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

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Origin claims to have overclocked its Genesis desktop PC to 5.7 GHz using its proprietary Phase Change cooling system.

Wednesday during CES 2012, Origin PC said that it managed to overclock its Genesis desktop to 5.7 GHz using the company's new Phase Change cooling system. This system, which cools the processor to sub zero temperatures as low as -40 degrees Celsius, won't be available until late 1Q12, but it's currently being shown this week at the Las Vegas show.

Describing what's inside the Genesis can be a little difficult given that it's based on three specific platforms: the Intel X79 chipset featuring Core i7 processors, the Intel P67 chipset featuring Core i5 and i7 processors, and AMD's 790FX chipset paired with the SB750 southbridge and Phenom II processors. Graphics options range between numerous Radeon and GeForce GPUs in single, double and triple configurations. Needless to say, this desktop is not only meant to pack in a lot of horses within its customizable chassis, but the sticker shock could be devastating by the time you virtually build your dream machine.

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," the company said. "Anytime customers have a question about a game, application, or hardware component; Origin PC will be there to help."

Origin laptops have received an upgrade too, now sporting an exclusive A-panel featuring next-generation designs. "The Origin PC design comes in a black finish or with custom airbrushing in any color or any design," the company added. "The EON17-S and EON15-S will start shipping with the new design in Q1. The EON-17 will feature the design shortly after."

As for the overclocked Genesis, Origin wasn't specific about what CPU was actually overclocked. However the company may be referring to the Intel Core i7 2600K quad-core CPU, which can be overclocked to 4 GHz / 5.2 GHz at Origin before it's shipped out to customers.

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    byebye , January 11, 2012 11:55 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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    fb39ca4 , January 11, 2012 11:32 PM
    that build looks sexy
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    nforce4max , January 11, 2012 11:38 PM
    Intersting how the amd version is using a older 790FX with SB750 lol. At least they overclock pretty well.
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    joytech22 , January 11, 2012 11:43 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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    byebye , January 11, 2012 11:55 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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    ap3x , January 12, 2012 12:06 AM
    Yea, that is support for 24 hours a day for 7 days.
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    NuclearShadow , January 12, 2012 12:49 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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    nebun , January 12, 2012 1:53 AM
    how are those noisy gpus cooled?
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    nottheking , January 12, 2012 3:20 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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    danwat1234 , January 12, 2012 3:33 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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    danraies , January 12, 2012 3:49 AM
    Is there really an advantage to -40C? It's impressive but is it useful?
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    alidan , January 12, 2012 4:37 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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    catchercradle , January 12, 2012 5:13 AM
    5.7GHz - time for friends to save up for my Birthday.
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    TheMaristBoy , January 12, 2012 5:49 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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    chumly , January 12, 2012 6:28 AM
    Can't fit the 4th stick of RAM in there with your massive overclock, huh? lol.
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    ojas , January 12, 2012 11:36 AM
    -40 degrees??? Damn.
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    sarco , January 12, 2012 12:39 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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    intel4eva , January 12, 2012 12:54 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 PM
    Just stick your computer in a chest freezer... Problem solved.
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    Anonymous , January 12, 2012 9:08 PM
    theres only 4 slots sarco............
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    sarco , January 12, 2012 10:03 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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