Teardowns of some of the 300 Valve systems revealed

VIDEO: Inside the Steam Machine

Valve has delivered the first 300 prototype Steam Machines to lucky beta applicants, and some are taking a look inside the system.

Among the varying hardware that can be found inside the custom-moulded case are Nvidia’s GeForce GTX Titan, 780, 760 and 660 graphics cards and Intel’s Core i7-4770, i5-4570 and i3 processors.

All of the prototype machines include 16GB of DDR3-1600 RAM, a 1TB primary hard drive and 8GB solid-state drive cache hybrid drive and are powered by a 450W power supply.

As the video below, posted by Corey Nelson, shows, the custom-made case is packed tightly, almost resembling the compact games consoles many have seen it as a competitor to.

Components are kept cool via dedicated vents and heat shields, and can be swapped out easily by opening the case, which is held together with a single screw, and undoing the thumbscrews holding each component in.

Nelson’s particular machine included an Nvidia GeForce GTX 780, an ASRock motherboard and a Seagate laptop hard drive.

All of the machines also come with a prototype model of the Steam Controller, which can be seen in the top left of Nelson’s video, and run on Valve’s Linux-based SteamOS operating system, which was released for free on Friday December 13th.

Take a look at the teardown below:


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