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Steambox Prototype

#1anthrax360xPosted 10/4/2013 11:01:41 AM(edited)
The 300 prototype units will ship with the following components:
GPU: some units with NVidia Titan, some GTX780, some GTX760, and some GTX660
CPU: some boxes with Intel : i7-4770, some i5-4570, and some i3
RAM: 16GB DDR3-1600 (CPU), 3GB DDR5 (GPU)
Storage: 1TB/8GB Hybrid SSHD
Power Supply: Internal 450w 80Plus Gold
Dimensions: approx. 12 x 12.4 x 2.9 in high

As annouced on steam. Thoughts? I hope I get the i7/Titan one haha
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#2CC RicersPosted 10/4/2013 11:06:25 AM
Link

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/steamuniverse#announcements/detail/2145128928746175450

Can a 450w even manage with a Titan?
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#3MilesTeg420Posted 10/4/2013 11:12:25 AM
Not impressed. These are way too expensive for the consumer market. Valve was onto something until this reveal.
#4SmoboHashPosted 10/4/2013 11:13:01 AM
yes
#5SmoboHashPosted 10/4/2013 11:13:32 AM
MilesTeg420 posted...
Not impressed. These are way too expensive for the consumer market. Valve was onto something until this reveal.


They're making several more models. This is the highest available one.
#6FuRiOuS 198774623Posted 10/4/2013 11:15:38 AM
MilesTeg420 posted...
Not impressed. These are way too expensive for the consumer market. Valve was onto something until this reveal.


If you read the announcement, they outright say that these are meant to be high-end prototypes. There will be other Steamboxes to cater to people's needs.

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/steamuniverse#announcements/detail/2145128928746175450
And to be clear, this design is not meant to serve the needs of all of the tens of millions of Steam users. It may, however, be the kind of machine that a significant percentage of Steam users would actually want to purchase - those who want plenty of performance in a high-end living room package. Many others would opt for machines that have been more carefully designed to cost less, or to be tiny, or super quiet, and there will be Steam Machines that fit those descriptions.

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#7MilesTeg420Posted 10/4/2013 11:20:25 AM
FuRiOuS 198774623 posted...
MilesTeg420 posted...
Not impressed. These are way too expensive for the consumer market. Valve was onto something until this reveal.


If you read the announcement, they outright say that these are meant to be high-end prototypes. There will be other Steamboxes to cater to people's needs.

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/steamuniverse#announcements/detail/2145128928746175450
And to be clear, this design is not meant to serve the needs of all of the tens of millions of Steam users. It may, however, be the kind of machine that a significant percentage of Steam users would actually want to purchase - those who want plenty of performance in a high-end living room package. Many others would opt for machines that have been more carefully designed to cost less, or to be tiny, or super quiet, and there will be Steam Machines that fit those descriptions.


So why beta test just the high end models if there are apparently so many models. Any PC gamer can easily buy this setup today, no reason to wait. So I really don't see the "significant percentage" of Steam users who this is supposed to appeal to.
#8GoldninjaPosted 10/4/2013 11:28:04 AM
Wouldn't the many variations just confuse the target demographic? I thought the point of this was to bring in more console gamers, not scare them off.
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#9Kosba_2142Posted 10/4/2013 11:30:29 AM
MilesTeg420 posted...
FuRiOuS 198774623 posted...
MilesTeg420 posted...
Not impressed. These are way too expensive for the consumer market. Valve was onto something until this reveal.


If you read the announcement, they outright say that these are meant to be high-end prototypes. There will be other Steamboxes to cater to people's needs.

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/steamuniverse#announcements/detail/2145128928746175450
And to be clear, this design is not meant to serve the needs of all of the tens of millions of Steam users. It may, however, be the kind of machine that a significant percentage of Steam users would actually want to purchase - those who want plenty of performance in a high-end living room package. Many others would opt for machines that have been more carefully designed to cost less, or to be tiny, or super quiet, and there will be Steam Machines that fit those descriptions.


So why beta test just the high end models if there are apparently so many models. Any PC gamer can easily buy this setup today, no reason to wait. So I really don't see the "significant percentage" of Steam users who this is supposed to appeal to.


Because its supposed to be showing off? Do tell me of your brilliant business strategy of showing off your worst items available.
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#10SinisterSlayPosted 10/4/2013 11:32:54 AM
Wait, I didn't see a price mentioned.

Also, 450watt seems a bit low.
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