What is hidden inside a gaming computer Steam Machine

Dec

21

2013

Разбор Steam Machine

Specialists site iFixit finally got to the prototype of a new gaming system Steam Machine Valve Company and made ​​it into its constituent parts. Let’s you and I take a look inside this mysterious device.

So, as a result of “opening» Steam Machine finally we can find out the exact characteristics of the individual components of the computer, and also shed light on many interesting questions.

Game controller understands quite simple. Shock to the iFixit team was the fact that the controller is completely devoid of batteries. Yes, only a wired connection using the USB-cable. The front of the controller buttons and set two giant touch-panel on top – four trigger and rear – two oblong buttons resembling key shift in some game handlebars.

Разбор Steam Machine

Разбор Steam Machine

Разбор Steam Machine

Rear panel gaming computer is quite common for PC users spectacle. Surprised by the presence of obsolete long PS/2-port mouse and keyboard. Two USB 2.0 ports and four USB-3.0 port format. Standard HDMI-port, ports Dual-link DVI and Display Port. The sound output on the receiver allows the optical port S / PDIF. There is also a port eSATA, Ethernet-standard connector or even connectors for external Wi-Fi antenna. Have not gone away and multicolored holes for audio output on conventional computer speakers and a subwoofer.

Разбор Steam Machine

Разбор Steam Machine

Components are laid into the body as carefully and close to each other. Catches the eye modular assembly of the device type. Any item can be easily removed and replaced with a new one. All unfenced bulkheads and special plastic covers.

Разбор Steam Machine

As information storage Steam Machine uses a hybrid hard drive production Seagate 1TB. The speed of the SSD-drive and the amount of conventional HDD – these are the benefits that provides users with a hybrid format hard drives.

Разбор Steam Machine

Graphics card used in this gaming computer, this ZOTAC GeForce GTX 780 with 3 GB standard memory GDDR5. This card contains a 2304 stream processors clocked at 863 MHz (900 MHz when overclocking). Its memory is clocked at 6008 MHz.

Разбор Steam Machine

So we got to the most interesting – to the motherboard. It is a Mini-ITX board, which stuck two strips of RAM production Crucial Ballistix Sport 8 GB each. Slots for additional memory on the motherboard is not, and, apparently, large amounts of this board does not support.

Разбор Steam Machine

Разбор Steam Machine

The heart of this computer is the CPU Intel Core i5-4570, clocked at 3.2GHz (capable of overclock to 3.6 GHz). His busy cooled cooler Zalman CNPS 2X – it’s big and pretty quiet.

Разбор Steam Machine

Разбор Steam Machine

On the front surface of the Steam Machine is just one giant power button with a very pleasant light.

Разбор Steam Machine

As the power supply, computer game uses Valve SilverStone SST-ST45SF-G power of 450 watts. Maximum temperature of heating it does not exceed 40 degrees Celsius with clock work 24 hours 7 days a week. Again, virtually noiseless cooler.

Разбор Steam Machine

Experts predict portal iFixit Steam Machine 9 of 10 in terms of maintainability. It is easy to disassemble, repair or replace defective parts, and then just as easy to build everything back.

Разбор Steam Machine

Разбор Steam Machine

By the way, counting the average cost of all components, experts calculated its approximate cost. So are you ready to hear the price tag? Steam Machine first revision that Valve sent the first 300 lucky people, costs about $ 1,300. Average when compared to other gaming PC, but much more expensive, if you put it on a par with game consoles like Playstation 4 and Xbox One. And what do you say about such a price tag? You have bought a gaming PC Steam Machine for $ 1,300?
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