Corsair lately launched its 5000T gaming PC chassis to favorable reviews, so it’s solely becoming that subsidiary firm Origin is now promoting pre-built techniques that make the most of the shiny new case.
Origin’s crew lately despatched over a beast of a unit for testing, valued at a whopping $5,484, and it’s crammed with all of the innovative tech you’d count on for such an astronomical asking worth:
- CPU: Intel Core i9-12900K 16-Cores 3.2GHz (5.2GHz TurboBoost)
- Motherboard: MSI MPG Z690 FORCE WiFi DDR5
- GPU: NVIDIA 24GB GeForce RTX 3090
- Memory: 32GB CORSAIR DOMINATOR PLATINUM RGB DDR5 (2x16GB) DDR5 4800MHz
- Cooling: CORSAIR iCUE H150i Elite w/LCD Pump Cover
- Fans: CORSAIR SP120 Elite Performance iCUE RGB managed by iCUE software program
- Primary Drive: CORSAIR 1TB MP600 CORE Gen4
- Storage Drive: 2TB Samsung 870 QVO Series
- PSU: CORSAIR 850X RMX SERIES PLUS GOLD
Case and Aesthetics
Let’s discuss chassis first. It’s fairly a departure from the final Corsair-related system I lined, the smooth i300, which match snugly within the SFF market with its miniature Xbox Series X-esque stature. The 5000T takes a decidedly non-SFF flip with a a lot bigger footprint and extra ostentatious presentation.
Corsair and Origin are advertising this rig as a mid-tower, however after breaking it out of the literal field crate they despatched it in, I’ve some opinions. The delivery crate with the PC inside weighed in at 79 kilos, and as soon as I received the 5000T out of its wood sarcophagus and noticed how imposing it actually was, I got here to the conclusion that it was extra of a mid-tower… plus?
The 5000T is noticeably larger than, say, any of NZXT’s mid-tower choices. This signifies that there’s loads of room for parts and airflow, all of which (together with the case itself) boast RGB that’s controllable by means of Corsair’s iCue software program. Also customizable is the LCD display on the H150i Elite AIO, the place you’ll be able to show every thing from system temperatures to the most recent dank meme.
Here’s some truthfully about cooling: There are plenty of followers (10 in complete, not counting these on the GPU) on this technique and these followers have been loud upon first boot-up. Or slightly, they have been too reactive/delicate to no matter was occurring with the CPU and GPU.
Even on the ‘quiet’ iCue preset, the curves have been ridiculously aggressive. I didn’t dare transfer the choices to ‘balanced’ or ‘excessive’ for worry that the machine would in some way take flight. Any time the CPU or GPU did actually something, the entire system ramped up like a jet engine and simply as shortly fell again into silence.
The excellent news is that I used to be capable of work with the Origin/Corsair crew to deal with this difficulty, which gave the impression to be an issue with the fan controller and the way it was speaking with the CPU. After a pair easy modifications, the followers started behaving usually. I’m hoping they will incorporate this repair into iCue within the coming weeks or months. Because let’s face it — most individuals shopping for a pre-built aren’t going to wish to mess with trivia like this.
Temperatures on this Millenium rig typically have been fairly strong. The CPU has been idling round 35C and peaking at round 91C below full artificial load, and this was with the ‘balanced’ fan curve chosen. A pair extra levels have been usually added if I stored the machine at ‘quiet’.
Comparatively, the GPU sat idle at round 29C and reached round 66C throughout varied artificial stress assessments. While gaming, that peak temperature was significantly decrease, even in 4K at max graphics settings.
Access, I/O, Storage and Memory
The insides of the case could be accessed by means of both the tempered glass aspect panel or the alternative strong aluminum panel, each of that are hinged and popped into place slightly than magnetically held. The similar goes for the highest panel housing the I/O and high mud filter. I’d have a lot most well-liked a magnetic resolution, as pulling and pushing the panels feels clumsy and inelegant, requiring an excessive amount of power to function. At least the entrance mud filter and panel are magnetic, so they arrive off simply.
On that be aware, entrance I/O was a pleasing shock. The 5000T has extra ports than I’m used to seeing on mid-towers, that includes an opulent 4 separate USB 3.0 inputs, a USB-C port and a combo headphone/microphone jack. It borders on USB hub territory, one thing I very a lot recognize.
Storage is just satisfactory. You’ve received a 1TB NVMe SSD on the motherboard, which I stuffed up with video games in about ten seconds. At least Origin included a 2TB SATA HDD for dumping images, movies or video games you don’t play as typically.
The 32GB of 4800MHz Dominator Platinum RAM (or Dom Plats, in case you’re cool like that) is greater than sufficient reminiscence horsepower to play nearly any trendy sport with a pair dozen Chrome tabs open. I’d have most well-liked increased speeds right here, although, since DDR5 is now reaching into the 6000MHz realm. DDR5 continues to be onerous to return by for affordable costs, so I can’t complain an excessive amount of, although.
Predictably, having an RTX 3090 paired with Intel’s top-of-the-line i9-12900K, this machine effortlessly pumps out insane visuals in all the most recent video games. Elden Ring was the one straggler, most likely as a result of it’s a console port and predictably locked at a (for now) immovable 60 FPS:
- Forza Horizon 5: 4K, Extreme, AVG FPS 68, MIN FPS 57
- Elden Ring: 4K, Maximum, AVG FPS 60, MIN FPS 60
- Cyberpunk 2077: 4K, Ray Tracing Ultra, AVG FPS 63, MIN FPS 52
- Halo Infinte: 4K, Ultra, AVG FPS 71, MIN FPS 62
- New World: 4K, Very High, AVG FPS 86, MIN FPS 71
- Far Cry 6: 4K, Ultra, AVG FPS 71, MIN FPS 64
It’s troublesome to think about any gaming content material (or inventive content material, for that matter) that these parts wouldn’t be capable of deal with. With its Alder Lake configuration, plus among the finest graphics playing cards in the marketplace, you received’t have to improve this factor anytime quickly.
If you’ve received $5000 to blow on a model new gaming pre-built system, then you’ll be able to’t go unsuitable with Origin’s new Millennium configuration. Personally, I’m a bit extra a fan of smaller rigs, so the equally priced i300 makes a barely higher case for such an funding, although on the noticeable disadvantage of much less upgradeability.
When it involves gaming, you’re not going to get a lot better than this, hands-down. The machine can even double as a strong productiveness rig, although you might wish to spring for some extra highly effective (and extra considerable) RAM in case you go down such a route. That mentioned, I don’t understand how you’ll get something carried out when video games look and play so nicely right here.
Disclosure: Origin supplied assessment product for protection functions.