The Xi3 Piston Steam Box- Starting At An Amazing $1000. Wait How Much?!?!

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38 Responses

  1. George says:

    1st. Definately wont be buying this product at all, way too expensive!

  2. hgoel0974 says:

    Maybe when I earn that money myself :lol:
    It is one heck of a device though

  3. EJ says:

    Way to much for me. Rather just upgrade my PC.

  4. fatman01923 says:

    I could also just hook my gaming PC up to my HDTV and get the same experience! Well it is interesting but that price isn’t very appealing to regular casual gamers IMO.

  5. dafootballer says:

    Its not an official steam box, valve had very little to do with this. The actual steam box is coming at a later time.

  6. Guardian says:

    I’d rather buy an Alienware or another gaming PC or laptop that will come with far superior specs.

    • Rosh says:

      Alienware is basically the same as this. Overpriced prebuilt machines.

      You could build a pc with the same specs for less.

      • Guardian says:

        You, dear gentleman have a point, I must thank you, you just made me save a whole lot of money I was planning to spend on a PC, I will build mine instead. Shame on me for not thinking about building my own PC before. Now think on the possibilities that it would bring!

        • fatman01923 says:

          Just be careful when putting it together, if no prior experience to building a computer from scratch there is always youtube videos but if you still aren’t feeling confident make sure to just take it to geeksquad or any computer repair company they can surely help you. :D Just my tips after bending some cpu pins on $300 processor at the time.

  7. RedHawk02 says:

    I’m good with my PC, better specs, gaming is great. Definitely can’t wait til the PS4 and they have to let you switch hard drives since games are going to be huge.

  8. squiggs says:

    uhhh… terible idea. the ps4 better have a replaceble hard drive, unless the have a hack that works throught th replaceble hard drive. you could buy a pre built better computer for half the price, build a one for even cheeper. the man who thought of this should be shot in to space through a cannon. never will that much money be worth something like that.

  9. KrazyNez says:

    Yea, I looked on there site and it’s specs arn’t even that great. You could buy a mid-grade PC that has better specs. Or hell even build your own. Was getting my hopes up but not really anymore. Although there is word that there are going to be multiple steamboxes. So, I’ll be waiting.

  10. joe k says:

    im confused i would build a nice i7 desktop with a really nice vid card??

  11. mangbhoy says:

    Yeah sure, then after three months of release, rumours emerge of a Steam Box 2 – lol!

    They must have been cryogenically frozen in the year 1999 and must’ve just woken up.

  12. Fingloi_x3 says:

    ill just assemble a monster i7 pc. f*ckin sweet!

  13. smitty88oh says:

    Wouldn’t it be cheaper to build a gaming pc then spending $1000 ?

  14. IgnusArmagadan says:

    I would rather buy a custom built PC, I would get a WAY better machining ne for the price. The PS4 feels like a better choice for gaming, though.

  15. ad says:

    So it begins.

    All the people crying about how Vita games are so expensive. Now. Look.

    NEXT GEN:
    Console = $1000
    Ultra HD TV = ~$30,000
    Games = !?!?!?!

    What now? I suspect your tears will flow like a river now.

  16. smitty88oh says:

    No one is complaining about the cost of vita games.I’m just saying I can build my own gaming pc for less then a grand.So there’s no point in it for me to buy something that I can build for cheaper. :)

  17. ps3y2kvirus says:

    Sounds pretty sweet, saves energy so the cost of running the device over the years, hardware upgradeable to keep up with time, and modifiable to run different operating system’s, if I want to run linux on one hard drive and windows on another or a gaming os, that being said is it going to have a gaming os or just custom firmware?

  18. gunblade says:

    with that price tag i would rather jus get the origin big O or jus build one my self…… but seems nice for a lil thing

  19. lumenia says:

    it’s easy to replace PS3 HDD, so why not on PS4 ?

  20. svenn says:

    Its not that expensive, check the hardware separate, but ofc, sony sells its games at 50€ a piece and sells milions of consoles. Ofc they can lower costs. At this space its a much cooler item.

    I won’t buy this but I can understand people doing so. Though I’m not really sure if its a PC or a closed-and-locked system like PS3. If its closed & locked, its doomed to fail.

  21. Kyu says:

    Yes,ofc it is expensive,it is a desktop at the size of a gamecube.

    …I only hope that it has the freedom of a desktop,so I can by-pass steam….

  22. StepS says:

    750$? does it use a RAMbased SSD? that one is the most expensive than ever

  23. trecenters says:

    Have to say. If you have never built a PC before you may want to think twice.

    Get one bad part and you may spend some time troubleshooting and dealing with RMA’s..

    I am a tech and the last time I built a PC with top of the line parts I had a horrible time.

    I did learn I will never buy an ASUS MB again.

    • pirate city says:

      “Get one bad part and you may spend some time troubleshooting and dealing with RMA’s..”

      CAPTAIN OBVIOUS. Maybe you should do your own research before actually going out and building on yourself?

  24. TStrauss says:

    Building your own PC is the way to go, and it gets easier the more you do it. Prebuilts always come with a premium price tag, and often have performance bottlenecks that building yourself can avoid (memory bandwidth, RAM speeds, etc.).

    The Xi3 website is remarkably vague about the components. Can anyone tell me the GPU manufacturer/ model number? How much memory is dedicated to video? What is its bandwidth? Is it DDR5 (I hope)? What are the details on the CPU? The site I saw listed 2 GB of RAM for the system, is that serious? What type of RAM is it?

  25. gmk120 says:

    Guys, Valve already confirmed that this had nothing to do with Steambox, and it’s already in many webs.
    They just invested in this because they found it to be profitable, but it won’t be the Steambox, just a mini-PC made for working.

  26. james way says:

    Seems very nice. I currently have a vaio SA with 8gb ram and I use the dock to park it in front of my bravia tv and some bluetooth mx revolution mouse/keyboard to play steam or other games off my laptop. The issue is that being a pc, too many desktop programs running consuming my cpu, oh and that being a laptop the GPU is still not in par with desktops. I’d be down for this little gem if it were not so expensive.

  27. Telgar Drakore says:

    Just wanted to chime in and also remind everyone including Minimur12 the writer of this article that although this is the PC that Valve stood by and invested in a while back, they are now “claiming” that it is not the Steambox they were initially talking about and that the Steambox is still in development. You should make a small update about the actual backing off of Valve on this. Link for source for you Minimur12:

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-03-11-valve-backed-xi3-piston-console-starts-at-USD1000

  28. Z says:

    This isn’t the Steam Box. Valve/ Steam themselves came out and said so.

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