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Origin PC Chronos Steam Machines Will Have SLI Edition

Along with a number of other ODMs, Origin PC has revealed two Steam Machines to be released this year: the Chronos Standard Edition and the Chronos SLI Edition. Unfortunately, pricing is unknown at this point as well as a firm release date. However, as with the other Steam Machine providers, these specs will be completely customizable when the Steam OS machines finally arrive.

Here are the specs for the Standard Edition:

  • Motherboard: ASUS Maximus VI Impact
  • Optional Custom Paint with Automotive Finish 
  • Liquid-Cooling: ORIGIN FROSTBYTE 120 Sealed Liquid Cooling Systems
  • Processor: Up to an Intel Core i7 4770K Quad-Core at 4.0-4.5 GHz with ORIGIN PC Professional CPU Overclocking
  • Power Supply: SG08 600 watt 
  • Graphics Card: Up to Single 3 GB Nvidia GTX 780 Ti with Professional GPU Overclocking
  • Memory: Up to 16 GB 2133 MHz (2 x 8 GB)
  • OS: Steam OS (Will Include Optional Dual Boot to Windows 7 or Windows 8 Home or Pro)
  • Hard Drive 1: Up to Dual 1 TB Samsung 840 Evo Series
  • Hard Drive 2: 4 TB Western Digital Black SATA 6.0 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 64 MB Cache
  • Optical Drive: 6X BD-R Slim Blu-ray Burner/8X DVD+/-R/2.4X +DL
  • Audio: ROG SupremeFX High Definition 7.1 Channel
  • Network: Built in Wi-Fi

Here are the specs for the SLI Edition:

  • Motherboard: ASUS Maximus VI Gene
  • Optional Custom Paint with Automotive Finish 
  • Liquid Cooling: ORIGIN FROSTBYTE Sealed Liquid Cooling System
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 4770K Quad-Core at 4.0-4.5 GHz with ORIGIN PC Professional CPU Overclocking
  • Power Supply: 850 Watt Corsair RM850
  • Graphics Cards: Up to DUAL 3 GB Nvidia SLI GeForce GTX 780 Ti with Professional GPU Overclocking
  • Memory: Up to three 2 GB 2133 MHz (4 x 8 GB) 
  • OS: Steam OS (Will Include Optional Dual Boot to Windows 7 or Windows 8)
  • Solid State Hard Drive: Up to Dual 1 TB Samsung 840 Evo Series
  • Four Hot Swap Drives: Up to 4 (1 TB) Samsung 840 Evo Series
  • Additional Storage Drives: Up to Dual 4 TB Western Digital Black SATA 6.0 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 64 MB Cache
  • Optical Drive: 6X BD-R Slim Blu-ray Burner/8X DVD+/-R/2.4X +DL
  • Audio: ROG SupremeFX High Definition 7.1 Channel
  • Media Card Reader: 40-in-1 Media Card Reader
  • Network: Built in Wi-Fi

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  • getochkn
    Memory: Up to three 2 GB 2133 MHz (4 x 8 GB)

    Is that supposed to be 32??
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  • JackNaylorPE
    Nice specs but it needs some air flow even with "liquid cooling"

    And i think they were going for 24 GB 3 x 8
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  • hyp36rmax
    Looks like a Silverstone GD05 case, Those 780 Ti SLI look like it's going to be starving for some air.... I thought about going crossfire/sli with this case, however just too tight. Maybe even water cooled. Interesting to see am 80mm CPU radiator cooling the CPU.
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  • Ceee9
    even better than my tower....
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  • shine8210
    Bad call in my opinion, better off with one heavy duty card. Some games don't work well with sli.
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  • doomtomb
    12380222 said:
    Bad call in my opinion, better off with one heavy duty card. Some games don't work well with sli.

    Origin is obviously going to high-power and you can't get the power of dual 780 Ti any other way can you?
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  • back_by_demand
    Steam machine, you mean a gaming PC right? Seeing as I like playing the other 90% of my Steam collection the "optional" Windows install would mandatory
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  • UncleVesper
    Those poor 780s in the picture are being suffocated =(
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  • shine8210
    12380766 said:
    12380222 said:
    Bad call in my opinion, better off with one heavy duty card. Some games don't work well with sli.

    Origin is obviously going to high-power and you can't get the power of dual 780 Ti any other way can you?

    You are totally right. If you got the cash then why not. But the truth of the matter is that most people will hook the steam box up to a HD TV 1920 * 1080 and with one 780 Ti that should be more than enough.
    But then again ther are the lucky ones who have 4k TV´s. :) Thumbs up to you sir.
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  • spookyman
    This may be the future of PC's considering Intel is going away from socketed PC's
    Reply