Origin PC Introduces "Big O" Gaming Tower With PC And Xbox 360

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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.

About ORIGIN:

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.
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I just saw this on another site. I always thought this would be cool to do with a 360, but definitely never thought that something like this would actually hit the market. So does the 360 draw power from its own supply or is it running off of the PC power supply?

Its hard to believe that Origin will profit from these, but very awesome

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I would say it runs off the pc power supply but idk.

Also why? is hte question. I would love to have that case cut in half for a normal case as it looks NICE! But i don't see whats wrong with just having the xbox standing on the outside xD

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3vi1 replied on Tue, Sep 7 2010 7:18 PM

>> Also why?

Maybe it's for people who like Microsoft games, but can't get them to run on Windows due to all the DRM?

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fat78 replied on Tue, Sep 7 2010 11:19 PM

Dam this thing looks insane, but pretty sure most people do not need this.

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lonewolf replied on Tue, Sep 7 2010 11:49 PM

Microsoft should have taken a Q and water cooled the 360 from the get go and they never would have encountered the RROD.

My question is what size radiator are they using to cool this "massive" setup? This thing probably needs at least a tri 120mm maybe 2 tri 120mm.

* Update *Judging from the pics it indeed looks like 2 tri 120mm radiators or 2 quad 120mm.

No doubt an Iwaki pump moving the fluid through this beast!!!!!!

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Heck of a gaming center, isn't it? You're right about the heart stopping price Ray.

The reason that the case is so large goes to the problems one encounters on the typical campus, or living in the city. Space for your car is at a premium, so it's obvious that you're supposed to park your car in it at night.

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Man thats a sick PC with tremendous power not metion the cost of the light bill when is working at full capacity.

But honestly, is there some one who will get this monster for gaming and to use it for something elses like watching HD, using Twitter, Facebook or Office?

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AKwyn replied on Wed, Sep 8 2010 7:45 PM

Holy *** that is sweet. I don't know of anybody who would want a Dual Xeon PC and an Xbox 360 together but it's there...

Also. I have an Xbox 360 and I don't know. I think most people would want to try to watercool their existing Xbox 360's.

 

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That is awesome! So is the price!

Hopefully HotHardware will get one of these for a more intensive review?!  I am sure Dave or Marco would love to have one of these in their living rooms!

Maybe with a more comprehensive review we could get better ideas of how to create similar systems on our own at half the price! I would love to be able to integrate a slim360 in my case, and make it an all in one:) That way I can work, then kick back watch Doctor who, then play the Doctor adventure games, then maybe a little Halo.

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fat78 replied on Thu, Sep 9 2010 3:10 AM

Maybe we have a contest with one of these? lol

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wil2200 replied on Thu, Sep 9 2010 6:32 AM

17k..ppsshh..pocket change. Let me grab my check book and awake from this slumber

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lol the dual giant radiators alone are pretty damn impressive (and expensive)

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fat78 replied on Sat, Sep 11 2010 1:36 PM

Can you say chick magnet?

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While the price pretty much kills any chance of most buying it the concept is cool.

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"Can you say chick magnet?"

No Fat, you would probably get more women if you go out and buy a new car with that 17K :P

Or an 8K car, new wardrobe and some left over for the datesStick out tongue

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Inspector replied on Sat, Sep 11 2010 8:16 PM

ya, i'll take the car anyday. What girl wants to see their man play comp all day? :)

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fat78 replied on Sun, Sep 12 2010 2:40 PM

If a chick knows you got 17k to blow on a computer i think she would like to know how much cash you have to blow on her. lol

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Inspector replied on Sun, Sep 12 2010 2:55 PM

Let me just answer that, none cause you just blew it all on the rig -.-. If the chicks a gold digger then screw her!

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fat78 replied on Sun, Sep 12 2010 3:46 PM

who ever spends all there saved up cash on this they got a problem. Now if i was making a million dollars a year i would easily buy this......if only. lol

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Inspector replied on Sun, Sep 12 2010 5:20 PM

ya... if only :(. But if i did or my parents did... i would rather build my own super computer instead :). i don't play consoles like the xbox or play station much or at all.

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I don't think there is a large market for this, but even if they only sell a few I'm sure they are making enough off each one to make it worth while. Plus even though none of us even though about buying one. I bet I'm not the only one that went to the Origin website. Any buzz is good buzz.

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AKwyn replied on Mon, Sep 13 2010 12:33 AM

fat78:
who ever spends all there saved up cash on this they got a problem. Now if i was making a million dollars a year i would easily buy this......if only. lol

They can save up 10,000 of their saved up cash if they chose the other selection, therefore solving the problem.

 

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I'm sure a few ballplayers already have this pre-ordered. lol. Those guys drop 5 figures just for rims I'm sure this is a bargain for their rec-room.

It would look great though when you spot it on somebody's house on the next episode of Cribs.

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realneil replied on Mon, Sep 13 2010 12:17 PM

This "substitutes" as an Altar to the God of Excess. You'd have to regularly sacrifice virgins to it, or it wouldn't work properly.

In the winter, you could set fans to blow across it and heat the room during snowstorms. You would also have to rewire the wall that it's plugged into,........and strap your house's power meter down so it doesn't take off like a helicopter from spinning so fast.

Owning one of them would probably change your personality,..............

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@Inspector, got to agree that with 17k, it would be much more fun creating something yourself than to conforming to pre-built.

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fat78 replied on Mon, Sep 13 2010 5:22 PM

well what ever the price if you're a computer nerd you know this computer looks sick.

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Inspector replied on Mon, Sep 13 2010 6:16 PM

fat78:

well what ever the price if you're a computer nerd you know this computer looks sick.

No,  not really. i really dislike the case design. idk if its just all that glossy red or what. Im also not a console player... so to me this is a waste or cash even if i had a *** load of money. Building my own rig with that money would be much more fun and could even be better then this :)

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acarzt replied on Mon, Sep 13 2010 8:59 PM

I agree, the case is a bit ugly on this thing lol

But you're not gonna build anything better than this. This thing has the best parts money can buy.

It's pretty sick! Altho... I question the method of cooling those video cards...

The water goes through 1 card, into the next, into the next, into the next.... By time it reaches that last card... I wonder how hot that water is and if it is even helping at all.

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Upon further inspection I realized, that is not the case lol It should have no problem cooling those cards.

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detnight replied on Tue, Sep 14 2010 1:40 AM

I want one, could someone lend 12 grand.

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acarzt replied on Tue, Sep 14 2010 2:28 AM

it's a little more than $12,000 :-P Try $17,000

It's as much as a car.

Gonna need to take out a loan for that bad boy.

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