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Origin Overclocks Genesis to 5.7GHz, Offers 24/7 Support

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January 11, 2012 11:32:16 PM

that build looks sexy
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January 11, 2012 11:38:03 PM

Intersting how the amd version is using a older 790FX with SB750 lol. At least they overclock pretty well.
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January 11, 2012 11:43:34 PM

nforce4maxIntersting how the amd version is using a older 790FX with SB750 lol. At least they overclock pretty well.


Phenom is better for gaming compared to BD in almost all scenario's. :( 
Back on topic.. Damn that's a sweet clock speed..

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Along with the overclocking feat, Origin said that, starting today, every Origin PC customer will receive free U.S.-based 24/7 technical support for life, including current customers. "Origin PC continues to lead the industry by becoming the first and only boutique system builder to provide free U.S. based lifetime 24/7 technical support,"


Lol, U.S. Only. :| Starting to see that a lot.
*EDIT* I didn't read it first so now I'm officially stupid D: */EDIT*
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January 11, 2012 11:55:12 PM

"Origin Overclocks Genesis to 5.7GHz".. i was thinking. WTH. i want to see a Sega Genesis go at 5.7GHz!!
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January 12, 2012 12:06:29 AM

Yea, that is support for 24 hours a day for 7 days.
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January 12, 2012 12:49:19 AM

While I am impressed by the the temps and overclock I can only imagine the cost. I really hope Tom's gets their hands on one when they are released to see if it lives up the the claims.

byebye"Origin Overclocks Genesis to 5.7GHz".. i was thinking. WTH. i want to see a Sega Genesis go at 5.7GHz!!


Well The Genesis did have "Blast processing"! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bun8tA_ksZw
Oh how easily we were lied to back then.
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January 12, 2012 1:53:17 AM

how are those noisy gpus cooled?
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January 12, 2012 3:20:52 AM

joytech22Phenom is better for gaming compared to BD in almost all scenario's.

On a per-clock basis, the AMD FX does seem to fail to match up to the Phenom II... But the former seems to have a lot more promise for overclocking. I would think that if one was simply selling a CPU clocked as fastest as the design would allow, an FX would be a better choice for performance than a Phenom II.
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January 12, 2012 3:33:58 AM

So this cooling system is basically a freon closed loop and compressor or is it new technology? Cool, much more power efficient than Peltier.
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January 12, 2012 3:49:53 AM

Is there really an advantage to -40C? It's impressive but is it useful?
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January 12, 2012 4:37:26 AM

notthekingOn a per-clock basis, the AMD FX does seem to fail to match up to the Phenom II... But the former seems to have a lot more promise for overclocking. I would think that if one was simply selling a CPU clocked as fastest as the design would allow, an FX would be a better choice for performance than a Phenom II.

no, even when overclocked as hi as in can go on air, the phenom still beats out the bulldozer and most single core benchmarks, and is only barely beaten and multi core. Then you also got a consider that you can overclock phenom also.

I'm not saying the bulldozers of failure it has its applications has places where it excels it's just not good for the average consumer though. And I'm assuming that Windows 8 is going to magically make the bulldozer success, it will definitely help, but it probably still won't fare well in single threaded performance. Piledriver on the other hand, I have some hope.

danraiesIs there really an advantage to -40C? It's impressive but is it useful?

keeping chip cooler, increasing the overhead you have to overclock.

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That being said, how much power does this thing take, is there a idle mode, how long before you can expect failures. These questions need to be answered.
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January 12, 2012 5:13:33 AM

5.7GHz - time for friends to save up for my Birthday.
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January 12, 2012 5:49:29 AM

I'm amazed at how they got a 2600k to 5.7 GHz. I mean, based on what we we've all read before, it shouldn't pass 5.2 Ghz. Wow, impressive :) 
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January 12, 2012 6:28:33 AM

Can't fit the 4th stick of RAM in there with your massive overclock, huh? lol.
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January 12, 2012 11:36:16 AM

-40 degrees??? Damn.
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January 12, 2012 12:39:50 PM

chumlyCan't fit the 4th stick of RAM in there with your massive overclock, huh? lol.


Might be a double post...

@chumly. I don't think I agree with your detective work there. More like can't fit a 7th and 8th stick in there. I am sure 6 sticks of anything is more than enough for anyone out there. That build is beastly.
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January 12, 2012 12:54:45 PM

Here's what I don't understand. You have manufacturers like Origin selling crazy shit like this, with an unrealistic 5.7Ghz overclock. Fine. But then you have every other boutique builder like Maingear wimping out on selling a 2600K or 2700K maxed out at like 4.1 Ghz, which for like an extra $300 they will take to 4.2 or 4.3, meanwhile any idiot gets a 2600K to 4.5 like it's nothing, and 4.7 on safe volts if you got a little lucky. Where the hell is the middle ground between overpriced low clocked garbage, and tech demos like this company sells.

And speaking of tech demos, you can buy yourself a phase change cooling unit for well under a grand, which you should be able to reuse on your next rig. I LOLd when I read this article's description of the expected price. This is nothing but the same old with a phase change cooler on it, which doesn't cost a lot in the context of, say, a SB-E system.

Also interesting that nobody mentioned that a phase change unit sounds like an air conditioner because that's what it is. Buzzing compressor? Ha, GTFO Origin.
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Anonymous
January 12, 2012 2:57:50 PM

Just stick your computer in a chest freezer... Problem solved.
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Anonymous
January 12, 2012 9:08:41 PM

theres only 4 slots sarco............
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January 12, 2012 10:03:05 PM

bigvettetheres only 4 slots sarco............


Look again! You can clearly see more DIMM slots and RAM on the left side of the board. Those X79's are huge. You can see it sandwiched behind that red fan mounted on the back of the case and the red tubing coming off (what I think is) a northbridge block. That build has some horse power, everything and a slap-chop thrown under the hood. Probably costs waaaay more than I would ever pay for a rig.
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January 12, 2012 11:16:01 PM

Can I just buy their phase changing cooler and skip their custom build?
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January 13, 2012 12:35:22 AM

intel4evaAlso interesting that nobody mentioned that a phase change unit sounds like an air conditioner because that's what it is. Buzzing compressor? Ha, GTFO Origin.

Phase-change loops are what all A/C units and refridgerators & freezers use, to the best of my knowledge. But I highly doubt it'd be anywhere as noisy as an external central A/C unit. For one, it doesn't need anywhere near as power; Sandy Bridge-E has a TDP of 130W, and only 95W for the ordinary 2600K; I doubt that even at 5.7 GHz it'd pass 200W. Meanwhile, a "3-ton" A/C unit is sucking away over 10,000 watts of heat.

Secondly, from the look of the case, it likely isn't a compression loop, but rather an adsorption unit; while they tend to be not as potent, they're MUCH quieter, since all they need is an extra source of heat, not a compressor. Plus, they don't use CFCs or HFCs for coolant, but typically use water and ammonia.
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January 13, 2012 3:57:24 PM

Very odd arrangement to have a Phase change BUT leave the butt-to-butt GPU's on air. Phase change is noisy.

Nice gimmick and Origin got it's attention, but nothing I'd want. Give me a nice, quite and cool water loop.
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January 13, 2012 4:29:01 PM

I'm using a Phenom II X4 955BE @ 3.8GHz on an Asrock 990FX Extreme 4 with 8GB or DDR3 @ 1600Mhz...why don't they use something with in that range *990FX/970* ? other then economics it doesn't make sense to use older tech in a Newer PC unless your just upgrading gradually but being a company that builds New PCs no it doesn't make much sense.
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January 17, 2012 2:48:12 PM

Ill leave my computer outside if I wanna get a crazy overclock.
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January 24, 2012 2:03:22 AM

that thing is loud. How do I know ? I was saw it in person. The Sales guy even told me that the final product will be a little quieter.
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February 22, 2012 2:40:36 AM

Is it really worth the cost to get something like this? I wouldn't be able to carry it anywhere to my LANs because it would be too big and heavy.

On the bright side, it would be a heater for my room and there is no doubt that it would be quick.
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December 31, 2012 1:15:55 PM

waiting for price and performance specs before I make a decision on this. 5.7ghz don't mean jack if it only improves a few nano seconds.
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