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Origin's PC/Xbox 360 Would Give You ''The Big O''

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Would this PC and Xbox 360 hybrid give you the "O" face?

As much as we love our PC gaming rigs, we know that to get the most variety of good gaming these days, you're going to need a console. Origin PC has the perfect solution for the gamer looking for the ultimate hybrid gaming rig that'll take care of both worlds.

Origin PC calls it the The Big O, which puts together some pretty good Intel and Nvidia hardware and throws in the IBM and ATI-based Xbox 360 inside the case "to create the ultimate gaming weapon."

Yes, that's right, this PC gaming rig has an Xbox 360 built inside the case.

“The Big O will satisfy the demands of even the most power hungry gamer, but when you create the ultimate personal computer system it has to be designed to go above and beyond gaming” said Kevin Wasielewski, CEO and Co-Founder of Origin. “From the hottest games on the market to digital video editing and 3D rendering you will have the power to perform at every level. To have the best you have to build using the latest in computer technology that guarantees unmatched performance and that is exactly what you get with the Big O.”

The "entry level" spec will be $7,669 and pack an overclocked Intel Core i7-930 CPU running at 4.0GHz, dual NVIDIA GTX480 graphics cards and 6GB of DDR3.

If you really mean business, though, you can opt for two of Intel’s hexacore Xeon X5680 processors overclocked 4.3GHz and 24GB of Corsair GT 2000MHz memory. Then add in four of EVGA’s GeForce GTX 480 FTW graphics cards for good measure.

The Big O features a liquid cooling system for the entire PC, including CPU, motherboard, graphics card and even the integrated Xbox 360 slim.

For the top of the line configuration, you're going to need $17,000 at the ready to take one home. Thankfully, Origin offers free shipping.

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    Stifle , September 8, 2010 12:39 PM
    In order to nearly match the functionality of this product you would need 1 decent PC, 1 XBOX 360, and some duct tape.
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    soo-nah-mee , September 8, 2010 12:13 PM
    "As much as we love our PC gaming rigs, we know that to get the most variety of good gaming these days, you're going to need a console."
    Shameful to utter such words.
  • 17 Hide
    insider3 , September 8, 2010 12:12 PM
    Pass, I think I can walk my ass over to the consoles in my living room if I need a break from the PC which has better specs at half the price.
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    willgart , September 8, 2010 12:07 PM
    Good idea to have the console into the PC... this reduce the space required near the TV :) 
    but what a price!!!!

    is there any HDMI switch integrated? to switch from the XBox to the PC?
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    hemburger , September 8, 2010 12:08 PM
    So if I really mean business will I be handing over say $25,000? O_O
  • 8 Hide
    sirmorluk , September 8, 2010 12:08 PM
    17k and mismatched drive bay bezels? Meh.. It is a cool idea though.
  • 7 Hide
    darkchazz , September 8, 2010 12:09 PM
    Good luck paying for this.
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    Glacier , September 8, 2010 12:11 PM
    The cheapest one is $7,669? No thanks, I will let the rich boys buy this. I'm happy with my mainstream PC, which has only cost me $1,600 with upgrades. For console gaming, I've got a 360 Elite.
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    areszues92 , September 8, 2010 12:11 PM
    They must have used diamonds in there somewhere..
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    insider3 , September 8, 2010 12:12 PM
    Pass, I think I can walk my ass over to the consoles in my living room if I need a break from the PC which has better specs at half the price.
  • 20 Hide
    soo-nah-mee , September 8, 2010 12:13 PM
    "As much as we love our PC gaming rigs, we know that to get the most variety of good gaming these days, you're going to need a console."
    Shameful to utter such words.
  • 4 Hide
    cronik93 , September 8, 2010 12:15 PM
    With that price tag???

    Aint worth it.
  • 14 Hide
    Anonymous , September 8, 2010 12:33 PM
    I bet no one buys that.
    Seriously, why would they put that high proce tag on it?
    PC components cost maybe 3-4k(the cheapest version) and 360 costs $300 and something.

    So the price of putting them together is $3000+

    Idea is good, but what are they smoking!?
  • 24 Hide
    Stifle , September 8, 2010 12:39 PM
    In order to nearly match the functionality of this product you would need 1 decent PC, 1 XBOX 360, and some duct tape.
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    amstech , September 8, 2010 12:41 PM
    Absolute ripoff.
    I could build a PC that would walk right by that for less then half the price. And the name is crap. Real 360's are slow...why name it after that.
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    Glacier , September 8, 2010 12:44 PM
    soo-nah-mee"As much as we love our PC gaming rigs, we know that to get the most variety of good gaming these days, you're going to need a console."Shameful to utter such words.


    Shameful, but it's true. The PC has gotten the shaft for years. Starcraft 2 sold really well, so I'm hoping more developers will make good PC games.
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    Anonymous , September 8, 2010 12:49 PM
    Actually, a pair of the CPUs will set you back 3500+, the motherboard 600, the memory another 1500 depending on what they use, the hard drives another 1000* depending on what they use, the waterblocks another 500 or so, the grahpics cards another 2500+, plus the case and customizing. So I think cost-wise for just the parts will be around 10,000k+ if you were building yourself. They do that plus overclock it for you. Sure, for the person who knows how to do this they can save maybe 5k but all in all it is not what a lot of these comments make it out to be (for those that are saying it's about 3k in components!)
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    back_by_demand , September 8, 2010 12:55 PM
    The Big O?
    ...
    Roy Orbison?
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    elbert , September 8, 2010 12:56 PM
    Cool looking case. I think its to high a price as I'm seeing a #2000 PC with a $300 Xbox. This company should sale the case then offer as add on the liquid cooling and mod kit for your Xbox.
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    jefe323 , September 8, 2010 12:58 PM
    $8000 is a little steep for me, i'd rather have a separate pc and xbox for a whole lot less
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    renami9 , September 8, 2010 1:09 PM
    GREAT idea, HORRIBLE price.
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    coleipoo , September 8, 2010 1:20 PM
    A better combo would be PS3/PC, but that won't happen.
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    randomizer , September 8, 2010 1:39 PM
    For the price, I would have hoped for some effort on behalf of the case designers. It looks like they just grabbed some sheets of Perspex, cut slits in them and stuck them together.

    At least it has free shipping.
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