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I don't see the point of Steam Machines, seems like a gimmick to the uneducated to play PC games on Steam when most could enjoy this with a modest PC or existing PC's with upgrades.
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1. I basically agree, my brother has a pre-built i3 gateway computer and all I did was get him a new power supply and cheap graphics card and he can run almost all the games on Steam. Sure, some people don't know how to do that themselves but you don't trick someone into buying a new car because they don't know how to fix a tire do you?


and as far as the argument goes saying well steam boxes are small and can put them in your living room yada yada if that justifies the price then so be it lol! (and even that Micro ATX cases have been around for a long time..)
Not really any different than a Nuc IMHO.
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So far Steam machines haven't managed to pique my interestt too much. It's just a PC with Steam OS and 90% of the time I can build a machine and get the OS/software myself for a few hundred bucks cheaper than a pre made, but this machine doesn't sound too bad. Good equipment it looks like and more small cases need to be of modular design.

Still a bit pricey for me, though. I have the gaming +everything else machine in the back, so I am more interested in stuff that might work in the front room and is cost competitive with a console (which is where steam wants to aim the steam machine regardless of what their partners are doing)
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Steam hasn't worked on my PC all weekend. Don't I would ever invest in a whole OS. LoL
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Case and case only. Make it happen@NavDigitalStorm
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Case and case only. Make it happen@NavDigitalStorm

Sorry, don't think it's happening anytime soon!
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Sorry, don't think it's happening anytime soon!
d'oh.
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d'oh.

You could always buy a system... whistle.gif
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You could always buy a system... whistle.gif


If it was a barebones I wouldn't mind. Get my own RAM CPU and video card then i'd jump on it.
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If it was a barebones I wouldn't mind. Get my own RAM CPU and video card then i'd jump on it.

It would be tough to a offer a warranty on the system them. Though, we could possibly build it with a CPU and you could probably put your own GPU + RAM.
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It would be tough to a offer a warranty on the system them. Though, we could possibly build it with a CPU and you could probably put your own GPU + RAM.

If we are given CPU choice that would be nice.
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