The Origin 5000T Millennium gaming PC makes my current desktop PC look exceptionally weak. Origin’s prebuilt PC (opens in a new tab) starts at $2,644, and the unit he sent me was the high-end configuration at $5,158. It’s the extreme gaming PC that few can afford, but even despite the power inside, it’s the precision and care you don’t always see in pre-built rigs that are most impressive.
In terms of raw performance, the Origin 5000T deploys its i9 12900K and GeForce RTX 3080 Ti well. The gaming PC is neck and neck in most gaming and synthetic benchmarks with the two other rigs we tested with similar specs, including the Corsair One i300 and Velocity Micro Raptor Z55. It’s exactly what you’d expect from one of our favorite gaming processors (opens in a new tab)and a close competitor (opens in a new tab) to our favorite GPUs.
At 1080p, the Origin 5000T Millennium is completely overkill. The system saved over 100 frames with every game I threw at it. In F1 2020 it averaged 287 fps at ultra high settings. It’s hard to recommend such a sturdy and expensive gaming PC to someone who would be much better served with something much more modest and significantly cheaper, unless you’re trying to play Fortnite at 360Hz, so by all means live your life. But for 4K gaming and, to a lesser extent, 1440p gaming, this pre-built brings solid frame rates all around our tests. In all of our 4K benchmarks, it averaged 60fps with highs of 90fps. If you want to run games at up to 4K and have a smooth experience, this PC should do it comfortably with a few frames to spare.
I’ve played quite a bit of Elden Ring on this PC at max settings (opens in a new tab). The game had some stuttering issues which surprisingly I never encountered on this PC, possibly because its hardware even eclipses the recommended system requirements for the game. It runs fine (albeit at 60fps) and looks fantastic in its fullest settings. Other games, like Metro Exodus, ran just as well without any issues. That’s computer power 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 flagship hardware. It has 32GB of Corsair DDR5 memory clocked at 4800MHz, which couldn’t quite keep up with other PCs in our testing. Even so, the 32GB of memory is a nice addition if you want to multitask or open a bunch of chrome tabs while playing games. It can also help you if you are planning to stream as well. DDR5 is still hard to come by right now, so it’s nice to see it included here. The difference between this PC and the others was pretty minimal, but it’s something to keep in mind when the Corsair One i300 and the Velocity Micro Raptor Z55 sell for a slightly lower price.
The Origin 5000T Millennium also has the OS installed on a Corsair 1TB MP600 NVMe SS 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 will cost you a lot more. For the price of our unit, it was a bit disappointing to see a regular SATA SSD.
Those little knocks against the Origin 5000T Millennium don’t hurt too much. The PC also features a Corsair iCUE H150i Elite liquid CPU cooler with an LCD pump cover. Our unit had some issues with the iCUE software which seems to be the fault of the Corsair software, not Origin, but how easily it’s all controllable (when it worked for me) and its layout in the mid-tower 5000T case (opens in a new tab) is impressive.
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If you’re planning on spending that much on a PC, expect to see a sleek case with plenty of dust filters and RGB fans. The Origin 5000T Millennium ran cool and quiet in our tests, with a maximum CPU temperature of 90°C, and it sounded good doing it. I’m not usually a big fan of RGB fans, but the 5000T case, including glass side panels and clean cable management inside, seems like the most elegant way to implement it.
For connectivity, our Origin 5000T Millennium came with a host of USB 3.0 ports. There are four USB 3.0 ports and one USB 3.1 Type-C port on the front panel, along with a headphone and microphone jack. On the back, it has five USB 3.2 ports, four USB 3.0 ports, a USB 3.2 Type-C port, and your usual assortment of audio jacks and an Ethernet port. This PC is like owning a giant USB hub that plays video games. Anyone with tons of accessories should be happy that they don’t have to worry about running out of years of space to use on this thing.
It was also nice to see that the Origin 5000T Millennium was shipped to me in strong packing materials. The wooden case with foam padded inside prevented the PC from bumping during shipping, and the PC itself had an inflated air bag to keep all internal components safe. My unit lost its two RAM sticks (likely after being dislodged during shipping) in the bowels of the PC, but they were easy enough to find and reinstall. If I was much less experienced with computers, it would have been nice to see some documentation or a sticker to direct me to checking to make sure the hardware was installed correctly before booting it up.
Pre-builts should be as foolproof as possible when a large portion of their potential owners are people who don’t want to deal with the practical parts of PC gaming, so it’s nice to see what a priority for Origin, although it could go further to prevent parts like RAM from falling out.
Origin 5000T Millennium Specifications
CPU: Core i9 12900K
GPUs: Nvidia RTX 3080Ti
RAM: 32 GB (2x 16 GB) Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB DDR5 4800 MHz
Motherboard : MSI MPG Z690 Force WiFi DDR5
Storage: 1x Corsair 1TB MP600 Core Gen4 NVMe, 1x Samsung 870 QVO Series 2TB SSD
Front I/O: 5x USB 3.2, 4x USB 3.0 Type-A
Rear 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 supply : Corsair 850X RMX Plus Series Gold
Case: Corsair iCUE 5000T
SE: Windows 11 Pro
Dimensions: 9.7 x 20.5 x 20.5 inches
Guarantee: 1 year
Price: $5,158 (opens in a new tab)
It’s hard to avoid the price when talking about the Origin 5000T Millennium. It’s pricey, and for most people who don’t need exceptional 4K gaming, Origin offers plenty of different ways to build this PC differently from our review unit. It would be ridiculous to run this PC on a 1080p monitor on a high refresh rate 4K monitor that can actually display all the power inside the rig. Don’t make the mistake of buying this PC in this configuration if that’s what you’re going to be using.
If it was me, I’d downsize 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 3000 $. You can buy an RTX 3080 for around $500 more, but if you’re like a lot of gamers (opens in a new tab), and always use a 1080p monitor, it’s really not necessary. The 5000T case and overall build quality are worth taking the time to mix and match hardware to fit your budget for this system.
Even with expected price hikes due to supply issues, the Millennium still runs at a higher price than some of the other similarly equipped competitors we reviewed. (opens in a new tab).
But given current availability, the performance isn’t far behind, and it demonstrates the power of a clean build in a stellar-looking package. It’s a gaming PC that’s definitely not for everyone, but if you have the time and money to mod it to your liking, it’s a fantastic choice for your new rig.