When one thinks of Alienware, one cannot help but think of overkill; both in price and in performance.  They’ve decided to create an HTPC, the Alienware HD Media Server which will set you back between $5000 – $7000 depending on the parts you choose.  Legit Reviews tried out this media server, with it’s C2Quad, X38 motherboard, 4TB of storage in RAID5 and even a built in Blu-ray player.  They’ve also hired a professional installer to incorporate it into their home entertainment centre, and they will do an update when the tech finally arrives.

“Legit Reviews was able to snag one of Alienware’s first High Definition Media Servers off the assembly line to take a closer look what could be the future of home computing and entertainment. These high-end media servers are designed for users looking to create a connected and fully-integrated home theater. The price of the media server is between $5000 and $7000 depending on the configuration that you desire. In the next few weeks Legit Reviews will partner with two custom home theater installers in Los Angeles to get their views on the functionality and operability of the Alienware HD Media Server (HDMS). Because this flagship media server is not intended for normal consumers to install, Alienware is only making these servers available to profession installers. Until our installers have a go at it and report back to us, we wanted to at least give you a sneak peak as to what you will see after our installers get through…”

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