Origin Genesis Desktop Gaming System Preview
The System: Origin's Genesis Desktop
Now that you've seen the system specs on paper (and they're pretty darn fine), let's peak inside the case.
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.