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How much do you think the Steam PC will cost?

#1The__QPosted 10/5/2013 9:07:57 AM
Official specs (exclusive info):

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 GDDR5 (GPU)
Storage: 1TB/8GB Hybrid SSHD
Power Supply: Internal 450w 80Plus Gold
Dimensions: approx. 12 x 12.4 x 2.9 in high

So do you think Valve and/or their hardware partners will be able to pull some strings and get these to cost less than it would be to build one, or will these things stay true to their current prices and be fairly expensive boxes.

I personally can see the low tier being around $500, the mid tier around $800, and the top tier around $1000.
#2SnadadosPosted 10/5/2013 9:24:24 AM
Those numbers seem too low.
The manufacturers are not going to sell the unit at a lose like console makers do unless Valve pays them the difference.
I'd add about 25 - 50% to all of those prices.
I'd say $600 to $700 for the low end model and around $1500 for the top end model provided they use the parts in the OP.
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#3TheWayOfTheGunPosted 10/5/2013 9:38:12 AM(edited)
Why did they skip the GTX 770?

The price jump from the 760 to 780 is enormous. A whopping $400 smackaroos. Also, why even include a Titan build? Anyone willing to spend a grand on a GPU is hopefully hardcore enough to go the pure PC route.

Other than the weak PSU it looks like it will have no trouble running games well. My question is, what is the advantage here?

At least on the consoles, the devs have static hardware requirements that allow them to hone in their optimization techniques.

It's definitely interesting to see it unfold though. The Titan model could easily be $1600.

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#4Hicks233Posted 10/5/2013 11:47:21 AM
Your dignity.

People would be better off taking the time to learn to build their own. Saving money in the long run and then choosing whatever OS they need.

This reeks of yet another gimmick or attempt to create some sort of illusion that steam "is" pc gaming.

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#5TalksPosted 10/5/2013 11:50:41 AM
If a Titan + 4770 is only $1000, then I am buying one, no questions asked. That would make building pc's look like a huge waste of money.
#6ElfergosPosted 10/5/2013 11:58:14 AM
where are the details on the beta units?
#7ARMs7777Posted 10/5/2013 12:05:03 PM
Talks posted...
If a Titan + 4770 is only $1000, then I am buying one, no questions asked. That would make building pc's look like a huge waste of money.

by the time its released buying a 4770k and a r9, 290x will cost the same. Titan's price will probably drop as well.