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Why Valve Isn't Making Its Own Steam Machine
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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.

And this is a good thing because that means that hardware companies will continue to make parts for me and the rest of the 0.5%! thumb.gif
   
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post #53 of 103
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Why Valve Isn't Making Its Own Steam Machine
Gaben answers the question in his Q&A

what i took from that is Gabe is cool. He is wearing a $20 shirt with food marks on it doing a presentation which will shape the future of PC gaming. The mans a freakin billionaire redface.gif
post #54 of 103
Digital Storm Bolt II Steam Machine...it seems that they have utterly misunderstood who the target market is by dual booting it with Windows.
They see it as an exercise in marketing their existing,massively MASSIVELY over priced PC's instead of competing with consoles. rolleyes.gif

The Scan box seems to be headed in the right direction. Much like the original Piston box that was first demoed.
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I actually think the scan, while nice looking, is the worst one announced. £699 and you're only getting mobile components. (i3 4000m and 765m.) The only one that is actually interesting to me is the alienware. But it remains to be seen if they put a decent intel processor and nvidia graphics card in it and charge 500 USD.
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yea they all missed the point redface.gif

its hilarious and proves they have their finger up their ass and not on the pulse of the purpose of these machines


Gigabyte kind of got it
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What a let down. Most of thees look far inferior to valves own prototype. Wasn't the point of that to provide manufacturers with an good compact layout that they could then populate with the hardware of their choice.






All they need to do was:
  • take that box
  • stick some mid range hardware in them like R9 270x/GTX 760
  • Add an half decent CPU like an FX-6350 or Core i3 3225
  • price it competitively in the 500-600 range
  • Profit

Something like the Bolt II might be nice but lets face it, its a high power desktop, not a living room gaming machine. Anyway once you push past the $1000 mark you might as well get your self an regular gaming rig.


Also I was kinda hoping that Valve would have been a bit stricter with the required specs. An steam box running on Intel integrated graphics.. ugh, do not want puke.gif
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I fail to see the point in any of these machines.
Worse than crack.
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I fail to see the point in any of these machines.

I agree on the higher end overpriced ones like bolt ii and the ones in the phenom and node 304, but a 500 dollar alternative to a console with an r9 270x sounds pretty good.

And it is bringing lots of attention to the Small form factor scene, so it will result in awesome mini ITX cases and better productd suited for these small builds. So I am all for it even though I would never buy one, only their cases wink.gif
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I am just back from CES. Here are a few more Steam Machine pictures.



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