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Origin Overclocks Genesis to 5.7GHz, Offers 24/7 Support

Wednesday during CES 2012, Origin PC said that it managed to overclock its Genesis desktop to 5.7 GHz using the company's new Phase Change cooling system. This system, which cools the processor to sub zero temperatures as low as -40 degrees Celsius, won't be available until late 1Q12, but it's currently being shown this week at the Las Vegas show.

Describing what's inside the Genesis can be a little difficult given that it's based on three specific platforms: the Intel X79 chipset featuring Core i7 processors, the Intel P67 chipset featuring Core i5 and i7 processors, and AMD's 790FX chipset paired with the SB750 southbridge and Phenom II processors. Graphics options range between numerous Radeon and GeForce GPUs in single, double and triple configurations. Needless to say, this desktop is not only meant to pack in a lot of horses within its customizable chassis, but the sticker shock could be devastating by the time you virtually build your dream machine.

Along with the overclocking feat, Origin said that, starting today, every Origin PC customer will receive free U.S.-based 24/7 technical support for life, including current customers. "Origin PC continues to lead the industry by becoming the first and only boutique system builder to provide free U.S. based lifetime 24/7 technical support," the company said. "Anytime customers have a question about a game, application, or hardware component; Origin PC will be there to help."

Origin laptops have received an upgrade too, now sporting an exclusive A-panel featuring next-generation designs. "The Origin PC design comes in a black finish or with custom airbrushing in any color or any design," the company added. "The EON17-S and EON15-S will start shipping with the new design in Q1. The EON-17 will feature the design shortly after."

As for the overclocked Genesis, Origin wasn't specific about what CPU was actually overclocked. However the company may be referring to the Intel Core i7 2600K quad-core CPU, which can be overclocked to 4 GHz / 5.2 GHz at Origin before it's shipped out to customers.

  • fb39ca4
    that build looks sexy
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  • nforce4max
    Intersting how the amd version is using a older 790FX with SB750 lol. At least they overclock pretty well.
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  • joytech22
    nforce4maxIntersting how the amd version is using a older 790FX with SB750 lol. At least they overclock pretty well.
    Phenom is better for gaming compared to BD in almost all scenario's. :(
    Back on topic.. Damn that's a sweet clock speed..

    Along with the overclocking feat, Origin said that, starting today, every Origin PC customer will receive free U.S.-based 24/7 technical support for life, including current customers. "Origin PC continues to lead the industry by becoming the first and only boutique system builder to provide free U.S. based lifetime 24/7 technical support,"

    Lol, U.S. Only. :| Starting to see that a lot.
    *EDIT* I didn't read it first so now I'm officially stupid D: */EDIT*
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  • byebye
    "Origin Overclocks Genesis to 5.7GHz".. i was thinking. WTH. i want to see a Sega Genesis go at 5.7GHz!!
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  • ap3x
    Yea, that is support for 24 hours a day for 7 days.
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  • NuclearShadow
    While I am impressed by the the temps and overclock I can only imagine the cost. I really hope Tom's gets their hands on one when they are released to see if it lives up the the claims.

    byebye"Origin Overclocks Genesis to 5.7GHz".. i was thinking. WTH. i want to see a Sega Genesis go at 5.7GHz!!
    Well The Genesis did have "Blast processing"! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bun8tA_ksZw
    Oh how easily we were lied to back then.
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  • nebun
    how are those noisy gpus cooled?
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  • nottheking
    joytech22Phenom is better for gaming compared to BD in almost all scenario's. On a per-clock basis, the AMD FX does seem to fail to match up to the Phenom II... But the former seems to have a lot more promise for overclocking. I would think that if one was simply selling a CPU clocked as fastest as the design would allow, an FX would be a better choice for performance than a Phenom II.
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  • danwat1234
    So this cooling system is basically a freon closed loop and compressor or is it new technology? Cool, much more power efficient than Peltier.
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  • danraies
    Is there really an advantage to -40C? It's impressive but is it useful?
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