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    Default Steam Machines specs revealed



    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)
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    Dimensions: approx. 12 x 12.4 x 2.9 in high
    http://steamcommunity.com/groups/ste...#announcements

    It is also fully upgradable, allowing any user to swap out the GPU, hard drive, CPU, even the motherboard if you really want to.
    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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    Default Re: Steam Machines specs revealed

    so it's a highpowered mITX system from steam? seems pretty nice though

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    Default Re: Steam Machines specs revealed

    Easy to build one of your own that matches it's specs too.

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    Default Re: Steam Machines specs revealed

    I wonder if it will be similarly priced to building your own.

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    Default Re: Steam Machines specs revealed

    I would not think so, and building your own I feel would definitely be cheaper

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    Default Re: Steam Machines specs revealed

    There's no water cooling, and with a 4770K and high-end graphics, they should be calling this the Hot Box

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    Default Re: Steam Machines specs revealed

    an i7 is completely unnecessary for a gaming machine entirely, regardless of generation. Depending on the severity of games being played, you could get away with an i3 or an i5 and nothing more powerful than a 760 (nVidia cards) and do well with just about any game out there. This being what I imagine is a SFF machine doesn't NEED to be immensely powerful, just powerful enough.

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    Default Re: Steam Machines specs revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    There's no water cooling, and with a 4770K and high-end graphics, they should be calling this the Hot Box
    hahaha! true to that!
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    Default Re: Steam Machines specs revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by Mgutierrez33 View Post
    an i7 is completely unnecessary for a gaming machine entirely, regardless of generation. Depending on the severity of games being played, you could get away with an i3 or an i5 and nothing more powerful than a 760 (nVidia cards) and do well with just about any game out there. This being what I imagine is a SFF machine doesn't NEED to be immensely powerful, just powerful enough.
    they are only prototypes, and yeah they are somewhat overpowered to run most games , but as they are only prototypes, they might change the final config of the product before launch. From the article "...And we expect people to redesign the machine, too. Both from a technical perspective..."

    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    There's no water cooling, and with a 4770K and high-end graphics, they should be calling this the Hot Box
    lol true, but as they are fully customizable you might install your own water cooling in it

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