Is this the world's ultimate gaming PC? You could probably argue either
way, but we're pretty sure it's the world's ultimate entertainment
machine. Pound for pound, you'll be hard pressed to find a desktop tower
with more fun-per-square-inch than on Origin PC's new "Big O." This
mammoth machine is unlike anything we have ever seen. Rather than just
stuffing a flashy tower with the most cutting-edge components, Origin
has decided to go above and beyond the call of duty. How so? By placing a
top-of-the-line gaming PC and an Xbox 360 Slim inside a single tower.
One tower, two gaming machines.
This desktop is likely to be one of the largest and heaviest on the
market, but considering just how functional it is, we're willing to give
it a break. In order to maintain a decent temperature, Origin has
liquid cooled both the PC side and the Xbox 360 Slim side. Each system
is built so that the Xbox
360 ports are never blocked, and each can run
the PC side and the Xbox 360 side at the same time, enabling you to game
on your console / HDTV while someone else games on your computer LCD.
Two different configurations are available as examples (though you can build your own from scratch if you phone Origin), each of which are well above
most budgets. But with a layout like this, would you expect anything
less? The "base" model is $7669, and that includes a Core i7 930 CPU
(overclocked to 4GHz), dual NVIDIA
GeForce GTX 480 graphics cards, a
Rampage III Extreme motherboard, 6GB of Corsair Dominator 1600MHz
memory, 12x Pioneer Blu-ray player, 1500w PSU, Creative sound card,
Windows 7 Home Premium and a media card reader. The $16999 build will
definitely break you, but that includes dual Intel Xeon X5680 CPUs
overclocked to 4.3GHz, an EVGA SR2 motherboard, quad SLI GTX 480 GPUs,
12GB of memory and dual 1Kilowatt power supplies. Rather impressive
stuff, for sure. So, is anyone even considering one of these? As lovely
as they are to gawk at, those prices sure are shocking.
ORIGIN Unleashes Benchmark Shattering Gaming PC-Xbox 360 Hybrid
‘The Big O’ delivers unparalleled gaming experience with total customization, insane speed, absolute power, immersive graphics, and complete liquid cooling
Miami, FL – September 7, 2010 – ORIGIN PC is proud to unveil The Big O, their latest creation designed for dominance and destined to make high performance computing enthusiasts and gamers to drool uncontrollably. The Big O fuses the capabilities of the fastest computing hardware on the market, ORIGIN’s expert overclocking, and a built in Xbox 360 to create the ultimate gaming weapon.
The Big O is featured in CPU Magazine’s annual Dream Machine review roundup, an epic competition between system builders. “If you want the ultimate PC, the Big O is it” said CPU Magazine. “By integrating an Xbox 360, the Big O offers everything and the kitchen sink.”
Absolute Power – With Intel’s Xeon X5680 processors there is nothing you can throw at The Big O that will slow it down. Each X5680 features six-cores, twelve threads, supports ECC memory—and that’s before we add a second CPU and overclock it to a lighting fast 4.3GHz. Add in up to 24GBs of Corsair GT 2000MHz memory and then dare any computer task to slow down your Big O.
Quad Damage – A strong core with excellent liquid cooling is the key to lasting performance and EVGA’s GeForce® GTX 480 FTW graphics cards delivers the best graphical power money can buy. This power is multiplied in a SLI multi-GPU configuration creating the most immersive visuals imaginable in gaming and beyond. The Big O provides the unmatched graphics performance that will shatter any benchmark thrown at it.
The X-Factor – To empower gamers with the most comprehensive gaming platform on the planet, ORIGIN integrates a liquid-cooled Xbox 360 slim directly into each Big O. Every Big O system is strategically modified so the Xbox ports are easily accessible with liquid cooled processors for extreme performance. You can even game on the Xbox 360 while your computer is busy dominating whatever other task it is assigned.
Liquid Cooled to Perfection – ORIGIN keeps your Big O cool with its state of the art liquid cooling system that maximizes performance from the CPU, motherboard, graphics card and even the integrated Xbox 360 slim. The ORIGIN custom liquid cooling system aggressively dissipates heat and eliminates fan noise ensuring your system remains cool and whisper quiet.
“The Big O will satisfy the demands of even the most power hungry gamer, but when you create the ultimate personal computer system it has to be designed to go above and beyond gaming” said Kevin Wasielewski, CEO and Co-Founder of ORIGIN. “From the hottest games on the market to digital video editing and 3D rendering you will have the power to perform at every level. To have the best you have to build using the latest in computer technology that guarantees unmatched performance and that is exactly what you get with the Big O.”
“Wow, we can honestly say we’ve never seen a system like the Big O before,” said Ujesh Desai, general manager of the GeForce GPU business at NVIDIA. “The components selected by ORIGIN, including up to quad GeForce GTX 480 GPUs will definitely have gamers salivating for the win.”
The Big O features a 1 year free shipping and free part replacement warranty backed with the best in class 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. Pricing for The Big O starts from $7,669 and can be configured one on one with an ORIGIN specialist through http://originpc.com/thebigo-features.asp.
ORIGIN builds custom, high-performance desktops and laptops for hardware enthusiasts, professionals, and gamers. ORIGIN PCs are hand built, tested, and serviced by knowledgeable gaming enthusiasts, industry veterans, and award winning system integrators. Their staff is comprised of award-winning, experienced experts in the gaming and PC markets who want to share their passion with other enthusiasts. ORIGIN is located in Miami, FL and ships worldwide. For more information, please visit www.ORIGINPC.com or call 1-877-ORIGIN-Ø.