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Origin PC releases a 50-unit limited edition case which looks like a modern take on 1990s hardware design

The Origin Neuron Restomod is undoubtedly a modern system with a retro vibe. (Image Source: Origin PC)
The Origin Neuron Restomod is undoubtedly a modern system with a retro vibe. (Image Source: Origin PC)
From a distance it could look like a 25 year old case that includes a 5.25-inch and 3.5-inch floppy drives, along with a turbo button. However, the windowed side panel reveals a modern water-cooled system with RGB lights.
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Custom PC assembler, Origin PC, has released a 50-unit limited edition Neuron RestoMod system with a customised Corsair 4000D. The front panel is painted to look like a beige tower from the '90s with the imitation equipment including a CD drive, 5.25-inch floppy drive (mostly phased out by the time CD drives were standard), and a 3.5-inch floppy drive.

In the middle of the panel is a fake power switch, a turbo button, and a reset button. Some readers might wish for the turbo button to be functional and enable an overclock, but purists would argue that wasn't its original purpose. When turbo was on, processors would run at their regular designed speed. However, when 'turbo' was off, the processor would downclock to a slower clock speed to improve compatibility with old software that was coded to use a set CPU frequency for timing.

The windowed side panel shows the beige paint continues into the inside, where a water-cooled system meets it with pulsing modern RGB lighting.

The RestoMod appears to have a nearly $500 price increase over the regular Neuron with Corsair 4000D case when comparing the same base model configuration. Other configuration options are the same, with processors ranging from the i5-10400 6-core up to the i9-10980XE 18-core, 16 to 64 GB of DRR4-3000 RAM, and Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti to RTX 3090, or AMD Radeon 6800 / 6800 XT.

The Origin Neuro RestoMod case is undoubtedly cool, and certainly simpler than modifying an old case to fit modern hardware. Still, at that price delta, it's mostly made for those who value being part of a limited edition group.

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Craig Ward
Craig Ward - Tech Writer - 397 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.
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Craig Ward, 2020-12-13 (Update: 2020-12-13)