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Steam Box Prototype Detailed

Maximum PC: Valve has just announced some concrete details about their custom-made Steam Box prototype. They’ve built a completely custom enclosure that will house a “high-end, high-performance box, built out of off-the-shelf PC parts.”

Inside the 300 prototypes will be a variety of graphics cards—including the Titan, GTX780, GTX760, and GTX660—and processors—the i7-4770, i5-4570, and some i3s. All of the machines will ship with 16GB DDR3-1600 RAM and 3GB DDR5 on the graphics cards with a 1TB/8GB hybrid SSHD. The power supply will be a 450-watt unit rated 80Plus Gold. The full machine measures only 12 x 12.4 x 2.9 inches and will be running SteamOS.

The post by Designer Greg Coomer, also shed some light on details that were missing from the initial Steam Machine announcement. He was quick to establish that these prototypes may not be representative of the Steam Machines available for sale in 2014 which “will be made by a var...

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