Delicious Overkill: Gratuitously Overclocked 5Ghz Core i7 Monster

Sometimes a computer at CES is interesting because it's functional and intuitive. Sometimes a computer is interesting because it's the size of an air conditioner, filled with heinously tacky neon lights and overclocked to hell. Guess which one this is!

I found Origin PC's 5Ghz, liquid-cooled "Big O" sitting on a dusty stretch of carpet in Creative's booth. Alone. Neglected. I asked a rep about it and he didn't even know why it was there. Was he feeling insecure because the computer is so fast? Perhaps. It wasn't even hooked up to anything. It was just humming along, its red tubes pulsing, green lights throbbing. Speed for its own sake. If it sounds like a sexual experience, that's because it was. The enormo-box reminds me of a bygone era in computing, when clock speeds trumped all - and just reading "5Ghz i7" made my heart dance. CES is supposed to be about neat things we'll be using effectively in the future, but sometimes I'm OK with REALLY FREAKING FAST NEON COMPUTER, WATCH OUT, too.

Republished from Gizmodo


Comments

    To quote Little Britain - "ah want that wun".

      computa says noooooooo

    Don't forget the liquid cooled intergrated Xbox 360 inside...

    is that an xbox 360 drive also on it?

    Only Origin man... Only Origin.

    My first computer had a 16 MHz processor - take that!

    Benchmarks for proof

    You'd have thought with all the work that would have gone into this they'd have made the dvd/card reader/dials ect. more "streamlined". They look very cheap just sitting there all mismatched.

    But was it using Sandy Bridge?

    I think i'd prefer this to some silly tablet PC :D

    oh and it has an xbox built in

      That's what the big "O" is for (lights up red) and the water-cooling.

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