Corsair on Wednesday said that it had acquired Origin PC, a well-known boutique PC maker from the USA. Origin PC will remain a separate brand from Corsair and will continue to offer custom gaming and workstation machines. From now on, Origin PC will start to offer more Corsair products inside its systems.

Both Corsair and Origin PC are private companies, so the terms of the acquisition are not published. The only thing that Corsair announced today is that Origin PC would remain a separate brand and would continue to operate from its offices in Miami, Florida. After Corsair completes acquisition of Origin PC, Corsair will still continue to offer its Vengeance PC, Corsair One, and Corsair One Pro systems under its own brand. Obviously, both companies will continue to honor all existing warranties, purchases, and support obligations with their respective teams.

Since Corsair specializes on computer components, it is natural that Origin PC will over time expand use of hardware from the parent company inside its computers. In the near future, Origin PC is set to start using Corsair’s Hydro X-series custom liquid cooling systems and will integrate Corsair’s iCue software for lighting synchronization and performance monitoring into its machines. Further plans regarding collaboration and integration of the two companies’ products will be disclosed in the near future.

Andy Paul, Founder and CEO of Corsair, made the following statement:

“With the gaming PC market continuing to expand as an increasing number of players make the jump from console to PC, we wanted to do more to reach customers in North America that prefer to buy, rather than build, their system. With Origin PC’s expertise in personalized custom gaming systems and Corsair’s strength in performance PC hardware and the iCue software ecosystem, we’re excited to combine our efforts to create new world-class gaming experiences for PC gamers.”

Corsair was established in 1994, over 25 years ago, and originally focused on high-end memory modules. As the market of enthusiast-class hardware evolved, Corsair extended its product range significantly to computer cases, NAND flash-based storage, liquid cooling systems, keyboards, mice, PSUs, and even gaming PCs in the last couple of years.

Origin PC was founded in 2009 by former employees of Alienware after the latter was acquired by Dell. The company is primarily known for its high-performance and ultra-high-end desktop and mobile PCs featuring custom paint and some custom hardware.

By taking over Origin PC, Corsair hits multiple birds with one stone. Firstly, it expands its opportunities when it comes to high-performance gaming and workstation desktop PCs. Secondly, it enters the market of high-end notebooks. Thirdly, it ensures a solid sales channel for its components and peripherals. Fourth, it just becomes bigger and will enjoy greater economies of scale when working with other partners and suppliers.

Kevin Wasielewski, CEO of Oirign PC, made the following statement:

“Corsair is a fantastic partner to help take Origin PC forward, known for creating quality, high-performance products that fully align with Origin PC. With a complete range of enthusiast PC products, Origin PC and Corsair are uniquely placed to create amazing new systems that make the experience of owning a personalized custom gaming PC better than ever.”

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  • PeachNCream - Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - link

    "...Corsair’s iCue software..."

    It's nice to know that the computer industry is still hard at work making up reasons to foist preloaded shovelware onto people in the name of controlling unnecessary lighting or checking the clockspeed of the system's RAM.
  • Ian Cutress - Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - link

    What if you want to control the lighting?
  • PeachNCream - Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - link

    I agree that the trees are effective at blocking a view of the forest.
  • Sunrise089 - Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - link

    I feel you’re ignoring the comment by being cute. Even if you feel RGB is ‘unnecessary,’ given its popularity what exactly would you want consumers to do in order to control it instead?
  • PeachNCream - Thursday, July 25, 2019 - link

    I absolutely am doing exactly as you say. Its unnecessary to respond in anything but a snarky fashion when the answer is implicit in the initial statement should someone apply a bit of critical thinking - something someone with an advanced degree would reasonably be expected to engage in prior to asking silly questions.
  • jragonsoul - Thursday, July 25, 2019 - link

    So you're just being a pedantic asshole then and if you don't want it then companies should cater to you and your own desires exclusively? Right got it. So lets use your own school of thought. If you don't like it, then don't buy it. Solves your problems of dealing with RGB in your system, but doesn't do anything for your faulty personality traits i'm afraid. Good luck with those.
  • PeachNCream - Thursday, July 25, 2019 - link

    You mean in the same way you didn't have to get yourself spun into a tizzy by reading my post?
  • jragonsoul - Thursday, July 25, 2019 - link

    Oh I found it hilarious in it's inanity, provided a good laugh this morning. Thank you. :D
  • PeachNCream - Thursday, July 25, 2019 - link

    I like your revised cover story. *winks* Gotcha.
  • MrAndroidRobot - Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - link

    Use your motherboards native software, still better than Corsairs shit even the worst ones like Aura

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