Corsair now owns PC building company Origin PC

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Why this deal?

One of world’s largest PC components manufacturer Corsair Components Inc. has a huge move by acquiring custom system builder Origin PC. Though the value of this deal remains undisclosed.

Origin PC is famous for its own line of gaming desktops as well as laptops. Corsair was only the supplier to it until now owning the whole company, this is a big strategic move for Corsair.

Corsair now owns PC building company Origin PC

For the last couple of years, Corsair is trying to expand its portfolio bu introducing its own gaming desktop series. Knowing the fact that Origin PC is a much big competitor to beat, they might have made this bold move to remove any competition.

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Starting off their business with the DRAM industry, they have become the leading provider of PC peripherals. Corsair now has a wide product line including keyboards, mice, headsets, cases, cooling parts, PSUs and much more.

Corsair has helped to grow the gaming and esports industry with its innovative products. For this, they have won thousands of industry awards because of their quality products.

Corsair now owns PC building company Origin PC

Very little information about the financial deal has been revealed and no official value is out yet. Corsair is owned by EagleTree capital, who also owns a variety of chemical, mechanical and water treatment companies as well.

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Origin PC was founded by an ex-Alienware employee shortly after which the company was taken over by Dell.

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.”

This deal will help Corsair in these ways:

  • It’s opportunities increases when it comes to high-performance gaming and workstation desktop PCs.
  • It enters the market of high-end notebooks.
  • Corsair can now boost its sales for both its components and peripherals.
  • It just gets bigger now in the USA and eventually can enter with Origin PCs in other countries as well.
Corsair now owns PC building company Origin PC

Will Origin PC remain a separate brand?

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Yes, Origin PC will remain as a separate brand from Corsair and will still handle warranties, product support.

Though owning one of the world’s best custom PC building company, Corsair still intends to build its own line of PCs termed as Corsair One series. This makes sense because both the companies have a different approach to making their own PCs.

However, we might notice some minor difference in the next Origin PC builds. Corsair is said to be incorporating its iCue software in the PCs, which offers “system-wide lighting synchronization and system monitoring” as well as Corsair’s Hydro X Series custom cooling systems.

Corsair now owns PC building company Origin PC

In the near future, we might see more changes in the upcoming Origin PC builds or notebooks. In 2018, Corsair acquired Elgato, who is popular for its capture cards that make streaming to Twitch and YouTube far easier.

“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.”

Kevin Wasielewski, CEO of Origin PC

It will be interesting to see in future how these two giants work together to enhance the gaming PC and notebook market. What are your thoughts? Tell us in the comments down below… 🙂

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