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So steambox or gaming PC?

#11Binba442Posted 10/3/2013 11:40:31 AM
HMJIM707 posted...
Whats a small form PC? Just smaller? If so im assuming that increases price which is a turn off for me. Sorry if thats not what it is. Im a PC gaming noob. I had a macbook the past 10 years.


Depends what you want out of the steambox:

Small form PCs are small.

Steam boxes are probably going to be small.

Small form PCs aren't cheaper

Steam boxes are probably going to be cheaper.
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#12VoelgerPosted 10/3/2013 12:12:38 PM
Right now I'm building a small form pc.

It has an itx mobo, i5 4570, gtx 770, 8gb ram, all for 1000$-
This is with case, and psu
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#1330aught6Posted 10/3/2013 12:20:50 PM
HMJIM707 posted...
Whats a small form PC? Just smaller? If so im assuming that increases price which is a turn off for me. Sorry if thats not what it is. Im a PC gaming noob. I had a macbook the past 10 years.

ATX and ITX is a motherboard, form-factor standard. There are several sizes for desktop or work stations.

For a Steam box / HTPC you'd want to look at Micro-ATX/ITX and Mini-ATX/ITX motherboards and cases.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007583%20600006318&IsNodeId=1&name=Mini-ITX%20Tower
#14claytonbuckleyPosted 10/3/2013 2:11:47 PM
If you plan on getting this anytime soon, say no to Steambox.

As much as Valve want to talk it up, there won't be that many games compatible with it for a while.

Steambox is amazing if you already have a gaming PC and want to take advantage of the streaming thing, but i wouldn't base my only gaming PC on it yet.

IMO
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#15Ch3wyPosted 10/3/2013 2:13:28 PM
claytonbuckley posted...
If you plan on getting this anytime soon, say no to Steambox.

As much as Valve want to talk it up, there won't be that many games compatible with it for a while.

Steambox is amazing if you already have a gaming PC and want to take advantage of the streaming thing, but i wouldn't base my only gaming PC on it yet.

IMO


Or you could just get one and install Windows on it.
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#16MaximoomPosted 10/3/2013 2:23:28 PM
wildog2006 posted...
why not both?


There is no point having both. You can use the steam os and controller on a gaming desktop or laptop.
#17BogePosted 10/3/2013 3:43:24 PM
Ch3wy posted...
I'll bet you tree fiddy that there are going to be Steam Machines cheaper than building your own.


They'll have to be, otherwise there won't be much appeal.
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#18kobalobasileusPosted 10/3/2013 4:13:12 PM
Same difference.
#19HMJIM707(Topic Creator)Posted 10/3/2013 6:36:30 PM
Yeah I was under the impression that you had to be connected to the internet even for single player games as a piracy check but my roommate told me thats not the case. Im gonna get a Wii U soon and then im thinking about getting a steambox at launch.

I would love to get into RTS games. Also a bit of a side note but I love survival horror games which are more or less dead on consoles but from my understanding are still being made for PC.

Hmmmm maybe ill hold off on the U and just stash all the cash I would spend on that and just save it for a good steam machine since it seems as if there will be many models.
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