The Origin 5000T Millennium Gaming PC makes my current desktop look like an exceptional wimp. Origin’s prebuilt PC (opens in new tab) starts at $2,644, and the unit it sent me was the high-end $5,158 configuration. It’s the extreme gaming PC few can afford, but despite the power inside, it’s the precision and care you don’t always see in pre-built rigs that’s most impressive
In terms of raw performance, the Origin 5000T makes good use of its i9 12900K and GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. The gaming PC is on par with the other two similarly specged devices we’ve tested, including the Corsair One i300 and Velocity Micro Raptor Z55, in most gaming and synthetic benchmarks. Exactly what you’d expect from one of our most popular gaming CPUs (opens in new tab)and a close competitor (opens in new tab) to our favorite GPUs.
At 1080p, the Origin 5000T Millennium is completely over the top. The system clocked over 100 frames on every game I threw at it. In F1 2020, it averaged 287 fps on ultra-high settings. It’s hard to recommend such a rugged and expensive gaming PC to someone who would be much better off with something much more humble and significantly cheaper, unless you’re trying to play Fortnite at 360Hz then by all means live your life. But for 4K gaming, and to a lesser extent 1440p gaming, this preset yields solid frame rates all round in our tests. In all of our 4K benchmarks, it averaged over 60 fps with highs of 90 fps. If you want to crank games up to 4K and have a smooth experience, this PC should comfortably achieve that with a few frames.
I’ve played quite a bit of Elden Ring on this PC at maximum settings (opens in new tab). The game had issues with stuttering, which I surprisingly never experienced on this PC – perhaps because its hardware eclipses even the recommended system requirements for the game. It runs smoothly (albeit at 60 fps) and looks fantastic on the fullest settings. Other games like Metro Exodus performed just as well and seemingly without any hiccups. That’s the power of a computer with some of the most expensive components on the market today.
Our version of the Origin 5000T Millennium had a few issues outside of its star hardware. It has 32GB of Corsair DDR5 memory clocked at 4800MHz, which didn’t quite match other PCs in our testing. Still, the 32GB of storage is a nice addition if you’re multitasking or want to keep a bunch of Chrome tabs open while playing games. It can also be helpful if you also want to stream. DDR5 is still hard to come by these days, so it’s nice to see it here. The difference between this PC and the others was pretty minor, but that’s something to keep in mind when both the Corsair One i300 and Velocity Micro Raptor Z55 are available at a slightly lower price point.
The Origin 5000T Millennium also installed the OS on a Corsair 1TB MP600 NVMe SS along with a 2TB Samsung 870 QVO Series SSD for storage. The lack of a second NVMe drive in our rig caused its performance to fall below the competition. You can customize the PC to include a second NVMe drive on the Origin website, but it’ll cost you a whole lot more. For the price our device was, it was a little disappointing to see a regular SATA SSD.
Those little bumps against the Origin 5000T Millennium don’t hurt it all that much. The PC is also equipped with a Corsair iCUE H150i Elite CPU liquid cooler with an LCD pump cover. Our unit had some issues with the iCUE software, which appears to be down to Corsair’s software, not Origin, but the ease with which everything is controllable (when it worked for me) and its layout in the mid-tower 5000T Housing (opens in new tab) is impressive.
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If you’re planning to spend that much on a PC, expect a sleek chassis with plenty of dust filters and RGB fans. The Origin 5000T Millennium ran cool and quiet during our tests, with a maximum CPU temperature of 90°C, and it looked good doing it. I’m not usually a big fan of RGB fans, but the 5000T case, complete with glass side panels and clean internal cable routing, seems to be the most tasteful implementation.
For connectivity, our Origin 5000T Millennium came with a variety of USB 3.0 ports. There are four USB 3.0 ports and one USB 3.1 Type-C port on the front, along with a headphone and microphone jack. The rear has five USB 3.2 ports, four USB 3.0 ports, one USB 3.2 Type-C port, and your usual choice of audio jacks, and an Ethernet port. This PC is like owning a giant USB hub that plays video games. Anyone with a ton of accessories should be happy not to have to worry about running out of space after years of using this thing.
It was also nice to see the Origin 5000T Millennium shipped to me in solid packaging materials. The wooden box with foam stuffed inside kept the PC from banging around during shipping, and the PC itself had a puffy air bag to protect all of the internal components. My unit lost both RAM sticks (probably from slipping around during shipping) inside the PC, but they were easy enough to find and reinstall. However, if I was much less computer savvy, it would have been nice to see documentation or a sticker advising me to verify that the hardware is securely installed before booting it up.
Prebuilt products should be as foolproof as possible when a large proportion of their potential owners are people who don’t want to bother with the practical parts of PC gaming, so it’s nice to see how important it is to Origin, even if it is could go even further to keep parts like the RAM from falling out.
Origin 5000T Millennium specifications
CPU: Core i9 12900K
Graphic card: Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti
R.A.M: 32GB (2x16GB) Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB DDR5 4800MHz
motherboard: MSI MPG Z690 Force WLAN DDR5
Storage: 1x Corsair 1TB MP600 Core Gen4 NVMe, 1x 2TB Samsung 870 QVO Series SSD
Front I/O: 5x USB 3.2, 4x USB 3.0 Type-A
Back I/O: 2x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.2 Type-A, 1x USB 3.2 Type-C, 4x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI
Connectivity: 802.11ax (WiFi 6E), Bluetooth 5.2, Ethernet
Power adapter: Corsair 850X RMX Series Plus Gold
Case: Corsair iCUE 5000T
Operating system: Windows 11 pro
Dimensions: 9.7 x 20.5 x 20.5 inches
Warranty: 1 year
Price: $5,158 (opens in new tab)
It’s hard to avoid the price tag when talking about the Origin 5000T Millennium. It’s expensive, and for most people who don’t need exceptional 4K gaming, Origin offers many different ways to build this PC differently than our review unit. It would be ridiculous to use this PC on a 1080p monitor instead of a high refresh rate 4K monitor that can actually display all the performance in the rig. Don’t make the mistake of buying this PC in this configuration if you’re going to be working with it.
If it were me, I’d drop the CPU to an i5 12600K, GeForce RTX 3070, 32GB RAM, Corsair H60i Pro XT, and stick with standard non-RGB fans to bring the price down to around $3,000 . You could snag an RTX 3080 for about $500 more, but if you’re like many gamers (opens in new tab), and still use a 1080p monitor, there’s really no need. The 5000T chassis and overall build quality are worth taking the time to mix and match the hardware to fit your budget for this system.
Even with expected price increases due to supply issues, the Millennium still runs at a higher price point than some of the other similarly equipped competitors we’ve reviewed (opens in new tab).
However, given its current availability, the performance isn’t far behind, demonstrating the power of a clean build in a great-looking chassis. It’s a gaming PC that certainly won’t be for everyone, but if you have the time and money to tweak it to your liking, it’s a fantastic choice for your new rig.