Pros

  • Strong graphics for gaming (but loud!)
  • Excellent Price-to-performance ratio

Cons

  • Lacks eSATA
  • No room for expansion cards

At A Glance

Origin's Genesis X79 is a beautiful, boutique system to fit your every gaming need.

Manufacturer’s Description

Every gamer knows customization is king. Start by selecting any of our industry leading cases, mix in the best in airbrushing artistry paint job, add in ORIGIN's elite liquid cooling and you have the best custom gaming PC in the business. ORIGIN is owned and operated by gamers and enthusiasts who understand you want the best for your system. When you customize your ORIGIN GENESIS using our cases, or by choosing one of your own, you can be sure we will stand behind the masterpiece you create. With ORIGIN's overclocking guarantee you'll have the power and performance that top gamers crave.

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7
Processor speed 4.916 MHz
Cache size 12.288 KB
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Secondary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce
Number of Graphic Cards included 3.0
Video Bus PCI Express Triple-SLI
Storage
Raid type RAID 0
Drive size 2528.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Drive type
  • Hard Disk Drive
  • Solid-State Drive
Expansion slots
Number of PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots 3.0
Number of PCI-Express x1 slots 2.0
Number of PCI slots 1.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 5.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Bluetooth
  • DVI
  • DVI (dual link)
  • DVI (single link)
  • DisplayPort
  • FireWire Port (rear)
  • HDMI
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x4)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x6)
Ethernet Type
  • Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
  • Wireless Ethernet - 11 Mbps IEEE802.11b
  • Wireless Ethernet - 54 Mbps IEEE802.11g
  • Wireless Ethernet - 540 Mbps IEEE802.11n
Memory
Memory size 16384.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Memory max 65536.0 GB
Power
Power Supply Wattage 1050.0 watts
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Other Features
Devices All-In-One Flash Memory Card Reader
Case
Chassis style Tower

Performance

Overall Rating
Worldbench Score 196.0
Worldbench Version 7
Start Up
Start Up 53.2   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMARK 6281.0   score (higher is better)
Web Performance
Web Performance 24.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Storage Performance
File Compression 305.9   seconds (lower is better)
Hard Drive File Operations 57.6   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 124.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 97.0   seconds (lower is better)
Encoding Audio 84.4   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
WorldBench Green Score 65.0
Working power usage 23.9   Watt hours
Idle power usage 161.8   Watts
Gaming
Gaming Score 93.0
Crysis 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 92.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 2560x1600 96.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 96.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 95.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1024x768 96.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 2560x1600 97.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 97.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 97.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 97.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 154.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 2560x1600 240.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1920x1080 248.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1680x1050 253.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1024x768 251.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 2560x1600 317.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1920x1080 308.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1680x1050 311.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1024x768 312.7   Frames per second (higher is better)