If there’s one thing we know, it’s that the case manufacturers aren’t the only ones that are good at building PC cases. Boutique PC builders can also make a nice chassis, although you can never buy their cases as standalone units, only as part of a custom build. Users have endlessly requested the ability to buy standalone custom cases from the likes of Alienware, Digital Storm, Origin PC and more. Now, to celebrate its 5th anniversary, Origin PC is making its Millennium and Genesis PC cases available for standalone orders.
Inside the cases you’ll be able to fit a standard ATX motherboard, four dual-slot graphics cards and large tower CPU coolers. The front of the case offers access to seven 5.25” optical drive bays, two of which are occupied by a 5-bay 3.5” hard drive hot-swap cage. Additionally, there is room for two more 3.5” drives and nine 2.5” drives. A dual-hinge front door covers the lot. The top of the case supports a single 360 mm radiator, in some configurations.
Need more space? The Genesis has a bigger bottom, giving it room for two additional 360 mm water cooling radiators, or if you’re looking for more storage options, Origin says that it gives you room for a total of 34 2.5” drives or 12 3.5” HDDs.
One of the core design ideas behind the Millennium and Genesis cases is that they have a highly customizable design. They are available with a generous number of color options, and motherboards can be mounted in four different orientations: standard ATX, inverted ATX, rotated 90 degrees up, or inverted and rotated by 90 degrees. The 90 degree-rotated designs are for improved heat dissipation (at the cost of practicality), and the inverted designs are for swapping the window placement so that you can conveniently place the case on the other side of your desk without staring onto a black side panel.
Both the cases also come with custom multi-color lighting effects that can be adjusted with a remote control. Four USB 3.0 ports, the standard pair of HD audio jacks and a fan controller handle front I/O connectivity.
Pricing for the cases starts at $399 for the Millennium, with the Genesis starting at $449. These are steep prices, but the cases also offer a lavish amount of room for various hardware configurations. Interested? Grab one quick, because the offer is only for a "limited time."
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Lower each case price by around $100 and I could see a lot of people buying them. I do admire the hard work Origin has put into their cases. Very exceptional design and unlimited possibilities.Reply
But still, a 900D could put any boutique PC manufacturer case to shame in my eyes.
that those prices I can't see them selling many cases.Reply
people who want watercooling will get something from caselabs
people who want to air-cool has tons of cheaper options
Or buy a Caselabs case and have something that isn't 99% plastic.Reply
Meh, I'd much rather have a Falcon Northwest Icon 2: http://www.falcon-nw.com/desktops/mach-vReply
What about a Tiki? I'd die for one of those.Reply
14608406 said:What about a Tiki? I'd die for one of those.
Oh a Tiki would be amazing. Do want!
Anyone else miss the Thermaltake Mozart TX?! It was about $220, HUGE - but light-weight and quite practical... Wish they still made them:Reply
Some places online still have them in stock for $250. It'll hold two computers. Tons of cooling options... Watch your fingers... those doors will snap on you.
If I needed flashy piece of plastic I'd probably be 15 years of age.Reply
14610293 said:Some places online still have them in stock for $250. It'll hold two computers. Tons of cooling options... Watch your fingers... those doors will snap on you.
That thing looks like the vending machine at my work. :lol:
Or how about a Red Harbinger Cross Desk:
This thing takes PC overkill to a whole new level. :lol: