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    *sigh* so here we go: Steam PC

    http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/a...owered-pc.aspx

    Well... I... uh... the design is pretty neat, I guess?

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    Linux? I'm out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utnac View Post
    Linux? I'm out.
    What did you actually expect?

    Apart from them making it official there's not much discussion to be had that hasn't been had. There's no price tag or spec given. It's an announcement of pretty much everything already known.

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    Make your own xi3 to get an idea of the hardware they use. AMD only, windows is an option and SSD only. No mention of graphics processors which is odd since they mention how modular it is. It obvious from the form of that box that conventional graphics cards won't be going into it.
    Last edited by Jesus_Phish; 08-01-2013 at 09:06 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utnac View Post
    Linux? I'm out.
    I don't see any mention of it being Linux based. Where are you getting this information?

    The big selling point with this thing for me would be getting to play all my Steam games easily and conveniently on the telly, if it's restricted to the games that work on Linux then that's going to hamper my interest somewhat. :|

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    Fuck this shit,give me Half Life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaftPunk View Post
    Fuck this shit,give me Half Life
    Pretty much. I already have a PC, I don't need another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kadayi View Post
    Pretty much. I already have a PC, I don't need another.
    But this one will attach itself to your pc, run out of space faster and wont play games as well! How do you think you don't need it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus_Phish View Post
    But this one will attach itself to your pc, run out of space faster and wont play games as well! How do you think you don't need it?
    You are working for Apple, aren't you?
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    Piston: powered by Steam. PR CHILLS THERE GUYS.

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    It definitely looks like a thing. I guess this is progress toward something I might eventually want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by internetonsetadd View Post
    It definitely looks like a thing.
    That's definitely a statement.

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    oh. um. uh.... okay. I'm sure what I'm looking at though. I didn't expect the steam box to look like this
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    I would've liked it to have looked a bit more clockpunk but I guess that would make the costs prohibitive. Any specs released yet?

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    It's quite cute. Then again, I find all things that are smaller than they usually are to be cute. Like 2.5" HDDs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mickygor View Post
    It's quite cute. Then again, I find all things that are smaller than they usually are to be cute. Like 2.5" HDDs.
    Is this the point where I should be making a penis joke?

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    Too small to have decent specs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sakkura View Post
    Too small to have decent specs.
    Are you kidding? I guess it depends on what you mean by decent, but you could fit like six high powered androids in there.

    edit- whoah they want a thousand dollars? I've never spent that much at once on a PC (usually I'm just buying components, but even to build one with no monitor would probably cost half of that). Perhaps it's even more badass than my gaming rig? I doubt it.

    Now I'm with Sakkura... it's too small to have decent specs for a thousand dollar machine, right?

    edit again: okay I see those specs and it's basically my machine... I wonder what the GPU is like.
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    I'd rather just connect my PC to the TV. Can't imagine that thing having much storage space, especially if it's SSD only, and I don't want to bother having to install/uninstall everything constantly. Also, performance. Still might be a good idea for people without gaming PCs, though.

    But do we know if it's a real PC or if it's a console hooked on Steam?

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    Noone said this is the steam pc... it's a project which got some funding by Valve.

    Gameinformer is fishing for hits.

    Look at the video : 20 watts and 400m transistors, they don't need to reveal the specs to know that it will be weak as shit.

    It's basically this : http://www.raspberrypi.org/
    But less portable and needlessly expensive.
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