The Origin of Speed: Origin's Genesis Gaming System - HotHardware

The Origin of Speed: Origin's Genesis Gaming System

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We tested the Origin PC Genesis system as configured below, using the BIOS settings and drivers Origin shipped to us. Our three comparative systems were chosen to target a wide range of prices and various hardware configurations. This review gives us the opportunity to pit the overclocked 3.8GHz Core i5-750 system we reviewed last month against a similarly-clocked Core i7; we'll also evaluate how much additional oomph a brace of 5970s running in Quadfire CrossfireX mode can deliver over the Alienware ALX's dual 5870's.


For a More Detailed Look At The Origin PC Genesis' Internals
Be Sure To Check Out Our Preview Article

HotHardware's Test Systems
Performance Comparisons

System 1:

Origin Genesis

Intel Core i7-920 @ 3.8GHz
EVGA X58 SLI Classified
6GB Corsair DDR3-1600
2x ATI Radeon 5970 Crossfire
2TB WD Caviar Black RAID 0
Win 7 Home Premium x64

Price: $4,999 USD


System 2:

Digital Storm i750

Intel Core i5 750 @ 3.8GHz
EVGA P55 FTW ATX
4GB Mushkin DDR3-1600
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275 SLI
1TB WD Caviar Black
Vista Home Premium x64

Price: $ 1896.00 USD


System 3:

Alienware Aurora ALX

Intel Core i7 975 3.33GHz
Alienware X58 MicroATX
6GB Corsair DDR3-1600
ATI Radeon 5870 CrossFire
1TB Seagate HDD RAID 0
Vista Home Premium x64


Price: $ 4,074.00 USD


System 4:
CyberPower Gamer Extreme 3000 

Intel Core i7 860 2.8GHz
Asus P7P55D Delux P55
4GB Kingston DDR3-1600
EVGA NVIDIA GTX 295
1.5TB Seagate HDD
Vista Home Premium x64

Price: $ 1,599.00 USD


One difference between the Origin PC and the rest of the systems listed is that the Origin system is the first 64-bit Windows 7 rig we've benchmarked. This discrepancy could impact our comparative testing, but the impossibility of retesting all the systems in question means a break point is required.

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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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