Origin Chronos (2017) Review: A Compact Gaming Desktop Done Right

Gaming desktops built for the living room are a tempting prospect, but almost always come with caveats. Some are powerful but not upgradable, while others are incredibly sleek but can’t compete with the guts of a big tower. That’s where the Origin Chronos comes in.

The console-shaped Chronos ($2,931 as reviewed, $1,200 starting) ticks every box you’d want from a gaming desktop — it’s powerful, it’s sleek and, unlike many of its competitors, it’s easy to open up once you’re ready to upgrade parts. Factor in some smart ergonomic features and a wealth of customization options, and the Chronos is one of the best machines you can buy for enjoying high-end PC gaming from the comfort of your couch.


Few desktops are as good as impersonating consoles as the Origin Chronos is. This little black box is compact, sleek and filled with neat highlights, such as a side window that lets you drool over its GTX 1080 Ti graphics card in all its red-backlit glory.

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