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Valve Reveal a Diverse Selection of Steam Machines at CES

Valve have unveiled specification and, in some cases, prices for 12 different Steam Machines that will be made by third-party vendors. These gaming machines, built by other companies and will run Valve’s Steam OS and will offer users a PC experience in their front room.

It seems that earlier rumours suggesting that Valve had a list of 12 partners were pretty close to the mark as 12 different companies have come out and listed the specification that their own Steam Machine will boast.

The announcement was made at CES this week and it seems that Valve boss Gabe Newell is sticking to his promise back in September to release a variety of Steam Machines, all of which will have a varied price point.

Prices will vary from around £305 all the up to the £3,700 mark and there is a number of processing power and storage options, that obviously relate to the device’s price point.

It seems as though the spec list below is currently incomplete however, as devices from Alienware and Maingear remain in the dark as far as solid details go.

This may make Valve fans here in the UK worry, as the list below may not feature names that are as instantly recognisable as Alienware, however they don’t need to fret, as the UK’s first Steam Machine has already been confirmed as coming from British manufacturer Scan and will cost £699.

Release dates for Steam Machines will probably vary between the company producing the hardware but they are expected to hit shelves early this year.

Find a full list of the 12 Steam Machines that were detailed in a brochure at CES below:

Alternate – $1,339 (£817)
CPU: Intel Core i5 4570
Graphics: Gigabyte GTX 760
RAM: 16GB
Storage: 1TB SSHD

CyberPowerPC – $499 and up (£305+)
CPU: AMD/Intel Core i5 CPU
Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 270/Nvidia GTX 760
RAM: 8GB
Storage: 500GB

Digital Storm Bolt II – $2,584 (£1,577)
CPU: Intel Core i7 4770K
Graphics: GTX 780 Ti
RAM: 16GB
Storage: 1TB HDD + 120 GB SSD

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Gigabyte Brix Pro – TBD
CPU: Intel Core i7-4770R
Graphics: Intel Iris Pro 5200
RAM: 2 x 4GB
Storage: 1TB SATA 6Gb/sata

Falcon Northwest Tiki – $1,799 to $6,000 (£1,098 to £3,662)
CPU: customisable
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan
RAM: 8 to 16 GB
Storage: up to 6TB

iBuyPower – $499 and up (£305+)
CPU: Quad-core AMD or Intel
Graphics: Radeon GCN Graphics
RAM: 8GB
Storage: 500GB+

Materiel.net – $1,098 (£670)
CPU: Intel Core i5 4440
Graphics: MSI GeForce GTX 760 OC
RAM: 8GB
Storage: 8GB + 1TB SSHD

Next SPA – TBD
CPU: Intel Core i5
Graphics: Nvidia GT 760
RAM: 8GB
Storage: 1TB

Origin PC Chronos – TBD
CPU: Intel Core i7 4770K (3.9 to 4.6 GHz)
Graphics: 2 x 6GB Nvidia GeForce GTX Titans

Scan NC10 – $1,090 (£699)
CPU: Intel Core i3 4000M
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M
RAM: 8GB
Storage: 500GB

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Webhallen – $1,499 (£915)
CPU: Intel Core i7
Graphics: Nvidia GT 780
RAM: 16GB
Storage: 1TB SSHD

Zotac – $599 (£366)
CPU: Intel Core (TBD)
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX
RAM: TBD
Storage: TBD