"I used to build my own home computers, ever since
taking a summer job at a computer store in high school 20 years ago. It was cheaper by far than buying a pre-built
system, and the advantage of higher quality parts and customization made this
the best option. Unfortunately, after a
15-year career in finance, my skills as a computer geek have eroded over time,
and I felt increasingly nervous about buying parts and building another system
from scratch myself, especially after my last custom system was crippled by
problems with Windows becoming increasingly finicky over custom hardware
combinations. I ended up relying on a
system image that I rebooted to every two months, as the instability of the OS
invariably and permanently crashed my system.
The annoying thing was that I knew the hardware was fine, as the system
image always fixed things.
That's when I waved the white flag and a friend
recommended Origin PC to me. I use my
home computer system for gaming, video and audio processing, and work, and pre-built/specified
systems are generally either overpriced, or use substandard hardware to shave
costs. I liked Origin PC's approach from
the beginning, and had a lot of fun putting the system together during my
order. After the PC arrived, it was
clear that it was stress tested, as I tried simultaneously running work
software, compressing video, playing video games, etc. all at the same time,
and never once has my system crashed after more than a week of very heavy use.
My requirements for a company like Origin PC include not
only reasonable pricing for high quality hardware, but also extensive stress
tested integration with the system software and OS, especially as newer OS's
become less stable and eat up more system resources (unfortunately, we can thank
the Microsoft monopoly for this one). As
a finance professional, amateur programmer, and aging video game enthusiast, I
plan on being a lifelong customer based on my experience so far."