The Origin of Speed: Origin's Genesis Desktop Reviewed

The Origin of Speed: Origin's Genesis Desktop Reviewed

Last week, we brought you a preview of newcomer Origin PC's Genesis desktop and announced a system giveaway. Now it's time to investigate the system's actual performance as shipped. With a list price of $4999 as configured, this particular Genesis system is breathing some rarefied air indeed. Our expectations are similarly high; any company marketing a $5000 system has to demonstrate it's got all of its bases covered. We were happy with Origin's warranty terms and promise of lifetime support when we previewed the system; let's see if the company's hardware selection and system performance are commensurate with its lifetime support and personalized care...

The Origin of Speed: Origin's Genesis Desktop Reviewed

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The cable management is more or less the best I've seen and the PC as a whole is incredible!!!

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Yes; as I expected looking over there website as well as there seeming attention to detail in there builds from what I could tell, as a boutique builder Origin is pretty much flawless. As compared to other boutique builders I actually thought there prices for components as well as there awesome support and as a whole package there on the very top of my list. I am somewhat confused though if this is the system for the contest or if these are just systems they build which is what I am thinking. The system for the contest from what I understood had a TWKR CPU. SO as I said I assume this is just a review of a product system. Either way there performance lines and outcomes are just beautiful, and because of this I can tell they are enthusiasts like most users on this forum.

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I guess you get what you pay for with this setup, pure power and undeniable good service. The front page case has to be one of my favorite case artworks ever.

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Yeah; I and of course many if not most on here could build this. However; it is the detail they do there work in as well as the customization that they do, which is beyond what I would do. I could do something like this of course, but it is more difficult for a solo builder. The main point here is that through the detail I see, and the automatic support offered I would trust them That is the biggest factor for me in a PC purchase especially if I am not personally building it. I know I am committed to my PC being solid, and therefore performing as such. When if I buy one similar from Alienware even though it looks custom to a degree it is still cookie cutter if you get my drift. Therefore the attention to detail and every small point on these means I get a system as solid as I would make.

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Very good looking system. That's some crazy wattage draw!

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Crazy draw is almost an understatement... gaming for a few hours would be like running a hair dryer for a few hours! lol

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I guess if you have $4,000 to drop on a PC though you have money for the power bill.

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bob_on_the_cob:

Very good looking system. That's some crazy wattage draw!

Don't think of it as a computer with a high draw, think of it as a space heater that kicks ass.

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^lol... thats how i think of mine...

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I agree rj there support seems to be phenomenal which is a very large consideration in buying one of these types of systems. Thethe tests. pricing is also very good compared to other boutique builders. One thing specifically is Alienware which is often included when looking at these types of systems in benchmarking. I don't really get that as Alienware is not Alienware any more, but Dells performance department. I would not therefore really classify them as the same type of OEM, and believe both there testing and attention to detail along with several other things invalidate them for the subject of this type of testing.

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I wish I had that kind of money. :P

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Some very impressive numbers from the OriginPC. Though I would have liked to see it matched up against similarly configured system, with similar OS.

And as bad as the dual 5970's are in terms of power consumption, it runs a lot cooler and less noisier than the GTX 295.

The CyberPower Gamer Extreme 3000 still remains a decent system for its price point.

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I'd like to see it up against the Voodoo's Omen Portends $7K Gaming Rig and the Maingear F1X series that just came out.

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This config would kill Maingear's F1X 750:

Processor: Origin's Intel i7-920 (3.8GHz Factory OC)   vs F1X's Intel Core i7 975  (OCed to 3.66GHz)

Memory:     Origin's 6GB Corsair 1600MHz                     vs F1X's 12GB 1333 MHz

Video:         Origin's 2xATI Radeon HD 5970                   vs F1X's Dual AMD ATI Radeon HD 5870 in CrossFire

Power:        Origins 1200 Watt                                            vs F1X's 910 Watt

Both have 80 GB SSD's, Blu-Ray burners, etc, for a $159 cheaper.

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Still, it is nice to see them compete, especially when they are coming out at the same time and have similar price points (maybe not the base F1X, you are right there, about $1k cheaper than the test rig origin set HH up with). Anyways, it is hard to beat when it posts performance like that AND comes with the sick paint jobs that Origin has been showing off.

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I agree with gibbersome the memory bandwidth alone of the 1366 920 as well as the PCI-X bandwidth is basically +30% default versus an 1156 chipset system. Then both are overclocked which has a big draw on a low bandwidth system.

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Wow, some crazy speed there. Crazy prices too, though, but it sounds like Origin would be a very, very good company to work with.

On a side note, why were some of the tests scaled down here? For example Crysis? Why not put everything on high, to see just what exactly it can do?

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Plus, this monster comes with dual 5970's! No config that's been mentioned so far comes close to that.

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Wow. The cable management is SICK. And I love the case design. Too many builders make tacky cases.

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And the airflow in the case looks great as well, I counted 5 fans. Yeah, I love the neuron case exterior, just beautiful.

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yeah I have not even looked at any bench marks on two 5970's in crossfire. I know two 5850's in crossfire beat a single 5970, but 4 gpu's (not to mention the fastest on market until Nvidia gets there coming ones out maybe)/ I do wonder why they don't run two 5870 gpu's and some of that new reduced nm DDR5. Well maybe thats next wither way I would like to see a benchmarks of a pair against everything else.

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I think the main reason they didn't release one with regular clocked dual 5870's is because the power and cost would have been too high. They're built from two underclocked 5870's, while the number of stream processors is same as that of two 5870's.

And like you mentioned, the 5970 was more than enough to snatch the title of the fastest single slot solution away from GTX 295. You can also overclock the card as long as you have the proper power and cooling system and maybe eke out another 10-15% in performance.

 

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You should be saying "WHAT CABLE?" lol I love the design on the case ;), its just awesome!

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great case , wish I had one

 

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You can order one Wink lol link is right here :P lol http://www.originpc.com/

i wonder if they would only sell the case with the custom paint job :D lol

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