Origin PC offers gaming PCs overclocked to 5.2 GHz

The boutique gaming PC builder Origin PC is offering a pretty cool way to make sure its gaming rigs are boosted up to their highest potential. Maximum PC reports that the company is offering to overclock any of its PCs with the newly announced Intel Core i7 2700k processor all the way up to an insane 5.2 Ghz. The Core i7 2700k normally has a clock speed of just 3.5 Ghz.

Obviously, this kind of set up requires a cooling system and Origin PC has developed its own custom liquid cooling solution. You will have to pay an extra $570 for this kind of service from an Origin PC system.

In many respects, the gaming PC industry is much like the custom car business. We see gearheads buying parts for their cars to increase horsepower and speed. It's much the same way for hardcore PC gamers who want to be able to squeeze out every single bit of performance from their CPU, GPU, hard drive and other components.

Most new PC games don't really need a high powered gaming PC to run well. While that's good for the game's developers, (the more PCs that can run your game, the better)  the release this week of Battlefield 3, which reportedly needs a PC with high end parts to run well at the highest graphics setting, is a return to form of PC games that really attempt to push the envelop of hardware.

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I bought a 2600K bundle from OCUK earlier this year pre-overclocked to 4.6GHz and it wasn't much more expensive than the bare components. It's been rock solid.

While I think the markup here is ridiculous it's still good to see companies offering these sort of configurations to less technical users. And the more competition there is the less of a margin they'll be able to charge.

the release this week of Battlefield 3, which reportedly needs a PC with high end parts to run well at the highest graphics setting, is a return to form of PC games that really attempt to push the envelop of hardware.

CPU performance means absolutely nothing in BF3. Maybe if you were playing on a tri monitor / tri SLI setup yeahhh but in more regular setups an i3 will give you almost exactly the same FPS as an i7.

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/- Razorfold said,

CPU performance means absolutely nothing in BF3. Maybe if you were playing on a tri monitor / tri SLI setup yeahhh but in more regular setups an i3 will give you almost exactly the same FPS as an i7.

Yeah, it's very much dependent upon GPU but offers good performance with top end cards and dual-GPU setups.

SoNiC_htw said,
5,2 is insane? I`am using my 2600k on 5,0 since i bought it and i`am not even an overclocker.

Paying $570 for it is what is truly insane.

ir0nw0lf said,

Paying $570 for it is what is truly insane.

Actually it makes sense. It's a bit steep sure, but if something were to go wrong Origins will probably replace the CPU for you since it was factory overclocked.

Now if you were to go out and buy a 2700k, your warranty is instantly voided the second you overclock it.

/- Razorfold said,

Actually it makes sense. It's a bit steep sure, but if something were to go wrong Origins will probably replace the CPU for you since it was factory overclocked.

Now if you were to go out and buy a 2700k, your warranty is instantly voided the second you overclock it.

Considering the k series processors are designed for overclocking I don't think that's correct.

neo158 said,

Considering the k series processors are designed for overclocking I don't think that's correct.


Look it up. Even with the k series processors, your warranty is voided the instant you overclock.

It's pretty much a liability issue. Intel unlocks the multiplier so you can overclock, but they have no control over how much you overclock. So if they didn't void your warranty, some guy could wait till like the last week of his warranty and then OC it to 10ghz and demand a new processor.