Items tagged with ORIGIN

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, one of the world's most prolific professional gaming organizations, and they're obviously marketing towards the hardcore gaming crowd. The partnership means that Origin will become the Official Gaming PC of Complexity Gaming and will be working with Complexity’s professional video game players to create and "perfect" their line of PCs. It's unclear if... 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 from the Intel chipset error. Soon, ORIGIN plans to release updated desktop motherboards. As you would suspect from their names, the EON15-S is a 15.6-inch model while the EON17-S is a 17.3-inch model. ORIGIN EON Laptops Now Available with 2nd Generation Intel Processors, updated Intel motherboards, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M Graphics Cards The most powerful combination of mobile processors... Read more...
If you had any doubts about the real-ness of the Core i7 990X Extreme Edition CPU from Intel, let them be washed aside. Maingear was quick to announce that new desktops would include the CPU, and now Origin has done the same. The company, which started only a year or so ago, is now offering Intel's baddest, most intense CPU yet in their high-end rigs. It's a six-core CPU, and Origin will overclock it for you, hitting speeds as high as 4.6GHz. It'll be available in the GENESIS desktop and even in the EON-17 gaming laptop, with all 12 threads at the ready to rip through whatever you may need to rip through. It'll support three-channel DDR3 RAM and there's a 12MB cache for good measure, and if you... 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 subsequently initiated extensive discussions with computer makers about this topic...As a result of these discussions and specific requests from computer makers, Intel is resuming shipments of the Intel® 6 Series Chipset for use only in PC system configurations that are not impacted by the design issue. Only computer makers who have committed to shipping the Intel® 6 Series... 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 rock and a hard place. Customers who already purchased a Sandy Bridge rig are understandably miffed, and according to Intel, new parts that address the potentially fatal design flaw won't ship until March. Making the best of a bad situation, Origin sent us word that it's implementing a lifetime warranty for all Sandy Bridge boards with a borked chipset. Here are the options, as Origin... Read more...
It's hard out there for PC makers. There's just so much competition hitting you from every angle, and with AMD and Intel introducing new gear every month it seems, it has to be hard to keep your supply channel in check. But Origin PC has been hanging in there with the best of 'em since launching a year or so ago, and today they're announcing something else: availability of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti on the GENESIS, MILLENNIUM, and BIG O custom desktops. NVIDIA's newest GPU will definitely be coming to numerous other machines in due time, and it will surely be attractive for gamers everywhere looking for an upgrade. For those considering a new system, the 560 Ti makes Origin's options quite... Read more...
There's no mistaking Origin PC's new EON17 notebook for exactly what it is: a full-on desktop replacement with more bells and whistles than, well, a bells and whistles store. Believe it or not, the 17.3-inch HD screen (1920x1080) is probably the tamest feature on the EON17's spec sheet. Want the full rundown? Grab a hanky first -- not for you, but for the desktop system you're reading this on. The EON17 is everything you make it out to be. Don't have a budget to work with? In that case, it's worth mentioning you can deck out this desktop replacement with up an Intel Core i7 980X six-core processor, two Nvidia GeForce GTX 480M videocards, up to 24GB of tri-channel DDR3 memory, and up to three... Read more...
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... Read more...
It's not easy out there for pre-fab PC makers. You're competing against giants like Dell, HP and Lenovo, and you're trying to sway consumers to purchase your brand even though you aren't running TV ads every half-hour. But when you look at a company like Alienware, you know it's still possible to hold an edge if you carve out your own niche. Origin PC is one of the newest pre-fab PC builders on the market, still looking to gain significant market share and attempting to offer unique components that the other guys simply brush off. OCZ Technology is a mainstay in the flash storage business, and they've consistently offered leading edge products that have shattered benchmarks for years. Both OCZ... Read more...
It's just a fact of life at this point: everyone's doing it, so Origin PC might as well do it as well. Of course, we're talking about 3D. It's the buzzword of the year (much like "HD" last year), and it's reaching into sectors that never dreamed of being touched by it just a few months ago. Origin PC has yet to produce a great many machines (they're got a pretty tight lineup as-is), but they're making an exception and expanding out with the addition of a new 3D machine. The new machine is the EON15-3D, and it's basically just an EON15 notebook with a 3D flair. That means that you'll get a 3D panel, NVIDIA graphics and a 3D Vision kit with NVIDIA's active shutter 3D glasses. Origin calls this... Read more...
A little chest thumping never hurt anyone before, and that's what Origin PC is doing today. Why? They're the first boutique system vendor to bring Asus' Rampage III Extreme motherboard to market and, well, they're pretty darn happy about it. The Rampage III Extreme comes as part of an optional upgrade to the system builder's Genesis desktop. It comes with support for 3-way SLI (Nvidia) and CrossFireX (ATI), as well as some other high end goodies, like two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports and SATA III. In a unique twist, Rampage III motherboard owners can also overclock their system using a Bluetooth capable phone. ORIGIN IS FIRST TO OFFER THE ASUS RAMPAGE III EXTREME MOTHERBOARD AND PROVIDES EVEN MORE... Read more...
Origin PC made quite the entrance when they entered the gaming PC scene a few months ago, but it takes more than just two machines to really get any major chunk of market share. In order to suit even more needs, the company has just introduced the EON15, a 15" gaming notebook that packs plenty of power. Described as a machine that "doesn't make any compromises," this new rig sports an Intel Core i7 CPU, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 285M GPU and 7.1 channel audio support. There's also a full-size keyboard with numeric pad, and those who love style will enjoy the personalized top cover painting by Killer Paint. The 15.6" Full HD panel is great for 1080p content, and the HDMI output makes it easy to port... Read more...
Hot the heels of Intel's announcement of its shiny, new flagship Core i7-980X Extreme Edition 6-Core processor, custom builder Origin PC has added the 980X to its on-line system configurator. Perhaps more interesting than the almost immediate integration of the Core i7-980X Extreme, despite Intel's claim that the CPU wouldn't be available for a few more weeks, is that Origin PC is already offering a speedy 4.3GHz overclocked option... 6-Cores Running At 4.3GHz. Dang. Consumers who opt for the $1,044 overclocked CPU must also choose Origin's custom liquid-cooling solution, but upgraded cooling should be expected with a high-end, overclocked PC such as this. I'm so bad, I should be in... Read more...
Origin is a fairly new boutique system builder, but already the company is making some noise in the gaming community. The company's latest machine is the new EON18 custom gaming laptop. Featuring "the most powerful and fastest gaming technology in the world," the EON18 combines today's fastest processors and graphics solutions to give you a screaming laptop. “The new EON18 is all about gaming, power and performance, with the combination of Intel’s Core i7 Extreme processor and NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 285M graphics all wrapped up in a package that is portable”, says Kevin Wasielewski, CEO/Co-Founder of ORIGIN PC. “The EON18 is for gamers who crave power and speed over cute and petite.” Key features... Read more...
To ring in the new year, we announced an exciting sweepstakes, along with our friends at Origin PC and AMD, in which we planned to give away a custom painted, fully loaded AMD TWKR-powered system, complete with 4GB of RAM, an ATI Radeon HD 5970 graphics card, and a Western Digital 1TB Black Edition hard drive--among numerous other goodies.The response we received after the announcement of the contest and throughout its duration was absolutely fantastic with hundreds of new members joining our community, posting thousands of comments throughout the forum and news. Before we announce the winner, we want to extend a big thank you to everyone that made this contest possible and of course to all of... Read more...
Contest Update!  There was an issue with the site registration system.If you had trouble registering, go here again!  It has been resolved. Thanks! Let's ring in the New Year right! In conjunction with our good friends at Origin and AMD, we’ve put together a killer rig to give away to celebrate the New Year! This time around, you could win a full AMD TWKR-based system, complete with a dual-GPU powered Radeon HD 5970 pushing the pixels, a WD Caviar Black hard drive, and an awesome, custom painted case adorned with a mean-looking cracked earth theme. We promise this machine will be a definite head turner! And it could be all yours! As we've done with previous sweepstakes, we’ll be giving... Read more...
Last week, we brought you a preview of newcomer Origin PC's Genesis desktop and announced a system giveaway. Now it's time to investigate the system's actual performance as shipped. With a list price of $4999 as configured, this particular Genesis system is breathing some rarefied air indeed. Our expectations are similarly high; any company marketing a $5000 system has to demonstrate it's got all of its bases covered. We were happy with Origin's warranty terms and promise of lifetime support when we previewed the system; let's see if the company's hardware selection and system performance are commensurate with its lifetime support and personalized care... The Origin of Speed: Origin's Genesis... Read more...
Last week, we brought you a preview of newcomer Origin PC's Genesis desktop and announced a system giveaway (details available here).  At that time we noted that "there's a new company joining the ranks of boutique system builders with customization options that could turn the head of even the most die-hard DIY-er. The paint is scarcely dry on the Origin logo—the business opened on November 17th—but the corporation's three founders each spent a decade at Alienware prior to founding Origin. " Now it's time to investigate the system's actual performance as shipped. With a list price of $4999 as configured, this particular Genesis system is breathing some rarefied air indeed. Our expectations... Read more...
There's a new company joining the ranks of boutique system builders with customization options that could turn the head of even the most die-hard DIY-er. The paint is scarcely dry on the Origin logo—the business opened on November 17th—but the corporation's three founders each spent a decade at Alienware prior to founding Origin. Their collective expertise is already evident; Origin offers unique customization options that set a new bar for what constitutes a "customizable" system. In this preview, we'll examine both the nascent company and the design of the review system it sent for evaluation; hard numbers will follow... Origin's Genesis Desktop Gaming System Preview... Read more...
There's a new company joining the ranks of boutique system builders with customization options that could turn the head of even the most die-hard DIY-er. The paint is scarcely dry on the Origin logo—the business opened on November 17th—but the corporation's three founders each spent a decade at Alienware prior to founding Origin. Their collective expertise is already evident; Origin offers unique customization options that set a new bar for what constitutes a "customizable" system. In this preview, we'll examine both the nascent company and the design of the review system it sent for evaluation; hard numbers will follow.If You Can Buy It, They Can Build ItOrigin offers all of the typical custom... Read more...
Alienware, Dell, HP, Falcon Northwest--the list goes on and on. But really, can there ever be enough gaming PCs? We think not. Today, a new company has broken out by the name of ORIGIN, and it's hoping to provide custom gaming machines to those with specific requests and the money to pay for 'em.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... Read more...
Three little letters separate "bye" and "die".  Happy Saturday night folks.  We thought we would share with you one of our personal favorite episodes of "Ask A Ninja".  Here we get a good ol' fashion history lesson on the number "3".  Why is it the magic number anyway?  All secrets are revealed, if you can handle it... Thr33, the original L33T... nuff said.... Read more...
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