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Hey, guys, look! Custom PCs that you could just build yourself.

Albeit, im not one of the people who like the premiums companies charge for these systems, but what makes some of them unique are the slimmer cases that are less readily available to the public. I have an affinity towards cases like these that are slim. other cases that had something going for it was Falcon Northwest's Tiki, which had the interesting granite stone base.

edit: if more of these cases were available to the builders, I would have loved to build itx
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I'm building my own Steam box personally out of my sig rig (hey, it maxes out every title out there still no problem tongue.gif). I do have to say, the few actual custom cases listed there are pretty slick. But the ones that just used bolt on parts (like that one with the Bitfenix Phenom), come on now. We can all build that ourselves.

I want to see Steam Boxes right around the console price (maybe just a little more), and with actual custom cases designed just for Steam Box. Then....only then, will I might possibly buy one.

In the meantime, I'll build my own. tongue.gif

Cool line up though.

EDIT:
I would also like to note, I'd love to buy a better case for HTPC / Steambox use, instead of what's currently available. Hint hint to the vendor reps on here.
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I want to see Steam Boxes right around the console price (maybe just a little more), and with actual custom cases designed just for Steam Box. Then....only then, will I might possibly buy one.

Ibuypower made a fairly compelling product.
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Hey, guys, look! Custom PCs that you could just build yourself.

I hope you know that DIY-ers are less than 1% of the population and within that 1% only 1% know what they're really doing. I still see DIY-ers who claim they know it all but still install CD drivers that came with their mobo when they're supposed to download drivers directly from each manufacturer. They also fail to update their BIOS and complain they have mobo issues. I've also seen many self proclaimed professionals who don't double/triple check their work, like making sure the RAM is all the way in, 24-pin and 4/8-pin CPU power connecters are securely plugged in.

You have to understand the fact that some people don't want the hassle of building their own PCs and that's why so many boutique PC makers continue to exist.
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I'm building my own Steam box personally out of my sig rig (hey, it maxes out every title out there still no problem tongue.gif). I do have to say, the few actual custom cases listed there are pretty slick. But the ones that just used bolt on parts (like that one with the Bitfenix Phenom), come on now. We can all build that ourselves.

I want to see Steam Boxes right around the console price (maybe just a little more), and with actual custom cases designed just for Steam Box. Then....only then, will I might possibly buy one.

In the meantime, I'll build my own. tongue.gif

Cool line up though.

EDIT:
I would also like to note, I'd love to buy a better case for HTPC / Steambox use, instead of what's currently available. Hint hint to the vendor reps on here.
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Ibuypower made a fairly compelling product.
^This.

I think depending on specs the most compelling box here is the Alienware. Really small, really nice looking chassis. I'm really excited to see all the HTPC cases that are going to come about because of this. The bolt 2 is interesting because it's actually a well designed and compelling chassis. Of course I would never pay the money they are asking for a system and would much prefer to build my own system inside their chassis. Also the gigabit brix looks very interesting as a game streaming and multimedia device.
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half of them are rebranding of existing cases like the silverstone SG08 for the Origin pc, alternate uses a fractal node as does the falcon northwest tiki, next "spa" uses an antec isk600, webhallen uses the bitfenix phenom etc


the only ones out there that actually interests me and not using off the shelf DIYable stuff are the alienware, zotac and the gigabyte brix pro which is actually console sized which makes it a console alternative platform

it would be nice to have a decent performing system the size of a wii that fits in a backpack for a console LAN
post #37 of 103
Wow! The name Steam for your box is worth the hundreds of $ more. Just like Apples biggrin.gif

The people that can build their own and maintain - we are so lucky thumb.gif
post #38 of 103
Is there any additional information about the streaming steamboxes? I would rather have a big ass pc that is easy to maintain/upgrade and be used as a pc elsewhere in the house than a powerful steambox with only one function.
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I just bought this for my home media streaming..

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/AudioQuest+-+Coffee+6.6%27+HDMI+Cable+-+Brown/Black/1267646.p?skuId=1267646&id=1218245470758#BVRRWidgetID

For 695$



and this to connect it to $40




Am I doing it right ? ?
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Did you seriously buy a $700 HDMI cable?
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