Origin upgrades its towers of power to aluminum design, with a slew of options

Origin PC Millenium
Origin PC has a trio of new gaming PCs on show at this year’s CES and all of them are designed to give gamers and hardware enthusiasts easy access and easy upgradeability through magnetic side panels and tool-less thumbscrews. Because of that, the side panels and front door can be swapped out for one with a different paint job or material if you so choose, meaning whatever your PC looks like when you buy it, it needn’t stay that way.

Although most new system announcements, especially in the gaming segment, focus on the new hardware options you can include in your PC, Origin’s latest systems are focused on the practicalities and physical features of the new iterations on its Genesis, Millenium, and L-Class PCs.

If you look at its customization pages for these existing rigs, you’ll see that you can effectively create any sort of PC you want, from entry-level gaming systems equipped with AMD Ryzen 3 CPUS and RX 560 graphics cards, all the way up to monster desktops with overclocked Intel Core i7 CPUs and Nvidia Titan V graphics cards with 12GB of memory.

Don’t worry about the hardware for now. Take a look at some of the fancy features the new builds will feature that will make using and upgrading that much more pleasurable.

Millenium

Key Specs

  • Newly designed, streamlined aluminum chassis.
  • Variable mounting for standard, inverted ATX, 90-degree or 90-degree inverted motherboard.
  • Magnetic side panels and thumbscrew internals for tool-less use.
  • Swappable side panels to change the look or add a window.
  • Fully convertible to Genesis with Super Tower Bottom expansion kit.
  • Remote controlled LED lighting.

Although the Millenium is one of the smaller of Origin systems, it’s still impressive inside and out. The Millenium has a newly streamlined aluminum exterior, which should be a big improvement over the plastic build of the previous version. There’s also options for various side panels and paint jobs. Because everything is magnetically mounted, you can easily hot swap one side panel for another, so if you feel like having a window sometimes and sometimes not, it’s easy to add.

Even the front door panel is customizable, giving buyers the option of having it swing open one way or the other. Although a reverse door would be eye-catching in its own right, Origin’s patented alternative mounting system for the motherboard is sure to turn even more heads. You can have your system mounted in a standard or inverted configuration, opening up the right-hand side for window-viewing if you want. Alternatively, cant the whole thing at a 90-degree angle, offering better cooling by placing your graphics cards near the roof and giving your PC’s insides a unique look.

In the future, should you wish you had more space for storage drives or cooling, you can simply purchase the Super Tower upgrade kit to turn your system into the new “Genesis” with free labor from Origin.

If at any point you aren’t happy with your build, you can contact Origin directly and make use of its 24/7, lifetime, U.S. support service.

Find out more about the new build options on the main Origin web page.

Genesis

Key Specs

  • Additional space for dual 360mm radiators or up to 24 2.5-inch drives.
  • Newly designed, streamlined aluminum chassis.
  • Variable mounting for standard, inverted ATX, 90-degree or 90-degree inverted motherboard.
  • Magnetic side panels and thumbscrew internals for tool-less use.
  • Swappable side panels to change the look or add a window.
  • Remote controlled LED lighting.

The bigger brother of the Millenium, the new Origin Genesis is a system with all of the features of its predecessors, and a number of aesthetic and functional upgrades. Like the Millenium, it too sports a fancy new aluminum finish which can be had in a multitude of colors. Glass side panels also make it easier than ever to look at all of the pretty hardware you purchased to go in it.

Mounting options include standard ATX and inverted, as well as Origin’s patented 90-degree cant for a unique look and cooling option. Everything is put together using tool-less magnetic attachment or thumbscrews for easy upgrades and repairs.

Best of all, the Genesis has a ton of additional space in the floor, so you can fit up to 12 standard 3.5-inch drives, up to 24 2.5-inch solid state drives (SSD), a pair of 360mm water cooling radiators, or a combination of all three.

If after purchase you find yourself at all unhappy, you can contact Origin directly and make use of its 24/7, lifetime, U.S. support service.

Find out more about the new build options on the main Origin web page.

L-Class Full Tower and Super Tower

Key Specs

  • Newly designed, streamlined aluminum chassis.
  • Variable mounting for standard, inverted ATX, 90-degree or 90-degree inverted motherboard.
  • Magnetic side panels and thumbscrew internals for tool-less use.
  • Swappable side panels to change the look or add a window.
  • Full Tower can be easily upgraded for additional cooling and storage support.
  • Remote controlled LED lighting.

Although it might not have the same fancy paint jobs as the Millenium and Genesis, the L-Class system from Origin still has an expansive list of hardware options and benefits from the same new customization features. It has the same new aluminum finish, adjustable motherboard mounting, and replaceable magnetic side panels. It also has the same tool-less interior design and remote controlled LED lighting.

The L-Class comes in two varieties too, the Full Tower and Super Tower. If you opt for the latter, you get additional space in the base for up to 24 2.5-inch drives or twin 360mm water cooling radiators. If you decide to opt for the Full Tower but later change your mind, you can purchase the upgrade kit straight from Origin and receive free labor for the upgrade.

If at any point post-purchase you find yourself unhappy, you can contact Origin directly and make use of its 24/7, lifetime, U.S. support service.

Find out more about the new build options on the main Origin web page.

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