The Origin 5000T Millennium gaming laptop makes today’s desktop look exceptionally thin. The Origin pre-built PC starts at $2,644, and the unit he sent me was the $5,158 high-end configuration. It’s a gaming PC that few can afford, but despite the internal power, the precision and care you don’t always see in pre-built rigs are the most impressive.
In terms of raw performance, the Origin 5000T rolls out its i9 12900K processor and GeForce RTX 3080 Ti quite well. The gaming computer is neck and neck in most games and synthetic benchmarks with the other two 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 CPUs and a close competitor to our favorite GPUs.
At 1080p, the Origin 5000T Millennium is completely overrated. The system recorded over 100 frames with every game I threw at it. In F1 2020, it averaged 287 fps at very high settings. It’s hard to recommend a powerful and expensive gaming PC to someone who could be better served with something much more modest and cheaper unless you’re trying to play Fortnite at 360Hz, then live your life by all means. But for 4K games and, to a lesser extent, 1440p games, this pre-built delivers solid frame rates all around in our tests. In all of our 4K benchmarks, it averaged over 60 fps with a 90 fps average. If you want to play games at up to 4K resolution and have a smooth experience, this PC should get that comfortably with a few frames to spare.
I played a little Elden Ring on this PC at maximum settings. The game had issues with stuttering, which I surprisingly didn’t encounter on this PC – probably because its hardware even exceeds the game’s recommended system requirements. It runs smoothly (albeit at 60fps) and looks great at its maximum settings. Other games, such as Metro Exodus, ran well with seemingly no hiccups. This is the power of a computer that has some of the most expensive components on the market right now.
Our version of the Origin 5000T Millennium had some issues outside of the stellar hardware. It has 32GB of Corsair DDR5 memory clocked at 4800MHz, which couldn’t keep up with other PCs in our tests. However, the 32GB of memory is a great addition if you want to multitask or open a bunch of chrome tabs while playing games. It can also help you if you plan to stream as well. DDR5 is still hard to come by at the moment, so it’s good to see it listed here. The difference between this PC and the other was fairly insignificant, but that’s something to consider when selling the Corsair One i300 and Velocity Micro Raptor Z55 a bit cheaper.
The Origin 5000T Millennium also has an operating system installed on the Corsair 1TB MP600 NVMe SS along with a 2TB Samsung 870 QVO Series SSD for storage. The excavator’s lack of a second NVMe engine left its performance below the competition. You can customize your PC to include a second NVMe drive on the Origin website, but it will cost you a fair amount more. For the price our unit was, it was a bit disappointing to see a regular SATA SSD drive.
Those little hits against the Origin 5000T Millennium don’t hurt her too much. The computer also comes with a Corsair iCUE H150i Elite Liquid CPU Cooler with LCD pump cover. Our unit had some issues with the iCUE software which appears to be a bug in Corsair’s software, not the Origin, but the fully manageable ease of use (when it worked for me) and its layout inside the 5000T tower case is adorable.
If you plan to spend that much on a computer, expect to see a neat case with plenty of dust filters and RGB fans. The Origin 5000T Millennium ran quietly and quietly during our tests, with a maximum CPU temperature of 90°C, and seemed to swell. I’m not usually a huge fan of RGB fans, but the 5000T’s case, including the glass side panels and clean cable management inside, seems like the slickest way to apply it.
For connectivity, our Origin 5000T Millennium came with a set of USB 3.0 ports. There are four USB 3.0 and a USB 3.1 Type-C port on the front panel, as well as a headphone and microphone jack. On the back are five USB 3.2 ports, four USB 3.0 ports, a USB 3.2 Type-C port, a variety of audio jacks, and an Ethernet port. This computer is like having a giant USB hub that plays video games. Anyone with a lot of accessories should be happy not to worry about running out of space for years of use in this thing.
It was also great to see that the Origin 5000T Millennium was shipped to me in rigid packaging. The wooden box with foam stuffed inside kept the computer from making noise while charging, and the computer itself had an inflated air bag to keep all the internal components safe. My modules lost both of my RAM (likely shifted during transport) in the bowels of the computer, but they were easy to find and reinstall. If you are less experienced with computers it would be a good idea to see some documentation or a poster to direct me towards checking to make sure the hardware is installed securely before turning it on.
Pre-builds should be as safe as possible when a large portion of their potential owners are people who don’t want to make noise in the practical parts of PC games, so it’s good to know how much priority Origin is, even if it could go further. To prevent parts such as RAM from falling off.
Specifications of the original 5000T Millennium
CPU: Core i9 12900 K
GPU: NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti
RAM: 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB DDR5 4800MHz
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z690 Force WiFi DDR5
storage: 1x Corsair 1TB MP600 Core Gen4 NVMe, 1x 2TB Samsung 870 QVO Series SSD
Front Input/Output: 5 USB 3.2 and 4x USB 3.0 Type-A
Return I/O: 2x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.2 Type-A, 1x USB 3.2 Type-C, 4x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI
Delivery: 802.11ax (WiFI 6E), Bluetooth 5.2, Ethernet
Prince sultan university: Corsair 850X RMX Series Plus Gold
Issue: Corsair iCUE 5000T
You: Windows 11 Pro
Dimensions: 9.7 x 20.5 x 20.5 inches
Guarantee: One year
price: 5158 dollars
It’s hard to avoid price when talking about the Origin 5000T Millennium. It’s expensive, and for most people who don’t need exceptional 4K gaming, Origin offers a lot of different ways to build this PC differently from our review unit. It would be silly to use this computer on a 1080p screen on a 4K HD display with a high refresh rate that can actually display all the power inside the device. Don’t make the mistake of buying this computer in this configuration if that’s what you’re going to be running.
If it were me, I’d drop the CPU to an i5 12600K, GeForce RTX 3070, 32GB of RAM, and a Corsair H60i Pro XT, and stick with standard non-RGB fans to bring the price down to around $3,000. You can get the RTX 3080 for an extra $500, but if you like a lot of gamers, and you’re still using a 1080p screen, you really don’t need to. The 5000T bag and overall build quality is well worth taking the time to mix and match hardware to fit your budget with this system.
Even with expected price increases due to supply issues, the Millennium still operates at a higher price than some of the other similarly equipped competitors we reviewed.
But given the availability right now, it’s not far behind in performance, and it demonstrates the power of a clean build in the case of a stellar appearance. It’s a gaming PC definitely not for everyone, but if you have the time and money to tweak it to your liking, it’s a great choice for your new device.