Origin PC Offers Omega Line of HTPCs

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    ORIGIN PC launched today their new line of home theater PCs, the ORIGIN OMEGA, for gamers and enthusiasts all over the world. The ORIGIN PC OMEGA is the ultimate Home Theater PC designed to bring the ...

    Origin PC Offers Omega Line of HTPCs
     
  2. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Uhm... this is way beyond a HTPC. It's a small form factor gaming pc. They setup not a single thing connected to a HTPC, but rather a gaming PC inside a HTPC form factor case. No HTPC specific software except power dvd, no traditional TV watching, no neflix subscription, not XMBC...

    What made me chuckle is that they try to sell you $ 50+ sun glasses along with this PC...
     
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    It still one in the same
    Keep in mind HTPC also had MAME emulator games add on for min years as well so in min way it becoming all one boxes.
     
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    If you go to their web site, it shows that it supports all those type of apps. hulu, netflix, etc.
     

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    nhlkoho Ancient Guru

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    It actually says:
    Geeze I wonder why that is? Because its running Windows 8.
     
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    lucidus Ancient Guru

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    Very expensive unless gaming is a must. An Intel NUC or Mac Mini are better choices I guess.
     
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    CalculuS Ancient Guru

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    I think this is a little more than a HTPC.

    "3-WAY NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980s to run any PC game at up to 4K resolutions with buttery smooth framerates that will make all of your console gaming friends jealous!"

    Cheeky.
     
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    I really don't understand the appeal of things like this. You spend so much more money to squeeze the hardware into these super tiny cases. (which end up not being so tiny when you consider having to put high-end video cards in them).

    I'd rather have my main 'office' gaming computer and a small, quiet, low power consuming HTPC like a mac mini or HP stream mini or something and simply use Steam in-home streaming to game on my big screen.
     
  9. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    It supports them. But that's nothing special, all PCs with a moderately up to date OS do that. It's not even set up for you to easily use it, so that's just a computer anyway... if I order a htpc for 1000$ I'd expect such things to work without me setting everything up.


    Sorry, I'm afraid I don't get your point... can you rephrase it? :)


    My current htpc runs on my old LGA775 platform and eventually will run on LGA1366 (the righ in my current sig to the right), because I use my old hardware for it.
    I just recently built an AMD based APU htpc for a friend, and so far it looks to be alright for the purpose of having a media center, internet access, and watching cable TV on the little box :)
     
  10. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    Hehe, this one is funny.

    1. I love how they're comparing it to the Alienware Alpha. That makes me laugh. Despite the base system being just about double the price, but not having a whole lot over it. Memory and the gpu are higher, and the cpu comes at 4.5 ghz oced but uses more power. There's more that I can go on about but won't. Not a whole lot of difference, and can't compare the two.

    2. It can run Netflix and Hulu, nice. But so can every other Windows 8 system! They're in the Windows store!

    3. It does have HTPC features such as DVD playback, and HDMI inputs. But you have to pay damn near $250 for the combo.

    The actual series looks nice, but over price and over specced for being considered an HTPC.

    I just replaced my old Athlon X3 box with a 7850k build. =] Had to use microatx for overclocking, but for 720p-1080p videos, games, and XBMC it's not bad at all.
     

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    To me this is better than the Alienware system that Dell released that comes with a wireless 360 controller because of the desktop graphics cards idea which means upgradeable. I agree that this is overkill for a HTPC because right now I am using an old HP Dc5800 with a Pentium Dual Core 2.60ghz 8gb of ddr2 RAM and a Geforce GT 610 1gb graphics card for an HTPC running Windows 7 pro 64bit and that is more than enough for a 720p-1080p HTPC.
     

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