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If you're bored this weekend with a fast Internet connection and some time to kill, EA is offering a free download of Titanfall to everyone, no questions asked, for the next two days. The game is the full version -- you won't have any feature restrictions or locked-off areas. While it's being billed as a weekend... Read more...
Every time NVIDIA drops a new line of GPUs, all your favorite boutique PC builders refresh their systems with the tasty new components, and today’s debut of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 800M series of GPUs is no exception, as CyberPowerPC, Maingear, MSI, Razer, and Origin PC all have new machines ready to go. For more... Read more...
We’ve been eagerly anticipating the launch of Steam Machines ever since last year’s CES when we were limited to show floor scuttlebutt and a distant peek into Valve’s booth, where the company was holding partner meetings and (sort of) displaying Steam Machine prototypes. (Pictured: A total bummer)... Read more...
The Humble Origin Bundle headlined by Battlefield 3 and The Sims 3 (plus Starter Pack) is a raging success. At the time of this writing, over 81,600 bundles have been sold, effectively raising in the neighborhood of $3.9 million to be spread across various different charities, including the Human Rights Campaign... Read more...
Buy yourself a high-end, boutique gaming system, and you’re sure to find some swag in the box. It may be a slick mousepad or T-shirt, or you might even score a few free games. But if your next system is an EON17-SLX laptop from Origin, you’ll be getting $500 worth of gaming gear, including a mouse, a... Read more...
When it comes to creative advertising potential, it's hard to beat a game like SimCity. In most titles, the idea of in-game advertising makes little sense. Sarah Kerrigan doesn't shop at Victoria's Secret, Booker DeWitt is an unlikely fan of Coca-Cola, and the post-apocalyptic setting of Metro 2033 isn't exactly prime McDonald's turf. But... Read more...
It's a tossup between Linux and Mac as to which is the red-headed stepchild of computer gaming, though things are improving on both platforms. As it pertains to the latter, Electronic Arts announced the official launch of its Origin game distribution service to Mac, giving Apple users access to many of the same features found on Origin for... Read more...
ORIGIN announced a powerful new EON laptop in the form of the new EON17-SLX. This laptop supports a second discrete GPU to offer double the performance and power compared to single GPU models. The EON17-SLX is available with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M and AMD Radeon HD 7970M graphics cards. Other key features include Intel 3rd generation IvyBridge... Read more...
ORIGIN PC announced its smallest laptop yet in the form of the new EON11-S laptop. This powerful and lightweight laptop features Intel’s new 3rd Generation “Ivy Bridge” Core processors along with NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics and NVIDIA Optimus Technology. The EON11-S weighs less than 4 pounds... Read more...
Origin announced a new line of desktops and laptops designed with professionals in mind. The new PRO line of systems features the latest Intel Xeon E5 processors, NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards, and Origin's professional overclocking. There are four new models included in the line including the small form factor CHRONOS... Read more...
Origin announced a powerful new laptop for gamers, artists, and professionals in the form of the EON17-X desktop replacement laptop. The EON17-X features an Intel X79 chipset along with 2nd generation Intel hexcore processors and overclocked NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M graphics cards in SLI. This laptop is also the first... Read more...
ORIGIN PC announced the FROSTBYTE 360 maintenance free liquid cooling system. Using the FROSTBYTE 360, ORIGIN's professional overclocking teams have reached speeds up to 5.2GHz on multiple cores. The system features silent pumps and a high efficiency triple 120mm radiator. Other key features include a micro-channel... Read more...
Recognizing that people sometimes want a new PC right away, Origin PC announced a new line of ready-to-ship systems. The Millennium RTS is available for $1799 and includes an Intel Core i5 2500K with ORIGIN PC's professional overclocking service, maintenance free liquid cooling, NVIDIA 580 graphics, a 120GB SSD, and... Read more...
Origin PC’s custom desktop computers are one place you can find Intel’s new Core i7-2700k Sandy Bridge CPU. Indeed, Origin announced today that customers can get the 2700k on any of its custom desktops, including full tower, mid tower, and small form factor machines. What’s more, Origin rigs will... Read more...
You know the drill by now: NVIDIA releases a new GPU, and pre-fab PC makers jump at the chance to upgrade their machines with the latest and greatest. This week, the GTX 560M was revealed for notebooks, and sure enough, it looks as if Origin PC was working in conjunction with NVIDIA. The reason? Because Origin has just made the 560M available... Read more...
Origin's EON line of gaming PCs was never a slow one. In fact, it was one of the most blazing lines around, with wicked customization options and a sky-is-the-limit vibe to it. Now, there's even more wow-factor packed in. The company has just upgraded the EON17-S with a 1080p 3D panel and overclocking options that... Read more...
Partners. What would life be without them? Not something we really want to find out, to be honest. Partnerships in the consumer electronics world are becoming more and more common, but we can't say that we expected Origin PC to be locking down one so early in the company's life. The custom PC builder has just teamed with Complexity Gaming,... Read more...
You almost get the feeling that Origin might be a little bored simply putting together high-end systems with parts from the top shelf. The solution? Overclock, and do it in a big way. Starting today, Origin is offering overclocked processors in its EON17-S laptops, up to 4.5GHz with Turbo Boost, making it the highest... Read more...
ORIGIN PC announced two new laptops that boast of being the most powerful ORIGIN laptops available with mobile processors. The new EON15-S and EON17-S laptops feature 2nd generation Intel Sandy Bridge processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M graphics cards. The laptops also feature updated motherboards that are free... Read more...
Already, Origin and Maingear have announced high-end gaming desktops with Intel's new Core i7 990X Extreme Edition CPU, and now another player is joining: CyberPower. Intel's launch of this CPU has been rather quiet. Instead, it's the PC makers who are making more of the noise. CyberPower has a history of upgrading... Read more...
Last week, Intel announced it was temporarily halting shipments of its Sandy Bridge-compatible 6 Series Chipset due to a long-term reliability problem with the conventional SATA II ports on all P67 motherboards. Today, the company announced a partial reversal of that decision. The company's PR statement states: Intel... Read more...
Intel's 'little' screw-up with its 6-Series chipsets for the recently launched Sandy Bridge platform will cost the company an estimated $700 million to fix and repair affected boards and systems, with some saying the cost is likely to be closer to $1 billion. But the SNAFU has also left OEM system builders between a... Read more...
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