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    News - Valve publishes list of Steam Machine prototype specs

    The batch of 300 prototype machines offer up a wide range of hardware combinations.
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    Re: News - Valve publishes list of Steam Machine prototype specs

    Surely not a 450w PSU with a GTX Titan? Thing wouldn't boot...

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    Re: News - Valve publishes list of Steam Machine prototype specs

    If the price is right I'm in

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    Re: News - Valve publishes list of Steam Machine prototype specs

    Quote Originally Posted by CSF90 View Post
    Surely not a 450w PSU with a GTX Titan? Thing wouldn't boot...
    Of course it would boot... that is plenty of power for a Titan.

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    Re: News - Valve publishes list of Steam Machine prototype specs

    I can run battlefield 3 on ultra at 1920x1080 at a staggering average of 16fps. Max 22fps, min 0fps. I could do with a steam box, at least i5 and gtx 760...

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    Re: News - Valve publishes list of Steam Machine prototype specs

    NVIDIA and Steam are both destroying the Do-It-Yourself PC building experience. Now gamers will just spend some money on these overpriced builds and don't even bother how to optimize their PC into their own way or overclocking. At the very last we will be seeing every gamer with all exactly same machine in their home, just like consoles and iPhones.

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    Re: News - Valve publishes list of Steam Machine prototype specs

    Quote Originally Posted by CSF90 View Post
    Surely not a 450w PSU with a GTX Titan? Thing wouldn't boot...
    *sigh*
    These PSU power requirement myths will never die, will they?
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Re: News - Valve publishes list of Steam Machine prototype specs

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    *sigh*
    These PSU power requirement myths will never die, will they?
    Apparently not.
    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    ...every time Creative bring out a new card range their advertising makes it sound like they have discovered a way to insert a thousand Chuck Norris super dwarfs in your ears...

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    Re: News - Valve publishes list of Steam Machine prototype specs

    Quote Originally Posted by jateruy View Post
    NVIDIA and Steam are both destroying the Do-It-Yourself PC building experience. Now gamers will just spend some money on these overpriced builds and don't even bother how to optimize their PC into their own way or overclocking. At the very last we will be seeing every gamer with all exactly same machine in their home, just like consoles and iPhones.
    The way I see it, it puts more focus back on PC gaming where it should be, doesn't matter how or what you do it on if it's still a PC.

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    Re: News - Valve publishes list of Steam Machine prototype specs

    Quote Originally Posted by jateruy View Post
    NVIDIA and Steam are both destroying the Do-It-Yourself PC building experience. Now gamers will just spend some money on these overpriced builds and don't even bother how to optimize their PC into their own way or overclocking. At the very last we will be seeing every gamer with all exactly same machine in their home, just like consoles and iPhones.

    What are you talking about? There are tons of pre built windows pcs that you can buy from "custom" pc builders right this very second... the people who want to build their own... do. Valve is attempting to open the market up to an open source linux gaming experience... and they are awesome for giving it a shot.

    You aren't special just because you built your own computer, get over yourself.

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    Re: News - Valve publishes list of Steam Machine prototype specs

    What are you talking about? There are tons of pre built windows pcs that you can buy from "custom" pc builders right this very second... the people who want to build their own... do. Valve is attempting to open the market up to an open source linux gaming experience... and they are awesome for giving it a shot.

    You aren't special just because you built your own computer, get over yourself.
    I agree entirely, I'm planning on buying a configured PC from PC-Specialist, I've always thought the Steam Machines were aimed at casual gamers for living rooms, people will always prefer building their own or buying pre built for gaming scenarios.

    Loved the end statement, I can build my own, just don't have the time to invest, in case the PC 1337 builder is interested in why I'm paying for someone else to build.
    Last edited by Heisenberg; 05-10-2013 at 10:53 PM. Reason: Messed up the quote

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    Re: News - Valve publishes list of Steam Machine prototype specs

    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    Loved the end statement, I can build my own, just don't have the time to invest, in case the PC 1337 builder is interested in why I'm paying for someone else to build.
    Great, because I was about to hurl insults at you for not DIYing.

    I doubt steam will sell the Steam Box at as much of a markup as other manufacturers, either. It'll be cheaper than a similarly speced alienware, for example (provided we're only talking about the GTX 660 version, as alienware don't sell powerful systems, just weak ones for the prices of powerful systems). A casual PC gamer is going to be getting the option of a powerful PC from a company that even writes games. Valve aren't going to cheap out on hardware when they know poor framerates will make their own games look poorly made (this is assuming Valve swap source for something not-max-outable on a 660).

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    Re: News - Valve publishes list of Steam Machine prototype specs

    Hmm, that's a weird thing for the quote tags to have done. I definitely wrote outside of them... I think.

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    Re: News - Valve publishes list of Steam Machine prototype specs

    Quote Originally Posted by jateruy View Post
    NVIDIA and Steam are both destroying the Do-It-Yourself PC building experience. Now gamers will just spend some money on these overpriced builds and don't even bother how to optimize their PC into their own way or overclocking. At the very last we will be seeing every gamer with all exactly same machine in their home, just like consoles and iPhones.
    Prefab computers have been around for generations. This isn't going to do anything to the PC building experience, aside from give us a new OS and controller to play around with. A DIY build will still always be cheaper because the 'overpricing' you refer to is the labour cost for building it, so people don't have to build them at home (some people don't have the knowledge or time for it). This is simply an addition to the gaming machines we already have, with all the advantages of a PC but the easy, laid-back attitude of a console. The only obvious disadvantage I can see is that with such a small case, you'll encounter temperature issues if you OC, but with the higher-end models, they're gonna be kicking arse over the XBone, PS4, and a great many PCs anyway, so why would you even need to?

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    Re: News - Valve publishes list of Steam Machine prototype specs

    Darn, that's one powerful machine. I wonder what the cost would be.

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