$7,669 gaming PC has integrated Xbox 360

Origin PC announced a new gaming desktop called “The Big O” today. If you’re one of countless gamers wishing you could play Halo 3 and StarCraft II on the same rig, then Origin PC has your back; “The Big O” boasts an integrated, liquid-cooled Xbox 360 Slim.

The most expensive configuration costs $16,999 and sports dual Xeon X5680 processors overclocked to 4.3GHz, quad GeForce GTX 480 graphics cards, 12GB of Corsair memory, dual 1-kilowatt power supplies, 200GB of solid-state storage, and a pair of 2TB WD Caviar Black hard drives handling mass storage duties. A lower-end model that rings up at mere $7,669 dials back the specs considerably, most notably cutting the dual Xeons in favor of a single Core i7-930, while still maintaining the integrated Xbox goodness.

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    • imtheunknown176
    • 9 years ago

    So a similarly specked Mac Pro runs about $7400. Add the 4x480s and upgrade the cpus to x5680s (~300 more on newegg) and you arrive at ~$10K. Add water cooling, a 360, beefier power plant, and overclocking and you’re at… still much less than $17K. Who says Macs cost more than PCs? (I know it’s not even a close comparison. I just couldn’t resist 🙂

    • Ashbringer
    • 9 years ago

    PC vs Console

    PC + Console?!

    My inner nerd is confused.

    • trackerben
    • 9 years ago

    A dozen of these with Tesla will total up in the same ballpark as a BlueGene in teraflops alone. That’s assuming no more than 4 gpus can be accommodated in the chassis.

    I’ve heard that DoD is driving development towards a “COTS” petaflop in an airtransportable, generator-powered cabinet not much bigger than this. A Big O-type system boosted and tuned with Teslas would need at least 50x more computational capacity to get there. Along with monstrously efficient cooling, likely adding up to enough kW usage to power a small car. Origin can gain expertise here in plant and packaging of extreme Intel-based computing for future military contracts. Maybe after two more Intel/NVidia chip and interconnect tick-tocks, the 2018 model would be it…

    • swaaye
    • 9 years ago

    If I had infinite money and wasn’t more absorbed into buying a country or an island, or funding research of anti-gravity or some such, I’d buy this just for kicks. It would probably be cool for my 40,000 sqft fifth home.

      • Ashbringer
      • 9 years ago

      Research for anti gravity is important to the future of man kind, but so is playing video games. 🙂

    • BKA
    • 9 years ago

    Just think of all the money you’ll save on 360 controllers. Now all you need is one set for both systems. Ingenious!!

    • darc
    • 9 years ago

    This is among the dumbest things I’ve ever seen. I’m not even going to list the reasons, for fear of carpal tunnel syndrome.

    • xtalentx
    • 9 years ago

    Does it blend?!

    • ronch
    • 9 years ago

    At that price I’d think they’d throw in a PS3 and Wii as well. That will make this the only gaming system you’ll ever need!

    I wonder who’d buy a thing like this though.

      • paulWTAMU
      • 9 years ago

      Yo dude, we heard you liked 360s, so we put a 360 in your PC!

      /shudder. Couldn’t they at least make a pretty c ase for it? at this price point I mean damn

    • Bensam123
    • 9 years ago

    Too bad everything has plateaued at the console level 5 years ago. They could just buy the console and play things at relatively the same speed. Yay consolization! Shhh… don’t tell the consumers though.

      • SPOOFE
      • 9 years ago

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        • paulWTAMU
        • 9 years ago

        yeah. I’m *very* happy still being able to play on an 8800GT. I don’t have all the monies in the world so it’s much nicer not needing to drop 200 bucks once a year to keep current.

    • AssBall
    • 9 years ago

    Dual overclocked Xeon’s and Quad 480’s? Haven’t the people who actually want these kind of systems learned about illegal drugs yet? They are way cheaper, easier to get, and much more entertaining whilst having similar side affects.

    • ModernPrimitive
    • 9 years ago

    I just ordered one of these for each of ya here. I may be a LITTLE slow shipping them to ya…..

    • dpaus
    • 9 years ago

    /[<*[<$17,000?!?!!??<]*<]/ l[

      • ludi
      • 9 years ago

      …with dual Xeons, with 200GB SSD primary storage and 2TB secondary, with 12GB RAM, with redundant power supplies, ad nauseum. At that point you’re basically buying a studio-grade pro development system and the price is not so far out of line, although obviously the Bling Markup is still included.

    • albundy
    • 9 years ago

    I’d give it a big O cr@p, i got seriously ripped off. with a $250 CPU (for $260 you can get a i7 950 at fry’s), $150 hard drive and a $200 console, I’d be a fool to plop down that much. You’re essentially paying $6k and change for a gimmick. why not choose at least a Lian-Li quality server chassis or better? And the fact that Winblows 7 Home is only included is a slap in the face. I understand that there are a lot of customizations with the liquid cooling and all, but no labor is worth that kind of hard cash.

      • crsh1976
      • 9 years ago

      And this is why the target is people with more money than brains, not people who actually know anything about what’s inside the box.

    • eternalmatt
    • 9 years ago

    But can it run Crysis?

      • geekl33tgamer
      • 9 years ago

      Was wondering how long that would take!

    • FireGryphon
    • 9 years ago

    This is essentially a dedicated gaming PC contained within a multipurpose gaming PC.

    More to the point: In this day and age of fast CPUs and GPUs, who needs all that parallelism in a gaming PC? It fits more into the graphics design segment.

    • thermistor
    • 9 years ago

    For $16K the media card reader could’ve had smoothed, streamlined plastic around it rather than a cookie-cutter 2.5″ bay…A designer should have made a custom DVD bezel and tray. Apple at least has one of them thar slot-loaders.

    • eitje
    • 9 years ago

    Where’s your yawn now, Krogoth???

      • TaBoVilla
      • 9 years ago

      he’s called 5150 now

    • sluggo
    • 9 years ago

    Is that a floppy drive I see in the upper right-hand corner?

      • Scrotos
      • 9 years ago

      No, I think it’s one of those media card things that accepts SD, CF, Memory Stick, etc.

        • trackerben
        • 9 years ago

        There’s a floppy-n-media combo for 3.5in bays

          • Scrotos
          • 9 years ago

          Be that as it may, I still don’t think there’s a slot long enough there for a floppy disk.

    • Krogoth
    • 9 years ago

    The ultimate rice rig.

    It is cheaper just get a separate 360 and use a different input on your LCD monitor.

    • PrincipalSkinner
    • 9 years ago

    Integrated XBox? What a bad joke.

    • jalex3
    • 9 years ago

    i dont care if they make it… i wont buy it, if other people to fine with me

    • geekl33tgamer
    • 9 years ago

    Can it run Notepad?

    • paulWTAMU
    • 9 years ago

    Are you frigging kidding me?? 8k for a gaming PC? WHY!? My penis is not that inadequate.

    • potatochobit
    • 9 years ago

    taking a 360 apart totally voids the warranty

      • Captain Ned
      • 9 years ago

      My bet is that the 3-year free part replacement warranty includes the Xbox.

      • geekl33tgamer
      • 9 years ago

      Wonder how they make it show the RROD? 😛

        • Krogoth
        • 9 years ago

        The white ring on the front of the chassis glows red from the extreme heat. 😉

          • geekl33tgamer
          • 9 years ago

          Hahaha. Very good 🙂

    • Captain Ned
    • 9 years ago

    Why?

    Because.

    • 5150
    • 9 years ago

    Yawn, call me when they integrate a Phantom console.

      • no51
      • 9 years ago

      It’ll comes bundled with Half Life 3.

        • ClickClick5
        • 9 years ago

        I’ll sell my truck for this….only if it has Episode 3!

    • DTShakuras
    • 9 years ago

    Where’s Apple?

    O that’s right, when it comes to such truly monstrous high end, Apple can’t compare.

      • MrBojangles
      • 9 years ago

      lol don’t worry they won’t let a little thing like that stop them from charging the same prices.. 😉

      • potatochobit
      • 9 years ago

      monstrous high end, bro?
      if I glued a nintendo DSi to my iphone would that turn you on?

      this is what’s known as a trailer queen. totally useless in the real world.
      it’s only good as a show piece for idiots to stare at; so you may want to take your eyes off it now.

      if I was going to spend sixteen thousand dollars on a computer I think I could do a little better than 200GB on a SSD.

        • DTShakuras
        • 9 years ago

        No that would not turn me on. I like my own DS just fine as it is. Combining a DS and iphone doesn’t make a beast by the way.

        In all seriousness, this setup is not useless in the real world. I’m sure you’ve seen setups at conventions that are super wacky. Those would be truly impractical. For this rig, you can still tuck it under a desk and it would not look out of place.

          • Scrotos
          • 9 years ago

          Your desk is made out of red plastic with blue LEDs built into it?!?

      • Meadows
      • 9 years ago

      Apple doesn’t do sci-fi steampunk.

      • Skrying
      • 9 years ago

      You’re aware of how stupid this post makes you look, right?

        • DTShakuras
        • 9 years ago

        Yes I know my post oozes of fanboy enthusiasm for PC. But so what, I want to gloat. Admit it, most of the times its the other people bragging how their stuff is so “high end” and like a BMW. This beast is like a Bugatti.

        Besides, I’m not just gloating for the heck of it. As a 360 owner, I DO wish sometimes I can 360 exclusive games on my PC and so I genuinely like this setup very much.

    • tviceman
    • 9 years ago

    How many electrical outlets would this thing need to run it????

      • geekl33tgamer
      • 9 years ago

      Your own power station should do it…

        • Flying Fox
        • 9 years ago

        Where is that Mr. Fusion?

    • Sencapri
    • 9 years ago

    holy jesus! what is that? what the %&#@ is that!
    ^ Gny. Sgt. Hartman.

    This is a piece of art right here. Kotaku lists the i7-930 at a incredible 4.9ghz clockspeed 8======>. This system wont be obsolete for like 5 years. =O

      • RickyTick
      • 9 years ago

      a jelly donut!!

    • tay
    • 9 years ago

    REPLY FAIL

    • bdwilcox
    • 9 years ago

    “The Big O” is what your backside will look like after having paid $17,000 for that ridiculous system.

      • tay
      • 9 years ago

      Hahaha. Well played.

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