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    News - Piixl Jetpack ‘Steam Machine’ announced

    Slimline, powerful, extendable PC attaches to the back of your flatscreen TV.
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    Re: News - Piixl Jetpack ‘Steam Machine’ announced

    Should do a low spec - streaming only version with a basic AMD APU. I'd buy one of those in a heart beat. I just couldn't justify £600 to buy a second PC when I've already got an ok spec PC...
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    Re: News - Piixl Jetpack ‘Steam Machine’ announced

    So basically it's a 1U rack mount case with a fancy bezel and a vesa mounting kit?

    Revolutionary</sarcasm>

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    Re: News - Piixl Jetpack ‘Steam Machine’ announced

    The prices that are coming out with these boxes isn't quite what I imagined and for the money a lot of people would probably quite happily stick with what they have?
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    Re: News - Piixl Jetpack ‘Steam Machine’ announced

    I think I'd rather glue a PS4 to the back of the TV for a similar effect at 4/10ths the cost.

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    Re: News - Piixl Jetpack ‘Steam Machine’ announced

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    The prices that are coming out with these boxes isn't quite what I imagined and for the money a lot of people would probably quite happily stick with what they have?
    This isnt for people that already have good PCs. Its for people looking for an alternative to next gen consoles. If you already have a powerful PC, you want something similar to what cheesemp and I are looking for; a very low power streaming only device, should cost about £80 and be tiny.

    Quote Originally Posted by sykobee View Post
    I think I'd rather glue a PS4 to the back of the TV for a similar effect at 4/10ths the cost.
    You forget that PC games at launch cost half that of PS4 launch prices. Then take steam sales (and 3rd party like GMG which are even cheaper) into account and within 1-2 years you've already saved money, and done so with a superior system with much better graphics than either next-gen console, and the Steam OS will likely get more app support as Valve will likely allow an almost open source approach to app development/support.

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    Re: News - Piixl Jetpack ‘Steam Machine’ announced

    Just editing this post so it makes more sense.

    As I said for the same money people would probably stick with what they have got, however I was looking at something for the lounge for the kids, not as a replacement for my current unit, which I do 3d work and gaming on and rather have something the kids could use in the lounge.

    I am not looking for a next gen console, and I already have a good PC so not sure why your saying its not for people that already have good pc's as I am one of the prospective buyers.
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    Re: News - Piixl Jetpack ‘Steam Machine’ announced

    Quote Originally Posted by Traldera View Post

    You forget that PC games at launch cost half that of PS4 launch prices.
    Err, you sure? Most AAA titles releasing on the PC now are coming out at £39.99 whereas PS4 games are around the £49.99 mark, thats not really half.
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    Re: News - Piixl Jetpack ‘Steam Machine’ announced

    Do 1U PSU's still sound like jet turbines? I suspect that anything short of 800W will get hot pretty quick with a high end gfx card running.

    Seems like a bit of an oversight!

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    Re: News - Piixl Jetpack ‘Steam Machine’ announced

    Lol, I would like to see how they will handle the cooling. Two small laptop blowers are definitely not enough for a titan and i7.

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    Re: News - Piixl Jetpack ‘Steam Machine’ announced

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    Should do a low spec - streaming only version with a basic AMD APU. I'd buy one of those in a heart beat. I just couldn't justify £600 to buy a second PC when I've already got an ok spec PC...
    Raspberry Pi + VESA mount for RPi - $40, 50 with shipping. Just screw it into the back of your TV, and you've turned your dumb TV into a smart one with media streaming and internet surfing capabilities.

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    Has anyone confirmed the Pi would be able to become a SteamOS streambox yet? I've got one going unloved on my desk.
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    Re: News - Piixl Jetpack ‘Steam Machine’ announced

    Pretty neat concept. But I think I'll stick with my PC.

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    Re: News - Piixl Jetpack ‘Steam Machine’ announced

    £600 is pretty good price...and it looks sleek.

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    Re: News - Piixl Jetpack ‘Steam Machine’ announced

    Quote Originally Posted by moeburn View Post
    Raspberry Pi + VESA mount for RPi - $40, 50 with shipping. Just screw it into the back of your TV, and you've turned your dumb TV into a smart one with media streaming and internet surfing capabilities.
    I think you've missed my requirement. SteamOS does streaming of games from a Windows PC. That's the only steaming I'm looking for...
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    Re: News - Piixl Jetpack ‘Steam Machine’ announced

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    Should do a low spec - streaming only version with a basic AMD APU. I'd buy one of those in a heart beat. I just couldn't justify £600 to buy a second PC when I've already got an ok spec PC...
    I've got one of these which is basically everything you've asked for
    http://www.zotacusa.com/zbox-ad04.html

    Cheap, and with it's vesa mount included, hides nicely behind any screen

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