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$400 mini-itx Steam Box?

SuryaM
  • 71 months ago

Might actually build and sell these things with steam OS loaded on them. Would it be a good idea?

Here is the parts list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/X6HXYJ

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're going to do that, you should include some sort of SSD for the OS so you can market them being able to start up as fast as a console.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a lot better PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $74.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus H97I-PLUS Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $107.24 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $40.05 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $38.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R7 250X 1GB Video Card $84.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Tower Case $48.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $19.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $415.24
  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Question, would you be able to just download the games and play them on your TV?

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