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Alternatives to Steam Machine

Discussion in Gaming started by Dr.Tommy Oliver, Jun 26, 2015

  1. Feb 5, 2013
    This is for people that don't want to spend $500+ on a Steam Machine.

    steam link

    via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbnBWR5MLLM

    Nvidia console

    via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkyrSbrIfG8

    Playstation tv
    http://www.amazon.com/PlayStation-TV-DualShock-3-Bundle-vita/dp/B00KVMHVQ8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1435351582&sr=8-2&keywords=playstation tv

    Amazon Fire tv

    http://www.amazon.com/Fire-TV-streaming-media-player/dp/B00CX5P8FC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1435351626&sr=8-1&keywords=amazon firetv

    Xbox one with Windows 10 streaming


    Desktop Alternative to Steam Machine

    Entry-level PC

    CPU: Intel core i5-2400 3.1ghz (3.4 turbo)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology LGA 1155
    Ram: Crucial 6gb
    Hard Drive: 500gb 16mb 72000RPM
    Graphics: GT 740 4gb
    Windows 7 Professional service pack 1 64bit

    Price $392.87
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    • Jun 11, 2012
      I believer you are highly confused on what the steam machines is and what Shield/FireTV/Win10 Streaming is.
    • Feb 5, 2013

      Steam Machines are a huge waste of money dude. You can build yourself a PC that's cheaper and more powerful than a Steam Machine. Good luck gaming on a Steam Machine with an intel graphics card. You are going to need it.
    • Jun 11, 2012

      Again, you are still confused. I know you are because each machine has different GPUs from AMD to NVIDIA. Steam machines are basically just desktops (well linux desktop). It's the consumer choice on which version at which price point they feel comfortable affording.

      Your original list had minute sense until you brought in Shield, FireTV, Playstation TV (or maybe Steam Link). Which run android natively and stream vid and don't play it what they stream natively.
    • Feb 5, 2013

      Dude, I know what Steam Machine is all about. You not telling me anything new. Believe me when I said I look at every steam machine and look at all the specs. There actually one Steam Machine that comes with an Intel Graphics Card. Most PC Gamers are not going to buy a $1000 Zotac Steam Machine, when they already have a $1000 desktop.