Origin PC and Maingear are adding Intel's hot-n-fussy Core i7-2700K processor to their lineup, overclocking the chip to 5.2 GHz or more.
Both Maingear and Origin PC have announced that their high-end gaming desktops are now available with Intel's quad-core Core i7-2700K. The chip is clocked at 3.5 GHz (and 3.9 GHz with Turbo Boost) by default and integrates CPU, graphics, memory controller, PCI Express all on a single chip.
On the Maingear front, the new Core i7-2700k will be available in its SHIFT and F131 desktops. The company will overclock the processor up to "5 GHz and beyond" but will be accompanied by one of Maingear's EPIC liquid cooling solutions. The Maingear F131 with Intel Core i7-2700k starts at $1,228 while the SHIFT starts at $1,985.
"PC enthusiast and PC gamers looking for pure performance will be looking to the unlocked Intel Core i7-2700K to maximize their gaming experience," the company said. "Combine this with Maingear's EPIC liquid cooling solutions; gamers will have a silent and stable system no matter what game their waiting for such as EA's Battlefield 3 PC game."
Origin PC plans to include the monster chip in its full tower, mid tower, and small form factor systems with Origin PC’s custom or sealed liquid cooling solutions. The company also said that its Genesis desktop -- powered with the 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2700K -- will be its top of the line performance rig. Origin PC will even overclock the processor up to 5.2 GHz thanks to its "record breaking" professional overclocking team.
"As an Intel launch partner, Origin PC guarantees the latest technology is available to our customers the day of launch," said Kevin Wasielewski Origin PC CEO and co-founder. "Origin PC offers the most options on the market. We will build your Intel Core i7-2700K powered PC in any case and any configuration."