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iBuyPower Previews AMD-Powered Steam Machine

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  1. Cristian_25H

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    Next year PC maker iBuyPower is planning to embrace Valve's Steam OS and release its own Steam Machine. Seen below in prototype form, iBuyPower's upcoming Steam OS-running 'console' looks a bit like a PlayStation 4, design-wise, and packs an AMD processor (likely an APU) and AMD Radeon R9 270 graphics card (in contrast, Valve's own Steam Box prototypes have Intel CPUs and NVIDIA GPUs), and a 500 GB hard drive.

    The iBuyPower Steam Machine also has a glossy white chassis with a customizable light bar, and is set to cost $499 (as much as an Xbox One). The Steam Controller wasn't mentioned but it's likely at least one will be bundled.

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    Source: The Verge
     
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    Kinda reminds me of this cake.

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    I love those cakes, ate many of them in romania around christmas time. Dericious.
     
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    as technically an eastern european from the country right below rcoon's(?) romania, i'm not sure what kind of cake that is, something italian? based on my google attempts of the filename
     
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    That's an italian classic pastry :)

    It's called "diplomatica" as in diplomatic.
     
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    It looks good... The cake I mean
     
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    RCoon Gaming Moderator Staff Member

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    What country is right below Ireland? Sadly I'm not from Romania, I just travel a great deal :D

    EDIT: I guess both Ireland and Romania could be mistaken for Gypsylands, so I understand the confusion.
     
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    Now you guys got me hungry for cake :peace:
     
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    diplomatica as in διπλωμάτης/διπλωματικός/δίπλωμα
     
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    I love how this thread transformed from steam to cake :roll:,.........
    also you can access an index of such images just by deleting the pic's name from its URL
    http://www.prodottitipicitoscani.it/images/ :rolleyes:

    err, ehm so whats the point of these boxes of steam? as in how will they differ from a pc or console
     
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    There's a steam box in this thread? I only saw cake.
     
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    mmmmm..... cake!
    did i say steambox, everything seems fuzzy to me
     
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    LIES!!!!!! LIES I SAY!!!
     
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    Cake... Valve... AMD

    A means 1
    D is the 4th latter

    4 -1 = 3


    Half life 3 confirmed

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    Dead on arrival. Too limited for PC gamers, too alien for console gamers.
     
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    a tight case, steam OS, for those that dont want to get the OS & build themselves, it's just another option?

    the valve prototype & this ibuypower one are very horizontal, clearly designed for 'the tv room' & its cabinets/shelves/etc, while the existing HTPC cases seem much more cubic shaped, & regular towers are just that, towers
     

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