Origin PC First Out of the Gates with Asus Rampage III Extreme Motherboard - HotHardware
Origin PC First Out of the Gates with Asus Rampage III Extreme Motherboard

Origin PC First Out of the Gates with Asus Rampage III Extreme Motherboard

A little chest thumping never hurt anyone before, and that's what Origin PC is doing today. Why? They're the first boutique system vendor to bring Asus' Rampage III Extreme motherboard to market and, well, they're pretty darn happy about it.

The Rampage III Extreme comes as part of an optional upgrade to the system builder's Genesis desktop. It comes with support for 3-way SLI (Nvidia) and CrossFireX (ATI), as well as some other high end goodies, like two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports and SATA III. In a unique twist, Rampage III motherboard owners can also overclock their system using a Bluetooth capable phone.

  • GENESIS desktop is the first to offer the new Asus Rampage III Extreme motherboard allowing robust overclocking, USB 3.0, and SATA III.
  • EON15 offers the most GPU options in any 15" gaming laptop with the ATI Radeon 5870 supporting DX11, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M,  and the NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M.
  • EON18 laptop now offers the NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M and up to 2750GB of hard drive capacity
  • GENESIS desktop now offers professional workstation graphics cards including dual 4GB NVIDIA Quadro FX5800 cards

April 22, 2010, Miami, FL, - ORIGIN continues its efforts to provide the best options in PC hardware components across all their high performance PC systems. Being first to market with the new Rampage III motherboard from ASUS for the award winning GENESIS desktop and offering the latest graphics cards including the ATI Radeon 5870 and the NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M card on the EON15 and EON18, shows that ORIGIN continues to deliver unprecedented performance to gaming and hardware enthusiasts. 

ORIGIN is updating their GENESIS desktops by adding the new ASUS Rampage III Extreme motherboard which offers robust overclocking solutions for the newest Intel Core i7 CPUs such as the Core i7-980X Extreme. It also supports NVIDIA 3-way SLI and ATI CrossFireX support, and tags on a pair of USB 3.0 ports and SATA III.  ASUS' new overclocking system allows gamers to control the speed of the system from a nearby Bluetooth phone, and users can backup or move BIOS overclock settings on a USB stick to share with others. The ORIGIN GENESIS is available online now starting at $1,999. 

The ORIGIN EON15 and EON18 laptops both offer additional options that give PC enthusiasts the flexibility of choosing what they want. Among the additions to the EON15 are the options of the ATI Radeon 5870 mobile graphics card supporting DirectX 11 and the NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M for professional workstation graphics on the go.   The EON18 also adds the option the for NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M and multiple 1TB hard drives while both the EON18 and EON15 now offer 512GB Solid State hard drives options.  The EON15 starts at $1,623 and the EON18 starts at $1,765. 

Quote from Asus:
"The ASUS Republic of Gamers Rampage III Extreme (RIIIE) motherboard empowers Origin's GENESIS desktop PCs with superior overclocking features on the latest CPUs, and offers SATA III and USB 3.0. high-speed data transfer." says Timothy Lin, Director of Product Management .  "Combining the expert engineering of ORIGIN and the ASUS RIIIE's Extreme Engine Digi+ improves heat dissipation by 30-percent over traditional MOSFETs. Simply put, the RIIIE on ORIGIN's GENESIS arms you with the most advanced and powerful gaming desktop ever built." 

"Offering the latest combination of advanced CPU, GPU and motherboard solutions that gamers and professionals desire in our award winning products  is a central part of ORIGIN's commitment to putting forth the best gaming and power user experiences possible." says Kevin Wasielewski, CEO/Co-Founder of ORIGIN PC.  "Being first to market with the powerful ASUS Rampage III Extreme motherboard confirms ORIGIN's position as the leader in high performance custom built PCs."

All ORIGIN systems are backed up with the best in integration, quality testing and support. ORIGIN offers a free life-time phone and online service guarantee and each customer has a dedicated support team and free life-time labor for upgrade needs.  Their staff is comprised of award-winning, experienced experts in the gaming and PC markets who want to share their passion with other enthusiasts. 

For more information on ORIGIN's GENESIS desktop, EON15 and EON18 laptops, visit www.originpc.com.

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This is nasty!!!!!!!! Really nice looking Rig here. Origin makes nice Rigs as well.

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Very nice extra feature to add to a already great rig. Great job they are doing!

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Yeah! These Origin PC's are very very nice.

I just went through the build for a workstation with the Rampage III on their site and it comes out to $4063! Or $2982 without the 8800!

Since we are mostly the people who can build these systems just for the fun of it. It would be a whole lot cheaper to do it yourself. Although I do love these PC's and think that Origin is on the right track when it comes to killer rig building.

I was really impressed that they also offer the best choices as far as Workstation cards go! Whether you are an Nvidia guy or a ATI guy, if you are looking for a good Workstation, this is definitely the company to go with if you have the money and no time to build!

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It's possible to convert many normal NVIDIA cards to Quadro without paying those horrible prices I'm told.

They talk about it here: http://www.techarp.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=539&pgno=1

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Don't Use Nvidia so I couldn't comment on that. I do know that with the ATI mods, you are basically stuck with one version of the drivers once you have gone in and changed the files.
When it comes to CAD programs this might be a good thing if you don't have to many updates or different programs that you use. When doing DCC, and you switch between CS4 and Painter, then go over to Maya and Max. Then you run into more issues with how the drivers operate with the upgrades and different versions that they decide to hit you with every six months to a year.
I tried it with a HD4850 and Maya really didn't like that. It kept crashing and locking up. Max was a little more stable but you never knew when it was going to hang.
The outrageous price is why I always stay away from Nvidia. The good thing about the Origin site is that they even offer the workstation cards. It is good to know that they have enough of a grasp to know that the people who would most likely be able to afford their machines and promote them are the guys who work in the game industry as well. On that Origin system you could still get two 8800's for less than the Nvidia cards, and have four times the power to work as well as DX11 fro games.
Thanks to Hot Hardwares testing.  I got my 8800 on Wednesday, yet my new power supply is not getting here until today. So as soon as it comes in I should start rocking :)
I put up some pics of the beast :) Ill do a review once I get familiar with its performance.

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