Steam Machine Components Cost More Than PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U combined

The glorious PC Master Race might need another job.
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The first 300 prototype Beta Steam Machines went out earlier this week, and this iFixit Teardown adds up the component cost to about $1,300. That would be enough money to go full-on with new-gen consoles and furnish a living room with a PS4, Xbox One, and WiiU.

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The Teardown is just what you might think it is: the iFixit team completely dismantled the Steam Machine and is showing off the step-by-step process with glorious hi-res images. 

If you were wondering what the Steam Machine might look like under the hood, look no further. That $1,300 is going to a good cause: these machines pack quite the punch. Keep in mind this is the prototype configuration; by the time of release there will be other configuration options, and Valve promises a large degree of customization.

Processor: 3.2 GHz Intel Core i5 

Graphics Card: Zotac GeForce 780, with 3 GB of VRAM

Memory: 16 GB of RAM

Storage: 1 terabyte Seagate hybrid SSD

Additionally, all components in the system are replaceable and upgradable. We’ve included a few images below of the Teardown, but we highly suggest you check out the full article here. It’s pretty awesome:

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Would you rather have one of these awesome Steam Machines or all three new-gen consoles for the same price? We are VERY interested to hear your responses!

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