Valve Unveils First Generation Steam Machines

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  1. -smash-

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    Valve has sent out a PDF that lists the prices and specifications of the twelve Steam Machines. The twelve partners on board so far: Alienware, Alternate, CyberPowerPC, Digital Storm, Falcon NW, GigaByte, iBuyPower, Maingear, Material.net, Next Spa, Origin PC, Scan, Webhallen, and Zotac.

    We've also gone ahead and written out the list of specs ourselves. We'll have to wait for the hardware vendors to give us the finer details. We do, though, have the details for the two CyberPower machines and Digital Storm's Bolt II. Anyways, see the complete list of specifications below:



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    Alienware
    Specifications and price: TBD

    Alternate
    $1399
    CPU: Intel Core i5 4570
    GFX: Gigabyte GTX 760
    RAM: 16GB
    Storage: 1TB SSHD

    CyberPower PC
    $499 and up
    CPU: AMD / Intel Core i5 CPU
    GFX: AMD Radeon R9 270 / Nvidia GTX 760
    RAM: 8GB
    Storage: 500GB

    CYBERPOWERPC Steam Machine A - $499
    Case: CYBERPOWERPC Steam Machine Gaming Chassis​
    Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 270 2GB GDDR5​
    Processor: AMD A6-6400K 3.90 GHz​
    Storage: 500GB SATA-III 7200 RPM HDD​
    RAM: 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Dual Channel Memory​
    Chipset: mITX motherboard w/ 802.11 WiFi + Bluetooth​
    Steam Controller​
    Steam OS​

    CYBERPOWERPC Steam Machine I - $699
    Case: CYBERPOWERPC Steam Machine Gaming Chassis​
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2GB GDDR5​
    Processor: Intel Core i3-4330 3.50 GHz​
    Storage: 500GB SATA-III 7200 RPM HDD​
    RAM: 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Dual Channel Memory​
    Chipset: mITX motherboard w/ 802.11 AC WiFi + Bluetooth​
    Steam Controller​
    Steam OS​

    Digital Storm - Bolt II
    $2584
    CPU: Intel Core i7 4770k
    GFX: GTX 780 Ti
    RAM: 16GB
    Storage: 1TB HDD + 120GB SSD
    http://www.digitalstormonline.com/bolt-ii.asp

    Gigabyte - Brix Pro
    Price TBD
    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770R
    GFX: Intel Iris Pro 5200
    RAM: 2 x 4GB
    Storage: 1TB SATA 6Gb/s

    Falcon Northwest - Tiki
    $1799 - $6000
    CPU: Customizable
    GFX: Nvidia Geforce GTX Titan
    RAM: 18-16GB
    Storage: Up to 6TB

    iBuyPower
    $499 and up
    CPU: Quad Core AMD or Intel
    GFX: Radeon GCN Graphics
    RAM: 8GB
    Storage: 500GB+

    Materiel.net
    $1098
    CPU: Intel Core i5 4440
    GFX: MSI Geforce GTX 760 OC
    RAM: 8GB
    Storage: 8GB+1TB SSHD

    Origin PC - Chronos
    Price TBD (configurable)
    CPU: Intel Core i7 4470K (3.9-4.6Ghz)
    GFX: 2 x 6GB Nvidia Geforce GTX Titan
    RAM: U?
    Storage: U?

    Next Spa
    Price TBD
    CPU: Intel Core i5
    GFX: Nvidia GT 760
    RAM: 8GB
    Storage: 1TB

    Scan - NC10
    $1090
    CPU: Intel Core i3 4000M
    GFX: Nvidia Geforce GTX 765M
    RAM: 8GB
    Storage: 500GB

    Webhallen
    $1499
    CPU: Intel Core i7 4771
    GFX: Nvidia GTX 780
    RAM: 16GB
    Storage: 1TB SSHD

    Zotac
    $599
    CPU: Intel Core (TBD)
    GFX: Nvidia Geforce GTX (TBD)
    RAM: TBD
    Storage: TBD
     
  2. Pikminiman

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    I still just want to buy Valve's first-party chassis. It could be completely devoid of parts, for all I care.
     
  3. Gloone

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    With those prices it's very hard to see what the whole point of this is supposed to be. I always presumed Valve would be selling their own consoles at a loss. If that's not the case then what's the whole purpose of this partnership? It's just a bunch of manufacturers selling expensive PCs as per usual.
     
  4. uh20

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    i only see maybe 4 consoles on the list i sort of like. everyones right to see that the prices are just too much on the high side, most of us are looking for either $700 sweetboxes that can run everything, or streaming machines that cost less than $100, there's also a large population who would rather get all the power they need in a $500 box
    instead theres the $500-600 boxes that dont seem capable of running every game, and the $1000+ boxes that are complete overkill for the average gamer.

    if you look at zotac and cyberpowerpc, these are really the only two that are hitting the sweet spot in terms of power and price range. IBuyPower may also be in the right spot, but it looks a little too cheep.
     
  5. ríomhaire

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    Aesthetically the Alienware one is pretty cool. The CyberPowerPC one looks like of cool but also kind of like a router.
     
  6. DER KRAKEN

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    :eek: and so it begins

    Alienware one looks sick
     
  7. Javert

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    Random noob question, can this run Microsoft Office and an internet browser such as Chrome or FF?
     
  8. Ikagara

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    SteamOS is based on linux so you can run any linux software. As far as i know office is not on linux, but chrome and FF is.
     

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