Who said console gamers and PC gamers can’t play nice? Origin PC’s Big O, revealed here at CES 2020 today, combines the two in one chassis. Besides a high-end PC, the company will also jam in either a PlayStation 4 Pro or an Xbox One S All-Digital Edition. It’s on sale today starting at $2,499 on Origin’s website.
This isn’t the first time (opens in new tab) Origin has shown one of these off, either as a concept or a sale piece, but it’s the first time Origin PC has released one since being bought by Corsair last year.
And that means some differences. Primarily, PC gamers may notice a modified Corsair Crystal Series 280X (opens in new tab) case, rather than one that Origin designed. The dual-chamber design houses the PC on one side and the console on the other.
Origin PC Big O Specs
|PC CPU||Up to AMD Ryzen 9 3900X or Intel Core i9-9900K CPU|
|PC GPU||Up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti|
|PC RAM||Up to 32GB DDR4 @ 3,200 MHz|
|PC Storage||M.2 PCIe SSD options|
|Console included||PlayStation 4 Pro or Xbox One S All-Digital|
|Other options||Elgato 4K60 Pro Capture Card, optional SSD to replace console hard drive, RGB, Laser etching|
Both the gaming PC and console portions are liquid cooled, which should result in near-silent operation.
On the PC side, it will go up to an AMD Ryzen 9 3900X or Intel Core i9-9900K (opens in new tab), and up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (opens in new tab), though as with most of Origin’s boutique systems, it will be customizable.
The final price will depend on add-ons, including a built-in 4K60 Pro Capture Card from Elgato (another Corsair company), as well as aesthetic options like laser etching.
In theory, you could use the Big O to run both a console and a PC at the same time, as long as you have enough power going to each of them.