Steam Machine Prices Range From $459 to $4999

The Steam Store has been updated and now has a list of Steam Machines from various manufacturers with a range of prices from affordable to luxurious.

  • iBuyPower SBX $459.99
  • Alienware Steam Machine $479.99
  • Syber Steam Machine $499.99 – $1399.99
  • Gigabyte BRIX Pro $599.99
  • Asus ROG GR8S $699.99
  • Digital Storm Eclipse Steam Machine $699.99
  • Maingear DRIFT $849.99
  • Materiel.net Steam Machine $899.99
  • NextBox $799.99 – $1299.99
  • Webhallen S15-01 $949.99
  • ZOTAC Steam Machine SN970 $999.99
  • Scan 3XS ST Steam Machine $999.99 – $1299.99
  • Alternate Steam Machine $1099.99 – $1999.99
  • ORIGIN OMEGA Steam Machine $899.99 – $4999.99
  • Falcon Northwest Tiki Steam Machine $1999.99 – $4999.99

The cheapest option, the iBuyerPower SBX has and MD Athlon X4 840 processor, 4gb ram, a 500gb hard drive and the ATI Radeon R7 250X 1GB GDDR5 graphics card. The most expensive, the Falcon Northwest Tiki, comes with a granite base.

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All of the machines are more expensive that the consoles they are meant to complete with, the Xbox One and PS4 retail around $349.

Source: Steam via Eurogamer

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13 Comments

  1. Not bad specs for the cheapest one, but I’m pretty sure people could build a computer with some better specs and buy Steam Link for around the price of that SBX. That applies to those looking at the PC market of course, because I doubt these Steam machines will touch a hair on the console market.

  2. Lol, that is all.

  3. The key thing that people seem to be forgetting is that this is not just aimed at end-buyers but at the system builders themselves – if SteamOS really starts to take off and support is there across the board from devs and publishers (including EA) then the need to sell an OS to the cosumer on top of the system itself is greatly reduced.

    However, if MS starts to price it’s OS upgrades at the price that they did the early Win 8 upgrade offer (£15) then it could be a moot point…. and with Win 10 being a zero-cost upgrade from Win 7 for 12 months, then I think Steam machines may have difficulty getting traction – and that in itself is a possible reason for the pricing – niche products often have a slightly higher price tag.

    And that’s before we get into drivers for AMD,Nvidia etc. for Linux….

  4. I dont get the point of these..surely the difference in price is reflected by the hardware inside them? So it’s just a PC in a case and it’s still cheaper to buy and build a PC?
    For a more casual gamer, they’ll still have to look at system specs and the like wont they? And then be disappointed because they can’t run the games they want..

  5. The reason why these can’t compete on price with consoles is pretty simple, really. Just as with building a PC, it’s not you or the manufacturer who holds the keys to the platform. Nobody does, really, and you can run whatever apps and programmes you want.

    On consoles, by contrast, a part of each game sale goes back to the console manufacturer as a licensing fee, which is they key to everything. It means that the main source of profits is through game sales on their platform, they can (though to a lesser extent this generation) sell the hardware at a loss as a consequence, and so on and so on.

    For the companies above, they see nothing from the game sales, and Valve/Steam themselves only takes a cut from each sale as the retailer rather than as a platform holder. So they need to turn a profit on the hardware itself, and with production at a much lower scale compared to the three main consoles, the individual components are more expensive too.

    But, and this is the case with PC vs. console gaming already, games are cheaper and the hardware in the machines can be much, much more powerful than what is in an XBO or PS4. They can’t compete directly, but packaging them up in such a specific manner will help with making having such a gaming PC and reaping the potential monetary savings over time more appealing.

  6. With the recent USA poll that showed the top reason for buying a PS4 was resolution with processing power not far behind it shows there is a market for people who prioritise these things over everything else. If high street stores stock them I could see them selling reasonably well.

  7. W.T.F?…..
    How can something range form $459 to $4999
    the low end of the collection must be proper shit if there is a $4500 difference between that and the top end.
    don’t care how many gigetty flops and terabits its got $5000 for what is essentially steams answer to a console,screw that!

    • Well remember they use kitchen materials for the $4999 one i.e. granite base.

      • think I’ll go with the mfi special mdf base matey. =)

    • If routers are your thing, sure. Most of them look worse than the average mini ITX case. At least in my eyes.

  8. The cheapest is pretty bad and you could build yourself better for the price.

    Valve don’t really care if people buy these steam machines, Steam Link boxes, or make their own steam machines. They’re giving people different options to become part of the valve ecosystem, the objective is just to get them in there.

  9. My Steam machine only cost €20 from Tesco, Its a little slow but boils the water same as the more expensive ones, and the tea tastes the exact same when its made!

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