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Origin Chronos Small Form Factor Gaming PC Review

By: Steven Bassiri | SFF PCs in Computer Systems | Posted: Jan 18, 2017 5:11 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Origin

Physical Overview Continued

 

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The Origin symbol that lights up can be rotated so that users can sit the PC upright or on its side.

 

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Thumbscrews secure the window panel to the case. I really like how Origin designed the case with a nice window over the GPU.

 

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Origin decided to produce a very slim case, lay the GPU out parallel to the motherboard, and use an extension cord to move the STX PSU to the front of the case. The layout leaves room above the motherboard, and Origin is using one of the only AIO's with short tubes and ILM mounting (the ORIGIN FROSTBYTE 120), its single radiator sits right above the CPU with a 120mm slim performance fan attached.

 

Right below and parallel to the motherboard, the GPU is rotated 90 degrees from the PCI-E x16 slot on the motherboard, using a custom riser card, similar to what MSI uses in the AEGIS. The storage HDD is located right below the GPU, and you can add more storage right above the PSU.

 

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An RGB light strip is glued to the top of the unit and does an excellent job of illuminating the PC. There is no RGB LED controller; our unit came with red LEDs. The 950 Pro is well situated below the CPU, and they use zip ties to bend the USB 3.0 cable, so it doesn't hit anything.

 

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The GPU is attached to the motherboard through a PCI-E riser card, and it is secured at its rear end with a bracket.

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