Origin Gaming PCs - Any good?
Anyone ever bought a PC from them? They seem pretty good and they look like a better company than IbuyPower for example. Thanks.
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Here you go; http://www.originpc.com/
Origin is actually IMHO one of the better boutique vendors, and was founded by a group of four guys from the orginal Alienware company [read: pre-Dell].
Yes they're pricey, but super high quality and they back all their products superbly with great customer support and warranties.
Buy if you have the time, try to build yourself. You'll save a lot of $$$.
You could try digitalstorm.com, avadirect.com, or custompcandrepairs.com. I am sure if you email any of them directly they will probably beat whatever price you can show them elsewhere. I live in Akron,OH and avadirect and custompcandrepairs both quoted me better prices when i gave them the price from cyberpowers site. I ended up going with the custompc one and its been a champ so far. My advice is to shop around for your price.
All of this only if you wont build it yourself. This will be the cheapest route.
Quote:Intel Core i5-2500K
ASRock Z77 Extreme6
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB
HIS IceQ H795Q3G2M Radeon HD 7950 3GB x2 CrossfireX
SILVERSTONE Strider Gold ST85F-G 850W
Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5" 256GB
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB
COOLER MASTER CM Storm Series Trooper
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Hanns-G HZ281HPB 27.5'' 3ms Full HD 1920 x 1200
$2400 before rebates.
i don't think he would be able to go crossfirex if he has a 77 board with a sand bridge chip. i heard that sli or crossfire well not work if you have a sandy chip in
zakattak80 said:i don't think he would be able to go crossfirex if he has a 77 board with a sand bridge chip. i heard that sli or crossfire well not work if you have a sandy chip in
I have seen it done, and i know it works. It just wont be pci-3.0 speeds which are unnecessary anyways. Even Quad Fire cards dont saturate pci-2.0 lanes yet.
Hey thanks for the info guys. Very helpful. I'm tempted to build my own but in past experience (this was 10 plus yrs ago mind) I had major headaches with it and I had more time on my hands back then. Now I haven't really got the time so that's why i'm thinking of going with a prebuilt system. I've got the cash and it'll be my last present to myself before I have to pay for my wedding! After that it's game over!