Origin Genesis Desktop Gaming System Preview - HotHardware

Origin Genesis Desktop Gaming System Preview

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Origin PC Genesis Desktop Gaming System
System Specifications

Intel Core i7-920 2.66GHz (base, 3.8GHz Factory OC)


EVGA X58 Classified

Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

6GB Corsair Dominator DDR3

Graphics Cards

2x ATI Radeon HD 5970 

CPU Cooling

Koolance High Performance Liquid Cooling



Hard Drive
Intel 80GB MLC SDD
2x RAID 0 (1TB Western Digital 7200 RPM)

Optical Drive
12X Blu-ray Burner

Logitech G9X Laser Mouse
Logitech Gaming Keyboard G110

Corsair Obsidian Series 800D
Width: 9.0" (229mm)
Depth: 24"" (609mm)

Height: 24" (609mm)

Power Supply
1200W ThermalTake Toughpower

Available Expansion Slots
1x PCIe x16

1x PCI

1x PCIe (SATA)

Front Panel I/O Ports

4 USB 2.0
1 FireWire 1394A

1 Headset
1 Mic

Rear Panel I/O Ports
1 PS/2 keyboard

1x SPDIF Input

1 CMOS Reset

8 USB 2.0
2 RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet
1 IEEE 1394A
8-channel audio I/O
1 SPDIF Digital/Optical Output

Warranty and Support

1 year limited parts

(2-3 year options available)

Lifetime free online/phone support

Lifetime free labor

Our review unit, in the flesh
Price: $4,999.00 USD (as tested)

Now that you've seen the system specs on paper (and they're pretty darn fine), let's peak inside the case.

Origin PC Genesis Desktop Gaming System

The photo on the left shows the Corsair 800D's side window, while the thumbnail on the right details the installed configuration we received. If you look just to the right of the video cards, you'll notice a plastic cover that's been opened. This backplane connects to each of the installed SATA drives in a configuration that vastly simplifies cable clutter.


The CPU socket and rear side of the motherboard. Note that the hatch behind the CPU socket allows comfortable access to the heatsink mounting hardware. This accomplishes two things. First, it gives the user room to work, and second, it ensures this feature of the 800D will be accessible to virtually any motherboard from Intel or AMD.

The behind-the-scenes cable routing isn't the most elegant we've ever seen, but there's plenty of room for the clutter behind the motherboard tray and it remains out of sight. 

Origin's Genesis desktop is well-built and the company stands firmly behind its product. In light of its specifications, this system should offer absolute top-end performance—a topic we'll investigate in the final review. Stay tuned to HotHardware for the full scoop just after our CES coverage.

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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.



"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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