In an exciting merger, Corsair announced today that it has acquired ORIGIN PC. Corsair, known to gamers for its wealth of peripherals and PC hardware, aims to integrate more products with ORIGIN PC builds. For example, the press release notes that ORIGIN PC builds will integrate the iCUE software ecosystem from Corsair.
Corsair acquires ORIGIN PC
Prior to the acquisition, ORIGIN PC builds already incorporated Corsair hardware to varying degrees, such as the Hydro X cooling systems. However, it seems there will be greater emphasis placed on adding Corsair hardware to ORIGIN PC moving forward. What’s nice is that both companies will continue to function separately, even though Corsair now has ownership of ORIGIN PC.
Because of this, support for ORIGIN PC warranties on purchases made before the acquisition will continue to be honored. Corsair will also continue offering its existing systems including the Vengeance PC, Corsair One, and Corsair One Pro. Addressing the merger, CEO and founder of CORSAIR, Andy Paul, stated:
“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.”
CEO of ORIGIN PC, Kevin Wasielewski, also commented on the acquisition.
“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.”
While no further announcements have been made concerning product integration between the two companies, it’ll be interesting to see how the merger influences ORIGIN PC and its builds. Likewise, how Corsair’s gaming PCs will evolve and potentially incorporate ORIGIN PC’s strengths as well. Overall, PC gamers have a lot to look forward to from both companies in the future!
For more on the acquisition, be sure to read through the full press release on Corsair’s website.