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Origin launches hybrid Xbox 360, luxury gaming PC

By Matthew · 47 replies
Sep 7, 2010
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  1. Have an undivided passion for PC and console gaming? Can your savings account back it up? Great! Feast your eyes on "The Big O" -- a hybrid Xbox 360 dream machine. Starting at $7,669, Origin's gaming monstrosity is outfitted with a Core i7 930 overclocked to 4.0GHz, an Asus Rampage III Extreme motherboard, 6GB of 1600MHz Corsair RAM, SLI'ed Nvidia GTX 480s, dual 50GB Vertex 2 SSDs in RAID 0, a 2TB WD Caviar Black for storage, a 1500W PSU, and other luxury hardware.

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  2. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,674

    That;s quite the beast. But I wonder why they kept it using onboard sound. For $17,000 there's no reason not to have something like an X-FI titanium. That aside than that I'd do anything for one.
  3. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 519   +12

    I'll take two
  4. rajmond

    rajmond TS Rookie Posts: 45

  5. Cueto_99

    Cueto_99 TS Booster Posts: 249   +14

    Definately "more money than sense" I totally agree with that...
  6. veedubguy

    veedubguy TS Rookie Posts: 25

  7. Yeah.... But can it run Crysis 2?
  8. Cueto_99

    Cueto_99 TS Booster Posts: 249   +14

    The only one running into a crysis will be you... a Financial Crysis... lol ;)
  9. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,524   +412

    There is a simple reason for that actually: There simply isn't enough space. The SR2 has 7 PCIe-x16 slots. Slots 1, 3, 5, and 7 are populated by double width video cards (even if they are liquid cooled), so the remaining 3 slots are effectively unusable, therefore no place to put a dedicated sound card.
  10. grvalderrama

    grvalderrama TS Booster Posts: 194

    17.000? That's 68.000 argentinian pesos. I can buy a Peugeot 207 fully equipped with that amount of money... insane!
  11. thatguyandrew92

    thatguyandrew92 TS Rookie Posts: 118

    Lol that front makes it look like it's sponsored by Target
  12. gruesomeA

    gruesomeA TS Rookie Posts: 23

    Techspot's next giveaway????
  13. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,674

    Aww man. So if I found a bag of money and bought one I couldn't put a sound card? I love my nice audio so it's somewhat a waste for me. Though with a motherboard like that I'm sure it's better than something like VIA HD audio that's coupled with every budget board every made.
  14. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,797

    I'll pass... that thing would destroy my electric bill. For $17k I'll buy myself a new car and maybe even a bike :)
  15. Emin3nce

    Emin3nce TS Rookie Posts: 129

    Can it make my coffee for me? Also included lapdances for that price thanks.
  16. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,014   +1,409

    Man, that thing looks like the insides of the Alien spaceship....
  17. kakarot27

    kakarot27 TS Member Posts: 80

    no but u can cook waffles 3 waffles at a time in-between the 480s
  18. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 519   +12

    Good enough.
  19. Miyasashi

    Miyasashi TS Rookie

    If you visit the website by clicking the "The Big O" link you will notice it saying:
    * Creative Fatal1ty Sound card (front mounted panel)

    Still that computer is too much... I spent around 1800 euros for mine 1.5 years ago:
    Antec Twelve Hundred Case
    Core i7-920
    Gigabyte ex58-extreme
    Corsair 6GB DDR3-1600mhz
    Sapphire Radeon 4870x2
    Antec TruePower Quattro 1000w
    12-in-1 Card Reader from Scythe
    Samsung Superwritemaster

    and most likely all the prices went down especially the CPU, I can buy the same computer for probably 1400-1600... I haven't even overclocked this system but I am sure it's not far away performance wise if I would.

    EDIT: it only has the audio-card if you take the standard configuration, the CPU Magazine one only has onboard. :p
  20. 4 GTX 480s = no available expansion slots for anything.
  21. posermobile89

    posermobile89 TS Rookie Posts: 72

    Alright, who is buying me one?
  22. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,887   +626

    Why the hell would you want an Xbox if you have that lol. Four top-end GPU's, and you want a 720p mid-range-graphics console... yeah right.
  23. neowing

    neowing TS Booster Posts: 308

    Is this can play xbox360 game without console ?
    Also, I am curious why company named it "The Big 0" because there are anime called "The Big 0"
  24. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 773   +143

    What happens if it RROD's lol
  25. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,929   +15

    Notice they went with the brand Enermax to power the four Geforce 480s. I'll probably go with an Enermax on the next build. I've been told my the pros here at Techspot (Didou? Maybe LNCPapa) that Enermax is a fantastic brand to go by. Thanks Techspot, you've been serving me News since I was 12 or 13.

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