It appears that, although it made it available in multiple form factors, Origin PC tried to set a new compactness standard when it designed the Chronos desktop, although the hardware on the inside still allows the system to reach quite the performance standard.
When hearing of a computer capable of handling today's most seriously graphically-intensive games, one's mind usually conjures up the image of a large, full-tower gaming system with ornamental LEDs and such.
Origin PC, however, seems to have put an active effort in finding out just how small it can make a machine capable of doing the above.
Granted, the resource upper limit will definitely never truly rival that of true enthusiast-grade configurations.
Nevertheless, the fact remains that Chronos, even in its smallest form, has powerful components that more than justify the starting price of $896.
The heart of the machine is a second-generation Intel Core central processing unit, one that can go as high as 4 GHz when overclocked (the Core i7-2600K).
Whatever chip is selected, and whatever its frequency, it is backed up by a solid amount of memory of up to 8 GB.
While not nearly on par with the mega kits of 24 GB and such, 8 GB of fast DDR3 should have absolutely no difficulty in running everything at full settings.
That said, this wouldn't really be a mighty PC without suitable graphics, so Origin PC chose to allow for the use of even the dual-chip AMD Radeon HD 6990 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590.
Whatever configuration prospective buyers decide upon, it will fall to them to choose between the NZXT Vulcan, the Lian Li PC-V354, or Silverstone's SG07 or FT03 cases.
Fortunately, instead of having to wait for weeks or months before availability ramps up, the outfit seems to already be taking orders, through the official web page located here