CES 2019: Origin PC Readies An All Glass Cube Compact PCby Anton Shilov on January 22, 2019 11:00 AM EST
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Origin PC demonstrated its all-new Cube desktop machine at CES. The fully-upgradeable computer comes in an all-glass compact chassis that can house a standard-length video card, a liquid-cooled factory-overclocked CPU from AMD or Intel, and seven storage devices.
Measuring 28.6×27.3×33 cm (11.25×10.75×13 inches), the Origin Cube PC chassis features three compartments. One to house a Mini-ITX motherboard with an installed CPU and graphics card, one for a radiator of an liquid cooling solution and with seven storage devices, and a third for a PSU (probably featuring an SFX form-factor). The case is compatible with standard-length graphics cards, has three 2.5-inch hot-swappable bays for HDDs or SSDs, and four more bays for storage devices (the manufacturer does not disclose whether these are 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch bays, but the former are more likely to be there).
From a feature set point of view, we expect Origin PC’s Cube to offer similar capabilities as today’s high-end Mini-ITX platforms including support for enthusiast-class CPUs form AMD and Intel, one or more M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 slots for SSDs, 802.11ac/802.11ax Wi-Fi, several display outputs, multi-channel audio, Thunderbolt 3 (depending on the motherboard), USB Type-C, and so on.
To ensure proper cooling of the processor and the graphics card, the Origin Cube PC has two large fans for air intake in addition to internal fans.
Origin PC did not say when exactly it plans to release its Cube PC, but since the company demonstrated it a large trade show, its development is in final stages and we are going to see it rather sooner than later.
Origin PC was among the first boutique PC makers to offer small form-factor gaming desktops, and it did so under its Chronos brand. Origin prides itself on well-thought configurations, professional assembly, and expert factory-overclocking. Since the PCs come in off-the-shelf cases, it is sometimes difficult for Origin PC to differentiate from its rivals. With a bespoke all-glass cube-like case, the boutique PC maker aims to offer high performance and an exclusive look. This case will be able to be further customized with UV printing, laser etching, and custom paint.
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Source: Origin PC
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Death666Angel - Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - linkI expect something different when I hear "all glass cube". But maybe that's just me being unreasonable. :D
Holliday75 - Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - linkI was thinking the same thing as soon as I saw the case. That is not all glass.
asmian - Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - linkAnd it's not even a cube. Are the marketeers idiots or are the engineers unable to use a ruler? (There's a real cube case under my desk right now...)
stephenbrooks - Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - linkTo be fair, the air flow would be terrible if it was solid glass on all 6 sides.
DanNeely - Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - linkWhat's the thing that looks like 3 undersized expansion slots next to the PSU?
kalgriffen - Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - linkThey're 2.5" hot swap drive bays.
bloodgain - Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - linkFirst, this is not "all glass", though that's probably a good thing since this is already going to be heavier than yo' momma.
Second, ZZZZzzzzz.... they slapped some glass panels on a so-so ITX chassis and will massively overcharge for the PCs they put in it. Don't get me wrong, it's pretty, and Origin is great at making pretty boxes, but they charge a hefty premium for the whole package. I'd probably consider paying a premium for one of their cases for my HTPC, but I'm not shelling out those markups for a build.
PeachNCream - Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - link+1 for the yo momma joke.
How are they getting away with calling it "all glass" when more than 50% of the exterior is very un-glass-like?
DanNeely - Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - linkI'm more annoyed with the staff here for letting it go uncommented. "All Glass" in scare quotes or some level of direct commentary in the text would've been nice.
HardwareDufus - Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - linkIt is a rather capable chasis and handsome at that... even if they are stretching the all-glass moniker a bit.