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ORIGIN PC Overclocks New Core i7 to 5.0 GHz

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ORIGIN has overclocked Intel's Core i7 processor to over 5.0 GHz in its revamped Genesis and Big O performance PCs.

Wednesday ORIGIN PC said that its ORIGIN Genesis and ORIGIN Big O high-performance PCs now offer Intel's 2nd-generation 32nm Core i7 processor featuring Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Integrated Memory Controller.

According to the company's CES 2011 press release, both models can be configured to sport an overclocked Core i7 processor reaching well over 5.0 GHz, however ASUS indicated that this feat was accomplished thanks to the P8P67 motherboard's onboard DIGI+ VRM and EFI BIOS for accurate performance tuning. Both models can also be configured with up to three-way SLI, customized liquid cooling options and more.

"Intel’s latest technology delivers gamers and creative professionals a new level of processing power and intuitive convenience," said Kevin Wasielewski, CEO and Co-Founder of ORIGIN. "ORIGIN delivers the most aggressive and rock solid overclocking in the industry and we have Intel's Core i7 processors running at over 5 GHz while remaining cool and passing every single one of our stability tests. The Intel Core i7 2600K processor is an amazing processor and with ORIGIN's award-winning overclocking our customers will dominate the playing field."

Wednesday ORIGIN said that the EON15-S and EON17-S performance notebooks will also ship with overclocked 2nd-generation Core i5 and i7 processors in Q1 2011, however consumers can purchase the original EON17 now with Nvidia's latest mobile GPU. Currently this meaty laptop can be configured with a plethora of gaming goodness, offering up to Intel's Core i7 980X CPU, up to two Nvidia GeForce GTX 485M cards in dual SLI mode, up to a whopping 24 GB of dual-channel DDR3 memory and up to three hard drives.

ORIGIN said that the revamped Genesis and Big O performance desktops will be available starting January 9, 2011. The updated EON notebooks with overclocked Core i5 and i7 processors will be ready for consumption in Q1 2011. For those attending CES 2011 this week, the Genesis desktops will be on display at the Fractal Design Suite in the Venetian while the Big O desktops will be on display at the Creative Labs booth in South Hall 1, 20913.

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    wortwortwort , January 9, 2011 4:10 AM
    The current design of the Big O has you paying $7799 (Yep) for:
    i7 950 - $290
    Asus Rampage III Extreme - $380
    Kingston HyperX 1600 - $78-125 (CAS 9 or CAS 7)
    GTX 580 x 2 - $1060
    Liquid Cooling - ~500 (rough estimate)
    Silverstone 1500W - $380 (Overkill)
    Bluray burner - ~ 80
    Creative Fata1ity - $150
    OCZ Vertex 2 50GB x2 - $250
    WD Caviar Black - $180
    Window 7 - $100
    Case - $300 (About as high as reasonable for a case)
    Xbox 360 (yep) - $200

    That comes to a total of $3605

    From this estimate, it would seem that they charge 116% to assemble it. That is ridiculous in the extreme.
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    rpgplayer , January 8, 2011 6:41 PM
    nice Advertisement, now where are the benches??
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    elbert , January 8, 2011 6:42 PM
    If its liquad cooled I hear the E5630 can also but no ideal how stable the xeon chip is at 5GHz. I would like to see some benchmarks of both beings the E5630 has 4mb more cache.
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    someguynamedmatt , January 8, 2011 6:53 PM
    Yay?

    You guys had better put out one helluva a lot of coverage when Bulldozer comes out...
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    tacoslave , January 8, 2011 6:58 PM
    it looks hideous though
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    ginnai , January 8, 2011 7:02 PM
    Without benchmark comparisons, 5+ gigs doesn't really mean much to me. This ad seems to appeals to only the wealthiest and most easily impressed. Air cooling is significantly cheaper (and less prone to leak lethal fluids onto my components) and offers plenty of OCing; my system is OC'ed 25% and idles 8 degrees above ambient.
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    ginnai , January 8, 2011 8:25 PM
    consumers do consume... in ways beyond eating.
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    aznshinobi , January 8, 2011 8:57 PM
    O.O do they realize Intel said you could OC a i7 2600K on big air to 4.9ghz?
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    aaron88_7 , January 8, 2011 9:20 PM
    someguynamedmattYay?You guys had better put out one helluva a lot of coverage when Bulldozer comes out...

    Or instead we should say, AMD better put out one helluva processor if they expect to stay relevant. Currently these 'midrange' chips are outperforming AMDs flagship 6 core processor. That's really bad if you're AMD, they need to prove they can compete.
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    ien2222 , January 8, 2011 9:55 PM
    rpgplayernice Advertisement, now where are the benches??

    Really? This is the news section, Origin announced, Toms reported, don't be such an ass.
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    englandr753 , January 8, 2011 10:10 PM
    Hopefully AMD can compete with the SB chips. If not, they had at least reposition themselves to trade blows with the 1st gen I7 CPUs to be able to force Intel to keep their pricing structure in a reasonable range. Otherwise be prepared to pay alot more for those shiny new SB chips as the upper range CPUs are released.

    I have to say this is an exciting year to see new CPUs get released and see how well you fight off the needless urge to upgrade again!
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    mayne92 , January 8, 2011 11:54 PM
    ien2222Really? This is the news section, Origin announced, Toms reported, don't be such an ass.

    No, Toms regurgitates...get it right. :-P
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    eklipz330 , January 9, 2011 12:01 AM
    aznguy0028Ever heard of a metaphor?

    metaphor? nah. i chose to learn about sarcasm instead
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    applegetsmelaid , January 9, 2011 12:17 AM
    5 Ghz gives me the Big "O" alright.
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    wortwortwort , January 9, 2011 4:10 AM
    The current design of the Big O has you paying $7799 (Yep) for:
    i7 950 - $290
    Asus Rampage III Extreme - $380
    Kingston HyperX 1600 - $78-125 (CAS 9 or CAS 7)
    GTX 580 x 2 - $1060
    Liquid Cooling - ~500 (rough estimate)
    Silverstone 1500W - $380 (Overkill)
    Bluray burner - ~ 80
    Creative Fata1ity - $150
    OCZ Vertex 2 50GB x2 - $250
    WD Caviar Black - $180
    Window 7 - $100
    Case - $300 (About as high as reasonable for a case)
    Xbox 360 (yep) - $200

    That comes to a total of $3605

    From this estimate, it would seem that they charge 116% to assemble it. That is ridiculous in the extreme.
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    tacoslave , January 9, 2011 5:15 AM
    wortwortwortThe current design of the Big O has you paying $7799 (Yep) for:i7 950 - $290Asus Rampage III Extreme - $380Kingston HyperX 1600 - $78-125 (CAS 9 or CAS 7)GTX 580 x 2 - $1060Liquid Cooling - ~500 (rough estimate)Silverstone 1500W - $380 (Overkill)Bluray burner - ~ 80Creative Fata1ity - $150OCZ Vertex 2 50GB x2 - $250WD Caviar Black - $180Window 7 - $100Case - $300 (About as high as reasonable for a case)Xbox 360 (yep) - $200That comes to a total of $3605From this estimate, it would seem that they charge 116% to assemble it. That is ridiculous in the extreme.


    looks like someone from origin voted you down
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    Shuge1 , January 9, 2011 5:51 AM
    Hitting 5ghz on an i7/i5 isnt that impresive...they do 4.8, 4.9 on air...so on water the clocks should be much higher
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    Evolution2001 , January 9, 2011 11:24 AM
    wortwortwortThe current design of the Big O has you paying $7799 (Yep) ...That comes to a total of $3605.
    From this estimate, it would seem that they charge 116% to assemble it. That is ridiculous in the extreme.
    While I have no interest in such an expensive system, you need to look at other factors. You aren't just paying for them to assemble components. They have to be compensated for their time researching components, compatibility, benchtesting, offering a warranty/support, advertising, payroll, and everything else that goes into running a business.
    Same philosophy applies to pretty much any manufacturing process. Do you really think it costs $250K in "materials only" to build an exotic sports or luxury car? Of course not. You're also paying for all the R&D that went in to the product. And, yes, for some exclusivity. And then on top of all that, no one runs a business to "break even", so there's the markup so they can make a profit. No profit = No business. No business = No product.
    What I listed are just a few of the things (re: "overhead") that the home enthusiast doesn't have to contend with.
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    JerseyFirefighter , January 9, 2011 12:21 PM
    But T-Pain told me that it aint hardcore unless its hexacore? WTF!
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    rpgplayer , January 9, 2011 2:03 PM
    Evolution2001While I have no interest in such an expensive system, you need to look at other factors. You aren't just paying for them to assemble components. They have to be compensated for their time researching components, compatibility, benchtesting, offering a warranty/support, advertising, payroll, and everything else that goes into running a business.Same philosophy applies to pretty much any manufacturing process. Do you really think it costs $250K in "materials only" to build an exotic sports or luxury car? Of course not. You're also paying for all the R&D that went in to the product. And, yes, for some exclusivity. And then on top of all that, no one runs a business to "break even", so there's the markup so they can make a profit. No profit = No business. No business = No product.What I listed are just a few of the things (re: "overhead") that the home enthusiast doesn't have to contend with.



    standard business model works on a 35% margin to account for overhead and profit. so that would put it at around %5550 or so for a completed system.

    if you can't cover labor+overhead on around $1900 per machine then you deserve to go out of business. that or you should start working for apple
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    killerclick , January 9, 2011 2:09 PM
    rpgplayerstandard business model works on a 35% margin to account for overhead and profit. so that would put it at around %5550 or so for a completed system.if you can't cover labor+overhead on around $1900 per machine then you deserve to go out of business. that or you should start working for apple


    Which regulating body came up with a 35% margin for a "standard business model"? It's really stupid to have any fixed margin, you adjust your prices for your own maximum benefit, if it's a 500% margin and it works then that's a great business model, way better than 35% or whatever the "standard" is.
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