The new company is also unveiling its first two machines, the GENESIS desktop and EON18 notebook. The idea here is pretty unique--for the desktop, you choose any chassis on the market, any paint you want and pretty much any hardware, with prices starting at $1699. Obviously things will get pretty expensive if you choose wild stuff, but at least the option is there. Have a look at the first two options below, and get ready for the custom PC market to get a lot more interesting.
Perhaps what's interesting out of the gate is that these folks are ex-Alienware team members. Now gunning for Dell? You betcha...
Gaming PC Executives Respawn with ORIGIN Custom Gaming PCs
MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ORIGIN, a new custom gaming PC manufacturer, has unveiled the GENESIS and EON18 systems, featuring levels of customization, aggressive design, personalized support and performance, the likes of which the PC gaming industry has never seen.
Much like its desktops and notebooks, ORIGIN PC was built from the ground up by PC experts, each with over 10 years of experience at the forefront of the gaming PC explosion, and each one holding executive titles of Dell’s acquired gaming arm, Alienware. ORIGIN gives hardcore gamers an unsurpassed level of customization, allowing customers to send in any desktop chassis on the market and build their custom GENESIS in that chassis.
In a partnership that truly unites gaming and artistry, ORIGIN is bringing in the expert airbrushing talents of Killer Paint, best known for their custom paint jobs in the automotive industry and innovative True Fire® effect. Killer Paint will airbrush each chassis by hand with standard colors, metallic colors, or artistic designs. For true personalization, buyers can send in their own design or work with a design specialist who will build a system that will encompass the individuality and personal flair of its owner.
For the ultimate in performance, ORIGIN has joined forces with leading PC gaming brands, such as Fatal1ty, to offer its customers the very best hardware available. From the fastest processors to Fatal1ty branded graphics, memory and sound cards, ORIGIN systems prepare gamers for the best gaming experience possible.
ORIGIN’s commitment to gamers does not end with performance and design; build quality, system testing and service are just as important. Every ORIGIN system is put through an intensive three day burn-in testing process that includes game benchmarking and installing all the latest drivers, to ensure stable gameplay and performance. Add to the mix lifetime phone/online support along with lifetime labor provided by a personalized team of experts, and it’s clear that the brand is serious about its commitment to gamers.
“Many boutique computer makers have lost their way, forgetting what’s important to gamers and becoming just another corporate entity,” says Kevin Wasielewski, CEO/Co-Founder of ORIGIN PC. “ORIGIN is the return of the real gaming PC giving gamers exactly what they want with the most customizable, best performing, hand painted and hand built gaming PCs available.”
“I have known the founders of ORIGIN for several years and have selected them as my premier gaming PC partner,” said Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel, the world's leading professional gamer. “With ORIGIN, I want to focus on what true, hardcore gamers and enthusiasts want from their gaming PC: high-performance, personal customization, and a PC that delivers the best gaming experience in collaboration with my licensed partners.”
“With decades of experience building some of the best gaming PCs on the market, ORIGIN is one gaming PC manufacturer to be taken seriously,” says Eddie O’Brien, VP of Microsoft - US OEM. “The winning combination of Windows 7’s performance and stability along with ORIGIN's customization and service is something gamers worldwide will want to experience.”
ORIGIN PC has brought together the best hardware in the computer gaming industry with original paint and design options to deliver a powerful, yet one of a kind gaming computer. ORIGIN is initially offering their GENESIS custom desktop and EON18 laptop, which are available in the United States starting today and Australia and Japan soon. Key specifications for each system are listed below:
GENESIS Custom Gaming Desktop
EON18 Custom Gaming Notebook
ORIGIN builds custom, high-performance desktops and laptops for hardcore enthusiasts and gamers. ORIGIN PCs are hand built, tested, and serviced by knowledgeable gaming enthusiasts, industry veterans, and award winning system integrators. ORIGIN is located in Miami, FL and ships to North America, Australia, and Japan. For more information, please visit www.ORIGINpc.com or call 1-877-ORIGIN-Ø.©2009 ORIGIN PC Corporation all rights reserved - ORIGIN and the ORIGIN “O” symbol are trademarks of ORIGIN PC Corporation - Fatal1ty, the Fatal1ty “F” and Certified logos are trademarks of Fatal1ty, Inc., and are used with permission. www.fatal1ty.com