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Should You Build Your Own Steambox?

Introduction Steambox has been a topic of much debate in the PC gaming community, promising a more gamer-centric PC experience, removing the need for the Windows operating system by providing you with a free alternative, while also…

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SteamBox – Building Your Own HTPC Gaming System

Introduction There has been a lot of talk in the last year about SteamBox, but at the end of 2014, very little, if anything was shown that really brought this into the hands of consumers. There’s…

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The Best Chassis for Steambox/HTPC Style Gaming Systems

Introduction Steambox is certainly grabbing a lot of headlines throughout 2014, with system integrators (such as CyberPower) creating their own custom Steambox style systems, and chassis manufacturers creating new cases that are suitable for the job.…

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Silverstone’s Latest NAS, HTPC & SteamBox-Style Chassis On Display At CeBIT 2014

Here we are once again at CeBIT 2014 with more great coverage from some of the top manufactures from around the world. Silverstone are already highly regarded for their attention to detail and innovation and the…

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The “Best of CES 2014” Awards

After visiting CES in Las Vegas, we made it a priority to find the best products that were being unveiled to the market for this year. We went to CES 2014 not expecting too much other…

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Alienware’s Steam Machine To Be Released This September

Personally I can’t say I’m a big fan of Alienware, I’ve often found them to be seriously overpriced given their specifications, but I do understand that there is a market for them given that not everyone…

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eTeknix CES 2014 – Cyberpower PC SteamBox

Here we are one again at CES 2014 and we are back once again with more content from Cyberpower PC. Today we are taking a closer look at their latest prototype system, a SteamBox. With Valve…

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SteamBox Tear Down In YouTube Walkthrough Video

SteamBox’s have been in users hands for almost a week now and we’ve been loving all the gameplay videos, OS walkthrough and tear downs that users have been uploading to YouTube. One of our favourite so…

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Beta Tester Gives SteamBox Video Walkthrough

It’s only been in the hands of the beta testers a couple of days, but initial impressions of SteamOS and the SteamBox are pretty good. Some users have been opening up the console to give a…

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SteamBox Unboxed! [video]

The first Steam machines have been dispatched to 300 lucky beta testers (Damn you, you lucky buggers!) And while we would love to get our hands on one for testing, we can at least enjoy a…

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SteamOS Being Released For Download Today!

As of today (December 13th 2013) you will be able to download SteamOS and have a tinker around with it. However, it is early days and Valve have warned that only experienced Linux users should bother,…

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BitFenix Phenom Micro-ATX Chassis Review

Introduction BitFenix have had something of a winning streak when it comes to small form factor chassis, we loved their Prodigy chassis when we reviewed it last year, but I don’t think anyone expected it to…

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Battlefield Director Says Linux Only Needs One Killer Game

Linux is about to become bigger than ever, with SteamOS set to tip the balance of power in the PC gaming community with the offer of a rock solid distribution platform, a multitude of home entertainment…

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Valve Releases Details About Steam Box Beta Hardware Specifications

Valve are not hanging around, they’re getting their systems ready for release into the wild to 300 lucky people. While we still don’t know who will get the hardware (I know I have my name down!)…

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Xi3’s $999 Piston “Steam Box” Gaming PC Is Overpriced Junk

Controversial title I know, but let’s face it if people haven’t seen passed the façade of the Xi3 Piston yet then people clearly aren’t looking closely enough – it is nothing more than overpriced hardware. There…

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Valve Announce SteamOS, Two More Announcement Still To Come

Valve have dropped one of the biggest gaming related announcements of the year, Steam OS, a dedicated Linux distro that is razor focused on gaming and entertainment and something that could revolutionise PC gaming almost overnight.…

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Valve Not Exhibiting At E3 This Year – No Steam Box Coming Soon?

Recently it emerged that Nintendo would not be holding a press event at the massive E3 gaming event this year. Now apparently it appears that Valve will not be holding a press event at this year’s…

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Roundup of the 6 New Gaming Platforms Launching in 2013

A lot of focus has been flying around the internet recently about the Sony PlayStation 4, and rightly so, its a big hardware launch and likely the biggest this year. Sony has invested over a $100…