THE BEST MACHINE I HAVE EVER OWNED!
I will preface this
by saying I have been in the PC industry for 20 years; I am seasoned, I know
what I am doing. I have built machines of every type and size, for every
purpose both home recreation, business professional, and gaming performance.
First of all, the packaging. The packaging alone made the wait worth it - It
felt like an indestructible brick. I will freely and openly admit that I paid
Origin a lot more than I paid [ibuypower] for a machine of comparable
specifications, but the adage in business is that you get what you pay for -
and I certainly did. The whole "wooden crate" thing, I do not know
how much of that overhead went into that cost, but I am extremely glad it was a
forced option and not an electable one. It did make hauling the machine home
from the delivery point a great deal more difficult, but that was still worth
it to know that whatever arrived was firmly, securely, and powerfully packaged.
So far, I have had no problems. It has worked like a dream. Visual Studio runs
like smooth butter even with thousands of projects loaded on this machine (as
it should, per the calculations I made in picking the parts I did) and the video
cards are exactly what we wanted (they were specific chipsets that I wanted for
an extremely specific set of emulative operations.) What was of particular
interest to me was not the performance, though, but the build quality. I'll
start with the visible. Just the metal plating on the SLI cable was an amazing
touch that, again, makes the higher cost worth it. To a veteran computer
builder like myself, I strongly appreciate it when people do not cut corners. I
experienced a lot of corner cutting with [ibuypower], stock cables, everything
loose and dangling, but from the instant I was able to inspect the Origin
machine, and saw the customized, metallic SLI ribbon I knew I was dealing with
a computer built by someone - or a group of someones, after my own heart. This
trend followed true as I explored the other cables as well. The case - whoever
built this series of case needs to be congratulated.
— Derek T. , 06/17/2014
If there is any way to actually communicate with the people who conceived,
designed, and produced this series of case, I really want my appreciation to
get to them. The brilliance in its design is a cacophony of brilliant genius
that was clearly built with the assistance of an HVAC engineer - I should know,
I am surrounded by them all day, and that is what our company does. I was
amazed at the brilliance in the way the airflow system is engineered, and the
modular layout of the case was simply stunning. Moving along, though still on
the topic of the case build and construction - I have assembled, selected parts
for, and completely engineered from the ground up over 600 computers in my
career and I must attest that among them all - between every case I have
purchased, perused, and even some that I custom cut or modified myself, this is
by far and large the most impressive work I have ever seen for a good case. The
"evil eye of Sauron" on the front of the case is a nice touch, and I
am still exploring for the button that allows its nether-filled lidless gaze to
strike laser beams at small flying pests like gnats and moths, but have not yet
been able to locate this feature. The included documentation did not guide me
to such either, but judging from the level of luminescence radiating from it, I
am completely certain that I hear the dark speech of Mordor upon turning the system
on. The way the cables are pulled correctly taught needs to be commented on. I
detest cables. The cabling in cases is among the primary reasons I was forced
to stop building machine, managing and wrangling them was irritating and when I
lost effective use of one of my arms, it became a hassle to build people
efficient and well thought out cases. While I am sure that a look behind the
hidden side panel will reveal a lot of wires I'm uncomfortable seeing, the
machine does not feel as if it is "bursting" at the seams, so to
speak. This is important to me, as with the [ibuypower] machines I bought, the
motherboard-side plating was "bulging", as if it was struggling to
contain the overstuffed cables. While the interior of their machines "looked"
clean - any and all need to perform the slightest maintenance made it quickly
apparent that they were doing everything possible to force as much into that
tiny space as they could.
But it was more than that, not only were the cables clean, they were pulled
CORRECTLY taught. They were not pulled so tight that there was no wriggle room
- there was enough slack in order to move and unplug, rearrange, and do
whatever was necessary – but they were appropriately pulled to ensure
absolutely minimum clutter. This is EXTREMELY important to me. The fact that
the expansion bays were already plugged in and ready to accept new drives was
extremely appreciated. I myself had a hybrid 1 TB HDD that had an 8 GB NRAM
cache that I really wanted to use for some of my programs. I was dreading the
amount of work it would take to add this to the system because I knew it would
involve a lot of plumbing and reworking (when you only have one semi-healthy
arm, any amount is "a lot") - but no, it took none of this. I
literally just unlatched the removable bay, put my internal Hybrid-HDD in, and
it worked. I was fascinated. The machine I ordered had a "custom"
motherboard - that is to say, I asked for a motherboard that was not offered on
their site. They accommodated that request brilliantly, and if the words
"custom" had not been written next to it on the invoice, no one would
be the wiser. They even optimized it specific to the motherboard, instead of a
stock optimizing process. Whoever put that board in there read its instructions
carefully and knew what they were doing. I was even greeted with an excellent
print out of the results of a myriad of tests, benchmarks, and other analysis
run on the machine. This was important to me, because it showed that an actual
person went through the process of installing Windows, installing the drivers,
and then performing intense operations for a period of time long enough to
catch most of the possible early breaking points. The only "flaw", if
it can be called one, is that the 20-pin adapters for the front panel USB 3.0
components were not plugged into the motherboard by default. However after
analysis and physical assessment, I asserted that, due to the sturdy inner-foam
packaging supplied, plugging them in would have been unsafe and risked bending
them. I must surmise then that the decision to leave them unplugged was a
conscious one - and it was a wise one at that. If I had any critique to give,
it would be for the company to note this on the large "poster" that
has the "setup" instructions, as the typical home user will not be
aware to plug them in. I also found that the "Fan Control" dial on
the case is unmarked, as I do not know which direction is "faster" or
"slower". This is a detail easily rectified by an email though, but
it should be printed on the poster-insert. In short, this computer is a marvel
of workmanship by a technical engineer after my own heart, and I am extremely
pleased with my purchase. The build time, and ship time, was extremely long
(almost a month and a half), but it was worth every cent. It was put through
the tests so that when I got it, it did not fail me. The elegance of this
machine is a symphony of technical expertise. As a seasoned, veteran
programmer, system builder, technician, and lover of all things
"computer", this box goes to 11. It cost more than anywhere else I
shopped from, but I absolutely got what I paid for, and more.
I was having trouble
ordering a PC for my birthday. After one failed attempt I was about to give up
ordering online until I was contacted by a sales supervisor who basically
helped my go through the process building a computer that did all the things I
wanted it too and was still within my price range. He was like my own personal
helper guy and I couldnt have done it without him. Not only did he help me
choose something I was totally excited, about the company builds it for me
(which is the part im not good at)and they tested it too to see if it would
actually work. then i got free origin shirt and wrist band (freaking awesome)
and a free game in Titanfall which is pretty dope also and a good test game for
the machine I would say. so the only issue i Had was
— Eddy G. , 05/13/2014
that the case i ordered was backlogged so we had to wait for my case to become
available so that they can actually put the computer together before they
shipped it. but once it shipped it took from 05/07/2014 till 05/09/2014 for it
to arrive at my house which was nice and fast. Now that its here ive had tons
of fun. the system is stable, it runs everything i want it too and is an
amazing piece of machinery. not only that it looks awesome. I recommend Origin
to anyone wanting a custom built PC. these guys know what they are doing.
Alienware Convert, Just WOW!
— Mark S. , 05/06/2014
I was looking to replace two older Alienware laptops with a desktop and another
newer laptop. Origin had almost the exact configuration I was attempting to
build. After contacting my sales rep, I got EXACTLY what I wanted. The systems
were obviously built by people that know how to build a custom, high
performance system. Very clean build and everything worked seamlessly out of
The Origin EON17-SLX is a gaming beast!
I have been a
dedicated Dell/Alienware customer for over 10 years, having purchased 6 systems
from them (two of them custom gaming laptops), but when I went to build my new
Alienware 18 gaming laptop in 2013, it was a total failure in every aspect. The
design was deeply flawed, the customer service was poor, and the tech
support/design answers made ZERO common sense. They simply would not build me
the gaming computer I wanted. That is when I started researching for another,
better computer company to give
— Jeff M. , 04/29/2014
my business to. After nearly one year of research, I found the wonderful people
at Origin PC. I couldn't be happier with all of their fantastic staff! My new
machine (an EON17-SLX) is beyond fantastic and soooo much more than I ever
expected in a gaming laptop, not to mention the great customer service. I
received steady communication at every turn of production/assembly and they
replied promptly to every email I sent to them. Everyone at Origin has outdone
themselves and should be extremely proud of what they do.
I cannot stress enough what an exceptional company Origin PC is. They have
found a new customer for life!!!
I regret nothing!
Origin has been most
helpful during the process of building my laptop masterpiece, and the same goes
for customer service. Excellent! They(Bryant) kept me up to date on the stages
of my laptop and did not send it out until it was up to Origin standards which
— Francois , 03/21/2014
I got it, was clear what their standards were.. A beautifully crafted piece of
machinery. It is everything that I hoped it would be and more. Plus I got great
compliments for it. So if you're looking for a no hassle site for your computer
needs, remember ORIGINPC.COM!
Regards from a Satisfied customer
— Yassir M. , 02/26/2014
I am very much happy and satisfied with my computer purchase it meets all my
gaming and software development needs. I normally build my own PCs, but I am
glad I decided to go with Origin. I can definitely see myself buying future PCs
from Origin, saves me from finding the time to build my own and I know from
owning my first Origin PC that I will get a high quality product from you
Head and shoulders above the competition !
— Robert L. , 02/04/2014
I have been an OriginPC customer since just before 11-11-11:
Skyrim's launch date. I contacted them as I wanted to run TESV on ULTRA HIGH,
and I had been dissapointed by other leading brands because of price, quality,
but mostly, poor customer support.
The guys at OriginPC simply blew me away.
From my first contact until today, over two years on, they have been head and
shoulders above the competition: best gear around, best advice around, best
service quality around (pre- and post-sale), most friendly, patient and helpful
IT support ever. Period.
You call them, you speak to a Person. That person will remember you, and will
help you, whether in 5 minutes or 2 hours, the point is they never hang up on
you until the problem is solved. Example ? a fault graphics card: replaced,
installation walkthrough via Skype. An SSD and memory upgrade: replaced,
installation walkthrough via Skype. A mistake in the order ? fixed fast and at
no cost to me.
So all these are just words ? well no, I bought my first PC in 2011, and that
PC is still better (3DMark benchmark than my professional HPZ800 workstation I
use at work). And, I've just bought a new EON15RTS, there's no better way to
thank OriginPC than to stay a faithfull customer, and spread the word: OriginPC
are the Origin of Best in Class Pc.
Thank you guys.
Amazing Workstation with Powerful Performance!
— Robert M. , 01/14/2014
received the GENESIS Pro-X2 computer and it’s fantastic. Using
Premiere Pro and rendering a 34 minute HD video, the time changed from 1 ½
hours to 20 minutes. I tried Mudbox and could work with objects with 1 million
polys without any interruption.
I love the liquid cooled spacious design of this
computer. The upgradeability is great!
My Second Origin Experience
— David Beatty , 12/13/2013
I was one of the first to purchase an Origin Computer. I recently
ordered and received my second computer from Origin.
What a pleasant
experience from the sales and support staff.
If you are tired of talking to someone in a foreign country for
support and need a custom built computer "Call Origin."
The Ferrari of PC's!
— David R. , 11/11/2013
don't care if the door jams aren't straight. When the driver hits the gas I
want him to shit his pants!
up in the postwar years, I was always surrounded by high-performance machinery.
My father flew in B-29's in the Pacific, and taught me to fly before I was of
the legal age to drive. My grandfather owned a garage that catered to the
post-WWII boom in sports cars. There were a lot of marques that came through
that garage: Lotus, Austin-Healey, MG, AC, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Maserati. But
there was one car revered above all the others: Ferrari. To hear one of those
V-12 engines at full chat was something else. Not for nothing that the Old Man
also said "I don't sell cars. I build engines!"
when I ordered my Origin PC Chronos, I was fully expecting a machine that would
be the computer equivalent of one of Enzo's gorgeous red cars. Origin does not
disappoint: in a word, the Chronos simply screams. I do mostly simulations -
airplane, train, and car racing - and this sort of game is a CPU and GPU
killer, especially the ground-based ones. It's one thing to have to simulate a
blue sky with the ground several miles below, quite another to have to simulate
every twig and blade of grass for hundreds of square miles. But with my Origin
PC professionally-overclocked Chronos, and with all the settings maxed out, I
get absolutely insane frame rates: 200 to over 500 FPS!!
little machine - much smaller than my old Dell XPS - has Origin's Frostbyte
liquid cooling system to keep everything running cool, and despite the
overclocking, this machine puts out less hot air than my XPS! Booting up is
unbelievably fast, and the performance is all anyone could as for. Origin's
service is top-flight too: within minutes of putting in my order my sales
representative had contacted me and offered to keep me up to date througout the
production process. And she did indeed do that: it is so nice to do business
with an actual person and one who actually cares.
my order went in I began backing up certain files I wanted to migrate to my new
Chronos, but I hadn't counted on how fast the order would be processed: a week
later my rep contacted me to let me know the machine had shipped! I was still
backing up when my machine arrived in that famous Origin wooden packing crate.
The first thing to do was to examine the build, and unlike those 1950's
Ferraris, the "door jams" were all straight. Build quality is
first-rate and the performance is outstanding.
could not be more pleased with my Chronos and cannot imagine using anything
else. Well done guys!