(untitled). .. The actual Steam powered box.
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#98 - sgntsh (10/29/2013) [-]
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Here, for those who don't know and so people will stop spreading false information, this is the piston.

www.xi3.com/piston-console-gaming-computer
#12 - adu (10/28/2013) [-]
The actual Steam powered box.
User avatar #25 - redflame ONLINE (10/29/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Where's USB 3.0 port?
User avatar #27 to #25 - mckinkymcormic (10/29/2013) [-]
..its the blue ones...
#3 - pentol (10/28/2013) [+] (15 replies)
do you remember the PS3?
how many USB ports did it claim to have?
pro-tip: it wasn't 2 in the front, none in the back...
and appart from the steamboxes comming with steamOS installed which is free and open source anyways, there is nothing special about them, more likely, you will be paying for it to be small, possibly also "brand tax".
then there is the issue of video output... i for one still have my VGA cabled monitors,.
seems the steambox is one port short, even if i got converters.

SteamOS and the steamtroller seem interesting.
the hardware, i need some convincing.
User avatar #4 to #3 - JariWeis ONLINE (10/28/2013) [-]
It's the same **** they put into PC's/Laptops.
User avatar #41 - yeahbb (10/29/2013) [+] (1 reply)
That's a Piston and has nothing to do with Valve.
User avatar #37 - Snowplows (10/29/2013) [-]
Valve had nothing to do with producing the Piston (the thing in the picture). They even advised people to stay away from it because they can't promise steam support on it with their own console coming out.
User avatar #39 - betars (10/29/2013) [+] (6 replies)
If this **** was made by Microsoft no one would be defending it.
#88 - fauxnix (10/29/2013) [+] (7 replies)
Can someone not hate me when I ask what exactly this is/does?
User avatar #89 to #88 - CatHatMan ONLINE (10/29/2013) [-]
it's slightly better than a some gaming laptops but without a screen or keyboard and a hefty price tag.
#49 - tastyhams (10/29/2013) [-]
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User avatar #81 - hasanaat (10/29/2013) [+] (1 reply)
>GTX 660
>$1000

Yeah **** off.
User avatar #67 - Fgner (10/29/2013) [+] (3 replies)
That's the Piston. They're not affiliated with Valve/Steam in any way. It's incredibly overpriced PC - they run for over $1k with around $500 worth of hardware in them. It's worse than alienware.
User avatar #21 - bleachedpheather (10/28/2013) [-]
why didnt they make it looks like a companion cube?
User avatar #17 - noblexfenrir (10/28/2013) [+] (21 replies)
The ******* heat that thing has to produce would be ridiculous. Cool it's ridiculous compact, but I'm not seeing how it wouldn't basically overheat once fps hits 15 with the hardware people are talking about it having.
User avatar #18 to #17 - instakill (10/28/2013) [-]
that's the thing, if you don't like the hardware inside it you can upgrade it, it uses modular laptop parts (end result I mean) and say you wanted to upgrade the ram, you can, put a new graphics card in, you can, change the OS, you can, stick your dick into the fan, go right ahead, valve is making it so that you can upgrade and mod it to what you want to be, once its yours, its yours.
User avatar #82 - chuckbillrow (10/29/2013) [+] (2 replies)
the piston is not affiliated with valve, there was a rumor like a year ago that it was going to be an official steam box but valve denied it
User avatar #87 to #85 - sunice (10/29/2013) [-]
Thats not even close to what the guy was saying
User avatar #76 - carbohydrates (10/29/2013) [+] (2 replies)
If the steambox is really going to be that small, then just stick a ******** of 120mm fans on each side for push-pull air flow, super-cool the thing.
Of course I can't find the video... A guy putting something like 24 fans on his liquid cooling system radiator, it kept the processor at around 1°C.
#7 - jakatackka (10/28/2013) [-]
That's only a possible prototype, which they showed last year. It's the Piston, made by Xi3 Corp. They shipped the actual Steam Box prototypes a few days ago to a select few beta testers, with hardware ranging from a i7 4770, i5 4570, and an i3, with graphics cards ranging from a GTX 660 to a GTX Titan. It also includes 16GB DDR3 RAM, a 1TB SSHD (solid state hybrid drive), and is supposed to fit inside a 12" x 12.4" x 2.9" case, which is impressive to say the least. It's built like a regular PC, so you can upgrade the parts at will.
#6 - anonexplains (10/28/2013) [-]
thats probably the most retardedthing ive ever seen. everysingle one of those ports will take up space on the inside leaving no space for actual hardware you need
User avatar #2 - mhden ONLINE (10/28/2013) [+] (1 reply)
IT HAS A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF USB PORTS!!!!
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