- Chart-topping performance as configured
- GeForce RTX 3090 ensures high-refresh 1080p and 1440p gaming, 60fps at 4K
- Clean, well-assembled build with attractive lighting
- Plenty of room for upgrades and expansion
- Sky-high price as tested; high starting price, too
- One big and beefy tower
- SSD a bit behind the pack on PCMark 10’s Storage test
ORIGIN PC MILLENNIUM 5000T SPECS
|Processor||Intel Core i9-12900KS|
|Boot Drive Type||SSD|
|Boot Drive Capacity||1 TB|
|Secondary Drive Type||SSD|
|Secondary Drive Capacity||2 TB|
|Graphics Card||Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090|
|Operating System||Windows 11|
It can be challenging to stand out in the market for high-end, boutique gaming desktops, but the Origin PC Millennium 5000T manages to make some headway. Our $5,345 configuration goes all out with an Intel Core i9-12900KS CPU, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition graphics card, and a ton of storage, although builds using this Corsair-made case start at $2,332. This giant tower offers the total deal (as you’d expect for the price), replete with stylish case fans and a personalized print.
Anyone utilizing the PC for productivity or film creation will enjoy the blistering frame rates and playable performance at 4K resolution. Gamers will also drool over these features. The Millennium 5000T is a potent, showy alternative to the HP Omen 45L and the diminutive but mighty Falcon Northwest Tiki if you reach a certain pricing point in this price range. However, it all depends on your taste and preferences.
Given the cost, it shouldn’t come as a surprise, but this desktop is very well constructed. The huge tower PC is expertly and impressively put together inside Corsair’s iCUE 5000T chassis (we examined the iCUE 5000T RGB separately). The front panel reveals three vertical RGB fans, and the left panel is constructed of tinted tempered glass.
You can see genuine attractions through the glass. Interior illumination, additional RGB fans, and RGB memory neatly arrange and attractively illuminate the interior components. The Origin is a pleasure to look at, and we’ll get into the specific components in a moment. Of course, the lighting may be adjusted, but the blue on the exhibit here is lovely.
Let’s start with the most obvious: yep, that is a side panel with the PCMag logo on it. For this review, the system builders took the initiative and outfitted our unit with our logo, which we have definitely appreciated seeing on our test bench. Origin offers a UV print option when ordering, letting you choose from a group of images (Origin logos, some Crysis imagery, and some abstract art). Red case lighting also worked pretty well with our style.
A Look Inside the 5000T
Before we get to the components, the chassis is obviously a key consideration, so let’s examine it in more detail. You’ll undoubtedly need to clear some desk space because the case measures 22.1 by 9.9 by 20.9 inches (HWD). However, the 5000T really goes all out. Some towers are a little thinner or shorter.
As previously established, the front end of the case has two 120mm three-fan arrays, one on the front panel and the other nestled inside on the right wall. The third pair of fans on the tower’s bottom is less noticeable, and the CPU cooler’s three-fan radiator is situated on top. As the back exhaust, a single fan is used.
CPU, GPU, and Coolers
Between its two 3.5-inch bays and four 2.5-inch drive slots, this tower is ready for growth. There is space for a 250mm power supply, a 170mm CPU cooler, and a 400mm GPU, among other potential modifications. The right edge of the shroud has a removable piece limiting access to the cables, making it difficult to access the PSU without removing some panels.
Given that the system is delivered fully completed, ideally, you won’t need to go inside there too often. Removing this and getting access to the power supply connections was a little annoying because the shroud restricts much of the access. It can be difficult to change, move, or access the bundles since the cables are arranged so precisely. Hopefully, after ordering, you won’t need to rearrange any pieces anytime soon.
In all other respects, the situation is easy to work in. The side door may be opened without the use of any tools, requires just a light tug to open, and is simple and secure to close. That greatly facilitates maintenance and gives the Origin a more upscale feel, especially with tempered glass. The case’s roomy design makes it simple to access the GPU, RAM, and storage from within, and outside the PSU area.
Regarding connectivity, the front ports are actually at the top leading edge rather than on the front panel. Two USB 3.0 Type-A connectors, one USB-C port, a headphone jack, and power and reset buttons are all included.
Purchasing our Millennium 5000T review configuration will set you back quite a bit of money (even if you don’t want the PCMag logo or your family crest on it), so it’s not a decision to be made lightly. However, if you’re buying in this virtually limitless pricing range, the Origin is a fantastic choice. The only drawbacks are its astronomical price (and beginning price, though Origin offers alternative variants) and a few minor complaints concerning internal access.
The aesthetic appeal of these systems becomes wholly subjective at a certain price threshold, but we can say that the Millennium is a gorgeous, expertly made ultimate gaming setup and one of the fastest desktops we’ve tested. While the Tiki is your best option for reducing desk space and the Raptor Z55 and Omen 45L offer various looks, Origin’s dream machine is an equally excellent option.
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