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Might get one of these when it comes out for the living room biggrin.gif
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twas no mercy trying to fit that hardware in the case.(now watch someone mod it and watercool it to decrease case weight.)

uh.... water is heavy
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I still don't get the point of this....

The only "advantage" I see is form factor; which isn't that big considering modern m-ITX capabilities.

Am I missing something?

Yes you are. Steam will obviously subsidize some of the cost of the machines to make them much more affordable.
How is that obvious. There's been no mentioning of pricing.
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I think one of the primary benefits of pre-built Steam boxes would be getting more gamers on board with the PC... More PC gamers = newer, faster, better hardware AND software development. In the end, most pre-made steam boxes will probably have mid-range hardware to compete with consoles on price, and the most powerful will always be built by us DIYers. New businesses could pop up building custom high-end steam boxes for customers :-)
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