CyberPowerPC reveals $500 Steam Machine featuring 8GB of RAM

Meanwhile, the $700 model features a 3.5GHz Core i3 and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 graphics card.

This year's Consumer Electronics Show is expected to bring news of many new Steam Machines, the first of which was officially revealed today. CyberPowerPC announced two models today, with the base model starting at $500, the same price as Microsoft's Xbox One.

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Engadget reports that both systems feature Bluetooth, WiFi, USB 3.0, 8GB of RAM, and a Steam Controller.

The $500 model sports a 3.9GHz A6 CPU from AMD and a 2GB Radeon R9 270 graphics card. Meanwhile, the $700 model features a 3.5GHz Core i3 and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 graphics card, as well as 802.11ac WiFi.

CyberPowerPC will also allow shoppers to customize nearly every component of their machine, meaning you'll be able to spend more than $700 on a configuration if you want. Both Steam Machines are slated to launch in the second half of 2014.

In addition to Valve's own unit, at least a dozen PC manufacturers are believed to be working on Steam Machines to be announced this week at CES 2014. Others include Alienware and Origin PC.

GameSpot has a team on the ground in Las Vegas for CES 2014. We will bring you more written and video content as the event progresses, including coverage of Valve's event today at 5 p.m. PDT. The show officially runs January 7-10, though news is expected to flow out of Sin City all week.

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290 comments
Wayne Clark
Wayne Clark

King glen and i guess you're cool , maybe you're just stupid and don't understand technology because all you do is sit on the couch and watch sports and drink beer ,

jo8n3645
jo8n3645

really stupid to use an apu when it has a pretty decent gpu

Dale Torrisi
Dale Torrisi

atleast mabye il be able to buy a pc game that doesnt have to deal with steam rubish now they can focus on their box and leave pc games alone

Dale Torrisi
Dale Torrisi

should have atleast an am3+ for that price or maby an i7

Andrew Angel
Andrew Angel

well this is a let down seen more powerful computers for less than 462 quid

Sean DeMarco
Sean DeMarco

An i3 with a GTX 760? WTH? Beyond stupid. Why would any gaming console/pc have a dual core these days?

Pierre-Luc Rancourt
Pierre-Luc Rancourt

what is the point of buying that when you can buy a real PC for that price that will play those same multiplat games ...

Jarrod Buckard
Jarrod Buckard

Whats the point of this? Just play on pc? Hell, a lot of titles have controller support if that's your argument. Just plug a 3rd party controller into your usb port and game on. Any half serious gamer will have a rig that eats any console

Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith

Lol. An i3.... my $600 laptop has an i7.... hahaha GTFO!

Ryan Wilhelm
Ryan Wilhelm

Thats cool and all....but still not worth what they are asking for one

Mauro Tamm
Mauro Tamm

and whats the point of all the power if it runs linux based OS? You would have to stream all PC games off your powerful PC. If they had windows based os.. thats when it would be the best Gaming system. Until then. no. There simply is no games on linux that are worth it. All the indie and hipster games dont count.

Mat Babyak
Mat Babyak

GPU is the bottleneck, I'm sure you could get by with that

Simon Corbett Bsc
Simon Corbett Bsc

So a worse pc than I currently have, expensive.................seems waste of time, might as well just build one or buy a next gen console.

Cirno Yousei
Cirno Yousei

That's great and all, but the only thing that the Steam Machine has for games are Valve titles. Wake me up when Valve pays Namco to port Tales of Xillia 2

vackillers
vackillers

using an i3 is absolutely pointless....their going to be rendered absolutely useless if their not already with more and more games being more multi-cire friendly, any dual core cpu will be worthless, even the ps3 and 360 had more cores then that.... just got myself a 8-core machine that only cost 150$ more than that steam box... ridiculous... the A6 is actually the better deal here.... you'll be gimping yourself if anyone buys the i3 version trust me on that.

Cesar Becerra
Cesar Becerra

I built my machine for $100 more and I have an watercooled i5 4670k and a 780. Not really impressed since I have a Mini-atx machine that can outperform this. Almost the same size I might add.

Mike Neil
Mike Neil

does anybody here own a pc shitmachine and try callin themselves a gamer hahaaaaaaaa

Mike Neil
Mike Neil

pc gamers dont know they have thumbs

Mike Neil
Mike Neil

@tyler ... oooh my computers more powerful than ur computer ooooohhhhhh

Phoe Nix
Phoe Nix

omfg, i just bought a ssd, i5 cpu, motherboard and 8igs of ram for 400€. and this shitbox costs almost double? lol

Tyler Dnap VanNeste
Tyler Dnap VanNeste

The steam box lets you connect into your windows based PC, and stream tho games into the steam box, so you can play it like that without needing to install it onto your linux based steam box.

Cirkelinespark
Cirkelinespark

Made for people who don't know anything about computers and hardware.

Tyler Dnap VanNeste
Tyler Dnap VanNeste

relax its there first console they have made, u think Xbox original was good when it came out, it wasn't until the second generations of Xbox, or 3rd gen PlayStation until they really kicked off to the market. They did really good, making a console sized system, that fits a dedicated GPU, question is how come xbox or ps never took this route, , so its the first of its kind, of course its not gonna be the best.

Tyler Dnap VanNeste
Tyler Dnap VanNeste

^ that is an ignorant statement, ignorant as you must not know. Stop setting standards for everyone based on what you can do, just cause u can doesn't means everyone else can, your better of calling everyone inferior with that attitude.

Kayweg
Kayweg

Hardware flop of 2014 right there ?

Mike Neil
Mike Neil

now if onlynthey could get rid of the overused overrated mouse n keyboard setup that is now practically obsolete and old gen

Mike Neil
Mike Neil

aww this thing is gonna be awsome.. finally the PC market has crumbled and has now had to concede that all these years gaming consoles are the true winners when it comes to true gaming ... this is true evidence that they want some o the pie aswell as PCs even top end ones are nothing but overcrowded shitmachines with no power at all

Ryan Wilhelm
Ryan Wilhelm

So they are taking advantage of peoples laziness with an overpriced console...

Paul Barnett
Paul Barnett

Whilst there are some great games on Steam most are best suited to an actual PC with mouse and keyboard. Xbox and PS for proper console gaming, I can't see this dragging many away!

Steven Simmons
Steven Simmons

that much money for an i3? yeah, definitely. You can build cheaper.

Ryan Wilhelm
Ryan Wilhelm

If i want to play games on steam ill use my pc....all these steamboxes are overpriced and underpowered