Huge Power, Tiny Package, VR Ready

Dynamite Comes in Small Packages

It has long been believed that tiny desktops cannot be powerful PCs and that a small footprint means you have to make compromises. It’s time to put that outdated way of thinking to rest. Enter the all-new ORIGIN PC CHRONOS. Designed from the ground up to pack the raw power of the most powerful desktop components on the market in a tiny, desk-friendly chassis, the CHRONOS is a no-compromise solution for the space-conscious user.

Features

Do a Barrel Roll

Small Form Factor, High Performance and VR Ready

Looking to get deeper into the gaming experience? Literally get in the game with support for the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive VR headsets thanks to graphics card options equipped with up to 12GB of video memory.

The ORIGIN PC CHRONOS is VR ready, capable of handling the latest VR hardware and software with ease. The space saving CHRONOS is able to be placed anywhere, allowing more flexibility when setting up your VR hardware.

With the small form factor CHRONOS, you have the power to explore new worlds in VR.


“Best Desktop for Living Room VR”- CNET

Esports and Streaming Ready

With the smaller footprint of the CHRONOS, you can take it with you whether it’s an upcoming LAN party or tournament. Since it’s as powerful as larger desktops, you can play today’s top esports games with tournament friendly settings.

Stream and play the latest games thanks to the liquid cooled CPU capable of handling both at the same time. Store recordings or games with up to 6 SSDs in your system. If you ever need help with your CHRONOS, our support staff is always available to help you keep your CHRONOS running.

CHRONOS and monitor

Performance

Size Matters Not

The CHRONOS supports Intel’s 8th generation Core processors or AMD Ryzen processors for unmatched acceleration of the most demanding applications. The small form factor supports all the full size configuration options one would want in a desktop, including up to 32GB of DDR4 memory and up to six speed driven solid-state drives for near-instant access to your files and media.

The workhorse of any gaming desktop, large or small, is the graphics card. And the CHRONOS does not skimp on that department. Capable of supporting the massive NVIDIA GeForce TITAN X Pascal, the CHRONOS will take any GPU thrown into it. You can immerse yourself and enjoy stunning visuals in high-definition and in 4K.

Chronos with mouse and monitor
Windows 10
Windows 10

Game Crushing Processors

Those looking for maximum productivity don’t need to look any further. The CHRONOS supports advanced state-of-the-art 8th generation Intel Core i7 processors including the 6-core i7-8700K. Never worry about slowdown with Turbo Boost technology, as this process delivers additional power to your CPU when you need it the most. Combine your Intel Core processor with Intel Optane Memory for several performance benefits from the Intel Core i+ platform.

The CHRONOS also supports AMD Ryzen processors with SenseMi technology and up to 8 cores with 16 threads. Creators and gamers can take advantage of the cores and high-performance from Ryzen processors for content creation and HD gaming.

“Stock” is dirty word at ORIGIN PC. The CHRONOS can be pushed well past the limits of “stock” speeds with ORIGIN PC’s award winning CPU and GPU overclocking service. Unleash every hertz the processors have to offer.

i7 8700K

Ryzen 7 2700X

GTX 1080

32GB RAM

Frostbyte

Frostbyte Cooling

A compact powerful gaming PC will generate heat, which is why internal cooling is extremely important. The CHRONOS was engineered to disperse heat with our advanced Frostbyte self-contained maintenance-free liquid cooling system. Designed, engineered and tested in the middle of a Miami summer. At ORIGIN PC, we’re experts at keeping cool.

Samsung SSD and HyperX ram

Blistering Fast Memory and Storage Speed

For productivity, gaming and multimedia, high-speed memory becomes increasingly important. Our lightning-fast DDR4 RAM allows you to open and run several applications at once without lag or slowdown. Listen to music and surf the internet while working and get the most out of your gaming experience when you configure your CHRONOS with up to 32GB of memory.

The CHRONOS may be small in size, but is massive in its storage capabilities. Configure the CHRONOS with up to six Solid State Drives including one M.2 PCIe SSD for nearly unlimited storage of all your files and media. Access everything on your PC the instant your finger leaves the mouse button, thanks to the latest in SSD technology.

Reviews

4K Ready

3840 x 2160 Resolution

Full HD resolution 4K resolution

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4K Resolution

Leave No Pixel Behind

Today's latest technology has taken the standard 1080 pixel format and quadrupled it. With twice the pixels, you get four times the clarity for near life-like imaging in gaming, video, and pictures. ORIGIN PC's CHRONOS is capable of conquering the 4K future with advanced graphics by NVIDIA to drive all 8 million-plus pixels at silky-smooth 60+ frames per second.

Customization

Look Your Best

ORIGIN PC offers an array of customization options for your CHRONOS. Choose from different color chassis to internal lighting options. Making your CHRONOS one of a kind is our specialty.

Paint, Colors, & More

We offer three different colors of the CHRONOS chassis including black, red, and white. For even more color options, choose from multiple paint options including metallic colors, themes, or your own custom design. For further customization, choose Hydro Dip to have a custom carbon fiber skin applied to the chassis of your CHRONOS. Have a special design in mind or need help creating one? Contact one of our design engineers who will work with you to put together the perfect design to make your CHRONOS a true piece of art.

CHRONOS Lighting

Turn up the Lights

Adding detail to your CHRONOS adds a stylish personal touch making your PC a one of a kind work of art. ORIGIN PC offers interior lighting options in red, green and blue, so your system can light up the space around it. With interior lighting, your CHRONOS will make its presence known whenever someone walks into the room.

World-class 24/7 US Based Lifetime Service and Support

Our job does not end when your CHRONOS arrives. Every ORIGIN PC system is backed by a lifetime service agreement. When you purchase your CHRONOS, you will receive dedicated service, including labor, from our trained and experienced staff whenever you need it. We offer support via email, online chat, 24/7 US based lifetime phone support, and more.

 

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24/7 Service & Support

We stand with every high-performance PC that leaves our warehouse. We understand that during the life of your system anything can happen, which is why our support staff will always be on call 24/7. We even use remote access technology, if you want a hands-off approach when solving a software issue.

System Upgrades

Need some repairs or upgrades on your system? We offer free labor on our systems and will do the work for you. You can even trade in your old graphics card to reduce the cost of the new graphics card with our optional EVOLVE Service. Learn more

Recovery Drive

All ORIGIN PC systems ship with a recovery factory system image of your system on a USB 3.0 flash drive. Regardless of what state your operating system is in, you can recover your system with the backup software and system image that’s always ready and available on the Recovery USB Drive.*

*Disclaimer: USB Recovery Software will remove all software and data installed on the system. It is recommended to backup any data or software prior to using the Recovery USB Drive.

Wooden Crate Armor

Protecting your system is our priority, which is why we use specially designed wooden crate armor for shipping. Your ORIGIN PC will be protected from shipping hazards, accidents, or mishandling when protected with wooden crate armor.

*Disclaimer: If shipping back to ORIGIN PC, the system should be shipped in wooden crate armor if the system was initially received in wooden crate armor. Learn more

Extended Warranty

We offer a 1 Year Part Replacement and 45 day shipping warranty plan with all ORIGIN PCs. Optional extended part replacement and free shipping warranty plans are also available. With these special plans you won’t have to pay for parts or shipping costs if your system requires any servicing. Learn more.

Once you’re with the ORIGIN PC Family, we’ll always have your back.

TECH SPECS

Case Specifications

  • Form-Factor
    Small Form Factor
  • Size and Weight
    Height: 11.75”
    Width: 4.00”
    Depth: 13.75”
    Weight: 5 lbs
  • Color Options
    Interior Lighting: None, ORIGIN PC RGB
    Metallic: Eternal Pink, Sabot Grey, Atmos Blue, Evolve Green, Horizon Yellow, Epic Purple
    Design: Shredder Red, Shredder Green, Shredder Blue, Neurons
    Hydro Dip: Carbon Fiber
    Custom: Custom Paint
    Standard Colors: ORIGIN PC Black, ORIGIN PC Red, ORIGIN PC White
    Lip Color: ORIGIN PC Black, ORIGIN PC Red, ORIGIN PC White

Tech Kits

  • Current Special Offers

    ORIGIN PC 101: The Best Supplies for School and Gaming .

  • The ORIGIN Difference

    ORIGIN PC Chronos - The Best Gaming Experience Guaranteed

  • Case Lighting

    None

    ORIGIN PC RGB LED

  • Case Fans

    ORIGIN PC High-Performance Ultra Slim Fan

  • Power Supply

    450 Watt Silverstone SFX Series

    650 Watt Silverstone SFX Series

  • Motherboard
    miniITX

    ASRock Z370M-ITX/ac

    miniITX

    MSI Z370I Gaming Pro Carbon AC

    miniITX

    ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-I Gaming

  • System Cooling
    ORIGIN Frostbyte Liquid Cooling

    ORIGIN FROSTBYTE 120 Sealed Liquid Cooling System for 1151 Socket

  • Processors
    Intel Core i3 Desktop Processor on Z370 Chipset

    Intel Core i3 8100 4-Core 3.6GHz

    Intel Core i5 Desktop Processor on Z370 Chipset

    Intel Core i5 8400 6-Core 2.8GHz (4.0GHz TurboBoost)

    Intel Core i5 Desktop Processor on Z370 Chipset

    Intel Core i5 8600K 6-Core 3.6GHz (4.3GHz TurboBoost)

    Intel Core i7 Desktop Processor on Z370 Chipset

    Intel Core i7 8700 6-Core 3.2GHz (4.6GHz TurboBoost)

    Intel Core i7 Desktop Processor on Z370 Chipset

    Intel Core i7 8700K 6-Core 3.7GHz (4.7GHz TurboBoost)

    Intel Core i7 Desktop Processor on Z370 Chipset

    Intel Core i7-8086K 6-Core 4.0GHz (5.0GHz TurboBoost)

  • Graphic Cards
    Single Graphics Card

    Single 4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

    Single Graphics Card

    Single 6GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

    Single Graphics Card

    Single 8GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070

    Single Graphics Card

    Single 8GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti

    Single Graphics Card

    Single 8GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080

    Single Graphics Card

    Single 11GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

    Single Graphics Card

    Single 12GB NVIDIA Titan Xp

    Single Graphics Card

    Single 12GB NVIDIA Titan V

  • Memory
    3000MHz

    16GB ORIGIN PC DDR4 Powered by Kingston 3000MHz (2 X 8GB)

    3000MHz

    32GB ORIGIN PC DDR4 Powered by Kingston 3000MHz (2 X 16GB)

    3200MHz

    16GB ORIGIN PC DDR4 Powered by Kingston 3200MHz (2 X 8GB)

    Premium

    16GB G.Skill TridentZ 3000MHz (2 X 8GB)

    Premium

    32GB G.Skill TridentZ 3000MHz (2 X 16GB)

    Premium

    16GB ORIGIN PC DDR4 Powered by Kingston RGB 2933MHz (2 x 8GB)

  • Operating System

    MS Windows 10 Home

    MS Windows 10 Professional

  • Intel Optane Memory Drive

    None

    16GB Intel Optane Memory M.2

    32GB Intel Optane Memory M.2

  • Operating System Drive #1 (Primary)
    SSD

    120GB ORIGIN PC Approved Solid State Drive

    SSD

    250GB Samsung 860 EVO Series

    SSD

    500GB Samsung 860 EVO Series

    SSD

    1TB Samsung 860 EVO Series

    SSD

    2TB Samsung 860 EVO Series

    SSD

    4TB Samsung 860 EVO Series

    SSD

    256GB Samsung 860 PRO Series

    SSD

    512GB Samsung 860 PRO Series

    SSD

    1TB Samsung 860 PRO Series

    SSD

    2TB Samsung 860 PRO Series

    SSD

    4TB Samsung 860 PRO Series

    Seagate Promo

    2TB Seagate BarraCuda Hard Drive w/ 16GB Intel Optane Memory M.2

    Seagate Promo

    4TB Seagate BarraCuda Hard Drive w/ 16GB Intel Optane Memory M.2

    Seagate Promo

    6TB Seagate BarraCuda Hard Drive w/ 32GB Intel Optane Memory M.2

    Seagate Promo

    10TB Seagate BarraCuda Pro w/ 32GB Intel Optane Memory M.2

    PCIe M.2

    250GB Samsung 970 EVO PCIe NVMe M.2

    PCIe M.2

    500GB Samsung 970 EVO PCIe NVMe M.2

    PCIe M.2

    1TB Samsung 970 EVO PCIe NVMe M.2

    PCIe M.2

    2TB Samsung 970 EVO PCIe NVMe M.2

    PCIe M.2

    512GB Samsung 970 Pro PCIe NVMe M.2

    PCIe M.2

    1TB Samsung 970 Pro PCIe NVMe M.2

  • Hard Drive #2

    None

    SSD

    120GB ORIGIN PC Approved Solid State Drive

    SSD

    250GB Samsung 860 EVO Series

    SSD

    500GB Samsung 860 EVO Series

    SSD

    1TB Samsung 860 EVO Series

    SSD

    2TB Samsung 860 EVO Series

    SSD

    4TB Samsung 860 EVO Series

    SSD

    256GB Samsung 860 PRO Series

    SSD

    512GB Samsung 860 PRO Series

    SSD

    1TB Samsung 860 PRO Series

    SSD

    2TB Samsung 860 PRO Series

    SSD

    4TB Samsung 860 PRO Series

    PCIe M.2

    250GB Samsung 970 EVO PCIe NVMe M.2

    PCIe M.2

    500GB Samsung 970 EVO PCIe NVMe M.2

    PCIe M.2

    1TB Samsung 970 EVO PCIe NVMe M.2

    PCIe M.2

    2TB Samsung 970 EVO PCIe NVMe M.2

    PCIe M.2

    512GB Samsung 970 Pro PCIe NVMe M.2

    PCIe M.2

    1TB Samsung 970 Pro PCIe NVMe M.2

    Current Special Offers Promo

    Free Upgrade: 1TB Seagate 3.5" FireCuda Flash-Accelerated Hard Drive

  • Hard Drive #3

    None

    SSD

    120GB ORIGIN PC Approved Solid State Drive

    SSD

    250GB Samsung 860 EVO Series

    SSD

    500GB Samsung 860 EVO Series

    SSD

    1TB Samsung 860 EVO Series

    SSD

    2TB Samsung 860 EVO Series

    SSD

    4TB Samsung 860 EVO Series

    SSD

    256GB Samsung 860 PRO Series

    SSD

    512GB Samsung 860 PRO Series

    SSD

    1TB Samsung 860 PRO Series

    SSD

    2TB Samsung 860 PRO Series

    SSD

    4TB Samsung 860 PRO Series

  • Hard Drive #4

    None

    SSD

    120GB ORIGIN PC Approved Solid State Drive

    SSD

    250GB Samsung 860 EVO Series

    SSD

    500GB Samsung 860 EVO Series

    SSD

    1TB Samsung 860 EVO Series

    SSD

    2TB Samsung 860 EVO Series

    SSD

    4TB Samsung 860 EVO Series

    SSD

    256GB Samsung 860 PRO Series

    SSD

    512GB Samsung 860 PRO Series

    SSD

    1TB Samsung 860 PRO Series

    SSD

    2TB Samsung 860 PRO Series

    SSD

    4TB Samsung 860 PRO Series

  • Storage Drive #1

    None

    SSD

    120GB ORIGIN PC Approved Solid State Drive

    SSD

    250GB Samsung 860 EVO Series

    SSD

    500GB Samsung 860 EVO Series

    SSD

    1TB Samsung 860 EVO Series

    SSD

    2TB Samsung 860 EVO Series

    SSD

    4TB Samsung 860 EVO Series

    SSD

    256GB Samsung 860 PRO Series

    SSD

    512GB Samsung 860 PRO Series

    SSD

    1TB Samsung 860 PRO Series

    SSD

    2TB Samsung 860 PRO Series

    SSD

    4TB Samsung 860 PRO Series

    Mechanical

    1TB ORIGIN PC Approved Hard Drive

    Mechanical

    2TB ORIGIN PC Approved Hard Drive

    Mechanical

    3TB ORIGIN PC Approved Hard Drive

    Mechanical

    1TB Western Digital Caviar Black

    Mechanical

    2TB Western Digital Caviar Black

    Mechanical

    4TB Western Digital Caviar Black

    Mechanical

    6TB Western Digital Red

    Hybrid/Flash-Accelerated

    1TB Seagate 3.5" FireCuda Flash-Accelerated Hard Drive

    Hybrid/Flash-Accelerated

    2TB Seagate 3.5" FireCuda Flash-Accelerated Hard Drive

    Mechanical

    8TB Seagate 3.5" Desktop HDD

    Mechanical

    10TB Seagate BarraCuda Pro

  • Storage Drive #2

    None

    SSD

    120GB ORIGIN PC Approved Solid State Drive

    SSD

    250GB Samsung 860 EVO Series

    SSD

    500GB Samsung 860 EVO Series

    SSD

    1TB Samsung 860 EVO Series

    SSD

    2TB Samsung 860 EVO Series

    SSD

    4TB Samsung 860 EVO Series

    SSD

    256GB Samsung 860 PRO Series

    SSD

    512GB Samsung 860 PRO Series

    SSD

    1TB Samsung 860 PRO Series

    SSD

    2TB Samsung 860 PRO Series

    SSD

    4TB Samsung 860 PRO Series

    Mechanical

    1TB ORIGIN PC Approved Hard Drive

    Mechanical

    2TB ORIGIN PC Approved Hard Drive

    Mechanical

    3TB ORIGIN PC Approved Hard Drive

    Mechanical

    1TB Western Digital Caviar Black

    Mechanical

    2TB Western Digital Caviar Black

    Mechanical

    4TB Western Digital Caviar Black

    Mechanical

    6TB Western Digital Red

    Mechanical

    8TB Seagate 3.5" Desktop HDD

    Hybrid/Flash-Accelerated

    1TB Seagate 3.5" FireCuda Flash-Accelerated Hard Drive

    Hybrid/Flash-Accelerated

    2TB Seagate 3.5" FireCuda Flash-Accelerated Hard Drive

    Mechanical

    10TB Seagate BarraCuda Pro

  • Audio
    Onboard

    On Board High Definition 8-Channel Audio

    External Audio

    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro USB powered by THX TruStudio Pro

    External Audio

    Creative Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 External USB

    External Audio

    Creative Sound Blaster E3 Headphone Amplifier

  • Networking
    Onboard

    Onboard Network Port

    External Wireless Adapter

    Linksys WUSB6300 Wireless AC1200 Dual-Band USB 3.0 Adapter

    External Wireless Adapter

    ASUS USB-AC56 Dual-band Wireless-AC1300 USB 3.0

  • Warranty

    Lifetime 24/7 U.S. Based Support and Lifetime Free Labor. 1 Year Part Replacement & 45 Day Shipping Warranty

    Lifetime 24/7 U.S. Based Support and Lifetime Free Labor. 1 Year Part Replacement & Free Shipping Warranty

    Lifetime 24/7 U.S. Based Support and Lifetime Free Labor. 2 Year Part Replacement & 45 Day Shipping Warranty

    Lifetime 24/7 U.S. Based Support and Lifetime Free Labor. 2 Year Part Replacement & Free Shipping Warranty

    Lifetime 24/7 U.S. Based Support and Lifetime Free Labor. 3 Year Part Replacement & 45 Day Shipping Warranty

    Lifetime 24/7 U.S. Based Support and Lifetime Free Labor. 3 Year Part Replacement & Free Shipping Warranty

  • ORIGIN Recovery

    ORIGIN Recovery USB3.0 Flash Drive

  • Evolve Part Upgrade Service

    No Part Upgrade Service

    2 Year Evolve Part Upgrade Service

    3 Year Evolve Part Upgrade Service