CES 2014: Origin PC's Millennium and Genesis Cases [Video]

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PaulN53

I have been researching lately on what's new out there. I'm a builder but wanted to take a look (again) at what the likes of Origin, Maingear, Digital Storm, etc., had to offer v price of doing a solo build with my own parts.

The Millenium from Origin looks to me to be a pretty darn nice box. The new option to rotate the MOBO 4 ways is really a take off from Silverstone's Raven line, but still a great option and selling point.

The remote color change is also nice, but to me speaks more to the younger crowd who wants that option for "eye candy" for their friends.

All the other stuff is mainstream...I am sure well built and nice cable management, but really, using a Corsair or NZXT Kraken X60 or similar to cool the cpu most likely will suffice v all the expensive eye candy water cooling tubes, etc.

Never-the-less, it's like most other things: you can buy a $20,000 car that will get you from point A to point B, and you can buy a $60,000 +++ car that will do the same thing, but turn some heads on the way. The difference is the "0 to 60" factor. And I think if your Crysis and Battlefield 4 are running fine without the color changing lights and extra water filled hoses filling up the case, save the extra money for future CPU and GPU upgrades. BF 4 runs just fine on my New Phanteks Enthoo Primo case, i7 3770 @4.2Ghz, Kraken X60, 1000 watt PSU, 16 GB Corsair RAM and one GTX 570.

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Vesuvius

Finally Origen pc who just builds overpriced pcs in other peoples cases has designed their own case. They want to be the anti Alienware yet their prices are the same or more. Now they have Gaudy Desktop cases?
Price any of the their computers say vs avadirect.com you will see a minimum of 500 dollars or more expensive on any descent gaming rig config.

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benicoletti

Those are some nice cases I'm sure some other manufacturers will follow. Gordon I must give you props on the citizen skyhawk I am a big fan good watches and good rigs go hand in hand in my mind.

Tell the Cooler Master guys and Silverstone to watch the video and give the people what they want.

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Ghost XFX

Throw a bone to Corsair as well. Competition is good for everyone...

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benicoletti

Damn straight all my ram dimms and 2 vengeance mechanical planks speak the truth not too mention an ssd here and there. Im not the the biggest fan of their cases but I would buy one if they had offerings that I couldn't get elsewhere regardless of the manufacturer.

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benicoletti

Those are some nice cases I'm sure some other manufacturers will follow. Gordon I must give you props on the citizen skyhawk I am a big fan good watches and good rigs go hand in hand in my mind.

Tell the Cooler Master guys and Silverstone to watch the video and give the people what they want.

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agello24

im kind of getting tired of seeing these 4 gtx cases/mb and they are not doing anything. whats the point.

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The Mac

pretty snazzy.

are they going to sell the cases by themselves? or only in a config?

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gordonung

Yes. They will sell the case--you just have to buy the components inside of it too. In other words, no, you need to buy a PC from them to get the case. And no, the case won't be available eventually from the actual manufacturer. I'm told that Origin PC spent two years on it and it won't be sold by anyone else. 

I do know that they said they expect people to buy base level versions of the machine and eBay the parts just to get the parts as that is what people did many moons ago to get the Alienware chasis.

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Vesuvius

I seriously doubt someone would pay 1600 or more for a base config just for the case, most nerds on these blogs decry most anything as too expensive! In fact most diy guys decry anyone even thinking about buying a boutique computer. Instead they yell just build it yourself. A mini Itx case or atx one titan, one 500gb ssd, one high res monitor you are done.

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gordonung

I know people think that but apparently it is as what The Mac said: people did indeed buy whole systems just to get the case. I'm sure it's not a lot, but some certainly did and will likely do that with the OPC case. Also, remember that if you immediately sell off the components you won't take as a big a hit. It still wouldn't be a the cheapest case you can get, but people will all kinds of things to get something unique. I know people really think that NO ONE actually build/buy the seemingly fantasy 4-way GPU high-end Dream Machine-like PCs but they do and they do it a lot more often than we suspect as I have visited vendors and have seen rows of them being assembled.

The nice thing about the PC community is we have room for all PC enthusiasts -- from exotic PC buyer/builders to the budget guys too.

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The Mac

a lot of people did with the alienware area 51, and the HP blackbird.

If its your only option, and you want it, it will happen.

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The Mac

funny guy...