Origin Genesis Desktop Gaming System Preview - HotHardware

Origin Genesis Desktop Gaming System Preview

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Corsair's Obsidian Series 800D:



The thumbnails above link to larger images and are a good way to get a feel for how the 800D is built and what features it offers without a bunch of hardware getting in the way. The front of the case is subdued, with both the front panel and the hot-swappable drive bays hidden behind doors. In addition to the four hot-swappable 3.5" bays, the case offers two additional internal 3.5" bays as well. That's support for six hard drives standard, with an additional five 5.25" bays open if you choose to use drive extenders.

There are several notable features visible in the case's interior. First, the area directly underneath the CPU can be accessed by a rear-mounted hatch. This vastly simplifies the mounting of certain heatsinks or coolers to the motherboard; it's no longer necessary to physically yank the board to swap out cooling solutions.

Corsair has designed the case to minimize cable clutter whether the customer is using air or water cooling. The plethora of pre-cut ports make it possible to reroute nearly every cable behind the motherboard, though this may require longer cables in some instances.



The front panel offers a standard series of connections—four USB 2 ports, a headphone/microphone jack, and a FireWire 400 port are all included. The case is apparently available without a side window, but both the SKU on Corsair's website and the case Origin sent us included one.

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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.

 

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"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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