Post by Dan @ 04:18pm 12/12/13 | 1 Comments
The Steam Machines are coming, with a wide range expected to be on show at the upcoming CES Consumer Electronics Show in January, and another retailer has now given us a cheeky look at one of it's upcoming manifestations.
High-end custom PC retailer Digital Storm has shown a glimpse (that we've artificially brightened up a bit below) of a SteamOS driven, living-room tailored machine that unlike the recently touted console-priced offering from iBuyPower, aims to be able to go head to head with bleeding edge gaming PCs in an entertainment unit friendly form factor (thanks The Verge):
At CES 2014, Digital Storm is going to defy the cookie-cutter mold of small form factor systems. With its advanced thermal design, this gaming PC doesn’t make any compromises for performance.According to The Verge, Digital Storm's model will start at US$1469, come packed with liquid CPU cooling, and "advanced thermal management" inside it's 4.4" x 14.1" x 16.4" chassis (a touch larger than an Xbox One console), accommodating a full-sized graphics card, with a GeForce GTX Titan and 700W PSU as optional upgrades.
The concept may not be appealing to many PC veterans that are comfortable rigging their own parts together, but the idea behind Steam Machines has been to seek the user-friendliness of consoles in the often intimidating open development world of PC gaming.
Expect to hear much more about Steam Machines over the next few weeks as beta testers get a hold of Valve Software's own official units, and CES 2014 kicks off in Las Vegas from January 7-10 2014.