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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  • Lord of the Bored - Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - link

    There should be an industry-standard interface for that. USB HID Illumination or something. I hate that every manufacturer has their own cutom-branded incompatible interface.
  • Sttm - Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - link

    Hate RGB all you want, but it is nonsensical to call RGB control software on a system with RGB "shovelware". Especially for those people who want to turn it off.
  • DigitalFreak - Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - link

    I turned mine off in the BIOS.
  • jeremyshaw - Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - link

    Yes, I can turn off my KB and mouse RGB lighting in the BIOS.


    Realistically, I can do so on my laptop. For obvious reasons, my desktop's BIOS only controls direct functions of the MB.
  • PeachNCream - Thursday, July 25, 2019 - link

    That's a self-inflicted wound. Go buy a keyboard and mouse hat doesn't have the "I'm not lucid enough to recognize marketing," LED lighting.
  • Flunk - Thursday, July 25, 2019 - link

    If there was a standard you could use whatever software you wanted.
  • khanikun - Thursday, July 25, 2019 - link

    Why I like how my G.Skill keyboard is. I install the RGB software, set the lights how I want, it saves to the keyboard firmware, then uninstall the software. It'll stay the way it's already been set.
  • AshlayW - Thursday, July 25, 2019 - link

    It's nice to know that people are always going to complain and blah blah. The software is useful for Corsair products.
  • nico_mach - Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - link

    They were going to buy an Origin PC, then realized it was cheaper to acquire the whole company instead.
  • Sivar - Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - link


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