Monday, August 11th 2014

ORIGIN PC Introduces 4K-Ready NVIDIA BATTLEBOX TITAN Z Systems

ORIGIN PC announced today their 4K-gaming ready, BATTLEBOX, high-performance GENESIS Z, MILLENNIUM Z, and CHRONOS Z systems, all powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Z graphics , and all starting at under $4,000. Built with only the highest-grade components, ORIGIN PC's NVIDIA BATTLEBOX TITAN Z systems deliver an incredible 4K gaming experience. The groundbreaking dual-GPU GTX TITAN Z uses new dynamic power balancing technology that ensures peak performance across two GPUs with optimal power delivery. This means you can game on an ultra-high-definition 4K display, at high settings and super-fast frame rates like never before. With support for NVIDIA SLI, you can even add a second card and immerse yourself in graphically intense games like Watch Dogs in full 4K Surround.

Whether you're new to 4K gaming or not, each ORIGIN PC BATTLEBOX TITAN Z system was designed to provide the best 4K gaming experience right out of the box. With a wide variety of special bundled options for each system, such as the inclusiona of a 4K monitor bundled with a TITAN Z graphics card, only ORIGIN PC's BATTLEBOX TITAN Z systems can deliver the ultimate 4K gaming experience at an incredible value. Jump inside the 4K gaming arena today with ORIGIN PC's new NVIDIA BATTLEBOX TITAN Z systems, all starting at under $4,000.

CHRONOS-Z
Available options
  • Special 4K<$4K bundle including a single NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Z
  • Incredible Value 4K Monitor Bundle including a single GeForce GTX TITAN Z and an ASUS 28" PB287Q 4K UHD LED Monitor
MILLENNIUM-Z
Available options
  • Special 4K<$4K bundle including a single NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Z
  • 4K Monitor Bundle including a single GeForce GTX TITAN Z and an ASUS 28" PB287Q 4K UHD LED Monitor
  • Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Z's for the price of one
GENESIS-Z
Available options
  • Special 4K<$4K bundle including a single NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Z
  • 4K Monitor Bundle including a single GeForce GTX TITAN Z and an ASUS 28" PB287Q 4K UHD LED Monitor
  • Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Z's for the price of one
  • Ultimate 4K Bundle Dual ORIGIN CRYOGENIC Liquid-Cooled NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Z's for the price of one
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17 Comments on ORIGIN PC Introduces 4K-Ready NVIDIA BATTLEBOX TITAN Z Systems

#1
64K
They must have gotten a deal on some Titan Zs to be selling the PC and 4k monitor for that price. The Titan Z is still retailing for $3,000 on Amazon and Newegg.
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#2
iO
PR needs more CAPSLOCK!!1!
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claylomax
by: iO
PR needs more CAPSLOCK!!1!
:laugh:
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#4
ZoneDymo
by: 64K
They must have gotten a deal on some Titan Zs to be selling the PC and 4k monitor for that price. The Titan Z is still retailing for $3,000 on Amazon and Newegg.
please dont tell me you think companies like this buy these cards in at retail price
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#5
64K
by: ZoneDymo
please dont tell me you think companies like this buy these cards in at retail price
No I didn't mean to give that impression. I know that they don't pay retail and that they get good deals buying in bulk. I just think that they must have gotten a really good deal on some Titan Zs.
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GhostRyder
by: ZoneDymo
please dont tell me you think companies like this buy these cards in at retail price
Even at that for 4000 bucks to include a titan-z in a system is kinda impressive depending on the other parts but to include a 4k monitor as well is actually quite low for what it is (Still overpriced in the end but w/e).

I still have no respect for Origin PC though in the end...I would suggest many other companies if you cannot build your own way before them.
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#7
64K
by: GhostRyder
Even at that for 4000 bucks to include a titan-z in a system is kinda impressive depending on the other parts but to include a 4k monitor as well is actually quite low for what it is (Still overpriced in the end but w/e).

I still have no respect for Origin PC though in the end...I would suggest many other companies if you cannot build your own way before them.
Yeah, that was my thought too. Every once in a while I log on to a few boutique builders to see what they are charging for a gaming PC. I've found that most charge more than what a consumer would spend if they bought the parts separately and assembled their own rig. I know that not everyone is comfortable doing that and you should expect to pay for that service.

What makes this unusual is that they are apparently selling these gaming PCs for less than you would spend if you bought everything and assembled it yourself. I was just on their site and configured a basic i5 Titan Z and the 4k monitor for $3,850. To buy the Titan Z and that monitor myself would be $3,650. So there's no way you can get all the rest of the PC on your own for anything like $200.
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GhostRyder
by: 64K
Yeah, that was my thought too. Every once in a while I log on to a few boutique builders to see what they are charging for a gaming PC. I've found that most charge more than what a consumer would spend if they bought the parts separately and assembled their own rig. I know that not everyone is comfortable doing that and you should expect to pay for that service.

What makes this unusual is that they are apparently selling these gaming PCs for less than you would spend if you bought everything and assembled it yourself. I was just on their site and configured a basic i5 Titan Z and the 4k monitor for $3,850. To buy the Titan Z and that monitor myself would be $3,650. So there's no way you can get all the rest of the PC on your own for anything like $200.
Yea, I still think the whole concept is overpriced (Mostly because grabbing a pair of Titan Blacks if you must have Titans is a much better proposition) but the fact that at the current price of Titan-Z and the Asus PB287Q (I own one that I got for 500) you already are around that price range not including the rest of the system.

Based on that, the Titan-Z must have been gotten for quite alot less than retail.

Still for 4000 bucks (Or 3850) including a Asus PB287Q I could whip up a much nicer system. But thats due to not choosing Titan-Z to begin with.
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#9
64K
True. It's always been a better deal to get 2 Titan Blacks for $2,000 over one Titan Z for $3,000. Honestly I have no idea who is buying the Titan Z. I've read some customer feedback on the EVGA Titan Z and almost all of it is made by people that obviously didn't buy one and are making a joke out of it.
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GhostRyder
by: 64K
True. It's always been a better deal to get 2 Titan Blacks for $2,000 over one Titan Z for $3,000. Honestly I have no idea who is buying the Titan Z. I've read some customer feedback on the EVGA Titan Z and almost all of it is made by people that obviously didn't buy one and are making a joke out of it.
Indeed, I always hate it when people make a review of something who never owned said product (Or make up stuff about using a product in general, harms potential buyers with false information).

Ive always listed Origin PC as being overpriced in general though with their products even compared to places like cyberpowerPC or ibuypower. This maybe not a bad deal considering the selection of parts and what you get but its a far cry for better options out there for that much money. I also no longer hold Origin PC as being competent PC builders and just snobby in general about there products.

I think these may sound like a deal, but in the end the problem is that anyone here could make a much better machine for the same or less money with all the same amenities (Minus Titan-Z but subbed for Dual Titan Blacks).
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#11
Baffles
by: 64K
They must have gotten a deal on some Titan Zs to be selling the PC and 4k monitor for that price. The Titan Z is still retailing for $3,000 on Amazon and Newegg.
Alternatively, they could just have aging inventory and need to clear the cards out.

Also I was able to configure one of their SFF boxes with a Titan Z and 450W PSU without any kind of warnings, so there may be some fireworks in someone's future. Granted even the 600W that the SFF can go up to is insanely borderline for that card.
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64K
by: Baffles
Alternatively, they could just have aging inventory and need to clear the cards out.

Also I was able to configure one of their SFF boxes with a Titan Z and 450W PSU without any kind of warnings, so there may be some fireworks in someone's future. Granted even the 600W that the SFF can go up to is insanely borderline for that card.
450 watt PSU for that build!?! I wouldn't trust a 600 watt PSU either. Surely a tech would have caught it before it got assembled but who knows. Maybe they are as incompetent as GhostRyder says.
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#13
GhostRyder
by: Baffles
Alternatively, they could just have aging inventory and need to clear the cards out.

Also I was able to configure one of their SFF boxes with a Titan Z and 450W PSU without any kind of warnings, so there may be some fireworks in someone's future. Granted even the 600W that the SFF can go up to is insanely borderline for that card.
Thats funny, its one of the things I have noticed many times on their sites with being able to build machines that should not work right or with parts that can't go together for (Insert Reason Here). As for SFX PSU's there are 800 Watt ones you can get up to but a Gold Rated 600 would be enough I would think based on power consumption numbers ive seen.

by: 64K
450 watt PSU for that build!?! I wouldn't trust a 600 watt PSU either. Surely a tech would have caught it before it got assembled but who knows. Maybe they are as incompetent as GhostRyder says.
Yep sums them up quite nicely.
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#14
AsRock
TPU addict
by: 64K
They must have gotten a deal on some Titan Zs to be selling the PC and 4k monitor for that price. The Titan Z is still retailing for $3,000 on Amazon and Newegg.
And even those are not worth the price and surly they are getting them cheaper than that but $4k to play 4K only people with money who don't care or realize what they are buying will buy it.

To start with 4k is not that mature yet and surly this is more about nVidia getting rid of their way over priced graphics cards.

Going 4k now is just silly leave it to those with the money to buy it and it will get cheaper and video cards will get faster and more capable to run 4k.
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#15
Breit
My guess is that Origin has its inventory full of way to many Titan Z's they've never sold and now they want to get rid of them before the GTX 880 is released.

Just guessing... :toast:
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#16
Patriot
Sooo if you don't like Origin... buy up and part out. :)
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#17
Breit
Thought about that for a sec... but then I realised that 4 GTX 880s would still be cheaper and probably faster... ;)
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