"This morning, iBuyPower revealed a prototype of its own upcoming Steam Machine, which will go on sale for just $499 next year. For the price of an Xbox One, the computer will offer a multicore AMD CPU and a discrete AMD Radeon R9 270 graphics card — that's a $180 GPU all by itself — and come with Valve's Steam Controller as part of the package deal.
The glossy white case also has a fully customizable light bar running down the center channel, and an integrated power supply... the box is bigger than a PlayStation 4 but smaller than Microsoft's Xbox One, and comes standard with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a 500GB hard drive... you won't be getting Windows, only Valve's Linux-based Steam OS.
Currently the company has two prototypes: Gordon and Freeman. Both are identical save for the light bar around the middle. More specifically, Gordon has a blacked out area where the lighting is, and it's totally black when turned off, whereas Freeman is translucent/milky in that area."
Still not completely sold, but sounds interesting to see how it plays out in the coming months. --- Posting from phone. So Police, don't whine about minor mistakes.
#2cosmic_assasinPosted 11/26/2013 1:27:44 AM
i wonder if they will release just the cases, so we can build our own. --- Assassssssin
#3fire2boxPosted 11/26/2013 1:33:00 AM
it's a i buy power machine...
just freaking ignore it. --- Ivy bridge i5 3570k @3.40GHz | 8 GB DDR3 | single XFX 7870| OCZ 600W Modular. Nvidia, AMD, Intel for life!! 3DS FC: 2208-5221-4039
#4doctoglethorpePosted 11/26/2013 1:44:40 AM
Leave it to ibuypower to make the ugliest boxes they can.
#5YombieePosted 11/26/2013 2:16:04 AM
Why is there a dong engrained on the surface of the ibuypower's machine?
#6Ryohazuki10469Posted 11/26/2013 2:23:16 AM
All the negativity.....
Does no one see the fact it's 499? The price of an Xbox One? With better specs? --- PSN: DisRastamon XBL: DIS Rastamon Nintendo ID: RyoHazuki1 3DS: 4356 - 0292 - 2688 Core i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz / 8GB RAM / Sapphire Vapor-X 7950 / 750GB HDD
#7ClouddxPosted 11/26/2013 2:25:04 AM
Looks good to me for $499, might even bring some console users around. --- i7-920 @ 3.6 // 470 GTX // 12 GB G.Skill Sniper Ram // PS3 // 360 FiiO e9+17 // AD700 + M50 // Deck Legend + 82 // DAS Ultimate S
#8SnadadosPosted 11/26/2013 2:35:30 AM
Not bad for the price but not good either.
Curious as to what AMD CPU that is in there as just saying "a multicore AMD CPU" can mean anything from a total piece of crap to a pretty decent CPU.
With out windows, though, you're stuck with a some indie titles and a hand full of 3+ years old retail release games. --- Have you accepted Raspberyl as your loli and savior?
#9InterfusorPosted 11/26/2013 2:51:26 AM
It looks like a piece of square cake!
It's no lie! --- I am not economically viable.
#10AsucaHayashiPosted 11/26/2013 3:04:03 AM
i like that each of them will have to compete with other manufacturers and as such, they will probably fight for consumers with attractive builds and offers like the amd rewards and nvidia equivalent for gpus. --- PC hardware doesn't need to match console hardware in price when PC gamers save literal thousands from the software they buy. http://www.steamgamesales.com/