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8 GB of RAM.

Why.
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post #32 of 65
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When you can get upwards of 160fps on an i3, yes an i7 is very much overkill.

No. It's not overkill.

Nvidia is not known for their "amazing" integrated graphics. As someone else mentioned, it will be alright at 720p but perhaps not at 1080p. If someone was to buy a "Steam Box" and run 1080p they will notice a "meh" in video performance, at least the i7 will help boost FPS in that aspect.

Honestly, Valve should wait for Trinity to come out and go with the APU route. Would be a much better non-discrete solution.
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8 GB of RAM.
Why.

Because it's cheap and the new standard, much like 4gb was several years ago.
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post #33 of 65
i think they should make the system a little bigger IMO. somewhere around the size of an average mini htpc, then they would be able to add a discrete GPU at least. also I'm thinking they will change the color scheme to target the younger aged demographic.
post #34 of 65
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That's a Habey case. I have one for my little game server that runs TeamSpeak and Minecraft. It's barely larger than a 5.25" internal DVD drive. It also gets really hot even though it only draws 20 watts from the wall, I'd hate to see one with any kind of graphics card in it...come to think of it I don't know how you'd even fit a graphics card in it.

I want one now.
post #35 of 65
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Valve employee builds a small PC, gamers around the world assume Valve is coming out with a console.
That's what I get from this.

Console is the only point of reference for people ignorant of pc gaming. Still valve should be able to optimize their programming and mass produce this pc for a good price. Should be able to expand the pc gaming install base.
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post #36 of 65
Why would you not want them to use the best hardware available?

Sure you can use cheaper hardware to save money. Then you complain in a few years when the console games look like crap compared to any decent computer of the time...
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8 GB of RAM.
Why.

Future proof. Even if it's only a 32bit game, it can use upwards of the 4gb, so add OS/Kernel overhead room, of say, at least 1gb. Then some extra room just incase games start using more ram in the next 4+ years ( this will essentially be a custom PC, it'll have to last at least a few years ), also if they decide to go an easier route and use Windows instead of their own *nix kernel, then you'd be able to run pretty much any normal program on it. So figure run a 32bit game running the max amount of memory it's allowed too, an OS using upwards of 1-2GB, and maybe some alt+tab browsing while you wait for the next match/game to start.
post #38 of 65
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A set of specs would be cool-
Next question is, are we getting a "Steam" operating system??????
That would be tight...a OS dedicated to PC gaming.

Steam OS... I'd go for that. Dual Boot with Linux and you wont have to give Microsoft any money at all biggrin.gif

But seriously I would be very interested in a steam OS
 
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If that is a console Valve is working on, it is definitely a prototype. They'd be crazy to release it looking like that, they would almost certainly make something that looked good in an entertainment center (from the perspective of the average consumer).
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Steam OS... I'd go for that. Dual Boot with Linux and you wont have to give Microsoft any money at all biggrin.gif
But seriously I would be very interested in a steam OS

Doubt MS will freely allow or grant valve access to the directX API which many games require.
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