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Postby Kahless » Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:56 pm

What do you guys think of the Steam Box. http://www.tomshardware.com/news/valve- ... 25222.html

I bet they are going to change the video card options on it from a Titan to a 780 TI.

I'm not interested in it myself or any of the consoles for that matter. I keep telilng people that are thinking about buying one who are somewhat computer literate to stay away from the consoles. Why spend $400 - $500 on a 720p 60fps medium details to 1080p 30fps medium details gaming machine. The usual comment is well the PS3 and Xbox 360 look amazing. I just give them a blank stare and realize they don't know what they are missing and will never relate.
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Re: SteamBox

Postby DIREWOLF75 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:38 pm

I think the SteamOS might be the really interesting part.

If they do it well enough so that it can be overall useful, ie works with any common apps you might need, then it could actually be the thing to kill Windows.
(let´s hope!) :mrgreen:

Because of how Steam relies on a big library of existing games, i seriously doubt they will create an OS that can´t run most of their existing games, add to that statements of very high performance and FREE?
Definitely could look very interesting very quickly.
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Re: SteamBox

Postby Kahless » Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:55 pm

I think Valve made a statement at one point saying that SteamOS isn't a replacement to windows. Or something like that
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Re: SteamBox

Postby Hammer_Time » Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:56 pm

I like boxes... :twisted: :D
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Re: SteamBox

Postby Sauron_Daz » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:58 am

Boxes?
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Re: SteamBox

Postby DIREWOLF75 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:26 am

Kahless wrote:I think Valve made a statement at one point saying that SteamOS isn't a replacement to windows. Or something like that

We can hope. :wink:
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Re: SteamBox

Postby Sauron_Daz » Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:37 am

DIREWOLF75 wrote:
Kahless wrote:I think Valve made a statement at one point saying that SteamOS isn't a replacement to windows. Or something like that

We can hope. :wink:


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Re: SteamBox

Postby DIREWOLF75 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:41 am

:lol:
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Re: SteamBox

Postby mhudon » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:10 am

Hammer_Time wrote:I like boxes... :twisted: :D


I like Steam :moon: :lol:
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Re: SteamBox

Postby mhudon » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:18 am

High hopes for a great Steam OS here. I don't need it to replace Windows, but would gladly dedicate a PC exclusively to Steam gaming. I've tried their interface using an Xbox game pad and it works well. I really hope the OS will support mouses and keyboards tough, because I'm no good with gamepads :?
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Re: SteamBox

Postby Hammer_Time » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:30 am

Agreed! Go Steam!! 8)
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Re: SteamBox

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Re: SteamBox

Postby mhudon » Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:15 pm

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STEAM POWERED
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Re: SteamBox

Postby DIREWOLF75 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:40 pm

mhudon wrote:Image

STEAM POWERED


Oooh, nice train. :mrgreen:

Hmm, one of those bigass double drivetrain Mallet locomotives? Angle makes it a bit hard to be certain...
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Re: SteamBox

Postby Hammer_Time » Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:43 pm

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Re: SteamBox

Postby Kahless » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:51 pm

Where they make the Steambox.

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Re: SteamBox

Postby mhudon » Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:38 am

Kahless wrote:Where they make the Steambox.

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Re: SteamBox

Postby Hammer_Time » Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:50 pm

Here is a cheap affordable $500 Steambox with a Radeon R9 270X in it:

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/multimedia ... chine.html

IBuyPower Preps $499 High-End AMD-Based Steam Box Machine.

Boutique PC Maker to Offer High-End Steam Box for the Price of Xbox One


[11/27/2013 11:51 PM]
by Anton Shilov

Although Valve Software has said that its Steam Box-concept personal computers will be available at different price-points from different partners, no well-known PC makers have unveiled one. But it looks like the situation is changing and changing in a good way. iBuyPower, a boutique PC maker from the U.S., is working on an AMD-based Steam Box that will perfectly fit into the living room and will cost only $499.

The Steam Box from iBuyPower will be powered by a multi-core AMD processor and will be equipped with AMD Radeon R9 270 graphics card (formerly Radeon HD 7870 with 1280 stream processors), 500GB hard disk drive, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and so on, reports The Verge web-site. The machine comes in a stylish grey box with built-in power supply unit that matches design of consumer electronics.

What the iBuyPower Steam Box system will not offer is a Blu-ray optical disc drive as well as Windows operating system. The personal computer will run Steam OS and will come with Steam Controller for further convenience in the living room.

The horsepower inside the iBuyPower Steam Box is considerably higher compared to that of Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4, but its price will be around $499, according to the manufacturer. The system should provide decent performance in video-games optimized for SteamOS, therefore, be comparable to new-generation video game consoles. iBuyPower claims that existing Steam for Linux games should run quite well, at full 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second.

The iBuyPower Steam Box will be available sometimes in 2014. Officially, the firm will likely introduce the system during the Consumer Electronics Show early next year.


Dunno which AMD cpu they are using in that thing, probably an FX-4300 most likely to keep costs and power requirements down.

It runs SteamOS ( perhaps you could hack it to dual boot to Windows, dunno ) and that means only Steam for Linux games for the most part...

The list of linux games that run on SteamOS are listed here:

http://store.steampowered.com/browse/linux/

That could be an advantage or disadvantage depending on your preferences and point of view. Any competition is good competition though...
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Re: SteamBox

Postby Kahless » Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:37 am

Might be cool to have a dual boot of Windows and SteamOS.
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Re: SteamBox

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