Corsair acquires boutique computer builder Origin PC

Shawn Knight

TechSpot Staff
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Big news out of the boutique PC industry today as gaming peripheral maker Corsair has acquired custom PC builder Origin PC.

Financial terms of the acquisition were not shared.

Corsair founder and CEO Andy Paul said that with the gaming PC market continuing to expand as an increasing number of players make the jump from console to PC, they wanted to do more to reach customers in North America that prefer to buy, rather than build, their system.

Origin PC CEO Kevin Wasielewski said Corsair is a fantastic partner to help take them forward, known for creating quality, high-performance products that fully align with Origin PC.

Corsair will integrate its iCUE software into Origin PCs and make its recently announced Hydro X Series cooling solutions available in select Origin PC systems.

Origin earlier this week marked its 10th anniversary with the Big O 2.0, a one-off build that combines a PlayStation 4 Pro, an Xbox One X, a Nintendo Switch and a high-end gaming PC in a single chassis.

More information on the acquisition can be found in Origin's FAQ.

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toooooot

TS Evangelist
The PS4 Xbox one and PC under one case they built is a very interesting device. I recommend to check it out on youtube.
 

Squid Surprise

TS Evangelist
The PS4 Xbox one and PC under one case they built is a very interesting device. I recommend to check it out on youtube.
It is... there’s already an article on TechSpot about it as well... just wishing you could use the optical drives on the Xbox and ps4 :)
 

Squid Surprise

TS Evangelist
Legal hurdles I'm sure. to be able to use original physical media with that system isn't doable I bet for that reason.
I don’t think that would be the issue... it’s only a one of a kind anyways... it’s just that the consoles are within the case - so the optical drives would have to be external and connected to the consoles in order to be used... not sure if that’s even doable as I’m not sure if the console motherboards have the ability to run external optical drives...