Update: Origin informs us that the Big O will, in fact, support a wireless Xbox controller out of the box.
Origin PC made a strong impression on us a few months ago when, in its first-ever CNET review, it earned an Editors' Choice Award for its high-end Genesis gaming desktop. As strong as we found that near-$5,000 PC, it was a relatively by-the-numbers luxury gaming box. Origin's new Big O desktop is anything but.
Starting at $7,669, the Big O features a double-wide case (the Danger Den Tower 21, to be specific) with all the usual high-end bells and whistles. Even in the base configuration, the CPU, both GPUs, and the motherboard all come liquid-cooled. Upgrade options include up to two six-core Intel Xeon X5680 CPUs, two 1,000-watt power supplies, and up to four graphics cards. All of that is, of course, impressive, but the real innovation comes along the bottom edge of the system, where Origin has built in a liquid-cooled Xbox 360 Slim.
You can see from the detail shot exactly how the Xbox 360 has been built into the Big O. By the wired controller in the picture we gather that Origin has not been able to build in wireless support, but if you're willing to spend $7,000-plus on a PC such as this one, we don't suppose an extra $99 for the Windows wireless controller kit will present much of a financial obstacle.