Cyberpower's Steam Machine in Both Intel and AMD Flavors

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yeeeeman

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What? A 6400K, which is a one module/two core CPU paired with a R9 270, which is a HD7870? It will result in serious bottleneck, unless they use some of the Mantle magic.
 

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This is true. The only 3 AMD mITX mobos are FM2. About a year ago when I worked at a PC parts shop, people would come in looking for mITX AMD AM3 boards but there weren't any.

It is pretty much as expected. The APUs will be HTPC and entry level while CPUs will be high end.

I think it's a bad move because not everyone will want a mITX APU and may want to rather throw in a more powerful CPU and discrete GPU combo but they can't. For those people, there is Intel as you can still build a i5 4670K/i74770K into a mITX system.
 

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not sure where the $200 price jump is coming from for the intel version. Its about $100 more in parts so where is that extra $100 bump coming from
 

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The 500USD is 440USD worth of hardware, not counting the case, PSU and controller.

The 700USD is 580USD worth of hardware, not counting the case, PSU and controller.

I think both are pretty nice, just looking at the specs, but benchmarks will tell the whole picture. As it is, they look line nice machines.
 

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In the text part of the article it says "Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 card with 2 GB of GDDR3 memory". Shouldn't it be GDDR5 memory?
 

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This is awesome. A $499 Steam Box is going to be so dang competitive. All the silly console players who don't want to build a PC can buy one from a very reputable assembler for a not so ridiculous price. I hope the AMD processor can keep up though. Personally I'd spend 200 extra for a slightly better GPU and a more capable CPU.
 

rollin489

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not sure where the $200 price jump is coming from for the intel version. Its about $100 more in parts so where is that extra $100 bump coming from
 

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"Can't wait till steam OS supports more games and has some productivity apps. Once it does, I will be an eager supporter of this."
It does, it's called LibreOffice, it can also run Ab Init, folding at home or whatever else you can run on linux. Specifically it's Debian, polished and branded into SteamOS by valve.
 

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I never seen people so excited forover priced prebuilt dual core systems that come with only steam big picture mode. No come on really I am not impressed with these steam machines pricing. The O.S. has potential but ugh these steam machines the cheap ones are bottle necked by dual core cpus and the high end ones cost a ton. Also there is a socket fm2 athlonx4 that would have been much better for the amd systems. Intel core i3 is not bad but just well over priced.
 

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Intel Core i3-4330 $130 + ASRock H81M-ITX $65 + Team Vulcan 2 x 4GB DDR3-1600 $60 + WD Caviar Blue 500GB 7200rpm $50 + GeForce GTX 760 2GB $240 + MiniITX Case $ 30 (minimum) + Corsair 430W 80+ Power Supply $ 20 (It´s on a promo and it would have physical dimension restrictions) + Steam Controller $60 = SUBTOTAL $ 655 + Shipping $ 20 + One Man-hour for unboxíng, building and installing OS $7.25 (U.S. federal minimum wage) = TOTAL $ 682,25.You techies with a certification for PC builds are right. It´s overpriced.Seriously.
 

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Intel Core i3-4330 $130 + ASRock H81M-ITX $65 + Team Vulcan 2 x 4GB DDR3-1600 $60 + WD Caviar Blue 500GB 7200rpm $50 + GeForce GTX 760 2GB $240 + MiniITX Case $ 30 (minimum) + Corsair 430W 80+ Power Supply $ 20 (It´s on a promo and it would have physical dimension restrictions) + Steam Controller $60 = SUBTOTAL $ 655 + Shipping $ 20 + One Man-hour for unboxíng, building and installing OS $7.25 (U.S. federal minimum wage) = TOTAL $ 682,25.You techies with a certification for PC builds are right. It´s overpriced.Seriously.
 
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