At CES we had a chance to sit down with iBUYPOWER to talk about their upcoming Steam Machine. They have a very interesting take on the whole Steam Machine idea and their pricing of $499 to start really does reflect that.
While not everything has been finalized by Valve iBUYPOWER did let us know that their Steam Machine would be powered by a quad-core AMD processor and will have an AMD R7 260/250 graphics card. The box itself is very attractive and has an light strip that goes all around the unit and can be changed different colors.
iBUYPOWER really gets the whole Steam Machine concept. While most companies are making their Steam Machine’s these really powerful machines iBUYPOWER is looking at the Steam Machine as a true console. I mean if you are going to spend over $1000 on a Steam Machine why not spend the extra $100 for Windows and have a true gaming PC. That is why iBUYPOWER is setting their price at $499 and the hardware inside reflects that. Their Steam Machine will also ship with a Steam Controller.
Expect to see iBUYPOWER’s Steam Machine when Valve finalizes everything. Check out more photos below.