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Origin PC Builds Compact Gaming PC with GTX Titan Z

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Origin has announced that the Raven RVZ01 can now be used with its Chronos series of machines.

Origin PC, a manufacturer of custom-built computers, has announced a new addition to its compact Chronos series of gaming PCs – the Silverstone RVZ01 case.

The system, with this case, will be known as the Chronos Micro Tower, and according to the information we received, it will be able to house a GTX Titan Z. The problem with pairing these two together, though, is that you'd need a very powerful SFX power supply along with an alternate cooler for the GTX Titan Z, which occupies three expansion slots, one more than the case has room for. Silverstone has solved the PSU problem with the new 600 W SFX power supply (though the configurator lists a 650 W unit instead of a 600 W unit, perhaps that's just a mistake; we've reached out to Origin PC for clarification, but have yet to hear back) which might be tight, but should be enough to power a GTX Titan Z.

Regarding the physical size of the graphics card, we would have to assume that Origin PC has sourced an alternate cooling method for the card, be that with a compact air cooling unit or custom water cooling. It is possible to configure the two together online into a single system, though, and the press materials also make it very clear that it is possible. Again, we've reached out to Origin PC for more details.


"So far, 4K gaming PCs have been required to be in large tower cases with multiple video cards," said Kevin Wasielewski, Origin PC CEO and co-founder. "It's amazing to see that in such a short amount of time we are already offering a true 4K gaming PC in a micro tower that can sit vertically on your desk, or horizontally in your living room. The Chronos micro tower with a 12GB Nvidia Titan Z is the most gaming power I have ever seen in such a small chassis." 

Of course, we need not tell you that such a system will be very expensive, as the graphics card alone costs an additional $3313, where the starting graphics card in the configurator is a 1 GB GTX 750. As such, a reasonably balanced system will easily cost in excess of $5000.

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    Martell1977 , June 12, 2014 7:06 PM
    I can hear the advertisements for this:

    "Got more money than brains? Then Origin PC has the machine for you! Using the most over price parts we could find, we designed a PC you will be proud to tell your friends you overpaid for it. Sure there are better parts for cheaper, but why think about that, check out this pricetag!

    lmao
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    Shawna593767 , June 12, 2014 2:13 PM
    Holy sheet.
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    burningdragons , June 12, 2014 3:08 PM
    I thought Silverstone would never release the 650 watt PSU. I just finished my RVZ-01 build and am planning on using the most powerful Maxwell GPU my 450 watt PSU can handle. Also Titan Z ? gaming card
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    esco_sid , June 12, 2014 3:09 PM
    Spend $5000 and have zero upgradability and overclocking potential probably very limited in such a small case no thanks.
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    SirKnobsworth , June 12, 2014 3:29 PM
    I'm curious how cooling is dealt with - the Titan Z needs to dissipate a huge amount of power and the RVZ01 is pretty space constrained. Most of the aftermarket coolers I've seen blow quite a bit of hot air back through the case, which would be problematic for such an enclosed area...
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    CaptainTom , June 12, 2014 4:35 PM
    Wanna see even more performance in an even smaller package? Build a Mini-PC that uses a 295X2. What a joke...
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    axehead15 , June 12, 2014 4:54 PM
    Who spends that much on a gaming PC?
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    Martell1977 , June 12, 2014 7:06 PM
    I can hear the advertisements for this:

    "Got more money than brains? Then Origin PC has the machine for you! Using the most over price parts we could find, we designed a PC you will be proud to tell your friends you overpaid for it. Sure there are better parts for cheaper, but why think about that, check out this pricetag!

    lmao
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    doomtomb , June 13, 2014 11:32 AM
    These companies are fruitless. Anyone can take a mega graphics card like the Titan Z and put it in this case. All they do is order and assemble it. Who's the idiot that would buy this?
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    JOSHSKORN , June 13, 2014 1:51 PM
    Meh...the Radeon 295x2 is better, at half the price.
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    vajoiner , June 14, 2014 1:57 PM
    kevins quote was outstandingly potato.
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