Origin debuts PC-Xbox 360 hybrid
Origin has debuted the ultimate PC-Xbox 360 hybrid rig for hardcore gamers. The system - which is appropriately dubbed "The Big O" - features Intel Xeon X5680 processors overclocked to 4.3GHz, (up to) 24GBs of Corsair GT 2000MHz memory and multiple GeForce GTX 480 GPUs.
"To empower gamers with the most comprehensive platform on the planet, [we] integrate a liquid-cooled Xbox 360 Slim directly into each Big O," Origin CEO Kevin Wasielewski told TG Daily in an e-mailed statement.
"Every Big O system is strategically modified so the Xbox ports are easily accessible with liquid cooled processors for extreme performance. You can even game on the Xbox 360 while your computer is busy dominating whatever other task it is assigned."
According to Wasielewski, the hybrid gaming rig also boasts an advanced liquid cooling system that helps ensure optimized performance from the CPU, motherboard, graphics card and integrated Xbox 360.
"[Yes,] the Big O will satisfy the demands of even the most power hungry gamer, but when you create the ultimate personal computer system it has to be designed to go above and beyond gaming," he explained.
"From the hottest games on the market to digital video editing and 3D rendering you will have the power to perform at every level."
Sounds great, but what's the catch?
Well, as expected, the Big O may be just a bit expensive for the average gamer - with a starting price of $7,669.
Of course, $7,669 is relatively cheap compared to an advanced "Big O" configuration quoted in CPU magazine, which totaled a whopping $17,000.