We definitely weren’t expecting this type of news today, but as the headline states, CORSAIR, a company that offers pretty decent gaming peripherals for PC gamers, has acquired ORIGIN PC. If you’re not familiar with ORIGIN PC, they’re a company which allows gamers to configure and build their own customized PC that suits their preferences.
“With the gaming PC market continuing to expand as an increasing number of players make the jump from console to PC, we wanted to do more to reach customers in North America that prefer to buy, rather than build, their system. With ORIGIN PC’s expertise in personalized custom gaming systems and CORSAIR’s strength in performance PC hardware and the iCUE software ecosystem, we’re excited to combine our efforts to create new world-class gaming experiences for PC gamers.”
CORSAIR already has their own custom parts that go in PCs such as power supplies, RAM, fans, and more. Having ORIGIN PC as part of the team will better help both companies when they integrate parts into future computers. CORSAIR’s iCUE software ecosystem will be added to ORIGIN’s systems. iCUE offers system-wide lighting synchronization and performance monitoring. In addition, the recently announced CORSAIR Hydro X Series cooling systems will be used in select ORIGIN built PCs. Even with all that happening, CORSAIR will still continue to build their own products while working with ORIGIN on customizable and personalized PC builds.
The good news is that those who have custom PCs from ORIGIN PC will still have their warranties honored. Purchases and support are unaffected and will continue to be provided by ORIGIN PC’s world-class customer support team.
It’s great that CORSAIR is letting ORIGIN PC’s office in Florida stay as is and still be a separate entity. What are your thoughts about CORSAIR acquiring ORIGIN PC? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter, Facebook, or MeWe.Source: Corsair
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