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Corsair acquires gaming PC builder Origin PC

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Peripheral manufacturer Corsair is looking to expand its footprint in the gaming market and to do so, the company has acquired Origin PC, a company known for its pre-built enthusiast gaming desktops and laptops. According to a press release, the purchase is a play to expand Corsair’s reach towards gamers – focusing on those who don’t want the fuss of building their own PCs.

Corsair, known for making gaming-related PC peripherals like mice, headsets, and keyboards does already cater to the custom build market with popular internal components, like power supply units and RAM. Through this acquisition of Origin though, they will be looking to bring big power-hungry gaming behemoths into the mix as well for gamers to drool over.

Corsair is planning to keep the Origin PC brand separate from Corsair, with Origin still being responsible for warranties and production support – and Corsair to continue producing their own systems, as they feel these two systems still play to a different target audience.

The only change coming to Origin will be the incorporating of Corsair’s iCue software into machines, which offers “system-wide lighting synchronization and system monitoring” as well as Corsair’s Hydro X Series custom cooling systems. The company has indicated that further integration may take place over time as they begin to understand the business better.  

For gamers interested in either company’s products, it doesn’t look like much will change with the improved engineering knowledge likely to only be an improvement for the company in the long run. Unfortunately, that means that both products will probably still be just as expensive as before, though if you’re looking for proper gaming PCS and peripherals, you probably already expected that anyway.

Last Updated: July 26, 2019


  1. Viper_ZA

    July 26, 2019 at 08:18

    I enjoy building my own 😛


    • G8crasha

      July 26, 2019 at 09:14

      I was just thinking that that was becoming a dying art – building your own box!


      • Viper_ZA

        July 26, 2019 at 09:23

        I didn’t touch pc’s for years as I couldn’t afford all the candy. I have rekindled the ol’ flame and enjoy piecing kit together. Went crazy and did this one build recently all in Glacier White — all components being white etc. Turned out pretty awesome I think 🙂


  2. HairyEwok

    July 26, 2019 at 09:23

    And with the acquiring a monster All-in-One system has been built called the big O


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