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Steambox Experience

Recently I built a cheap gaming PC for the living room, to run Steam. I’ve written about the hardware, but what’s it like to use? Is it any good? Was this a good choice over a console? I’ll cover some of my thoughts in general, and then the good and bad points. I’ll finish up with a few comments on what I’ve been playing.

steambox booting

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Steambox

Or as I think of it in my head, “the Steambone”.

Steambone

Why? What’s this post about? Well, with the recent release of next gen consoles such as the ¬†Xbox One and PS4 I thought about replacing my long in the tooth 360 with an Xbox One (aka “Xbone”). But then SteamOS has been getting a lot of press, and I wondered:

Can I build a decent living room gaming PC for the price of an Xbone?

And thus, I set out to create my Steambone. I’ve split the write-up in two, this post is about the build, the next post is about the experience.

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