Origin PC Reveals Chronos Small Form Factor Gaming Desktop

Gaming desktops, by and large, are large. Ahem, or should we say, "towering?" Either way, the bulk of hardcore gaming desktops on the market today ship in massive cases, with plenty of room for extra PCIe cards, hard drives, and pretty much anything else you'd want to toss in there. But small form factor systems have a place in all of this as well, as shown by companies such as Shuttle. Origin PC is a company that started with just a towering desktop option, but as business has progressed, they've seen fit to reveal an SFF box as well.

This week, they're introducing the Chronos, a smaller system that touts Intel's 2nd-gen Core processors, a smaller-than-average footprint (great for studio apartments or college dorm rooms), a slew of customization options, support for a full-length GPU, cable management support, room for two graphics card and 16GB of memory, and an optional SSD. The rig supports MicroATX and MiniATX mainboards, and while it's hardly "small," it's about as small as it could be without sacrificing functionality.

You can buy one with an overclock 4.7GHz CPU, NVIDIA / ATI SLI configurations, etc., but the starting price sits at just $966, and it can be ordered now.