdd lol

They'll wipe it unless you explicitly specify not to lol

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Wow...remind me never to buy an Acer...

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I can't believe anyone on here would not have a backup of there drive.

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Actually, gib, that's SOP for any manufacturer. I'm surprised by acarzt's note "unless you explicitly specify not to;" most companies won't even give you that option. (Then again, I've often gotten newer tech as a replacement for older tech when returned under warranty, so as long as you make a backup, you're solid.)

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Oh thanks. It's just nice to feel taken care of, you know. Not left in the cold, kneecaps smashed and drowning in your own vomit, like Acer will do to you.

 

@3vi1

"the company explicitly does not agree to cover damage incurred as a result of nuclear war, zombie apocalypse, epidemics, alien occupation, or armed insurrection."

Lol, well then I won't be taking any of their computers to Somalia, that's for sure.

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Really love the paint job here. They look like a company that are really able to distinguish themselves in the high end. And the "The Big O' box looks to set them apart. Along with the sexy paint jobs as well.

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Yes the "Big O" is crazy ridiculous gaming rig and a water cooled xbox 360 and like tops out at over 16,000.  http://www.originpc.com/thebigo-features.asp

 

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This is a very nice warranty, in many cases well over the top as far as warranty's go.

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The warranty is awesome as well as there attention to detail. I specificallly like there cpu socket work and attention to detail inside. The wiring behind the board does seem a bit cluttered but it completes what it is supposed to and makes wiring pretty much invisible. I also like the work on the front of the case especially with there water cooling. Everything seems to be spec'd beautifully and ran correctly with as minor visibility as well as wire clutter (which gets in your way if you ever open it up) as possible. Falcon NW and other high end companies need to be paying attention as well. I would imagine a system from one of these high end providers would be 3 times more expensive or close. However; there work (Falcon etc) does not validate there ludicrous pricing, and in many cases I have seen with correct component compatibility, and even inside wiring etc. I have seen work that was far, far worse than anything I have seen from these guys.

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Thank you! I thought I was the only one who thought the Falcon NW pricing was ludicrous!

These Origin PCs offer a much better deal. I'll be telling all my family and friends about them.

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     Oh no way. I mean I appreciate Falcon as an innovator especially when they came out. However; I think they either lost touch with what they originally intended to do, and or they think that it is still 1990 something. Back then hardware especially top end stuff was very expensive. The problem is they still price that way in most of thier systems. There problem is there are quite a few other companies now The Origin one included which build excellent systems, from top end components, but they are way more realistic with there prices.

     I know as many one here as well as many hardware fanatics world wide I am sure that I could build a Falcon NW system for in general 1/3-1/2 what they charge. That is also being generous as I am sure I could probably drop one of there 15G systems for 5 with custom painting from a local guy of anything I wanted on it. The one thing is though women still go shop at super high end specialty stores and I am sure there were several mid to high 6 figure cars sold today as well (to stroke someones ego or self worth). So there is a percentage of people who enjoy getting ripped off and consider it a status symbol. With a car it may at least have truly singular ans specially made limited edition components, with Falcon NW they buy parts at the same price from the same place and of the same construction as Obsidian but like to triple or quadruple there expenditures at their customers peril.

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Thanks for the backstory. I've been tracking their systems for a few years and they always seemed unrealistically pricey. But I agree that they have become a status symbol, I know 2 students in my class who own one, paid for by their trust fund. It is quite like seeing a Ferrari, grabs your attention.

I remember Alienware was up there with the elite system manufacturer's as well. My brother has a system from 2004 that's still running well. He's finally in the market looking to replace it. All that I've heard about Origin has been very positive thus far.

 

Anyway, here's more to chew on (http://www.originpc.com/the-origin.asp)

For a PC to be deemed ORIGIN certified it must have:

  • True Personalization  {The complete package has to 'look' as good as it performs}
  • Hand-Built by Certified ORIGIN Specialists {Just because anyone can build a PC, doesn't mean they should}
  • Lifetime phone and online service guarantee {Once you join ORIGIN, we will have you covered for life}
  • Lifetime labor for all your service and upgrade needs included with every ORIGIN system
  • Gaming Performance & Quality Testing {1 cycle of a benchmark does not mean it is ready, this is a gaming PC.  Every ORIGIN PC runs through at least 72 hours of testing}
  • Component Quality Assurance {Only the best quality/performing components}
  • Wired for Thermal Optimization {No, a bird's nest is not allowed in a gaming PC}
  • Inspected and Approved {Over 100 point quality checklist signed by your dedicated team of professionals}
  • Dedicated Support Team {Never deal with anonymous agents that don't know your name}

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