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Corsair acquires custom computer maker Origin PC

What you need to know

  • Corsair is acquiring Origin PC.
  • Origin PC will continue to offer custom-built PCs under its own name, while Corsair will continue to offer its own pre-configured models.
  • Corsair's iCue software will soon be integrated with Origin PC systems to control lighting and monitor system performance.

Corsair is adding to its PC chops today with the acquisition of custom PC maker Origin PC (opens in new tab). Monetary details of the deal were not disclosed, but the acquisition will see both teams benefit from each other's experience in the PC industry.

While Origin PC will come under the Corsair banner, the company will continue to operate as it currently does. According to the announcement, Origin PC will still offer built-to-order PCs (opens in new tab) while Corsair will focus on offering pre-configured models like the Corsair One (opens in new tab).

Going forward, Corsair says that Origin PCs will be integrated with Corsair's iCue software, offering the ability to synchronize lighting and monitor PC performance from the software tool. Origin PC will also begin offering Corsair's Hydro X Series (opens in new tab) of custom water cooling in some models. From Corsair:

Combining the expansive CORSAIR product portfolio with ORIGIN PC's system building expertise, in-depth configuration options and substantial work force will further expand both company's capabilities. Integrating the CORSAIR iCUE software ecosystem into ORIGIN PC's systems will offer gamers system-wide lighting synchronization and performance monitoring, while the recently announced range of CORSAIR Hydro X Series custom cooling will soon be found in select ORIGIN PC systems. Further co-operation and integration of CORSAIR and ORIGIN products will be announced in the near future.

Origin PC will continue to be based in Miami, Florida, and there are no plans for it to expand sales outside of the U.S. and Canada. For more on the details of the acquisition, you can check out Corsair's full FAQ (opens in new tab).

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