CNET First Look
A VR-ready gaming rig that won't take up a lot of spaceThe Origin PC Chronos is compact but powerful, and ready for Oculus and Vive.
[MUSIC] As we get into the final countdown towards the launch, the big VR headsets, Oculus Rift and the HTC Vibe, you're gonna see a lot more desktops built around that. This is one that is actually specifically built around that. It's the Origin PC Chronos VR. Built from the ground up for virtual reality and the VR enthusiasts and also VR developers, and it's also one of the most compact systems that we've seen that will support it using the special desktop parts that it need to run one of these VR headsets. Even though it's very small, the GPU and the RAM, the Storage are all upgradable. What I like most about this custom chassis is the rubber feet. They're magnetic and they pop off so you can set it up either horizontally or vertically. You just pop the feet off, set them on the other side, set it down for whatever sits best on your desk. Of course, because it's Origin, you get free lifetime labor and 24/7 US Base support, that's very important. You pay a little extra for that, this system starts at $1799, but for that you get an overclocked Intel Core AI7. You get Nvideo GForce 970 GPU. You can obviously get faster video cards. You can go all the way up to Titan X in this guy and it's liquid cooled, which is both hard to do in a small case like this but also very important to do because all the parts are in there pressed very tightly together and the system can get very hot. When it comes to the [UNKNOWN] Standard test is a valve version and an Occulus version. And the valve version we got a fairly enthusiastic ready for VR report, in the Occulus version get got the green check mark which means that the parts here meets the minimum required specs for the Occulus Rift. On top of that it's just a great all around compact Almost say portable gaming system that is the origin PC chromos VR. [BLANK_AUDIO]