Maingear's tiny Steam machine runs on AMD components

By Himanshu Arora ยท 4 replies
Jan 14, 2014
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  1. Maingear is among the list of computer manufacturers that will be offering a Steam machine this year. The boutique PC maker announced last week at CES its Spark Steam machine, which, according to the company, is the smallest gaming PC...

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  2. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,040   +678

    Isn't affordable Maingear an oxymoron?
    The pricing on those 13 steam machines at CES are not comforting. In addition, it's not like those systems are using new technologies to warrant their high price like a 4K monitor for example, soooo....
  3. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    I don't know where the power of the R9 M275X will fall, however to me at least I would think making an APU with the new A10 7850k in this small form might actually be a better option than this and more cost effective if people look for something in this size. I think these steam machines because of the pricing and the fact that most companies are pairing these machines with 600+ dollars worth of GPU hardware to play steam games (Yes I know there are games like Tomb Raider on steam) which seems like complete overkill and over budget for most.
  4. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 781   +235

    I'd rather just build another gaming rig than buy a Maingear system, Steam machine or not.
  5. Forg0t2

    Forg0t2 TS Booster Posts: 147   +25

    The problem I'm having is that I don't get the information I want. All I currently hear and read is new steam machines with ridiculous pricing. I want to hear more about feature development and stuff. what are the capabilities of such a machine in my living room? Showing off a new steam machine almost everyday doesn't get me all warm and fuzzy inside.
    cliffordcooley likes this.

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