Last month, we featured an article that analyzed the intertwined worlds of home theater and gaming, and since its publication, the two have only become more buddy-buddy. In fact, news recently came along that electronics manufacturer Velocity Micro – anxious to contribute to all of this togetherness – has released its Raptor MultiPlex hybrid HT/gaming system.
Aside from sporting a truly awesome appellation, the hybrid home theater and gaming system serves as a media streaming box, DVR, Blu-ray player, and gaming PC. Wow, that’s a mouthful. If only it could cook your breakfast.
According to Randy Copeland, President and CEO of Velocity Micro. the company has always been focused on “… powerful enthusiast desktops and stunning home theater PCs.” Given that fact, a convergence of the two seems a logical choice.
Digging down to the details, the aluminum-encased Raptor MultiPlex is available with an Asus P8Z77-V Pro Motherboard with Thunderbolt, Intel Core i5 and Core i7 Ivybridge processors, an NVIDIA GTX 600 series graphics card, solid state boot drives, three 2TB hard drives in RAID5 configuration, and TV tuners capable of recording up to four programs simultaneously. It certainly doesn’t look like Velocity Micro skimped on the hardware.
If you’re a big PC gamer and a home theater enthusiast, this seems like a pretty unique opportunity to conveniently merge your respective passions. Considering all you’ll be getting, the $1850 starting price point doesn’t even seem too daunting.
The Velocity Micro Raptor MultiPlex is available now.