Tuesday, October 1st 2013

ORIGIN PC Announces 4K-Gaming Ready, NVIDIA Approved, BattleBox System SKUs

ORIGIN PC announces their strategic partnership with NVIDIA's GeForce team to design and build 4K-Gaming ready, "BattleBox", high-performance GENESIS and MILLENNIUM desktops for all gamers and enthusiasts. Approved by NVIDIA and powered by GeForce GTX 780 graphics cards or better, ORIGIN PC's BattleBox desktops gives you an unbeatable combination of GPU horsepower, NVIDIA SLI, and the highest-grade components available in the market place.

It's the most you'll ever need to play this Holiday's biggest action games, including Batman: Arkham Origins, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Watch Dogs, and Call of Duty: Ghosts at buttery smooth frame rates and even capable of running them all at stunning 4K, ULTRA HD resolutions on your favorite 4K display. GeForce GTX cards also come loaded with an arsenal of game-changing technologies like PhysX, TXAA, Boost 2.0, and frame metering. This gives you the raw speed and performance to take on next-generation technologies like 4K, and experience the fastest, smoothest and most advanced ORIGIN PC BattleBox gaming desktop possible.

ORIGIN PC's BattleBox, 4K-Gaming Ready, desktops start at $2,873.00.
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22 Comments on ORIGIN PC Announces 4K-Gaming Ready, NVIDIA Approved, BattleBox System SKUs

#1
Slomo4shO
Baseline specs come out to $2887:


Case: Corsair 500R
Standard Case Fans
ASUS Z87A
ORIGIN FROSTBYTE 120 Sealed Liquid Cooling Systems
Intel Core i5 4670K Quad-Core 3.4GHz (3.8GHz TurboBoost), 6MB Cache
650 Watt Corsair RM650
Dual 3GB EVGA GTX 780
16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz (2x8GB)
Genuine MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Edition
500GB SATA 6.0Gb/s, 7200RPM, 16MB Cache
ASUS 24X CD/DVD Burner


Build price buying at Newegg without any rebates (couldn't replicate HD, CPU cooler, or PSU so I upgraded them):

PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($705.91 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($705.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2283.74
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#2
hero1
Time spent...

by: Slomo4shO
Baseline specs come out to $2887:


Case: Corsair 500R
Standard Case Fans
ASUS Z87A
ORIGIN FROSTBYTE 120 Sealed Liquid Cooling Systems
Intel Core i5 4670K Quad-Core 3.4GHz (3.8GHz TurboBoost), 6MB Cache
650 Watt Corsair RM650
Dual 3GB EVGA GTX 780
16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz (2x8GB)
Genuine MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Edition
500GB SATA 6.0Gb/s, 7200RPM, 16MB Cache
ASUS 24X CD/DVD Burner


Build price buying at Newegg without any rebates (couldn't replicate HD, CPU cooler, or PSU so I upgraded them):

PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($705.91 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($705.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2283.74
You forget that they include time spent on putting it together, running stability tests and passing quality control before shipping it to you. I know most of us don't like how expensive things are but we need to think twice before we start screaming "bloody thieves!"
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#3
arterius2
so for nearly $3000 I get:
1) an i5
2) no ssd
3) ancient 500gb harddrive
4) average 650w psu that supposedly will be pushing 2x gtx780
5) fairly inexpensive mobo
6) useless dvd drive that nobody uses
7) windows 7 HOME edition? srsly?

no thanks, I'll build my own PC that shits all over this for half the price.
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#4
Slomo4shO
by: hero1
You forget that they include time spent on putting it together, running stability tests and passing quality control before shipping it to you. I know most of us don't like how expensive things are but we need to think twice before we start screaming "bloody thieves!"
Not sure about you but it doesn't take more than an hour of my time to piece together the PC and install the software at stock settings which is what the base machine would be running at. Yes, the software takes longer than an hour to install but who sits in front of the PC when it is installing:banghead:? So no, that hour of time saved isn't worth $600-1000 to me.
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#5
hero1
by: Slomo4shO
Not sure about you but it doesn't take more than an hour of my time to piece together the PC and install the software at stock settings which is what the base machine would be running at. Yes, the software takes longer than an hour to install but who sits in front of the PC when it is installing:banghead:? So no, that hour of time saved isn't worth $600-1000 to me.
I totally agree with you. It doesn't take us that long but it probably does to them. The last thing they would want is to ship a system that is not stable and not configured properly. I am not defending the price I am simply stating that they take their time to make sure they sell you something that was done right. The price could be a bit cheaper but you know how the so called "boutique" builder market their products!
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#6
PopcornMachine
So, about $3,000 for a computer and another $3,500 for the monitor.

Oh yeah, this all makes perfect sense. Going to sell like hotcakes.

I really don't understand all this 4k talk at this point. Who can afford this stuff?
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#7
net2007
by: PopcornMachine
So, about $3,000 for a computer and another $3,500 for the monitor.

Oh yeah, this all makes perfect sense. Going to sell like hotcakes.

I really don't understand all this 4k talk at this point. Who can afford this stuff?
The price of 4k will drop and quickly. You can buy a 40" seiki for 600. Kinda makes that asus one laughable.
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#8
PopcornMachine
by: net2007
The price of 4k will drop and quickly. You can buy a 40" seiki for 600. Kinda makes that asus one laughable.
Really. They will drop quickly?

Just like 2560x1600 have dropped so dramatically over the last 10 years?
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#9
net2007
by: PopcornMachine
Really. They will drop quickly?

Just like 2560x1600 have dropped so dramatically over the last 10 years?
I just bought a Qnix 2710 for 300 shipped. Yes it's dropping quickly.
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#10
PopcornMachine
I also bought a QNIX 2710 for 300. You made my point for not getting a 4k.

It's a 1440p, not a 4k. And while defending 4k, you actually made the better choice.

Reviews I've read say that current 4k monitors are limited to 30Mhz, and of course require mutliple cards to work well. Not the mention the kludgey multi-monitor configuration.

1440p at 27" has plenty of pixel density, does not require multiple cards, and can do 60Mhz or better.

While prices may be dropping quicker than in the past, I don't expect quality 4k monitors to be affordable for a couple of years.
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#11
net2007
by: PopcornMachine
I also bought a QNIX 2710 for 300. You made my point for not getting a 4k.

It's a 1440p, not a 4k. And while defending 4k, you actually made the better choice.

Reviews I've read say that current 4k monitors are limited to 30Mhz, and of course require mutliple cards to work well. Not the mention the kludgey multi-monitor configuration.

1440p at 27" has plenty of pixel density, does not require multiple cards, and can do 60Mhz or better.

While prices may be dropping quicker than in the past, I don't expect quality 4k monitors to be affordable for a couple of years.
I am not making a point here. 4k has already dropped drastically in price since launch, while still expensive will keep dropping. Why? It's too expensive, simple. Most people will still be buying 1080p screens for sometime. With all these options(Foreign) it's pretty easy for someone to get their hands on one. Yes as of right now 30hz and 60hz are the only possible refresh. Soon though however I believe a Qnix type variant will come and it will be cheap.
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#12
night.fox
Is this without monitor? or monitor included? From the picture, it looks like a quad sli...

if they will ship in my place, yeah ill get one. Cause prices here are freaking expensive....
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#13
arterius2
by: night.fox
Is this without monitor? or monitor included? From the picture, it looks like a quad sli...

if they will ship in my place, yeah ill get one. Cause prices here are freaking expensive....
you think the price of $2873 includes a 4k monitor?? uh..... seriously?

gimme some of what you're smoking.
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#14
night.fox
by: arterius2
you think the price of $2873 includes a 4k monitor?? uh..... seriously?

gimme some of what you're smoking.
just wishing :rolleyes: :nutkick:
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#15
_Zod_
by: hero1
You forget that they include time spent on putting it together, running stability tests and passing quality control before shipping it to you. I know most of us don't like how expensive things are but we need to think twice before we start screaming "bloody thieves!"
You forget the two most important differences.. Complete system warranty and tech support. Now for me that's not worth an extra $500 to 1k but for the system price $200 - $300 wouldn't be unreasonable.
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#16
ensabrenoir
With pc sales nose diving.... I"d buy one just to support these guys. If everybody went out of business.... where would that leave our "hobby / addiction"
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#17
haswrong
by: PopcornMachine
Really. They will drop quickly?

Just like 2560x1600 have dropped so dramatically over the last 10 years?
1920x1200 ah-ips from nec are almost as expensive as 2560x1600 :cry:
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#18
D1RTYD1Z619
huh?

You guys are going off topic, the argument is about..... wait what was I saying? :confused:
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#20
WithoutWeakness
by: Slomo4shO
Baseline specs come out to $2887:


Case: Corsair 500R
Standard Case Fans
ASUS Z87A
ORIGIN FROSTBYTE 120 Sealed Liquid Cooling Systems
Intel Core i5 4670K Quad-Core 3.4GHz (3.8GHz TurboBoost), 6MB Cache
650 Watt Corsair RM650
Dual 3GB EVGA GTX 780
16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz (2x8GB)
Genuine MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Edition
500GB SATA 6.0Gb/s, 7200RPM, 16MB Cache
ASUS 24X CD/DVD Burner


Build price buying at Newegg without any rebates (couldn't replicate HD, CPU cooler, or PSU so I upgraded them):

PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($705.91 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($705.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2283.74
At least their computer will boot up and work properly. Yours won't even POST because you didn't include any RAM. :)
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#21
Eagleye
The R9 290X is going to be a monster at higher resolutions, so naturally Nvidia is getting their last 4K marketing in before AMD unleash their 4K marketing LOL :roll:
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#22
TaHoward
by: WithoutWeakness
At least their computer will boot up and work properly. Yours won't even POST because you didn't include any RAM. :)
I have to agree with Slomo4shO to a degree but this made my day.
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